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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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  • Pam Muñoz Ryan and Ashley Hope-Pérez Win 2016 Américas AwardThe LAII is pleased to announce that Pam Muñoz Ryan, author of Echo, and Ashley Hope-Pérez, author of Out of Darkness, have won the 2016 Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. The award links the Americas by reaching beyond geographic borders and multicultural-international boundaries, focusing upon cultural heritages within the hemisphere. [Read more...]
  • UNM Hosts Rare Visit from Cuban ScholarJust recently Cuban scholar and educator Luisa Campos had the opportunity to visit the United States. It was only the second time the teacher, with historical significance, has visited the country. [Read more...]
  • Latin American Testimonio: Unique Course Engaging Youth Literacy Through NarrativeIn Fall 2016 students will have the opportunity to study how to connect literacy and social justice by drawing upon Latin American testimonios of struggle and survival. [Read more...]
  • LAII Announces New Associate Director for Academic ProgramsThe Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico is pleased to announce that Dr. Ronda Brulotte, Associate Professor of Anthropology, has been appointed Associate Director for Academic Programs, effective June 1, 2016. [Read more...]
  • LAS Convocation Celebrates 2016 GraduatesEach spring, the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) holds a departmental convocation to celebrate its graduating students. In completing the Latin American Studies (LAS) program, these students join the ranks of UNM's distinguished alumni and become part of UNM's long history of dedication to Latin America. [Read more...]
  • LAII Honors Affiliated Faculty for Book PublicationsFor the third year in a row, the LAII has honored its affiliated faculty members who published books in the previous year. [Read more...]
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