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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.