News and Events 2019-2020

Upcoming Events

Il Carnivale

The Hijab

Italian Movie Night

French Movie Night


Guest Speakers

On September 11, 2019, Cristina Rivera Garza presented on A Domestic Archaeology of Repatriation as part of the 2019-2020 Humanities Forum. Rivera Garza is a prolific writer and a professor of Hispanic Studies with a Ph.D. in Latin American history from the University of Houston. 

On November 11, 2019, Dr. Eduardo Negueruela from the Universidad de Navarra shared with World Languages and Cultures faculty some practical ways to integrate interpersonal communication into their classrooms during his workshop, “Connecting Interpersonal Communication and Textual Interpretation in the Foreign Language Classroom: A Practical Workshop”.


Cultural Events

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Alessandra Abate, this year's FLTA from Italy, led an Italian Game Night. Attendees played classic board games while practicing their Italian and enjoying light refreshments.

On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Colombian TA Sarah Romero helped students Explore Colombia through a scavenger hunt, stations on different parts of Colombian culture, and shared delicious Colombian food and coffee.

German TA Lukas Rackow introduced University students to the German Lantern Festival and taught them how to make various types of lanterns that can be found in Germany on November 18, 2019.


Faculty News

Drs. Zanzana and Caporale participated in the 2019 MLA International Symposium which took palce in Lisbon, Portugal and presented their papers as part of a panel on Female Francophone story-tellers.


Department Events

On Thursday, October 3rd, students, faculty, and staff were invited to visit the Language Learning Center in the World Languages and Cultures department for the first department Open House. Visitors had the chance to get to know our faculty and this year's Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants and learn more about the opportunities to learn a second language. Students in language classes were required to attend and fill out a passport with signatures from WLC faculty, tutors, and TAs.

Community Outreach