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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. 


Dean Danny Anderson has been named 19th president of Trinity University in San Antonio. Dean Anderson joined KU in 1988 as an assistant professor of Spanish and he has served as Dean of the College since 2010. We are grateful for Danny's leadership, passion and contributions to KU and we wish him the best of luck in his new role.
Danny Anderson to become president of Trinity University | The University of Kansas
Danny Anderson to become president of Trinity University Mon, 12/15/2014 LAWRENCE — Danny Anderson has spent a career at the University of Kansas developing his leadership skills as a faculty member, administrator and, since 2010, as dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Beginning May 2015…

RT @KUStudyAbroad : IMPORTANT! The info session on studying in Salamanca is in Wescoe 4012 at 4 PM, not in Lippincott. @KUSpanPort @KUColleg


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