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2015 Hemisphere Magazine Examines Decentralization after 30 Years of Reforms in LAC

07/30/2015

LACC releases its 2015 Hemisphere Magazine. More than 30 years after Latin America transitioned from dictatorships to democracy and decentralization to implant government accountability, expectations have disappointed and concerns are raised today over a slowdown, or even reversal. Guest editor Cristina A. Rodríguez-Acosta, Assistant Director of FIU's renowned Institute for Public Management and Community Service, invites leading experts to see how decentralization can be deepened.

Onè. Réspè. Middle School Students Learn about Haitian Roots

07/20/2015

At student-led workshops on FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus, 40 middle-school students who are Haitian or of Haitian descent reconnected —or in some cases connected for the first time— with their Haitian roots. Taisha Gauthier, developer and co-founder of the program, explained the need to focus on identity because "we don’t fit in with Haitians or Americans either." The program was run by the Haitian Student Organization and supported by LACC and FIU’s Global Learning Initiative.

LACC Sponsors LAJSA XVII Conference at FIU!

06/21/2015

The Intl Research Conference of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association, sponsored by LACC, SIPA & the Navon Professorship in Sephardic & Mizrachi Studies, welcomed community members and over 100 scholars from across the globe to FIU on June 21. Dr. Tudor Parfitt's keynote on Blackness and Jewishness was followed by a lively concert by Kazmarikstan Jazz Project. For 3 days attendees enjoyed plenaries on topics ranging from migration, history and memory to sports, theater and film studies.

Upcoming Events

18th Annual Haitian Summer Institute

06/22/2015 09:00 AM

Now entering its 18th 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.

2nd FIU/CARLA LCTL Training Seminar: Integrating Technology into Teaching Haiti's Language + Culture

08/06/2015 09:00 AM

Marlene Johnshoy, Online Education Program Director and web manager at The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA, University of Minnesota), leads this second workshop/seminar for Haitian Creole language instructors from community colleges, colleges and universities throughout the U.S. Made possible with funding from the US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Registration is free but required. For more information call (305) 348-2894.

How to Do Task-Based Language Teaching

08/10/2015 01:00 PM

Foreign language teachers from regional colleges gain Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) tools to create and design language teaching tasks for use in their classrooms. TBLT is the latest applied realization of communicative language teaching (CLT). Directed by Dr. Melissa Baralt. Free and open to language teachers; registration required. For more information please contact Dr Baralt at mbaralt@fiu.edu. Made possible through LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

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