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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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Congratulations to Professor José Luiz Passos for Exploring the Limits of Fiction and History in His Latest Works

Published: March 13, 2019

José Luiz Passos, professor of Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Cultures and director of the Center for Brazilian Studies, recently published a variety of works that allow readers to “viscerally relate to historical events and personages.” In the following publications “Marinheiro só [The Lonely Sailor],” the novels “O Marechal de Costas [The Iron Marshal]” and “Antologia fantástica…

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Prof Chats: Come Chat With Professors From The Spanish & Portuguese Department!

Published: February 7, 2019

New! Prof Chats Announcing a new opportunity for undergraduate students taking classes in Spanish & Portuguese to get to know their professors in a more informal setting than office hours.  Please feel most welcome to come and chat with us on any topics of importance to you. Come chat with a Spanish & Portuguese professor…

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Congratulations to Professor Barbara Fuchs for Taking a Leadership Role in Modern Language Association

Published: January 18, 2019

UCLA Newsroom Jessica Wolf | January 16, 2019 Barbara Fuchs, professor of Spanish and Portuguese in the UCLA College, has been elected second vice president of the Modern Language Association. Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in…

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Congratulations to Professor Susan Plann on Publishing her Book Entitled “Coming of Age in Madrid: An Oral History of Unaccompanied Moroccan Migrant Minors”

Published: December 10, 2018

Professor Susan Plann recently published the book Coming of Age in Madrid: An Oral History of Unaccompanied Moroccan Migrant Minors. It explores the lives of twenty-seven Moroccan youth who migrated to Madrid as unaccompanied minors through a longitudinal study. The stories told within this book add to the broader global implications regarding youth migration, integration, and…

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