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MALAS Alumnus Patrick Schaefer Joins Prestigious Fellowship Program

MALAS Alumnus Patrick Schaefer Joins Prestigious Fellowship Program
June 4, 2018
Patrick Schaefer received his MA in Latin American Studies in 2005, before going on to earn his JD from the UNM School of Law. Since graduating, he has worked for the Organization of American States, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank, among others, and currently serves as Executive Director of the Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness at the University of Texas at El Paso. Read More...

LAII Staff Member Vickie Nelson Honored with Staff Recognition Award

LAII Staff Member Vickie Nelson Honored with Staff Recognition Award
June 4, 2018
The LAII is pleased to announce that Vickie M. Nelson, the LAII Associate Director for Program Operations, has been honored as one of three recipients of the 2018 PCS Oustanding Staff & Workgroup Award. Presented annually by the UNM Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, the award is coordinated by the Provost's Committee for Staff (PCS) to recognize outstanding individual staff and workgroups who have provided extraordinary service to the University. Read More...

2018 Américas Award Winners Announced

2018 Americas Award Winners Announced
May 25, 2018
The 2018 Américas Award winners have been announced by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP), the organization which oversees the awards. The Latin American and Iberian Institute is a proud sponsor of the Américas Award and is pleased to share here the news regarding this year's winners, honorable mentions, and commended titles. Read More...

XVIII Poesía Eres Tú Contest Celebrates Spanish Language and Culture Among Elementary Students

XVIII Poesía Eres Tú Contest Celebrates Spanish Language and Culture Among Elementary Students
May 9, 2018
Now in its 18th year, the LAII recently invited approximately sixty students to take the stage at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) on April 27, 2018. Their mission: to recite Spanish poetry from memory, dramatizing the poem in the process. Read More...

Students Across Campus Awarded Funding to Support Learning and Research Related to Latin America

Students Across Campus Awarded Funding to Support Learning and Research Related to Latin America
May 8, 2018
Each spring, the LAII awards a variety of funding to students across campus to support learning and research related to Latin America. Read More...

Rosa Vallejos Yopán of Linguistics/Spanish & Portuguese Receives Prestigious Fellowship for Documenting Endangered Languages

Rosa Vallejos Yopán of Linguistics and Spanish & Portuguese Receives Prestigious Fellowship for Documenting Endangered Languages
May 8, 2018
Dr. Rosa Vallejos Yopán, an Associate Professor jointly appointed to the UNM departments of Linguistics and Spanish & Portuguese, and faculty affiliate of the LAII, has received the prestigious Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) Fellowship. Read More...

LAS Convocation Celebrates 2018 Graduates

LAS Convocation Celebrates 2018 Graduates
April 24, 2018
Each 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...

Young People's Poet Laureate Speaks on Peace through Poetry

Young People's Poet Laureate Speaks on Peace through Poetry
April 24, 2018
The Latin American & Iberian Institute, in partnership with Bookworks, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and the Poetry Foundation, is pleased to announce a free, public reading with award-winning author Margarita Engle. Engle is designated by the Poetry Foundation as the Young People’s Poet Laureate, serving from 2017 to 2019. Read More...

UNM Department of Theatre and Dance Presents Lorca Classic

UNM Department of Theatre and Dance Presents Lorca Classic
April 23, 2018
Lyrical, earthy and powerful, “The House of Bernarda Alba” is a masterpiece by one of the world’s most influential playwrights, Federico García Lorca, directed by Shepard Sobel in a new translation by Caridad Svich. Read More...

Writing Resistance Symposium Brings Acclaimed Brazilian Writers to Campus

Writing Resistance Symposium Brings Acclaimed Brazilian Writers to Campus
April 17, 2018
The LAII, in partnership with the UNM Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is pleased to announce "Writing Resistance," a mini-symposium focused on the theme of writing resistance and featuring Brazilian authors and critics. Read More...