Monday, April 24, 2017 -- With 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.
Monday, April 24, 2017 -- On 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.
Monday, April 24, 2017 -- The 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.
Monday, April 24, 2017 -- The 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.
Monday, April 24, 2017 -- The 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.
Monday, April 24, 2017 -- The 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.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -- In Fall 2017 students will have the opportunity to study how to connect literacy and social justice by drawing upon Latin American Testimonios of struggle and survival.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -- Starting in Spring 2017, the LAII is holding monthly open house events to welcome its community of students, both those enrolled in the LAS program and others from across campus with a broader interest in Latin America. The events provide an informal opportunity to get to know the LAII better.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -- On April 14-15, 2017, the LAII will hold its annual Greenleaf Conference on Latin America. This year, the conference focuses on Latin American immigration, asylum, and representation, and emphasizes the need for effective representation in asylum cases. Presentations will take place in the UNM Student Union Building (Lobo A & B) and are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -- DevonNewly-hired Assistant Professor Jennifer Tucker is bringing more than just work experience to The University of New Mexico School of Architecture & Planning. She has a passion for social justice she hopes to be able to spread throughout the New Mexico community.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 -- Devon received her B.S. in Biology with minors in Spanish and Honors from the University of New Mexico. She chose to also attend graduate school at UNM because of its combined Public Health and Latin American Studies dual-degree Master's programs. The dual-degree program is uniquely designed and conducive to the training she hopes to gain, balancing academics, research, and national and global practice with Latino populations. Devon's research interests include Latino and immigrant health and Mexico-U.S. border health.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 -- The Student Organization for Latin American Studies annual Sin Fronteras Film Festival will run at The Guild Cinema from February 24th - February 26th.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 -- Among the new master's students whom the LAII welcomed in fall 2016, Sabrina Hernandez comes to the program with extensive experience in Latin America, and a deep passion for Latin America and coffee that brought her to UNM to pursue a dual-degree in Latin American Studies and Law.