Assistant Professor Osiris Aníbal Gómez joins us from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he completed his PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures in 2020, with an expertise in contemporary Mexican indigenous poetry.
Emilce Lopez passed away on June 11, 2020. She was an outstanding teacher, a highly respected colleague, a generous mentor, and a wonderful friend. She had a huge impact on our lives and the lives of the community.
For Julia, pursuing a degree in another language provided her with a life of constant learning, growth, and discovery. She reflects on how her Spanish major prepared her for medical school and helped her "to connect with the world around [her] in a meaningful way.”
Instructors from the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies (SPPT) and the Department of History explain how integrating Story Maps technology into their courses has helped their students develop cultural competency and spatial thinking. “These projects situated those cultural products and practices in their specific places in a way that was completely understandable to their classmates because of the map,” says Cecily Brown.