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  • New Mexico Teacher Receives National Recognition for Exemplary Teaching Related to Latin AmericaMaria Clara Rekow, a Spanish teacher at Bosque School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been awarded the national 2015 CLASP K-12 Teaching Award in recognition of exemplary teaching related to Latin America. [Read more...]
  • Americas Award Titles Call Attention to Important But Rarely Taught Historical EventsThe 2015 Américas Award highlights titles that call attention to important but rarely taught historical events in the United States and Latin America. [Read more...]
  • Elizabeth Hutchison Assumes Directorship of UNM Feminist Research InstituteThe UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) is pleased to share the news that Dr. Elizabeth Quay Hutchison, Professor of Latin American History and faculty affiliate with the LAII, has assumed the directorshop of the UNM Feminist Research Institute (FRI). [Read more...]
  • New Research on the Positive Effects of Return Migrants Elicits InterestNew research developed by Benjamin Waddell and Matías Fontenla, respectively of Adams State University and the University of New Mexico, has found that return migrants "have a positive effect on nearly every aspect of life." [Read more...]
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