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Designated a National Resource Center (NRC) by the U.S. Department of Education, the LAII offers academic degrees, supports research, provides development opportunities for faculty, and coordinates an outreach program that reaches diverse constituents.

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  • LAII Joins United We Dream in Support of Undocumented StudentsOn April 19, 2017, the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute joins organizations and universities across the country in the "National Institutions Coming Out Day," a nationwide effort organized by United We Dream in support of undocumented students. [Read more...]
  • Kathryn McKnight Receives Outstanding Teacher AwardThe LAII is proud to share the news that Dr. Kathryn McKnight has been recognized as one of two faculty honored with the distinction of Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 2016-2017 by the UNM Center for Teaching and Learning. [Read more...]
  • Claudia Isaac Recognized for Community Engaged ResearchThe LAII is proud to share the news that faculty affiliate Dr. Claudia Isaac has been awarded the 2017 Community-Engaged Scholarship Lecture award by the UNM Office of the Vice President for Research. [Read more...]
  • Emily Jones Awarded Fulbright to SpainThe LAII is proud to share the news that faculty affiliate Dr.Emily Jones has received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Spain at the Instituto International de Investigaciones Prehistóricas de Cantabria at the Universidad de Cantabria in Santander. [Read more...]
  • Elementary School Poetry Contest Celebrates Spanish Language and CultureWith the help of community partners at the Spanish Resource Center, Instituto Cervantes, and National Hispanic Cultural Center, the LAII recently held the seventeenth annual Poesía eres tú, an elementary school poetry contest that celebrates the Spanish language and culture. [Read more...]
  • Project Preserves Folk Art and Culture from Brazil to South KoreaThe LAII is pleased to recognize the ongoing success of the International Business Students Global (IBSG) and their efforts to preserve folk art and culture around the world, from Brazil to South Korea. [Read more...]
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