News

Keep up to date with the latest news and announcements from the Spanish and Portuguese Department.

Class of 2016

Published: July 11, 2016

The UCLA Spanish and Portuguese Department would like to congratulate the Class of 2016. We wish you all the best of luck as you embark on your new journey. The UCLA Spanish and Portuguese Department wants to give a special thanks to Juana Escobar for all her guidance as the undergraduate advisor. 

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Film festival promotes Latin American and Iberian culture, languages

Published: February 22, 2016

On behalf of the Spanish and Portuguese Department here at UCLA, we would like to congratulate our graduate students for promoting this year’s Latin American and Iberian Culture Film Festival! To read the full article please click here. Adrián Collado (left), a Spanish literature graduate student, has organized four Latin American and Iberian Film Festivals to […]

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Andean event “Yanantin” at UCLA spreads awareness about Quechua language

Published: February 19, 2016

On behalf of the Spanish and Portuguese Department here at UCLA, we would like to congratulate Professor Luz Maria De la Torre for carrying out the successful Andean event “Yanantin” this past week. To read more on how her event was successful in raising awareness for the Quechua language, please click the link below. http://dailybruin.com/2016/02/17/andean-event-yanantin-at-ucla-spreads-awareness-about-quechua-language/  […]

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Congratulations to our very own, Professor Verónica Cortínez, winner of Chile’s prestigious Premio Municipal de Literatura 2015!

Published: January 20, 2016

Professor Verónica Cortínez and Manfred Englebert’s Evolucion en libertad: El cine chileno de fines de los sesenta (2014) won Chile’s prestigious Premio Municipal de Literatura 2015 in the category of Essay. Congratulations on this well deserved honor!   Click here for more information on other winners in the Santiago Municipal Awards 2015. “Epitafio” de Nicanor Parra Yo soy Lucila […]

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UCLA Professor Maite Zubiaurre’s unique course helps Bruin students see beauty in the world through a grease-stained lens.

Published: October 6, 2015

“Garbage. Junk. Offal. Waste. Dreck. Rejectamenta. To most of us, these words simply mean ‘trash.’ To UCLA Professor Maite Zubiaurre, however, they are the subject of serious scholarship. By the time students finish her Honors Collegium course on trash, they never look at garbage the same way again.” To read the full article about Professor […]

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The UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese Welcomes New Chair, Dr. Héctor V. Calderón

Published: July 6, 2015

HÉCTOR CALDERÓN IS APPOINTED CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE Stephanie Centeno | UCLA Newsroom I August 12, 2015 Héctor Calderón, professor of Spanish American, Mexican and Chicano literature and cultures, has been named chair of the department of Spanish and Portuguese. Calderón is recognized as an expert in Mexican literature and popular culture, U.S. Latina/o literatures and […]

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