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Register Now! Study Abroad Summer 2020

Published: November 7, 2019

Fulfill your major, minor or foreign language requirements abroad this summer! Dive into a unique experience by studying at one of the cities visited by the programs in the Spanish and Portuguese Department. For more information about the programs click here.

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Pioneering Gay, Chicano Author John Rechy to Receive UCLA Medal

Published: October 25, 2019

Since before the current cultural moment that gives currency to diverse points of view, acclaimed novelist, playwright and essayist John Rechy has been centering on themes that defend gay, Mexican American, African American and immigrant rights. His best known work is his groundbreaking novel “City of Night.” Published in 1963, it is a first-person tour through…

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UCLA Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Héctor Calderón Latest Book Wins Awards

Published: October 22, 2019

Héctor Calderón, a UCLA professor of Spanish American, Mexican, and Chicana/o literature and cultures, was awarded first place for Best Academic Themed Book at the 21st Annual International Latino Book Awards on Sept. 21. “The Aztlán Mexican Studies Reader, 1974­-2016,” (UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press, 2018) which was edited and is introduced by Professor Calderón,…

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Professor Falce-Robinson Awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award for Non-Senate Faculty

Published: May 9, 2019

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is proud to announce that Professor Juliet Falce-Robinson has been selected by the Academic Senate Committee on Teaching to receive one of three Distinguished Teaching Awards for Non-Senate Faculty. This award recognizes professors for their achievements and honors them for bringing respect and admiration to the teaching profession at…

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Ph.D. Student Michelle Medrado Recently Published in Revista TransVersos

Published: May 9, 2019

Michelle Medrado, a Luso-Brazilian Literature and Studies Ph.D. student in the UCLA Spanish and Portuguese Department, recently had her article “Fluxo de Pesquisa: A tríade material figurino televisivo, vestuário-estilo e moda como objeto de estudo em Luanda” published in Revista TransVersos. This article is an ethnographic testimony based on Medrado’s fieldwork conducted in August 2018…

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“Build Bridges, Paint Walls” Event to Strengthen Los Angeles Community Bonds

Published: April 25, 2019

Kristal Bivona and Isaac Gimenez, Ph.D. students in the Spanish and Portuguese Department, were recently interviewed for their involvement in creating the event Build Bridges, Paint Walls. Visit the Humanities Division website to learn more about how the event will strengthen the bond between UCLA and the Los Angeles community. Build Bridges, Paint Walls is…

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New Summer Course Offering: Spanish for Medical Professionals

Published: April 15, 2019

During Summer Session A, students will now be able to learn Spanish for the medical field in a new course offering titled Spanish 28A: Spanish for Medical Professionals. In this intermediate Spanish class, students will practice listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish using appropriate vocabulary, grammar and cultural situations for the medical field. This…

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Congratulations to Professor Maite Zubiaurre for Exploring Generosity and Humanity Through Art

Published: March 13, 2019

Professor Maite Zubiaurre and her alter ego Filomena Cruz were recently interviewed for her work exploring generosity and political activism in “The Wall that Gives/El muro que da” and for increasing empathy and pollution awareness through her trashcollages. Maite is a professor of Germanic Languages and Spanish & Portuguese and Filomena is a Venice, CA visual artist…

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