LACC is accepting applications for its 2021 Bolivia High Andes Qualitative Field Study for Community College and Minority-Serving Faculty. This international interdisciplinary seminar is designed to examine and interrogate more typical approaches to "Indigenous Studies" in the US. Based in Bolivia and led by LACC Andean Studies Director, Bolivianist and Quechua community member, Dr. Maria Luisa Veisaga. Program dates: June 17-27, 2021.
The Nature 'Working Scientist' podcast series is supported by the International Science Council (ISC) and aims to highlight all aspects of diversity in science. In the second episode, LACC Associate Professor Simone Athayde speaks about how diverse perspectives can advance scientific knowledge and describes her work in the Amazon. The full podcast can be accessed online through the ISC website.
The Atlantic Forest: History, Biodiversity, Threats and Opportunities of the Mega-Diverse Forest focuses on biodiversity hotspots, degradation challenges, and opportunities for conservation. LACC Associate Professor and Brazilianist, Dr. Clinton Jenkins, co-authored two chapters, which analyze conservation efforts in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and tetrapod diversity in the region.
The second installment in the LACC/CPC Caribbean Policy Series will focus on regional cooperation in renewable energy initiatives and a global transition away from dependence on fossil fuels. The series has a special emphasis on the Anglophone Caribbean and is in cooperation with the Caribbean Policy Consortium (CPC). Free and open to the public, registration is required. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIU undergraduate student Kimberly Joseph will discuss various aspects of Haitian culture and society in relation to traditional values, history, language, food, religious beliefs, gender roles, health care, arts/music/dance, education, and the Haitian government. The event will be in Haitian Creole and is part of Kimberly's final project presentation for the Haitian Studies Certificate. Email email@example.com for more information and to RSVP. Part of LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence.
Syrian culture is beautifully represented through the meal Salma prepares and the diverse cast of characters in Salma the Syrian Chef speaks to the power of cultivating community in challenging circumstances. In this webinar, Danny Ramadan will first speak about his book, followed by a conversation on Syrian food and culture. Accessible for readers ages 4-7/ Pre-K-2nd grade.