LACC Welcomes Brazil's Paulo Correa as Visiting Scholar


IR Professor and head of the MA in Border Studies at the University of Amapá, Paulo Correa is calling FIU home for a two-week research project at the Green Library. Correa's focus centers on peace, defense and international security in the Guyana region of northern South America with plans to map and analyze the conflicts throughout the territory. He has worked as Guest Lecturer at UWI,Visiting Researcher at the University of Waikato, and is part of the Advisory Board of Conflict Barometer.

Bolivia's Sacred Mission Baroque Orchestra Joins FIU's Choirs for Concert


In the 1990s a three-hundred year old treasure trove of 18th century manuscripts, including scores for Latin masses, was discovered in the lowlands of eastern Bolivia leading to renewed recognition of the baroque legacy of the Jesuits that remains strong in the region. The youth orchestra is on tour of Europe and the U.S. with a stop at FIU. Here the group will be welcomed by FIU's Camerata Choir and Baroque Trio. All are welcome to attend. Information at (305) 348-2894.

LACC FLAS Fellow On Way to North American Language and Conversation Assistants Program in Spain


FLAS Fellow Antonio Arzola will spend 9 months in Valencia, Spain as an English-language TA to students beginning in October. As a Fellow from 2016 to 2018, Antonio researched Lusophone war cultures and relationships between colonial Europe and Latin America. He then perfected his proficiency in the Portuguese language in Rio de Janeiro. Since 2014 LACC has awarded 102 Department of Education FLAS Fellowships that support language specialization in Less-Commonly-Taught Languages (LCTLs).

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Tropical Botany Summer Institute for Teachers

06/11/2018 08:00 AM

Two-week intensive workshop for K-12 teachers focuses on tropical botany, ecology and natural history and is designed to increase teachers' knowledge and understanding of the importance of plants, plant uses, and habitat conservation. MPP credits are available for MDCPS teachers. To register, please visit For more information, contact: (305) 667-1651 x 3330 or e-mail Kiki Mutis,

21st Annual Haitian Summer Institute

06/18/2018 09:00 AM

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.

Language, LIfestyle, and Identity in Puerto Rico

06/20/2018 12:00 PM

Lecture by Anna Kaganiec-Kamieńska, Associate Professor at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University, Poland and Fulbright Visiting Scholar at FIU's Cuban Research Institute. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Cuban Research Institute. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-1991.

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