DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION IN OUR DEPARTMENT
As the department at the heart of the University of Arkansas’s mission to educate students in intercultural competency, World Languages, Literatures and Cultures is dedicated to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels. This includes but is not limited to incorporating multiple points of view into our curriculum, removing barriers to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of our diverse faculty, staff and students, and seeking out opportunities for ongoing learning about these issues.
Our commitment to academic rigor in research means we promote scholarship that fosters solidarity and pushes us to expand the limits of our disciplines to include a wider variety of voices and perspectives. An ongoing emphasis on providing quality teaching includes creating classroom atmospheres and working spaces that are open and hospitable for our students from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. As a department, we understand that celebrating diversity and placing inclusivity at the center of our work leads to the highest caliber of participation and service to our respective fields, to each other and to our community.
- Researchers From University of Manouba Visit U of A to Explore Collaborative Opportunities
The research team from the University of Manouba (Tunis) visited the U of A campus and led a workshop featuring augmented reality games.
- Raquel Castro Salas Recipient of Outstanding Contribution to Service Learning Teaching Award
Raquel Castro Salas, teaching assistant professor of Spanish, was named the recipient of the 2022-23 Outstanding Contribution to Service Learning Teaching Award.
- Game Designer and Entrepreneur Joe Payne Visits Humanities in the Metaverse Class
Payne visited the course to talk about his ongoing development of "Unlimited," an augmented reality game that immerses players in a persistent, virtual world driven by procedural storytelling and Web3 technology.
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