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News: 2010

Faculty Member Awarded NSF Grant

Monday, October 18, 2010 -- Catherine Travis, Associate Professor of Linguistics, has been funded by the National Science Foundation for research that advances the understanding of language varieties spoken by bilingual people.

New Publication by LAS Alum

Monday, October 4, 2010 -- When Nell Farrell traveled to Nicaragua in the fall of 2005 the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) had recently been passed in the U.S. Congress and was still being debated by the Nicaraguan Asamblea Nacional. Farrell spent three months photographing and interviewing young working people who would be affected by the agreement and whose lives were already shaped by the low-wage global economy.

LAII Receives NRC Designation and FLAS Funding

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 -- Through its Title VI Program, the US Department of Education has designated the LAII as a National Resource Center (NRC). Such designation acknowledges the breadth and depth of Latin American-related instruction, outreach, scholarly research, maintenance of library resources, and teacher training that is coordinated by the LAII and its partners. Collectively, these activities indicate an incomparable national capacity in modern foreign languages and area and international studies.