News and Announcements

CLAS-Affiliated Faculty Reflect on Porfirio Díaz on the Centennial of His Death

Emilio Kourí and Mauricio Tenorio are featured in Mexican magazines Proceso and Nexos on the occasion of the 100-year anniversary of Porfirio Díaz's death (July 2, 1915).

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CLAS Student Affairs Coordinator Jamie Gentry Wins Award

CLAS Student Affairs Coordinator Jamie Gentry has been presented with the 2015 Marlene F. Richman Award for Excellence and Dedication in Service to Students. The award was created in honor of Marlene F. Richman, who served students with extraordinary commitment and caring during a career that spanned four decades. Marlene was a revered career counselor for 36 years and the Resident Master of Burton-Judson during her career at the University of Chicago.

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Mauricio Tenorio (History) Wins Book Awards for "I Speak of the City"

Professor of History and former CLAS Director Mauricio Tenorio has won two prestigious book awards for I Speak of the City: Mexico City at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2012).

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CLAS Event in the Chicago Maroon

On February 9, CLAS partnered with the Institute of Politics to organize "The Thaw: What’s Next for U.S.-Cuba Relations," featuring Maria de los Ángeles Torres, director and professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago; Ana Carbonell, Managing Partner of The Factor, Inc., a Florida based public affairs and political strategy consulting firm; and moderator Eddie Arruza, a correspondent and segment host for Chicago Tonight.

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UChicago Feature Article on Claudia Brittenham (Art History)

Art historian Claudia Brittenham, co-author of The Murals of Cacaxtla: The Power of Painting in Ancient Central Mexico (University of Texas Press), discusses her work in Mexico and the importance of art in the UChicago feature story Mexican murals reveal art's power, published on the University's home page on January 5, 2015.

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Opportunity for K–12 and Post-Secondary Educators: Travel to Belize and Tikal

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago, the Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico are pleased to announce a summer 2015 educator travel opportunity to Belize and Tikal (Guatemala).

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Upper Midwest Latin American Studies Initiative Regional Faculty Research-Travel Awards

CLAS offers research-travel awards for faculty members at institutions in Illinois who are engaged in Latin American/Caribbean research projects or conference presentations. As part of our postsecondary outreach program, external faculty members are eligible to compete for modest travel funds.

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Introducing the Blog of the Center for Latin American Studies at UChicago

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