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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 54,000 alumni and offers 44 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).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. 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.