Congratulations Class of 2021! We in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese are so proud of everything our students have acomplished this year and are honored to have taught and guided you through your academic careers at UVa. Receiving a degree from a distinguished university is no small feat, particularly during these unprecedented times. In light of not having a department ceremony again this year, we have created two short and sweet videos of our professors offering their well wishes to this year's graduates.
We are pleased to announce that Colin Cantwell and Matt Pieri have each earned high distinction for their work in the Spanish Department's Distinguished Major Program. Colin Cantwell's thesis, "Los cómics como forma representativa del desencanto español entre 1975 y 1981: Reacciones a democratización y la Transición," was directed by Professor Sam Amago and Matt Pieri's thesis, "Identidad, masculinidad y memoria: el cuerpo queer en la obra de Pedro de Almodóvar," was directed by Fernando Opére. Thanks to the initiative of librarians Miguel Valladares and Sherry Hietchew Lake, the
Please join us in congratulating undergraduate students Jenna Benzing, Mary Margaret Chalk, Adelaide Brooks, Heather Snowden, and Zachary Zamof, who have each received special awards this academic year.
Jenna Benzing and Mary Margaret Chalk are this year’s recipients of the Lola Pelliccia Prize. This prize is awarded by the Italian program, thanks to the generous and continuing sponsorship of the Lola Pelliccia family, for outstanding essays written in Italian at the 3000 or 4000 level.
Applications for the UVA in Valencia program are now open for the summer. In the summer, we offer two sessions and four tracks: Spanish Language & Culture, Business Spanish, Global Health, and Sports, Language, & Culture. Session I will run from June 13-July 10 and Session II will run from July 11-Aug. 7. Students take two courses (6 credits) per session and can attend Session I, Session II, or both! In addition to the wide range of courses, the program offers weekly extracurricular activities, workshops, and several day trips.
Please join us in congratulating Aldo Barriente, the 7th student in UVA history to receive the Beinecke Scholarship. This scholarship will allow Aldo, a 3rd year student double majoring in computer science and linguistics, who has completed the 4-course sequence in Maya K'iche', to pursue graduate study in the emerging field of Indigenous Digital Humanities.
Please join us on Friday, April 23, at 9 am for the defense of Catherine Addington's dissertation, "Selected Writings of Saint Rafael Arnáiz Barón: A Translation."
Students, faculty, and staff at UVA can join by following the link for "Online Meetings" in the Collab site "Spanish Graduate Program."
UVA in Italy, CET, and UVA's Summer Session are pleased to announce a special online option for summer 2021:
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A free online workshop for teachers of high school Spanish: this program is entirely conducted in Spanish. Saturday, April 24, 2021
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