LALIS Student Research Symposium

The department hosts the LALIS Student Research Symposium to encourage students near the completion of their studies to showcase their research, writing and knowledge base.

As a graduation requirement, all LALIS majors are expected to present a 10-minute paper in Spanish. Research topics have ranged from the image of the family in contemporary Spanish cinema to the poetry of Pablo Neruda and Nicolás Guillén to the experience of the contemporary pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago. In addition to the student presentations, the department typically invites a guest speaker to give a keynote address in Spanish.

At the conclusion of the symposium, the department recognizes students with the following awards:

  • Outstanding LALIS Major from Westhampton College
  • Outstanding LALIS Major from Richmond College
  • Outstanding Assistant Teacher in LALIS
  • Outstanding Service to the Richmond Hispanic Community