Recent News

The UB Teach program is a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education offering students the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years. Upon completion of this combined degree five year program, students will be eligible for New York State professional teaching certification in grades 5–12. The program has recently been expanded to include French and Spanish.
On December 6, 2019, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures honored Jorge Guitart with a celebration of his long and distinguished service to students of Spanish language and linguistics at the University at Buffalo.   
Associate Professor of Spanish and Catalan Studies Colleeen Culleton was honored with the UB President Emeritus and Mrs Meyerson Award for Distinguished  Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring at the Sixteenth Annual Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence held on October 31, 2019.
Congratulations are due to RLL Distinguished Professor of French and Melodia E. Jones Chair Jean-Jacques Thomas, whose recent book, Perec en Amérique, has just been extensively reviewed in the September 2019 issue of Acta Fabula, the prestigious webzine for information on French and Francophone literature and art.
Professor of Spanish Elizabeth Scarlett has accepted a three-year appointment to the MLA's  Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize Selection Committee. Since 1989 this prize has been awarded annually for an outstanding book in English or Spanish in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures. The committee may review as many as thirty-five to forty-five books as part of the selection process.  We congratulate Professor Scarlett on her achievement!
Professor Jean-Jacques Thomas’ new book Oulipo: Chroniques des années héroïques was published in May 2019 by the New Orleans: Presses du Nouveau Monde (pp. 510). It is an in-depth historical study of the latest French avant-garde movement, Oulipo, from its modest origins in the early 1960s to its current controversial dominating intellectual status. It is available on line at Jean-Jacques Thomas’ author page at  or at