Recent News

Arguing that "We cannot choose who survives; the human struggle is for all or for none,” Sharonah Fredrick surprised the audience by ceding her seat on an imaginary spacecraft traveling to a new world during an enthusiastic debate at the eighth annual Life Raft Debate, held Tuesday February 12, 2019 in Capen Hall. Read the UB Now article.
The Department of Romance Literatures and Languages and the Melodia E. Jones Endowed Chair for Quebec Studies are proud to announce that the 6th Annual Big Buffalo Quebec Film Festival will be held this spring, April 10, 11, and 12, 2019.
Dijana Savija spent part of Winter Break 2019 serving as one of two interpreters with a team of UB Law School students and faculty member Nicole Hallett, as they provide volunteer legal sevices to women and children detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center, Dilley, Texas.  We congratuate Dijana on this assignment!   
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.