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Clinton Jenkins Named FIU Top Scholar 2021 Recipient

06/11/2021

LACC Associate Professor Clinton Jenkins was honored as an FIU Top Scholar during a virtual ceremony with President Rosenberg and Provost Furton. Dr. Jenkins is among the Top Scholars group, comprised of 30 faculty members who generated outstanding work in areas including teaching and engagement, award-winning creative work and significant grants. Congratulations!

Featured Internship with FIU Biology Student Nathalie Saliba

06/10/2021

FIU undergraduate student Nathalie Saliba is a biology major and has an internship under the supervision of LACC Affiliated Faculty Javier Francisco-Ortega, Professor of Biological Sciences. Nathalie is translating Brother Marie-Victorin's travelogue to Trinidad, Colombia, and Jamaica. Marie-Victorin was a highly noted French Canadian botanist. Nathalie's multidisciplinary work combines botany, history, and modern languages to highlight Marie-Victorin's work in the Caribbean.

FIU Libraries Receive CLIR Grant to Digitize Caribbean Music

06/02/2021

The Council on Library and Information Resources awarded FIU Libraries a grant to digitize and provide online access to unique Caribbean music contained in at risk cassettes from the Diaz-Ayala Collection. Through our US Department of Education Title VI Grant, LACC provides support towards the Diaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants for scholars and graduate students. These grants are part of the LACC Caribbean Studies initiative and our renewed commitment to expand programming related to the region.

Upcoming Events

Bolivia High Andes Qualitative Field Study

06/17/2021 09:00 AM

International interdisciplinary seminar for Community College and Minority-Serving Faculty on the Pueblos Originarios (indigenous communities) of the High Andes in Bolivia. Based in Bolivia and led by LACC Andean Studies Director, Bolivianist and Quechua community member, Dr. Maria Luisa Veisaga. Part of LACC's Andean Studies Program of Excellence. Made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.

Pursuing Better Status and More Freedom

06/18/2021 02:00 PM

This lecture utilizes legal professionals as a strategic window to unveil the patterns of social mobility and its limitations involving class, race, and gender in late colonial Cuba. Dr. Ricardo Pelegrin Taboada's research is part of the Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants, which are made possible with support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Free and open to the public.

Teacher Training Workshop: Explore Cuban History and the Cuban American Experience

06/21/2021 08:30 AM

The Miami-Dade County Public Schools Social Studies Division will offer a three-day teacher training workshop for world history teachers. The workshop will focus on Cuba and will include presentations from scholars at FIU and UM. Co-sponsored by Related Philanthropic Foundation, LACC, JGI, CRI, and CasaCuba at FIU, UM Libraries, and the International Solidarity for Human Rights. Made possible with partial support from LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. By invitation only.

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