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Graduation Announcement


The Graduation Ceremony for the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese will follow the Lawn Ceremony on Saturday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will be in the Culbreth Theatre (Drama Building), located at 109 Culbreth Road. (This is also the inclement weather location.)

Ceremonial scrolls will be awarded to students in the Spanish Graduate Program, along with majors in the Italian Studies Program, the Latin American Studies Program and the Spanish Undergraduate Program.

Sigma Delta Pi Initiation

On Friday March 24th, the newest members of Sigma Delta Pi honor society were initiatied! Sigma Delta Pi is the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. Members each must have completed three years of study of college-level Spanish, including at least three semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization at the third-year level, must have a minimal grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0- point scale in all Spanish courses taken, and must rank in the upper 35% (3.2 GPA) of his/her class. Congratulations!


Afro-Brazilian poet Salgado Maranhão and translator Alexis Levitin visit to UVA

We are honored to host Salgado Maranhão, leading Afro-Brazilian poet, and his translator, Prof. Alexis Levitin, on April 4 and 5!

You are invited to: 

Politics and the Plight of the Amazon: A Conversation with Salgado Maranhão​ and Alexis Levitin

      Tuesday 4/4 at 5 pm at the Language Commons (New Cabell Hall 298). Reception with Brazilian food follows. 

The Colors of Change: Gender & Genocide in an Era of Rising Authoritarianism with Dr. Rula Jebreal

Rula Jebreal, a Palestinian foreign policy analyst serving on the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council, with dual citizenship (Israeli and Italian), one of the most important voices on Italian politics and gender, with a constant presence on national and international television, and currently also visiting professor at The University of Miami, will give a talk at UVA in person on Thursday April 20 at 3pm in the Rotunda Multipurpose Room.

Memories of (Anti-)Fascism: What the U.S. Can Learn from Spain (April 4, 5:30-7 pm EST, Bond House 116)

The Memory Project at UVA's Karsh Institute of Democracy invites you to a talk by Dr. Sebastiaan Faber (Oberlin College) on historical memory of anti-fascism in Spain and its implications for the anti-fascist movement in the United States. Please click here to register and read below for more information.

Celebrate our students' work! Watch the 2023 World Language Lecture Series here

On Monday, March 13, undergraduate researchers Anna Brown, Jack Mills, Meghan Powers, and Elizabeth Taylor shared their work on environmental humanities, linguistic activism, and immigration as part of the Institute for World Language 2023 lecture series, organized by professor Jennifer Barlow (Spanish). You can see their work here, shared with their permission for anyone who couldn't attend live.


News & Announcements

Graduation Announcement

May 20, 2023


The Graduation Ceremony for the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese will follow the Lawn Ceremony on Saturday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony... Read»

Congrats to Professor Bigelow!

April 4, 2023

Professor Allison Bigelow was invited to join the Institute of Andean Studies, an independent, non-profit organization based in Berkeley, California, which is home to the oldest peer-reviewed... Read»

Fellowships & Undergraduate Research Mini-Series 2023

May 15, 2023

The Office of Citizen Scholar Development is offering a mini-series all about fellowships and undergraduate research. ... Read»

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