Jean-Louis Etienne Visits UAB

The title of his talk was "Oceans and Ice Caps: What the Poles tell Us About Our Future." 
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Alabama Public Radio Interviews Dr. Serge Bokobza on Recent International Film Conference

In Commemoration of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing of 1963, the DFLL organized an international conference: "Rights & Representations". Scholars from all over the world addressed the issues of Civil and Human Rights represented in international film.


Dr. Lourdes Sánchez-López Receives the MHRC Charles Barkley Excellence in Mentoring Award 2012

Dr. Sánchez-López received her award during UAB’s MHRC 10th Anniversary Gala. Dean Palazzo and Associate Dean Rebecca Bach sponsored a table to accompany and support her award. This distinction to a member of the DFLL is a solid acknowledgment and meaningful recognition of her years mentoring Hispanic/Latino UAB students. Congratulations to Dr. Sánchez-López!

DFLL Professor Gearing up for a Year Celebrating Proust


William Carter may have retired from teaching at UAB, but his internationally-recognized expertise on the French author Marcel Proust has him gearing up for a year of full-time immersion in Proustiana.

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Dr. Carlos Orihuela Publishes New Book Titled Valle de entonces


The book has received acclaim from La República a leading newspaper in Peru. Read the article (in Spanish). 

Read the Spanish/English bilingual version of the book's description.




Dr. Carlos Orihuela Promoted to Full Professor

Congratulations to Professor Orihuela!









Professor Sheri Spaine Long Receives Distinguished Honor Long_Honor

Sheri Spaine Long, Ph.D., professor of Spanish in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, has been inducted into La Orden de los Descubridores, one of the highest honors of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi.

Long received her honor at the 94th annual conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Her “exceptional contributions to the profession and her loyal promotion of the ideals of Sigma Delta Pi have earned her this distinction,” according to the society’s press release. Past inductees include renowned literary figures such as Vanessa Montfort, Antonio Porpetta, Carmen Laforet and Carmen Conde.
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New Minor in Spanish for Business!

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DFLL Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship CLS-Logo1

Devin Thorne, a junior with a double major in Chinese Studies and Psychology, has been selected for the prestigious Critical Language Scholarship. Read More 


DFLL Spanish Professor Teaches Air Force Cadets

Dr. Long has been teaching as a distinguished visiting professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Read about her experience!

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DFLL Student, Nicholas Price, Awarded Clinton Scholarship Scholarship_Clinton_Logo

Nicholas’ interest in the workings of the Middle East began in an International Studies elective course with Dr. Zayzafoon. Nicholas would like to work with languages through writing or film. He is currently interested in the linguistic field of endangered language documentation and revitalization. He believes that having a foundation in Arabic will allow him to investigate language loss in the Middle East and North Africa.