The Department of World Languages & Cultures sent four advanced Arabic students to participate in the Arabic Debate Championship in Qatar.
Tamara Hammond, CLCS PhD candidate, will defend her dissertation April 5. Her defense is open to the public.
Join the Russian program for an end-of-semester party featuring Russian music, food, poems, and more!
Christopher T. Lewis, assistant professor of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, has been awarded the University of Utah’s Early Career Teaching Award, which recognizes significant contributions to teaching at the university through new and innovative teaching methods.
Keri Gonzalez, Spanish PhD candidate, will defend her dissertation March 1. Her defense is open to the public.
Join us February 14 from 2:00-3:15pm in SFEBB 5130. Snacks provided. Join us again on February 15 at 7:30pm in Kingsbury Hall.
Join the Russian section for a winter-themed movie on Thursday, 1/17!
The Associate Professor of Spanish published an article last month titled, "Empathy, Catharsis, and Altruism in Cervantes’s Los tratos de Argel, Read as a Redemptorist Play."
Partake in our Diwali festivities on Tuesday, 11/13!
Prof. Alejandro Quin discusses One Hundred Years of Solitude at Books & Bridges, Thursday 11/8
The Department of World Languages & Cultures invites you to two readings by Theodora Bauer.
Come to a screening of Egyptian movie, Nasser 56!
Join us for a viewing of moody vampire saga НОЧНОЙ ДОЗОР (NIGHT WATCH) on October 30th!
Wall Street Journal reports that foreign languages and literature majors earn the most of all humanities majors!
Prof. Wu's translation of Dylan Thomas' poetry is the featured article in “South China Morning Post” in Hong Kong.
M – Eine stadt sucht einen mörder (M - A City Looks for a Murderer)
“Between Heroism and Despair: Opportunities and Barriers for Women in the Early Korean Catholic Church.”
Deberniere Torrey explores early Korean Catholic texts as indicators of identity, cultural hybridity, and epistemic shift in Korea prior to its opening to the modern world.
Prof. Rubio has been elected to the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Board of Directors representing Higher Education.
Read the full article from The Daily Utah Chronicle here.
Congratulations to both Laurel Myler and Colby J. Townsend
Students in a new course, “Coming to America,” taught by a German and a Spanish professor are learning about immigration. The course combines this timely topic with cutting-edge research in the digital humanities in a hands-on way.
Norris is among the approximately 550 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students selected for the U.S. Department of State's CLS Program in 2014
Every year, the ASUU honors outstanding professors who have made a difference in students' lives.
From Salt Lake City to Camerino, Italy, to help the victims of a devastating earthquake.
Deberniere Torrey, Assistant Professor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, has received a Korean Studies Grant from the Academy of Korean Studies in South Korea.
Prof. Lewis has been interviewed by BYU Radio's The Morning Show talking about Brazil and the World Cup.
Prof. Christopher T. Lewis explains how the newest book in a mystery series set in Utah inhabits very recent events in Mormon culture.
Chantal received the award for Secondary Education from the Utah Foreign Languages Association (UFLA).
We are proud to announce that Professor Eric Laursen (Russian) has been selected as the University of Utah's first Honors/Humanities Professor.
Alison Shimko, Spanish B.A., May 2017, received a highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for the 2017-2018 academic year.
CNN recently posted an article revealing that learning a second language may increase your success in your career, love life, and contribute to a having more healthy brain.
33 scholars from 11 countries will speak at the three-day conference on topics as diverse as Lesbian Romance, TV’s The Bachelor, Nora Roberts, Steampunk Romance, Cinderella, and Sheikh Romance.
Christopher T. Lewis, Assistant Professor of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, was featured Friday on “Top of Mind” with Julie Rose on BYU Radio
Karin Baumgartner, Associate Professor of German in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, has won this year’s FL-A-CH award
Isabel Dulfano, Associate Professor in World Languages & Cultures, will be honored as one of seven 2017 Beacons of Excellence at the University of Utah.
Jane Hacking, Associate Professor of Russian, Receives Award for her Outstanding Contribution to the Profession
On Friday February 2, 2018, Jane Hacking was presented with the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and European Languages (AATSEEL) 2017 Outstanding Contribution to the Profession award.
Thursday September 7th, 11:45am - 1:45pm in LNCO 2110.
Read about Kya Palomaki, a recent student of German in our department.
Prof. Christine Jones was selected as Honors/Humanities Professor for 2015/16. She will teach two courses for the Honors College, one on "Fairy Tales," one on "Chocolate."
Whether you are a freshman or a graduation senior, join us to meet some of our World Languages alumni in a fun and social setting.
A warm welcome to Talía Dajes, our new professor in Spanish
French Professor Anne Lair wins The Utah Foreign Language Association's Teacher of the Year Award for the university level.
French Professor Christine Jones is a winner of this year's University Distinguished Teaching Award.
Nathan Devir, an assistant professor in the department of World Languages & Cultures, was awarded a grant from the University of Utah’s Funding Incentive Seed Grant Program
Read the spotlight featured in the Language Educator on Anne Lair and Fernando Rubio.
Professor Jerry Root has been selected as an Honors/Humanities Professor for the 2016-17 academic year.
Nathan P. Devir has just published New Children of Israel: Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization (Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2017).
An event series with Peruvian Filmmaker Sofía Velázquez
Karin Baumgartner has won the Nelson Brooks Award conferred by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in honor of her expertise in German language and culture pedagogy.
Elena García-Martín, associate professor in the department of World Languages & Cultures, has published Rural Revisions of Golden Age Drama with Bucknell University Press.
The Faculty & Department of World Languages and Cultures, supported by the Dean of the College of Humanities, present the 1st event of the series: "Shock - Culture - Shock"
Each year, the department of World Languages & Cultures supports a number of faculty-led Learning Abroad programs to a number of different countries.
The Career and Professional Development Center began recognizing faculty member who contribute to students’ career development and exploration throughout the year.
This year, community leaders representing important local organizations that promote human rights and support refugees and migrants will participate in a panel on "Local Perspectives on the Global Refugee Challenge".
Jerry Root, Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, has published The Theophilus Legend in Medieval Text and Image with Boydell & Brewer.
Nathan P. Devir recently published two separate essays in edited volumes dedicated to the subject of neo-Jewish movements in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) has recognized Christopher Lewis with its Junior Faculty Teaching Award.
The Department of Languages and Literature is pleased to welcome Tanya Flores, Brandon Peterson, and Abdulaziz (Aziz) Alzoubi.
The talk interrogates Marx's notion of commodity fetishism from the vantage point of new materialisms.
Shoji Azuma, professor of Japanese, has won the Hakuho Foundation's Japanese Language Research Fellowship.
The Salt Lake Tribune discusses Mormon mystery novels
Christopher T. Lewis, Assistant Professor of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, is the winner of the 2018 Ramona W. Cannon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities.
Karin Baumgartner was nominated by her student, JC Chun, to be honored at the Sigma Chi Professor Appreciation night on March 8, 2017.
CLCS graduate student Sheena Mugavin has been selected for a UTA to work on first-year Arabic pedagogy. Click the link for more details on her project.
Lily Alavi has received an award from the Salt Lake County Aging Services "In Appreciation of the Collaborative Partnership with Salt Lake County Aging Services, Senior Companions & Foster Grandparents Programs."
Alejandro Quin publishes "Authoritarianism, Cultural History and Political Resistance in Latin America: Exposing Paraguay"
This co-edited volume explores the complex interactions between culture and politics in post-independence Paraguay, situating Paraguayan cultural, intellectual, and political history within the broader field of Latin American Studies.
Tanya Flores, Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics, has announced her recent publication that will have free online access for about 50 days.
Nominate Your Favorite Professor for a Teaching Award.
The grant from the Institute for International Education (IIE) will fund a new Language Training Center for the Utah Cryptologic Team.
Deberniere Torrey, Assistant Professor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, explores early Korean Catholic texts as indicators of identity, cultural hybridity, and epistemic shift in Korea prior to its opening to the modern world.
Essential Hindi Grammar is a comprehensive grammar of Modern Standard Hindi.
Hinckley Institute Forum: "Cultures in Contact" taught by Lily Alavi http://kuer.org/post/hinckley-forum-cultures-contact
The journal Unterrichtspraxis presented Professor Baumgarter the award for her essay "'Ich kam unter die Schweizer.' Teaching Switzerland as a Multi-Ethnic Society."
Nathan P. Devir Publishes “African Judaizing Movements and the Question of Polygamy: Perspectives from Cameroon.”
Nathan P. Devir recently published an article in the Journal of the Middle East and Africa, the flagship publication of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa.
Prof. Wu has been interviewed by the BBC about his translation of Dylan Thomas' poetry into Chinese.
Jason Chen, a Spanish Major, has won a Fulbright Award.
Our Classics Honor Society was featured in the Ute Weather forecast this morning. And we have great weather for the marathon reading today!
A lecture by Michael Thomas Taylor, Reed College.
A lecture and workshop with Professor Diana Taylor
Congratulations to Hillary Hermansen, a student of Portuguese and English here at the U, for being selected as the 2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Researcher for the College of Humanities!
Continuing Education’s Go Learn Program allows participants to explore the world with hand-selected U of U faculty who are experts at bringing local and international destinations to life.
Please join us on March 1 - 2, 2018. Our keynote speaker will be Professor Todd Reeser from the University of Pitts on "Universalizing Identity: Transgender Subjects in Visual Media and Literature."
The University of Utah has established a Second Language Teaching and Research Center (L2TReC) in the College of Humanities under the joint direction of Professors Jane Hacking and Fernando Rubio.
Classics Professor Margaret Toscano judges Latin competition that brings the Utah, BYU, and USU rivalry to new heights.
Professors Karin Baumgartner and Gema Guevara have won a grant from the University Teaching Committee with a project in the area of digital humanities.
Molly Barnewitz’s MA thesis has been nominated to represent the University of Utah in the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS)/ProQuest Distinguished Thesis Non-STEM competition.
Christine Jones is the winner of the 2014 Ramona W. Cannon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities!
Speaker: Dr. Ivonne del Valle (University of California-Berkeley)
Anne Lair Honored by Republic of France’s Ministry of National Education for Work in French Language and Culture Teaching