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The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate courses. While the major emphasis of the Department is literature, we also offer courses in Spanish language, linguistics, and culture, as well as Portuguese language, Brazilian literature and cultural studies. The Department has received the Departmental Award for Exceptional Teaching and Learning from the Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Kansas, and is highly ranked by the NRC. We recognize the integral relationship between teaching and research, and all members of the faculty are both active scholars and dedicated teachers. 

University of Kansas Department of Spanish and Portuguese professor Patricia W. Manning was interviewed on CNN en Español about the expedition to locate Miguel De Cervantes' remains. Watch the interview and learn more about the expedition in the clip below!
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra cuatro siglos después - CNN Video
Patricia Manning, profesora de la Universidad de Kansas, analiza el anuncio del hallazgo de restos que podrían ser los de Miguel Cervantes Saavedra

Watch #KUProf Patricia W. Manning's interview on @CNNEE about the expedition to locate Miguel de Cervantes remains!

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