On June 26, 18 Haitian Summer Institute students from universities across the U.S. were treated to a guided tour and lecture during the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's annual Mango Festival. LACC-affiliated biology professor, Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega shared the visit with Fairchild members on the Garden's blog. On the docket a tour of tropical fauna and lecture by Haitian mango grower and expert, Philippe Matthieu. Click on the title above to visit the blog.
Beginning 7/30, thirteen SS MDCPS teachers from Title I schools attended LACC's professional development workshop that united content on Latin America and the Caribbean with video-producing skills for application in classrooms across Miami Dade County. The workshop was led by FIU Drs. Hilary Landorf, Global Learning, and Sarah Mathews, Education, and featured presentations by Charlene Desir, Frank Mora, Moses Shumow, Mark Padilla, Armando Matiz Reyes, and Micah Oezle. Click on title for videos.
Congratulations to LACC's Title VI partners Miami Dade College and Broward College for being selected as 2019 Aspen Prize Finalists. The highly-competitive prize is granted in recognition of community college excellence and carries with it a cash award to reinvest in student and college success. The Aspen Institute will announce the winners in April 2019, so stay tuned. Together as minority-serving institutions, FIU, MDC and BC are paving the way for equitable high-quality education.
Orientation for incoming students seeking a Master of Arts Degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (MALACS) by LACC's Department of Academic Affairs. By invitation only. For more information please call (305) 348-2894.
Talk by Eliot Pedrosa, United States Alt. Executive Director, Inter-American Development Bank. Sponsored by LACC. Part of LACC's LAC & the Professions Lecture Series. By invitation only. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.