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CHSS Celebrates National Foreign Language Week

The College of Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS) is hosting two events next week—a talk and poetry reading and a film festival celebrating foreign languages—honoring National Foreign Language Week (March 3-9), sponsored by the University of Houston-Downtown’s Cultural Enrichment Center, Spanish program and the Department of History, Humanities & Languages.

A Talk & Poetry Reading by Dr. Pedro Larrea

Talk: “Literary Translations and the Frontier of Meaning”
Tuesday, March 5
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Academic Building Room A627
Lunch will be provided (first-come, first-served)

Bilingual Poetry Reading: “The Wizard's Manuscript”/“Manuscrito del hechicero”
6 – 6:45 p.m.
Coffee House, Academic Building

Celebrating Foreign Languages Through Film: A Film Festival
Monday – Thursday, March 4 – 7
4 – 6 p.m.
Academic Building, Room A436

March 4: Amélie (France)*
March 5: I Dream In Another Language (Mexico)* 
March 6: The Salesman (Iran)*March 7: Namiya (China) *

*All films are subtitled in English.

The events are free and open to the UHD Community and the public. For more visit, the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.