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  • SPS HAPPENINGS

    April 20, 2017

    SPS HAPPENINGSCode-Switching Speaker Series Comes to SPS Last year, in collaboration with Dr. Aaron and Dr. Valdés Kroff, Dr. De Prada submitted a proposal for a speakers series entitled “Shifting Between Perspectives: Examining Code-Switching in Hispanic Populations” to the Center for the ...
  • NEWS AND UPDATES FROM SPS

    April 20, 2017

    NEWS AND UPDATES FROM SPSUpdate from the Graduate Coordinator, Luis Álvarez-Castro The Spanish Graduate Program, comprised of close to forty students hailing from over a dozen countries, is a vital component of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies. Our graduate students train in the ...
  • FOCUS ON FACULTY: Jennifer Wooten

    April 20, 2017

    FOCUS ON FACULTY: Jennifer WootenDr. Jennifer Ann Wooten joined the faculty of SPS in Fall of 2015, as our new Director of Language Instruction. She describes her job as “helping us all be the best teachers that we can be so that our students ...
  • THE PORTUGUESE PROGRAM

    April 20, 2017

    THE PORTUGUESE PROGRAMNews and Updates In 2014-2015, we graduated the largest graduating class of Portuguese majors ever. Cristina Villaroel won the Hauptman medal for best major and was admitted to Duke Law School. Other graduates will pursue Law, advanced study in Nursing, and ...
  • PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: Entre Nos

    April 20, 2017

    PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: Entre NosDepartmental Speaker Series Entre Nos is our departmental speaker series. Run by Clara Sotelo, the goal of “Entre Nos” is to offer our faculty, graduate students, and the university at large the opportunity to learn about and discuss the intellectual endeavors ...
  • STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: A Summer In Salamanca

    April 20, 2017

    STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: A Summer In SalamancaKeegan Storrs Last summer, I was very privileged to be sent to Spain for five weeks by International Studies Abroad (ISA), a company that works closely with the UF International Center on dozens of study abroad expeditions. As an intern for ...
  • ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: David Washington

    April 13, 2017

    ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: David WashingtonDavid Washington ’09 graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida in 2009. He then served as a Youth Development Volunteer in the Peace Corps in Honduras, where he lived in a small town called San Juancito, situated high ...
  • FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Andréa Ferreira

    April 13, 2017

    FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Andréa FerreiraAndréa Ferreira is SPS’s newest faculty hire. She joins our department as a lecturer in Portuguese, in charge of teaching language and culture classes and developing courses for our soon-to-be-created Certificate in Portuguese for the Professions. Andréa was born to a ...
  • PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: UF in Cuzco – Service Learning for the Health Professions

    April 13, 2017

    PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: UF in Cuzco  – Service Learning for the Health ProfessionsLast summer the Departments of Spanish and Portuguese Studies and Biology co-sponsored a six-week study abroad program in Cuzco, Peru. The 16 students who participated in the inaugural offering of the program took two courses taught by UF faculty:  “Spanish ...
  • STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Valerie Jepson

    April 13, 2017

    STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Valerie JepsonAlthough Valerie Jepson had known from an early age that she desired to travel and to “explore the wonders of the world,” it was not until she was halfway through her Bachelor’s degree in Math that she was introduced to ...