Get Ready to Stamp Your Virtual Passport

The University of Arkansas is launching a new Language and Culture Series to celebrate and share language, culture, customs and more with the campus and its surrounding community.

The series is part of the university's commitment to its diversity and inclusion priorities and will generally align with the recognized spring and fall heritage months, from February through November 2021.

While the events are free and open to the public, participating U of A students will be given a virtual passport to track their attendance at events. Upon completing events, students will be entered to win various prizes.

The Language and Culture Series organizing committee has also partnered with Mullins Library to provide some language and culture resources available for review.

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How to Get and Use Your Virtual Passport:

While the following events are free and open to the public, participating U of A students can use a virtual passport to track their attendance at events. Upon completing events, students will be entered to win various prizes. DOWNLOAD THE VIRTUAL PASSPORT

Most L&C Series events will be advertised with the L&C Series logo displayed below: 


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Please check the website frequently as events will be updated with links and event times. There will be a QR code at the end of the event to capture student attendance.  If students attend at least two events during the semester they will be entered into the drawing to receive a $20 e-gift card to Walmart (two winners will be selected). 

There is also a chance to win a $10 e-gift card if students complete the event survey.  If participants attend 3 L&C Series events they will get a Language & Culture Series T-shirt.  Finally, if students attend 4 or more L&C events they will be entered to win a $100 Amazon e-gift card!  Happy Trails!

Download Your Virtual Passport

Upcoming Events Include but Limited to:

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Tuesday, March 16 | 4 - 5 p.m.

WLLC Student Panel: How Languages and Cultures Break Down Barriers 

The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures invites you to a panel discussion featuring former and current students who will share their personal and professional motivations for learning a world language and how they plan on using it in their careers. During the event, we will also present a brief overview of the eleven languages taught in our Department. 

Register for the event:  

Monday, March 22 | 6 pm

Talk: “What Does it Take to Make a Saint? Medieval Women, Yesterday and Today” by Prof. Jane Tylus, Yale University

Register for the event: 

  • Poster for Transgender Day of Visibility event 2021


    Wednesday, March 31 | 6:30 pm

    Transgender Day of Visibility: Exploring New Poetic Voices with Brody Parrish Craig and Jordan E. Tran

    Zoom Meeting link:  https://tinyurl/yzvs47az

  • Wednesday, April 14 | 5 pm

    Talk: “Borders and Belonging:  The Politics of Language, Regional Latinidades, and Linguistic Crossovers around the Claiming of Selena

    By Prof. Lillian Gorman, University of Arizona


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    Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m.

    Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble

  • Register for the event

  • September, dates TBD – Study Abroad Fair and Plaza de las Américas

    Thursday, October 14 | 6 pm

    Talk: “Debordering, rebordering, and the exclusion of minority dialects: The case of Portuguese in Uruguay

  • By Prof. Ana Maria Carvalho, University of Arizona

  • Thursday, November 11 | 5 pm

    Native American Heritage Month event with Ryan Mackey, Cherokee Nation language expert and storyteller

    Monday, November 15 | 5 pm

    Talk: “Diverse voices in legal contexts: Issues and case studies in forensic linguistics

  • By Prof. Natalie Schilling, Georgetown University

    Monday, November 15 through Friday, November 19

    International Education Week

Contact Dr. Edvan Brito or Romona West for more information.