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LACC Welcomes Dr. Armando Matiz Reyes as Community Engagement Specialist

04/08/2020

Dr. Armando Matiz Reyes has joined the LACC research staff to develop a database and information system on migrant physicians in the US. The database and information system will prepare FIU to manage a large research project on migration, physician mobility and the impact on the health care system in the United States.

LACC Awarded the Tinker Field Research Collaborative Grant

03/27/2020

The Tinker Foundation has approved a 5 year grant of $75,000 for LACC. The grant will provide graduate students with funds for travel to and within any Spanish and Portuguese-speaking country in Latin America to conduct research and develop contacts with scholars and institutions in their areas of study. LACC’s Director of Research, Dr. Jose Miguel Cruz, leads the grant and has been working with the support of the Tinker Foundation since 2014 to enhance graduate student research in the region.

FIU Coronavirus Updates

03/18/2020

Read the latest updates and information. FIU has canceled and/or postponed all on and off campus events scheduled through April 4 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision has been made out of an abundance of caution with the health and well-being of our guests and community in mind. We hope to have new dates for some events soon. We appreciate your understanding and will keep our community informed in as timely a manner as possible.

Upcoming Events

The Consequences of COVID-19 on Business in South America

04/09/2020 12:00 PM

Agustín Cohen, business professor at the University of CEMA in Argentina, will present on the economic repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic. This webinar is the third of five in the Spring 2020 series, which is produced in cooperation with the InterAmerican Press Association and FIU’s Spanish Master’s Program in Journalism. The webinar will be in Spanish. Made possible with the support of LACC's Department of Education Title VI Grant. Registration required.

Global Read Webinar Series: South Asia Book Award

04/14/2020 07:00 PM

South Asia Book Award and South Asia National Outreach Council present Barb Rosenstock and her book The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art. In 1947, Nek Chand began building a Rock Garden in Chandigarh, India, using natural and discarded man-made materials. Readers will learn of Chand’s marvelous creations in this picture book biography with detailed illustrations and a gatefold photograph. (Grades 2-5)

Capacity Assessment of Latin American and Caribbean Partners

04/16/2020 10:30 AM

A Symposium about Open-Access, Technological Needs, and Institutional Sustainability will center the voices of a group of archives in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing a forum for stakeholders in the region to come together in conversation to share strategies and identify common areas of need. The project is funded by a CLIR Microgrant with generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This symposium will be held online via Zoom. For more information, visit the event website.

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