Latin America / Caribbean News
Meg Medina, bestselling Latina author of children’s and young adult fiction, will give the Susan Steinfirst Community Lecture in Children’s Literature on Sunday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. The lecture, hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will be free and open… Read more »
Colin Palmer became the first African-American chair of a major department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when he was appointed to lead the history department in 1986, a post he held until 1991. Before that, he chaired the curriculum in African and Afro-American studies from 1980 to 1988 and for two… Read more »
UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked fourth among large schools on the Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, up three spots from last year. According to the Peace Corps, 70 Tar Heels are currently volunteering around the world. To date, 1,338 Carolina alumni have served in the program.
When doctor of nursing practice student Brittany Alexander sat down to pen an assigned op-ed for her political advocacy class, she tried to write about a topic from her work treating patients at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Infectious Diseases Clinic. But as she began to type, the fears she faced each… Read more »
At an international summit held in Tempe, Arizona, WiderNet became one of 15 organizations to establish a new consortium and issue a declaration of principles for advancing projects, strategies and technologies that can provide access to important digital content for people in places without adequate internet connectivity. Cliff Missen, clinical associate professor at the UNC-Chapel… Read more »
For Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, Global Spotlight Week is a perfect example of the kind of work that he hopes to expand in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s area studies centers. As senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, he oversees the six centers co-sponsoring… Read more »
The Center for Global Initiatives, Institute for the Study of the Americas and Department of Romance Studies join Brandy Arellano and Ayashe Ramey to bring support to Puerto Rico during Spring Break, with a group of students from the Center for Global Initiatives. They are collecting new and lightly used children’s clothing for every age and any size.
The Institute for the Study of the Americas has announced the inaugural publication of its Studies in Latin America series, “Tropical Tongues: Language Ideologies, Endangerment, and Minority Languages in Belize” by Jennifer Carolina Gómez Menjívar and William Noel Salmon. Tropical Tongues examines the precarious state of languages in coastal Belize in the years following independence in… Read more »
The Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge of the Latin American experience in the Western Hemisphere. ISA welcomes Dylan Clark as the new program director for InHerit: Indigenous Heritage Passed to Present. Dylan Clark is an anthropological archaeologist… Read more »