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January

FIU experts on Haiti and issues related to the aftermath of natural disasters will come together this weekend to discuss the current situation in Haiti and begin to look forward after Tuesday’s devastating earthquake.

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LACC associated faculty member Dr. Lisandro Pérez has been named to the Advisory Board for the exhibit Nueva York!

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The University of Miami Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and the FIU Latin American Caribbean Center (LACC) are pleased to announce a second round of Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) applications for the 2009-2010 academic year.

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February

Florida International University’s Latin American and Caribbean Center and Department of Modern Languages is hosting a series of lectures focusing on politics and literature with award-winning author and former Nicaraguan Vice-President Sergio Ramírez

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Applications are due March 1, 2010 for graduate assistantships and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships and Summer Scholarships. All current and prospective LACC students are encouraged to apply.

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Proposals are currently being accepted for the 8th Annual South Florida Latin American and Caribbean Studies Conference

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FIU professors who specialize in Haiti, students, community leaders, local doctors, and many others anxious to help Haiti, met at FIU Saturday afternoon to share their perspective on the recovery effort of the coming months.

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Florida International University’s Cuban Research Institute (CRI) will continue its tradition of convening scholars engaged in the study of Cuba and Cuban Americans at its 8th Conference on Cuban and Cuban American Studies.

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Florida International University’s College of Law has partnered with two South Florida non-profit organizations to provide legal assistance to Haitians looking to file for temporary protected status (TPS).

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The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), an international collaboration of educational, research, governmental and non-governmental institutions that provides access to electronic collections about the Caribbean, is seeking donations and technical assistance for the recovery and protection of Haiti’s libraries and their valuable historical, governmental and cultural resources.

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The Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) at Florida International University announces a competition for field research travel grants to support students in the Masters degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

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This LACC commissioned working paper Dr. Joseph Tulchin makes the case that the growing consensus on political, economic and social issues among the nations of the Latin American region

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FLAS fellowships and scholarships are administered by the Latin America and Caribbean Center and are awarded competitively to students interested in studying Portuguese and/or Haitian Creole.

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FIU Student Media: Students recall their experience during Haiti earthquake

Two Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies students, Craig Marcklinger and Ann Marie Warmenhoven, traveled to Haiti for a course in sustainable development last January and were present for Haiti's earthquake. Gabriel Arrarás, Asst. News Director of FIU's Student Media reports on their return.

The Department of Modern Languages at FIU, in cooperation with the Latin American and Caribbean Center in the School of International and Public Affairs, presents “Haitian Creole and Culture for Professionals.”

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The Global Energy Security Forum within the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Florida International University is offering six-week internships in the Dominican Republic and Panama in late-Spring 2010

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There are new Faculty Publications

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The Department of Earth and Environment at Florida International University presents the 4th Annual Agroecology Symposium on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 9 am in the MARC Pavilion on FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

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March

The revealing story of the women and men who worked on the U.S. naval base in Guantánamo Bay comes to life through a book presentation “Guantánamo: A Working-Class History Between Empire and Revolution” by Jana K. Lipman

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Steve Oberbauer’s extensive research supports the belief that man is precipitating climate change around the world.

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The Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) and the Middle East Studies Center (MESC) of the School of International and Public Affairs at FIU will host a one day conference on Islam in Latin America on March 26th.

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LACC Associated Faculty Member and Member of LACC's Faculty Advisory Board, Dr. Juan Martinez, Professor of Art History, is ensuring that Cuban American artists get the credit they deserve for their contributions to American art.

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LACC and the Cuban Research Institute (CRI) are pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Student Research Contest in Cuban and Cuban-American Studies.

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El Nuevo Día' s Jorge Duany's coverage of LACC's Cuban Research Institute's 8th Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies.

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Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian Ph.D. ’05 organizes election observation missions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean for the Organization of American States

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When the world stops looking at Haiti with eyes of pity and begins looking at Haiti with eyes of possibility, true collaboration and positive change can really take place

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LACC and the Cuban Research Institute (CRI) are pleased to announce the fifth annual Cuba in Miami-Miami in Cuba Photo Contest, open to all FIU students.

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The Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) and The Cuban Research Institute (CRI) at Florida International University are pleased to announce to announce the Díaz- Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection Grants.

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The Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) and the Cuban Research Institute (CRI) will sponsor three outstanding students to represent Florida International University at the Inter-University Program for Latino Research: Summer Institute for Latino Public Policy (SILPP).

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FIU's Gordon Institute sponsors a Foreign Language and Cultural Studies Study Abroad Scholarship to Brazil.

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On March 10, 2010, LACC will co-sponsor “The Role of Haitian-American Students in the Reconstruction of Haiti,” a presentation by Edwin Paraison, Minister of Haitians Living Abroad.

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On March 22, 2010, LACC will co-sponsor two lectures by Dr. Albert Valdman, Rudy Professor Emeritus of French, Italian, and Linguistics at Indiana University.

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The decentralization of Haiti – shifting its population from densely-populated Port-au-Prince to less populated areas – in the wake of the Jan. 12

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World-renowned artist Romero Britto will be discussing his art, often referred to as the “The Art of Happiness”, at a lecture at Florida International University.

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The Miami Herald's Audra D.S. Burch profiles "Protecting Haitian Patrimony", the Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) and the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)’s initiative to support the vulnerable libraries and archives of Haiti following the massively distructive earthquake of January 12, 2010.

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The Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) and Florida International University have a number of professors who study Chile and Latin America, as well as professors who can address issues related to the earthquake in Chile.

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The Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) in conjunction with the Florida International University’s School of International and Public Affairs, is hosting a teach-in on the crisis in Haiti that will include a discussion of the country’s economic, political, and social reconstruction, as well as its cultural preservation and the public health issues it faces.

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Latin American and Caribbean Center’s (LACC) new politics and international relations of Argentina program is offering a study abroad course this summer (May 17-June 12).

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April

The following courses are pre-approved for LACC graduate students

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FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg recognized several LACC associated faculty members for their outstanding achievements in their respective fields during a reception

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The Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) provided funding to support a group of Florida International University (FIU) students' participation in the annual Model Organization of American States (OAS)

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The Haitian Summer Institute, co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, is accepting applications

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May

As part of FIU’s long-term commitment to Haiti’s recovery, the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), in conjunction with the Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), is hosting its third teach-in on the crisis in Haiti

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August

LACC Approved Fall 2010 Undergraduate Courses

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September

As part of Florida International University’s long-term commitment to Haiti’s recovery, the University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), in conjunction with the Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Division of External Relations, and the U.S. Department of State, is presenting a lecture by the U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, the Honorable Kenneth Merten

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October

Florida International University Shows Strong Presence at Latin American Studies Association XXIX International Congress

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The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) elected LACC Director, Dr. Cristina Eguizabal to serve as LASA Treasurer.

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Florida International University’s Latin American and Caribbean Center, in partnership with the University of Miami’s Center for Latin American Studies, has been awarded a 4-year Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) for Latin America grant, totaling just over 1 million dollars.

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November

LACC Approved Spring 2011 Graduate Courses

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LACC Approved Spring 2011 Undergraduate Courses

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December

Professional development workshop for Miami Dade County Public School primary and secondary teachers focused on Caribbean leaders' contributions to Black intellectual movements.

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