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Congratulations to Graduating Senior, Maxx Coleman Vogel, recipient of The Jose Rubia Barcia Essay and Prize and the Carroll B. Johnson Outstanding Senior Award!!

Published: June 4, 2021

Congratulations to our Student Maxx Coleman Vogel for receiving The Jose Rubia Barcia Essay and Prize and the Carroll B. Johnson Outstanding Senior Award! Maxx Vogel was born a Bruin at the UCLA Medical Center. Two and a half decades later, he is monumentally proud to be graduating from the very same university with a…

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Congratulations to Graduating Senior, Laura Czerniecki, recipient of The Dolores Huerta Community Service Award!

Published: June 4, 2021

Congratulations to our Student Laura Czerniecki for receiving The Dolores Huerta Community Service Award!! Laura Czerniecki is an international student whose passion for Latin America and languages stems from her Brazilian heritage and multicultural upbringing. At UCLA, she has received departmental honors and pursued community engagement and professional opportunities that service the Latinx community. Under…

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Congratulations to Graduating Senior, Kathia Berenice Rosas Diaz, recipient of The Richard Reeve Spring Essay Prize on Spanish American Literature and Culture!

Published: May 28, 2021

Congratulations to our Student Kathia Berenice Rosas Diaz for receiving The Richard Reeve Spring Essay Prize on Spanish American Literature and Culture!! I’m Kathia Berenice Rosas Díaz and will be graduating with a B.A. in Spanish and History with a minor in Chicana/o Studies. I will be pursuing a master’s degree in Latin American Studies…

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Congratulations to Graduating Senior, Emily Vose, recipient of The Carroll B. Johnson Outstanding Senior Award of Special Distinction!

Published: May 28, 2021

Congratulations to our Student Emily Vose for receiving The Carroll B. Johnson Outstanding Senior Award of Special Distinction!! Emily Vose is a first-generation, transfer student from Atascadero, CA. She transferred from Cuesta College after earning her Associate’s Degree in Spanish. Upon transferring to UCLA, she became involved with the Transfer Student Center, leading the summer…

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Congratulations to Graduating Senior, Monica Moreno, recipient of The Claudia Parodi Essay Award in Spanish Linguistics!

Published: May 28, 2021

Congratulations to our Student Monica Moreno for receiving The Claudia Parodi Spring Essay Award in Spanish Linguistics!! Monica Elizabeth Moreno is a first-generation college student from San Bernardino, CA. At UCLA, Monica has received Spanish & Portuguese departmental honors and worked alongside Doctora Suhr on multiple research opportunities. Recently, she finished a research paper on…

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Please join us for the Class of 2021 Virtual Commencement!

Published: May 17, 2021

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese cordially invites you to attend our 2021 Virtual commencement! Our online event will take place Saturday, June 12th at 1PM – mark your calendars! 😄 Please note: If you do not RSVP you will not receive the information to participate in the event. ***The deadline to RSVP is WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, end-of-day​​​*** After you…

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Graduation Sashes For Sale!

Published: April 23, 2021

Dear S&P Graduating Seniors, Our Dept is happy to announce that we now have our Dept sash available in the online Graduation Store (Bruin Custom Print) for you to order. Order our Dept sash and patch here. At this link you will find the form to order your sash and also to add our Senior Class Seal Design patch…

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In memoriam: Shirley Arora, 90, professor emerita of Spanish and Portuguese

Published: April 20, 2021

Maxwell Gordy | April 20, 2021 Shirley Arora, professor emerita in the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese, died March 23 in Lake Oswego, Oregon. She was 90. During her 37-year career at UCLA, Arora became the first woman to chair the Spanish and Portuguese department, a position she held for 10 years. She was a…

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