Yesterday LACC and Chicago Council leaders analyzed the "whys" behind Hispanics' coinciding with Americans on US foreign policy. Several explanations emerged and led to recognition that Latinos are already making a mark in U.S. Domestic and foreign policy decisions. Don't miss details from El Nuevo Herald!
The Andean Studies Program at Latin American Caribbean Center invited Prof. Alfons Martinell, to participate in working meetings and an open Conference at Green Library, on the subject of culture financing, international cooperation and its integration to social systems in Latinoamerica.
In the forests of Colombia’s Western Cordillera two cycad species are rarely seen and little understood. Research team Lopez-Gallego, Betancur, Morales, Roldan and Calonje, working under a LACC Tinker grant, were able to locate Zamia montana —believed extinct over the past 25 years —and Zamia oligodonta, slightly more common in the Risaralda region, which they determined is a species unto itself.
The fourth screening in the first annual Ayiti Images Film Series features series organizer and producer Rachelle Salnave in her feature film about her journey to connect to her Haitian Roots —a story that every child of a diaspora can relate to. A BIFF 2015 feature film. A short documentary, Papa Machete introduces viewers to the martial art of machete fencing through farmer Alfred Avril, one of the last masters teaching the practical and spiritual values of the machete. Featured in 2015 MIFF.
The School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a Books & Books presentation by co-authors, Frank O. Mora and Michael J. LaRosa on their book, "Neighborly Adversaries: Readings in the U.S.-Latin American Relations". Co-sponsored by LACC. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.
Administration of exam for Celpe-Bras certification. Celpe-Bras, the Brazilian Ministry of Education's official Portuguese language proficiency exam, serves to verify language competency at the intermediate, superior intermediate, advanced and superior advanced levels. FIU serves as 1 of only 4 official testing sites in the US and administers the exam twice per year. Deadline to register is April 18, 2015. Contact Professor A. Vono at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
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