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Latin American Studies Research Awards

Story posted February 20, 2014

Established in 2000 by the Latin American Studies Committee, and funded by the office of the Dean for Academic Affairs, the LAS Research Award Program supports student research in Mexico, Central or South America, the Caribbean, or on Latinos and Latinas in the United States. The awards are intended to increase understanding and awareness of the region among sophomores and juniors majoring in any academic discipline …

Cuban Filmmaker Miguel Coyula Visits Bowdoin

Story posted February 15, 2014

Professor Nadia Celis, the Department of Romance Languages, and the Programs of Latin American Studies and Film Studies invite everyone to the screening of the movie Memorias del desarrollo(Memories of Overdevelopment), main feature of the opening night of the “World Cinema Film Screenings”. The screening will be held in Kresge Auditorium, on Monday, February 17 at 7 pm, and will be followed by a conversation with director Miguel Coyula. Miguel Coyula (Havana, 1977) is one of the most accomplished and internationally acclaimed Independent Filmmakers from Cuba …

Alumni Focus: An Interview with Amelia Fiske ‘06

Story posted July 15, 2013

Alumni Focus: An Interview with Amelia Fiske ‘06

Student Focus: An Interview with Call Nichols

Story posted July 15, 2013

Student Focus: An Interview with Call Nichols

Student Focus: An Interview with Juan Del Toro

Story posted July 15, 2013

Student Focus: An Interview with Juan Del Toro

Experiences Abroad: An integrated approach to local development in Jardim Canada, Brazil

Story posted July 15, 2013

Experiences Abroad: An integrated approach to local development in Jardim Canada, Brazil

Learning through Community Engagement in Latin American and Latino Communities

Story posted July 15, 2013

Learning through Community Engagement in Latin American and Latino Communities

Faculty Focus: An Interview with Carolyn Wolfenzon

Story posted July 15, 2013

Faculty Focus: An Interview with Carolyn Wolfenzon

Faculty News from the LAS Newsletter 2013

Story posted July 15, 2013

Faculty News from the LAS Newsletter 2013

Latin American Studies Research Awards

Story posted January 24, 2013

Latin American Studies Research Awards

Faculty Focus: An Interview with Nadia Celis

Story posted July 24, 2012

Faculty Focus: An Interview with Nadia Celis

Faculty News from the LAS Newsletter 2012

Story posted July 24, 2012

Faculty News from the LAS Newsletter 2012

Learning in Latino and Latin American Communities through Summer Fellowships and Service Experiences

Story posted July 10, 2012

Learning in Latino and Latin American Communities through Summer Fellowships and Service Experiences

An Interview with Kristopher Klein '12 by Enrique Yepes

Story posted July 10, 2012

An Interview with Kristopher Klein ‘12 by Enrique Yepes

An Interview with Michelle Greet, '93, By Allen Wells, Roger Howell, Jr. Professor of History

Story posted July 10, 2012

Alumni Focus: An Interview with Michelle Greet, '93

Faculty Focus: A conversation with Michael Birenbaum Quintero

Story posted May 04, 2012

Faculty Focus:  A conversation with Michael Birenbaum  Quintero

Student Focus: An interview with Sean Campos '10

Story posted May 04, 2012

Student Focus: An interview with Sean Campos '10

Student Focus: An interview with Jamilah Gregory '10

Story posted May 04, 2012

Student Focus: An interview with Jamilah Gregory '10

Paula Marcela Moreno Zapata Lecture - Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Story posted March 02, 2012

Paula Marcela Moreno Zapata
Lecture “The Place of Expressive Culture in Policy”
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

LASO Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Story posted November 13, 2011

LASO Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

2011 Issue of LAS Noticias

Story posted November 05, 2011

2011 Issue of LAS Noticias

An Interview with Nell Sears '97, By Allen Wells, Roger Howell, Jr. Professor of History

Story posted September 22, 2011

Nell Sears is Principal of Paul Cuffee School in Providence, R.I. She graduated in 1997 with a BA in History (at the time, Bowdoin didn’t offer a major in Latin American Studies).

Bowdoin's Afro-Colombian Marimba Band One-of-a-Kind

Story posted May 25, 2011

It is the only college-based Afro-Colombian marimba band outside of Colombia.

Kemp Symposium Keynote Speaker: José Moya, May 6

Story posted April 14, 2011

José Moya will be delivering the keynote address for the first Kemp Symposium.  His lecture, “Anarchism:  The Internationalist Working-Class Movement that Wanted to Emancipate Humanity” is drawn from his current research on the transnational history of anarchism at the turn-of-the-twentieth century.

Students Participate in Service and Leadership Projects

Story posted April 06, 2011

Each spring students have the opportunity to participate in Alternative Spring Break programs. Students are engaged in direct service relating to issues such as poverty, affordable housing, health and education, students live and work in communities with which they otherwise may have little contact …

Cuba Week 2011

Story posted March 24, 2011

The Brunswick Trinidad Sister City Association promotes creative and constructive non-political interactions with the people of our sister community in Cuba.

"These Saving Words: A Poet's Reflection on the Chicano Experience" by Tino Villanueva, April 18

Story posted March 23, 2011

"These Saving Words: A Poet’s Reflection on the Chicano Experience" by Tino Villanueva

Richard Sherman, '02

Story posted March 14, 2011

Since completing a Master's Degree program in Latin American Studies at Indiana University, Richard has been working in the Admissions Office of California University of Pennsylvania. One of his chief responsibilities is improving access to higher education for Hispanic/Latino students …

Mariana Cruz Takes Bowdoin Students to Present at Youth, Identity, and Transnational Flows Conference

Story posted March 09, 2011

Mariana Cruz takes Bowdoin Students to Present at "Youth, Migration, and Transanational Flows" conference at Cornell University.

Research Grant Applications Being Accepted

Story posted March 04, 2011

The Latin American Studies Committee invites applications for this year's research grant program in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Pedro De La Rosa '96

Story posted January 26, 2011

I have been working for Save the Children for the last six years. After spending 2.5 years in Sudan working on health programs, I moved to Nicaragua where I helped unify Save the Children USA, Norway and Canada into a single organization.

Ivy Blackmore '07

Story posted January 26, 2011

WeavingIn August 2007 I joined the Peace Corps and served for two and a half years in a small rural village in the mountains of Nicaragua. I facilitated projects from soil conservation and community micro banks to making chicken coops and introducing an improved model of cooking stove...

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