Recent News

RLL faculty, staff and students helped Sue Walker celebrate this milestone year with a surprise party on September 14, 2018.  We congratulate Sue on her accomplishment, and sincerely thank her for her hard work and loyalty to the department.  We look forward to many more years of working together!  Thank you, Sue!
The University at Buffalo community mourns the loss of associate professor of French Emerita Jeannette Ludwig, who left us on Sunday July 29, 2018, after a long struggle with cancer. She won the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, coordinated a special visit to UB by the Dalai Lama, archived her travel photography in a digital collection at UB, and taught adult education at Chautauqua Institute until two days before her death. Condolences to her husband, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus Claude Welch, and the rest of her family. Read more
Professor of Spanish and UB Humanities Institute Director David Castillo will be honored with an Exceptional Scholar Award for Sustained Achievement at UB's annual Celebration of Faculty and Staff Excellence on November 1, 2018. We congratulate David on this well-deserved honor, highlighting outstanding performance in a recent segment of his career.  Please join us for the award ceremony to be held at 3:30 pm in the Slee Hall auditorium.  Read the full UBNow announcement here.  
RLL honored 2018 Bachelor's and Master's degree recipients with a ceremony and reception at UB's Center for Tomorrow on May 18, 2018.  Paola M. (Giacobbe) Kersch, 2008 UB graduate with a PhD in Hispanic Literature and Culture, and now Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of Foreign Languages at D'Youville College, delivered the commencement address.
Two undergraduate students were inducted into the National Spanish Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi, Beta Nu Chapter, on May 11, 2018. Spanish Major and Class of 2018 graduate Maria Evelyn Alvarenga and Spanish Minor Eunice Mak were welcomed into the chapter with a short ceremony followed by a reception for friends and family. We congratulate Maria and Eunice on their accomplishment! 
The University at Buffalo Chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the national French Honor Society, formally inducted six undergraduate students as lifetime members during a ceremony May 12, 2018.  Student members must have sophomore standing, completed at least one course of upper-division French (i.e. beyond the intermediate-level series of courses),  and attained a 3.0 GPA in French, a 3.0 GPA overall and ranking in the top 35% of their class. We congratulate all our students on their dedication and hard work!