The annual Mango and Tropical Fruit Fest at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden this year features mangoes from Haiti. LACC is sponsor of the popular two-day event that offers a series of lectures and cooking lessons, tastings, a formal mango brunch, attractions and a marketplace of mangoes and mango trees. Click on the title to see pictures and link to Fairchild!
Following mass emigration from the homeland after Hurricane Irma, LACC's Drs. Gamarra and Duany released their new study on Puerto Ricans settled in Florida: their backgrounds, future plans and political inclinations. The event was sponsored by the Puerto Rican Alliance of Florida, FIU and the Puerto Rican Leadership Council of South Florida. The partnership foresees strategic planning for civic engagement by and for community members and their enhanced role in the state. Click title for report.
In a ceremony held on June 20, FIU President Rosenberg, Provost Furton, and VP of Research Gil honored six preeminent programs and seven emerging preeminent centers. LACC was designated an emerging preeminent program in 2016 and was represented by Dir. Frank Mora who received the award. A preeminent program at FIU is defined as a collaborative endeavor that demonstrates extraordinary success in providing unique learning opportunities, research and engagement while expanding FIU's financial base.
Now entering its 21st year, the Haitian Summer Institute is a six-week program in Miami and Haiti designed for those interested in acquiring basic conversational proficiency in Haitian Creole and students who wish to continue their Haitian Creole Language and Haitian culture training at the intermediate and advanced levels. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.
Workshop for K-12 teachers. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Cuban Research Institute and Miami Dade County Public Schools' Division of Academics, Visual and Performing Arts. Registration required. For more information, please call (305) 348-2856.