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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

Graduates seated in red caps and gown during a previous UNLV commencement
People | May 10, 2021

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.

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People | May 28, 2020

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.

People | May 28, 2020

UNLV Spanish professor Deborah Arteaga volunteers to provide valuable medical interpretation services to under-served patients.

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Business and Community | May 27, 2020
The university recognizes faculty and student for their work to improve the wellbeing of Southern Nevadans.
UNLV graduate seated with decorated cap
Campus News | May 14, 2020

An enduring UNLV end-of-semester tradition is to highlight exceptional students who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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Arts and Culture | March 6, 2020

UNLV Honors College student Nathalie Martinez reflects on the stories and impact of Latinex artists.

World Languages and Cultures In The News

Las Vegas Sun
September 8, 2021

Las Vegas is now the fastest-warming city in the United States.

Echo Culture
July 20, 2021

On air poet Marina Garber (Las Vegas), and Natella Boltyanskaya.

El Tiempo
June 1, 2021

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.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 21, 2021

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.

Las Vegas Sun
May 18, 2021

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.

College of Liberal Arts Newsletter
May 14, 2019

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.

Recent World Languages and Cultures Accomplishments

October 15, 2021
Deborah Arteaga (World Languages and Cultures) presented a paper, "Teaching Spanish Phonological Variation in a Beginning Medical Spanish Course," at the 78th Annual Conference of the South Central Modern Language Association in Houston.  This research is related to the courses that she teaches in educational outreach, and Spanish for health care...
October 4, 2021
Margarita Jara (World Languages and Cultures) recently published an article, “Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity of diminutives in –it in Peruvian Amazonian Spanish" (Subjetividad e Lingüística  intersubjectividad de los diminutivos en –it en español amazónico peruano) in Revista Española de Lingüística.  
September 16, 2021
Marina Garber (Colacicchi) (World Languages and Cultures) was nominated for The Poetry Award (Premiya Poezia), Russia. The Poetry Award was established by The Dignity Charitable  Foundation in 2018 and is the successor to The Poet Prize. The goal of The Poetry Award is to find and encourage outstanding works of contemporary poetry, translation and...
July 20, 2021
Marina Colacicchi (Garber) (World Languages and Cultures) gave an interview and read a poetry selection from the upcoming book No Man's Land on radio channel Echo Culture (Moscow, Russia). The program was hosted by Natella Boltyanskaya. 
May 28, 2021
Marina Garber-Colacicchi (World Languages and Cultures) has had a selection of poetry, "The Rest is Silence," published in The Text magazine, Germany. The poetry is written in Russian.
May 19, 2021
A number of undergraduate students were recognized during the office of undergraduate research (OUR) spring 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium. They include: Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (Public Policy and Leadership), who was awarded Best Podium Presentation Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Her presentation was Police...