- For questions about placement in SPAN 1010-2020, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- For other questions about SPAN 1010-2020, email Professor Neff. Office hours are listed below
- For questions about placement in SPAN 3000-4000 level classes or transfer credits, contact Professor Lopez Opere
- For questions about the Spanish major, contact Professor Lopez Opere
Graduate student Eliud Encarnación has been selected by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as an Institutionally supported Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB) Scholar. As a SREB Scholar, Eliud will be attending the group’s Institute on Mentoring and Teaching for the next three years.
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.
PHD student Lauren Mehfoud has written an article published in The Washington Post on Mexico’s history of treating drug addiction, which comes from one of the chapters of her dissertation. Check out her article here. Congrats Lauren!
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 journal in the field, Ñawpa Pacha: Journal of Andean Archaeology. Congratulations!
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!
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 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
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.
February 26, 2024
If you want to promote Spanish Literatures and Cultures, Sigma Delta Pi is for you.
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.