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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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Kody Grant - UVA Tribal Liaison

Kody Grant has joined the University's Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team as the Tribal Liaison.

In this role, Kody will build relationships with Native American and Indigenous communities, especially those in Virginia; coordinate programs across UVA to educate faculty, staff, and students on Native American issues; and serve Native American and Indigenous faculty, staff, and especially students by building pipelines in Tribal communities and supporting current students.

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. 

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.


News & Announcements

IWL Distinguished Undergraduate Award

March 22, 2024

This award recognizes excellent undergraduate students who have exhibited extraordinary accomplishments in their studies of any World Language taught at the University of Virginia.

Apply to join Sigma Delta Pi!

February 26, 2024

If you want to promote Spanish Literatures and Cultures, Sigma Delta Pi is for you.

Sara Curruchich visit to UVA

February 19, 2024

Please join us for a week-long artist residency by Sara Curruchich (Kaqchikel), a leading voice in contemporary Indigenous music and activism in Latin America.

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