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Class of 2018 and the future!

May 02, 2018

As the academic year of 17-18 comes to a close we asked our class of 2018 what they would be doing next year. We have been privileged to know these students. Congratulations Class of 2018 URise!...

Spanish majors Stephen Lunde and James Flaherty presenting at the NETA

April 28, 2018

Spanish majors Stephen Lunde and James Flaherty presenting at the NETA Conference (New England Translators Association) at UMASS Boston this past Saturday. They were part of a panel organized by...

Galasso Named Director of Translation Center

October 17, 2017

 Regina Galasso, assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese studies in the department of languages, literatures and cultures, has been named director of the Translation Center....

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Alumni Profile

Nick Jones '21

“Spanish has helped connect me with many different types of people. I have been exposed to many different cultures of the Spanish world and each one is as beautiful as the last.”

Nick Jones is a linguistics and Spanish double-major. Spanish has provided Nick with many professional opportunities within the community, and he plans to pursue graduate studies at the University of Oxford in the UK.

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