College and University Outreach
At the college and university level, the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) shares its expertise on Latin America and the Caribbean with faculty and students from other two and four-year institutes. This is accomplished through the following:
Summer Library Research Fellowships
CLAS holds an annual open competition for Summer Library Research Fellowships for faculty members from two- and four-year educational institutions in the U.S. (no University of Pittsburgh faculty) who do not have access to extensive Latin American library resources. Fellows must spend at least a week at the University of Pittsburgh utilizing the Eduardo Lozano Latin American Library Collection and other resources on Latin America.
- Application Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2013
Workshops and Conferences
CLAS conducts workshops for faculty of colleges and universities in the tri-state area. A few examples are: " Languages in the Professional Schools " Individuals and their Global Communities "Changing Paradigms of Identity " Panel discussion with visiting Mothers of May Plaza (Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo), Buenos Aires, Argentina " Nicaragua's Presidential Election: The Role of the Media and Implications for the Hemisphere.
The Center's newsletter, CLASicos includes important national and international information on Latin American studies and is distributed to over 2,500 individuals and institutions in the U.S. and overseas.
Film and Lecture Series
CLAS sponsors an annual film and lecture series. Films focusing on Latin American topics and countries of the region are presented in the evenings and on weekends. Throughout the academic year University of Pittsburgh and visiting faculty participate in a Latin American and Caribbean lecture series. The topics are presented from the points of view of many disciplines and professional schools and open to discussion by faculty and students.
Resource Lending Library
CLAS maintains a collection of instructional resources on Latin America and the Caribbean available at the university, secondary, and upper elementary levels for classroom use. The resources include maps, videos, slide sets, books, lessons, and curriculum guides. A catalog, Latin American Studies Resource Directory, resides on the website and is available in hardcopy.