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MonacanTribal Council Member Sue Elliott, Monacan Citizen Victoria Ferguson, Monacan Tribal Chief Kenneth Branham. Acknowledged with Respect.
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Screening and Talk-Back: "The Three Deaths of Marisela Escobedo"

Please join us for this unique opportunity to glimpse the gripping, tragic and inspiring life of Marisela Escobedo, whose assassination in front of the governor's office while advocating on behalf of her murdered daughter is captured in Carlos Osorio’s award-winning documentary, “The Three Deaths of Marisela Escobedo” (2020). On Tuesday, March 15, from 5-6 pm EST in the Latinx Student Center, students, faculty, and community members will come together for a small-group discussion with activist Laura Aragón about gender-based violence and restorative acts of justice.

Congratulations to Omar Velázquez

Omar Velázquez has been elected to serve on the Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish Language and Culture Development Board. His service will have a broad and deep impact nationally. The Development Board, comprised of both educators and second language acquisition researchers, is responsible for reviewing, revising, and approving all items on the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam. Managed by Educational Testing Service (ETS), the exam is given to approximately 175,000 high school students of Spanish each year. Congratulations to Omar Velázquez!

UVA in Costa Rica

We are pleased to announce that we have extended the application deadline for the UVA in Costa Rica program to March 15th.

Apply now to spend an amazing summer in beautiful Costa Rica while completing 6 Spanish credits!

Courses available are:

SPAN 2010-SPAN 2020

SPAN 2020-SPAN 3031

SPAN 3010-SPAN 3031

Dates: May 15-June 23

Learn about Study Abroad

Learn more about your education abroad options?

Drop-in advising from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in NCH 421 with Liz Wellbeloved, Education Abroad Advisor for Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Thurs. Feb. 3; Thurs. Feb 17; Thurs. Feb. 24; Thurs. Mar. 3; Thurs. Mar. 17

Adriana Greci Green (Fralin Museum of Art), “Indigenous Arts at the University of Virginia”

Please join us on April 6 from 11-12 pm in Wilson 117 for a talk by Adriana Greci Green (Fralin Museum of Art), “Indigenous Arts at the University of Virginia”. This talk is drawn from professor Greci Green's curatorial work and will engage specialists and interested members of the public who are curious about critical museum studies, public humanities, and Indigenous arts. This is the final talk in the Spring 2022 brownbag series sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship in Indigenous Studies.

Heidi Nicholls (PhD candidate, Sociology), “Social constructions of whiteness vis-a-vis indigeneity in Hawai'i”

Please join us on March 23 from 1-2 pm in Wilson 117 for a talk by Heidi Nicholls (PhD candidate, Sociology): “Social constructions of whiteness vis-a-vis indigeneity in Hawai'i”. This talk is drawn from Nicholl's dissertation research and will engage specialists and interested members of the public who are curious about racial ideologies, settler colonialism, and Indigenous life in Hawai'i.


News & Announcements

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Questions on World Language Requirements and Placement?

June 27, 2022


Go to A&S World Language Requirements for answers. This helpful page has videos and answers to your FAQs. 

For placement... Read»

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ITTR3685 Italy on Screen: Sex, Gender and Racial Identities in the Glocal Context

May 19, 2022


With Prof Francesca Calamita

Fall 2022, Tuesday & Thursday 12:30-13:45


This course considers representations of sex, gender... Read»

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May 9, 2022

The Graduation Ceremony for the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese will follow the Lawn Ceremony on Saturday, May 21 at 2:30 p.m. The ceremony will be in the ... Read»

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