Culture

Sanskrit Code Cracked by PhD Student

A 2500 year old grammatical problem has finally been solved by PhD student Rishi Rajpopat at the University of Cambridge. A grammatical rule by “the father of linguistics” Pāṇini has puzzled experts for centuries,...

Cuéntame: Meg Medina named Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Award-winning Cuban-American author Meg Medina has today been announced as the Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.  Notable for her Merci Suárez series, Medina has accepted the two-year position which involves traveling...

Shine a Light on Bilingualism

The winners were chosen by Renaissance’s RAICES (Respectfully Amplify the Impact of our Culture to Empower and Succeed)...

Book Bans Create Fear in Schools

With school book banning policies and legislation that effectively promotes classroom censorship coming into place across the United States, few days go by where these stories don’t seem to permeate our newsfeeds. In response to...

China Criticized for “Cultural Genocide”

On 30 August, the United Nations Day for the Victims of Enforced Disappearance, activists from Tibet, East Turkistan, and South Mongolia called for the world community and the UN to “take urgent steps to...

Spanish-Speaking Star Voted Artist of the Year

Spanish-speaking Puerto Rican reggaeton star Bad Bunny made history at the Video Music Awards by becoming the...

Huge Spanish Streaming Service Launches Vix

On the last day of March, TelevisaUnivision launched Vix and Vix Plus—a two-tier, macro-scale Spanish-language streaming service with more than 50,000 hours of content across all genres for users in the US, Mexico, and...

What Increased Teen Media Use Means for Literacy Rates

Could increased media use be affecting literacy rates? A new research report from Common Sense Media reveals that media use by eight- to 18-year-olds has grown faster during...

The Power of Cultural and Linguistic Connections

For Haitian Heritage Month this year, my heart swells with pride and joy that my American-born son will be participating in the Haitian Day Parade. His father and I registered him for the Mattahunt/Toussaint...

Free Access to Japanese Materials

JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, a Japanese cultural destination in the heart of Hollywood, has expanded its resources to include an extensive digital library with more than 900 titles. Readers can now explore their passions...
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