Each year, Clarivate identifies the world’s most influential researchers who have been most frequently cited by their peers. In 2020, fewer than 6,200 (about 0.1%) of the world's researchers have earned this distinction. LACC Brazilianist faculty member Clinton Jenkins has been named among this elite group, recognized for exceptional research influence, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science.
Beatriz Cariello, LACC's Title VI K-12 Portuguese Curriculum Specialist, received the award for Portuguese Language Instruction from Focus Brasil Awards. Since 2013, Beatriz has led the Portuguese Language Program at Ronald W. Reagan Doral Senior High School. Beatriz is also an active collaborator in LACC's Que Beleza Brasil! program, a series that introduces K-12 Portuguese Language students to Brazilian musical artists in live performances and presentations. Congratulations Beatriz!
Dr. Clinton Jenkins has coauthored the paper "The Distribution of Biodiversity Richness in the Tropics." Published in Science Advances, the paper compares the numbers of vascular plant species in the Afrotropical Region and Latin America. Dr. Jenkins is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in LACC and the Department of Earth and Environment.
Save the Date for a performance with renowned pianist Enrique Chía. He will play a selection from his extensive repertoire of Cuban songs. The virtual event, to be broadcast live on Internet, will be free and open to the public. We'll post the digital link soon on our website. Sponsored by FIU's Cuban Research Institute and co-sponsored by LACC.
Save the date for the third installment of our webinar series, which will focus on threats to democracy imposed by COVID-19 and the challenges of staying unbiased. In cooperation with the Inter-American Press Association and FIU Journalism. Webinar will be in Spanish. Registration information forthcoming.
The Mainstream Schools Workshop provides teacher training to K-12 Portuguese educators. Supported by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Co-sponsored by FIU's Department of Modern Languages Portuguese Program and AOTP - American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese. Registration information and agenda forthcoming.