Department of World Languages and Cultures News
With its emphasis on linguistic, cultural and critical skills, the foreign language curriculum provides students the essential skills needed to understand other cultures and to pursue careers in an increasingly global environment.
Current World Languages and Cultures News
An enduring commencement tradition continues this spring as UNLV president honors seven outstanding students who exemplify the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.
Professor Elena Gandía García created a service-learning class to address the need for medical interpretation services for the Lied Pediatric Clinic and served as a mentor to colleagues.
UNLV Spanish professor Deborah Arteaga volunteers to provide valuable medical interpretation services to under-served patients.
An enduring UNLV end-of-semester tradition is to highlight exceptional students who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.
UNLV Honors College student Nathalie Martinez reflects on the stories and impact of Latinex artists.
World Languages and Cultures In The News
José Iván Cervantes came to Las Vegas as a freshman in high school, amazed to be in “one of the most important cities in the United States,” and he hardly speaks English. Now ready to graduate, he also advocates for his school, which has faced uncertainty as the Clark County School District considers changes to the way English Learners are taught.
Jose Ivan Cervantes arrived in Las Vegas as a high school freshman, speaking almost no English. Now poised to graduate, he’s also advocating for his school, which has faced uncertainty as the Clark County School District considers changes to how English learner students are taught.
Last week, readers of the Sun got a treat in being introduced to Adugna “Adu” Siweya, one of the Las Vegas Valley’s outstanding college graduates this spring. Inspirational stories Siweya's make college graduation season a special time in Las Vegas, an annual reminder of the remarkable minds in our community, and the commitment of students to academic achievement.
A handful of UNLV master's students in Hispanic Studies have been accepted to top doctoral programs over the past two years, including the University of Virginia, UCLA, University of Alabama, University of Chicago, and the University of Kansas.
Nevada isn’t a majority-minority state quite yet. But it is projected to be in 2022 or 2023, according to the state demographer.
UNLV linguist Deborah Arteaga, a 24-year professor at UNLV, speaks six languages fluently and is regarded by her peers as a leading linguist in the Western United States.