Principal Lecturer María Gillman has had a scholarship named in her honor at Auburn Riverside High School. The Maria Gillman/Bryan Robinson Scholarship will be awarded to native Spanish speakers who have been accepted to a 2-year or 4-year college or university. The scholarship, which is granted on an annual basis, awards between $250 and $500 to the recipient.
Tom Adams, Principal at Curtis High School in University Place, Washington, explained the decision to name the scholarship in honor... Read more
By Katie King
As Humphrey Bogart said to Claude Rains in the closing scene of Casablanca, “…I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” The Seattle Latino Film Festival (SLFF) teamed up with the UW Department Spanish and Portuguese Studies (SPS) on October 11, 2018 to offer an on-campus screening of the award-winning Spanish indie film Marisa en los bosques, the story of a young Spanish playwright in Madrid searching for her own identity amid joblessness and... Read more
On October 8, Universidad de Chile’s professor Grínor Rojo offered a talk entitled “La dictadura y la postdicatdura y la contrarrevolución,” an event organized by the University of Washington Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies.
In a room full of members of University of Washington’s community, including SPS Department professors and graduate students, Prof. Rojo presented some excerpts from the second volume of his Historia crítica de la literatura chilena, a three-volume... Read more
UW Students explore Spain’s economy from the inside.
In Spain, the most profitable bank is also one of the smallest. There is a department store where you can buy everything from a can of olive oil to a Chanel purse. There is also a mysterious winery that decorates its cellars with expensive paintings and discards its wine when the quality of the harvest doesn’t match their standards.
For three weeks, thirteen UW students visited these and many other Spanish companies as participants of ...Read more
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