DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION IN OUR DEPARTMENT 

diversity iconAs 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.

 

SPOTLIGHT

 

Spencer Hazeslip

Student Spotlight

Spencer Hazeslip

Hazeslip was awarded a Critical Language Scholarship to study Russian during summer 2021. 

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michelle adams

Alumni Spotlight

- Michelle Adams

"Not only did I learn a great amount of the language in a short period of time, I believe that taking Arabic classes made me a more attractive job applicant in what was a difficult job market at the time."

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Dr. Rhodora Vennarucci

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Rhodora Vennarucci

Dr. Vennarucci was awarded the 2021 Fulbright Master Teacher Award.

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