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CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19 UPDATES

For everyone’s safety, many faculty and staff members are continuing to work remotely. We are still available to assist you during our normal office hours, and recommend reaching out via email to get in touch.

Looking for the latest campus updates on Coronavirus/COVID-19? The #UARK website has the most up-to-date information at https://health.uark.edu/coronavirus/.

Please note: Guidance from the CDC, Arkansas Department of Health and university may change rapidly given the fluidity of the situation.


 

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.


 

Message from the Chair

Welcome from Dr. Steve Bell

 

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Welcome to the Department of World Languages at the University of Arkansas. Whether you are a prospective student, a current student, an alumnus or a visitor from elsewhere, we hope you will find reflected here some of the energy, diversity, and activity of the some 85 people that work under our umbrella, including renowned scholars and masterful teachers offering courses in 11 modern and 2 classical languages.

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SPOTLIGHT

 

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Student Spotlight

Jay Turner

"Russia and the Russian language is beautiful, rich in culture, but unfortunately, underappreciated on our

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Alumni Spotlight

- Jessie Irwin

"Knowing the language opens the door to all of this – it is a hard language, but one worth the effort."

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Faculty Spotlight

Fernando Riva

Congratulations to Dr. Riva for his recent publication by one of the most important and influential scholarly presses in the Hispanic world.

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