CLAS@Pitt Weekly Newsletter--February 21, 2018

CLAS@Pitt Weekly Newsletter--February 21, 2018

 
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NOTE: All announcements and events are listed by chronological date.

New feature: If you would like to add CLAS sponsored events to your personal (OUTLOOK or GOOGLE) calendars, please click on event page or http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list (events are listed in chronological order).
 



February 22, 2018

Panoramas Round Table Discussion

To read more on the issue, click here

4:00 pm
CLAS Reception Area
Pizza will be provided!

For more informationROD39@pitt.edu 
 
Panoramas is a forum dedicated to spreading innovative research and ideas about Latin America to an academically oriented audience. Click here to subscribe to Panorama's weekly newsletter.


February 23, 2018

Networking Meeting:

Variance in the Latino Voting Turnout: Education, Income, and Voting Restrictions
by
Dr. Scott Morgenstern
1:00 P.M.
A521 Crabtree Hall

http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/variance-latino-voting-turnout-education-income-and-voting-restrictions

 



February 23, 2018

Lecture
La Tierra y el Agua en los Andes (The lecture is in Spanish)
The land and the water in the Andes
by
Francisco Carranza Romero (Native Quechua speaker from Áncash, Peru)

For more information, contact: Martha Mantilla at martham@pitt.edu 
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/la-tierra-y-el-agua-en-los-andes-land-and-water-andes

This talk is about the Andean conception about land, water, and the greater nature, from a realist approach and a fantastic realism based perspective.

Sponsored by: The Center for Latin American Studies and the University Library Systems at the University of Pittsburgh.

 



February 26, 2018

Lecture
Narrating the 'Righteous in the Colombian Armed Conflict': A Civil Pedagogy of Solidarity for Highly Polarized and Deeply Divided Societies
by
Dr. Carlo Tognato
Universidad Nacional, Colombia (Director, Center for Social Studies, National University of Colombia)

         5:30 p.m.
        4130 Posvar Hall

For more information: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/narrating-righteous-colombian-armed-conflict-civil-pedagogy-solidarity-highly-polarized-and

Explanation of photos: One is Carlos Alfonso Velazquez, former coronel of the Colombia Army, one of the first whistleblowers about the collaboration of the Army with paramilitarism and the other, Álvaro Delgado, former member of the Central Committee of the Colombian Communist Party, who pushed a motion in the 1980 against the FARC's armed struggle and the combination of all forms of struggle. Both were wiped out from their respective institutions as a result of their act of generosity for other fellow-citizens who did not necessarily belong to their own groups or institutions. Their actions were meant to protect them and they sacrificed their career and their livelihood for their act of solidarity.The other two photos on the left are images of victims.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh.

 


Conference 3/19

Seminar on Cultures of the Lusosphere

For submission of abstracts and more infomation about the seminar, visit:
https://www
.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/lusosphere-seminar

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature, European Studies Center, The University Center for Int'l Studies and the Brazilian Consulate in NY. 

 



March 20, 2018

Film Series: 
CLAS-Cine Latinoamericano/CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018  

La Tempestad  (Tatiana Huezo, 2016, Chile)
G-23 Public Health Building
6:30 p.m. Pizza
7:00 p.m. Movie

Official Trailer:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPxXzolGr6Q 

English subtitles

For more information on this film and others: https://clascinema.weebly.com/ or 
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list  
     
Sponsored by: The Center for Latin American Studies and the Spanish Film Club by Pragda.

 



Conference 03/21 and 03/22
 

FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN BORGES STUDIES

With participation from Alberto Manguel, Maria Julia Rossi, Sylvia Saitta, German Alvarez, Mariela Bianco, Alfredo Alonso Estenoz, Laura Rosato.

For program information, visit:
http://www.hispanic.pitt.edu/sites/default/files/Future%20of%20Borges%20Studies%20version%20for%20program.pdf

 

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the  Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh.

 



Conference 03/23 and 03/24    
 
THE LATIN AMERICAN & PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE
March 23 and 24, 2018
free and open to the public.
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/keynote-speaker
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/laspp/conference-program

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr. Carlos E. Ponce, Director, Freedom House-Latin America
Dr. Carlos E. Ponce is the director for Latin America programs at Freedom House. Ponce previously worked as the General Coordinator for the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Democracy, and has been a consultant for a variety of organizations focused on strengthening civil society, developing mechanisms to protect human rights defenders, and solidifying democratic institutions in the region.
 
Ponce is also  a member of the Steering Committee of the World Movement for Democracy, the ISC of the Community of Democracies, and is the General Coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Democracy.  He received a Ph.D in Law and Policy from Northeastern University, and also holds Master’s degree in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, a Master of Arts degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University, a JD from the Andres Bello Catholic University.

 



Conference 03/27 and 03/28
 Asia/LA Conference (Asian Studies and CLAS)

 


March 29-30, 2018

John Beverley: International Symposium
University of Pittsburgh – University Club

In recognition of Professor John Beverley’s retirement next year, the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures is hosting an international symposium titled, "JOHN BEVERLEY AND THE URGENCY OF LATIN AMERICANISM IN TIMES OF CONFLICTING GLOBALIZATION".
http://www.hispanic.pitt.edu/news-story/john-beverley-international-symposium

 



April 03, 2018

Film Series: 
CLAS-Cine Latinoamericano/CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018

Red Gringo 
(Miguel Angel Vidaurre, 2016, Chile)
English subtitles
G-23 Public Health Building
6:30 p.m. Pizza
7:00 p.m. Movie

Official Trailerhttps://www.traileraddict.com/gringo-rojo/trailer

For more information on this film and others:
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list  
     
Sponsored by: The Center for Latin American Studies and the Spanish Film Club by Pragda.

 


April 5, 2018
Symposium
XVI Undergraduate Research Symposium


Undergraduate Opportunity!
Call for Papers (Deadline for submissions: March 12, 2018)

Submit a 150-200 word abstract to the following address:
hllugrad@pitt.edu

 

Sponsored by: The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), the Honors College and the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

 



April 6, 2018

Symposium 

Documenting Diasporas: Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Latinos

1:00-6:00 p.m.
4130 Posvar Hall
For more information, email: pittmrv@gmail.com or lavst12@pitt.edu

http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/documenting-diasporas-afro-latin-americans-and-afro-latinos

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Africana Studies.

 


April 14, 2018

Latin American & Caribbean Festival (CLAS)
Noon--8:00 p.m.
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/festival 
First Floor of Posvar Hall and Patio
Free and open to the public.



April 17, 2018

Film Series: 
CLAS-Cine Latinoamericano/CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018

       
Panama Canal Stories (2014, Panama)
Official Trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw6JruZ0D_g
English subtitles
G-23 Public Health Building
6:30 p.m. Pizza
 7:00 p.m. Movie

For more information on this film and others:
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list  
     
Sponsored by: The Center for Latin American Studies and the Spanish Film Club by Pragda.

 
 


Other Pitt Events   (Back to top)

Let us know about events going on in the community. We will publish community events in our weekly updates and email newsletter.
To submit events, visit:
 http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/content/community-events-form

Other Pitt Events(not sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies) 
Pittsburgh Community Events Form

NOTE: All announcements and events are listed in chronological order.


 
 

English Language Institute

For more information on programs, visit: http://pre.eli.pitt.edu/english-second-language-esl-programs-study

For over 50 years, the English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of Pittsburgh has been teaching English as a second language courses for international students with a variety of language needs. The ELI has a rich assortment of courses to help  students reach their educational goals.


 


 

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News from Dr. Jerome Branche, Chair, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures:

Post/Colonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Black Atlantic
(Routledge 2018).

 



Call for Nominations: 2018 Seligson Prize

The Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) at Vanderbilt University announces a competition for this year’s Seligson Prize.


 
The Seligson Prize is awarded annually to the best scholarship (paper, book, dissertation, or other scholarly work) using LAPOP’s AmericasBarometer data that was published or finalized in the prior two calendar years. The prize is named in honor of Mitchell Seligson, the founder of LAPOP and a pioneer in the study of public opinion in Latin America.
 
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 award. Nominated works must make extensive use of AmericasBarometer data and have a publication date in 2016 or 2017, either in print or online. All are welcome to nominate or self-nominate a scholarly work for consideration by emailing a copy of the work to lapop@vanderbilt.edu. The 2018 award committee is comprised of Andy Baker of the University of Colorado at Boulder (chair), Alisha Holland of Princeton University, and Virginia Oliveros of Tulane University.
 
Nominations will be accepted until March 15, 2018. We expect to announce the winner of the 2018 Seligson Prize in May. The winner will receive $250.
 
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Convocatoria para nominaciones: Premio Seligson 2018
 
El Proyecto de Opinión Pública de América Latina (LAPOP, por sus siglas en inglés) de Vanderbilt University, anuncia el concurso por el Premio Seligson de este año.
 
El Premio Seligson se otorga anualmente al mejor estudio académico (artículo, libro, disertación u otro trabajo académico) que use datos del Barómetro de las Américas de LAPOP y que haya sido publicado o finalizado durante los últimos dos años calendario. El premio se otorga en honor a Mitchell Seligson, fundador de LAPOP y pionero en el estudio de la opinión pública en América Latina.
 
Las nominaciones para el premio 2018 se están aceptando actualmente. Los trabajos nominados deben hacer uso extensivo de los datos del Barómetro de las Américas y deben tener una fecha de publicación de 2016 o 2017, ya sea en una publicación impresa o en línea. Todas las personas son bienvenidas para nominar trabajos académicos para su consideración, ya sean de otra persona o propios, enviando vía correo electrónico una copia del trabajo a lapop@vanderbilt.edu. El comité del premio 2018 está compuesto por Andy Baker de University of Colorado, Boulder (presidente), Alisha Holland de Princeton University y Virginia Oliveros de Tulane University.
 
Las nominaciones serán aceptadas hasta el 15 de marzo de 2018. Esperamos anunciar el ganador del Premio Seligson 2018 en mayo. El ganador recibirá $250 dólares.
 

From Hillman Library:  
 
Requests from researchers has led the ULS to do a trial of Gale’s Archives of Sexuality & Gender databases. 

Briefly, they cover primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. 

We welcome your feedback on this database.  Please send it to:   martham@pitt.edu  

Password: upitt_main 


Trial: Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Part 1,          
URL: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/upitt_main?db=AHSI&id=upitt_main
upitt_main

Trial: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Part 2,         
URL: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/upitt_main?db=AHSI&id=upitt_main

 



News from Dr. Diego Chaves-Gnecco, CLAS Faculty, Program Director and Founder, SALUD PARA NIÑOS, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
for photo rights, click on photo.
Diego Chaves-Gnecco, associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and director and founder of the program SALUD Para Niños at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC received the F. Edwards Rushton CATCH Award at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition. Named in honor of F. Edwards Rushton, Sr., this award honors pediatricians who collaborate within their communities to increase children’s access to healthcare and other needed services. Chaves-Gnecco is the first Latino pediatrician to receive this recognition, as well as the first to be awarded for a resident CATCH grant.

In 2002, Chaves-Gnecco created the first bilingual pediatric clinic at Children’s Hospital. With funding from his 2004 resident CATCH grant, Chaves-Gnecco expanded the program to provide an option for uninsured Hispanic children, and then officially named the program SALUD (Students, residents, faculty And Latinos United against health Disparities) Para Niños. Since then, the number of children enrolled has increased from 45 to over 1,000 children served, with more than 1,650 health visits a year.



Faculty Development Seminar
Humanizing the Global, Globalizing the Human Migration

The Global Studies Center is conducting (in cooperation with the Humanities Center) a faculty development seminar focusing on the theme of mirgration. This seminar is part of our ongoing Humanizing the Global, Globalizing the Human initiative. The purpose of this seminar is to bring colleagues from the humanities and the social sciences (as well as cognate professional schools) together for a series of lectures and workshops in which they will jointly explore questions that highlight the urgency of thinking globally about the humanities and humanistically about globalization.

These public lectures are open to a wide, interdisciplinary audience composed of faculty, graduate students and undergraduates, as well as interested parties from outside the university. If you are interested in joining the seminar, please send a brief note and a cv to Veronica Dristas, Associate Director of the Global Studies Center by 1 November 2017. (We ask that seminar participants not miss more than one of the four sessions.)  Past participants are also welcome to apply.

Throught the year, we bring internationally-renowned scholars to campus to speak to our theme from their own (inter)disciplinary perspectives. In addition, each will lead a workshop with faculty participants of the seminar the following Friday morning (from 9-11am; coffee and pastries provided!)

Each of our four guest lecturers will present their public seminar on a Thursday afternoon at 4:30pm, in the Humanities Center (601 CL).

  • November 16th, 2017, Sergio Delgado, [Romance Languages and Literature, Harvard University] "The Labors in Landscape, or the False Protagonism of Globalization"
  • January 25th, 2018, Martina Tazzioli, [Geography, Swansea University] "Biopolitics, Mobility, and the Politics of Migrant Dispersal"
  • February 15th, 2018, Susan Bibler Coutin, [Criminology, Law and Society and Anthropology, UC Irvine] "Exiled Home: Salvadoran Transnational Youth in the Aftermath of Violence"
  • March 15th, 2018, Michael White, [Sociology, Populations Studies and Training Center, Brown University] "Whose Golden Door? The Global Challenge of Migration"

    For further information about previous lectures in the Humanizing the Global, Globalizing the Human series, click here.
     



    Library Travel Research Grants--Univ. of Florida (Faculty researchers from other US colleges and universities) 

    The University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies is sponsoring Library Travel Research Grants for Spring & Summer 2018.

    Their purpose is to enable faculty researchers from other U.S. colleges and universities to use the extensive resources of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) in the University of Florida Libraries (www.uflib.ufl.edu/lacc ), thereby enhancing its value as a national resource. The grants are funded by a Title VI National Resource Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

    Various authors have acknowledged the importance of the travel grant and the LACC in completing their research projects (over 20 books published with such acknowledgments since 2010).

    Seven or more travel grants of up to $1000 each will be made to cover travel and lodging expenses. Grantees are expected to remain in Gainesville for at least one week and, following their stay, submit a brief (2–3 pp.) report on how their work at UF Libraries enriched their research project and offer suggestions for possible improvements of the Latin American Collection.

    Please see  http://www.latam.ufl.edu/outreach/library-travel-grants/  for further information and application instructions.

    Application Deadline: We will be accepting applications for Library Travel Grants for Spring & Summer 2018 until February 16, 2018.  

     

    All travel must be completed by July 31, 2018.

     


    CONVOCATORIA!
    La convocatoria para participar en el Cuarto Seminario Internacional de la Red ALC-China que se llevará a cabo el 28-30 de mayo de 2018 en la Ciudad de México.

    Convocatoriahttp://www.redalc-china.org/v21/images/seminario/2018/Convocatoria_Seminario_2018_DEF.pdf

    Home: http://www.redalc-china.org/v21/es-es/?option=com_content&view=article&id=70




    News from Dr. Carmelo Mesa Lago, CLAS Emeritus, Department of Economics:
    VOICES OF CHANGE IN CUBA: BLURBS SUMMARIZED
    “This book is the most comprehensive and well thought-out account of Cuba’s new private sector. It presents a wealth of information that had never before been compiled so systematically” (Jorge I. Domínguez, Professor of Government, Harvard University).

    “A unique treasure. A triumph of scholarship in a country where fieldwork is notoriously difficult to carry out” (Mitchell A. Seligson, Founder of Latin American Public Opinion Project, Vanderbilt University).

    “This book should be read carefully because is of great utility for those interested in Cuba’s non-state sector. It will be required reading for our society, and hopefully motivates researchers to engage in similar projects” (Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva, former Director Center for the Study of Cuban Economy, University of Havana, coeditor of Miradas a la Economía Cubana: Análisis del Sector no Estatal).  

    “A model of innovative academic collaboration between US and Cuban-based scholars, this book is both quantitatively rigorous and qualitatively path breaking. An essential, timely resource for Cuban policymakers and all those interested in Cuba" (Archibald Ritter, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Carleton University Canada, and Ted Henken, Associate Professor of Sociology, Baruch College; co-authors of Entrepreneurial Cuba). 

    “For its scholarly rigor, immense readability and policy-making applications, this is a pioneering volume. It takes a ‘ground-up’ approach relying on interviews with Cubans that speak for themselves” (Lillian Guerra, Waldo Neikirk Professor of Cuban and Caribbean History, University of Florida).
     “The authors capture the interest of the reader through a careful analysis and the testimonies of the protagonists, providing an accurate view of the daily problems of the Cuban society… one of the most significant contributions to the economic and social history of that nation” (Consuelo Naranjo Orovio, Professor and Director Institute of History, Spain’s Higher Council of Scientific Research).

    “The most authoritative, complete and fact-based analysis of Cuba's nascent private sector. A required reading for those interested in the progress and challenges of Cuba's reform process” (Jorge Pérez-López, former Economist, U.S. Department of Labor, author of Cuba's Second Economy).

    “A totally original approach to Cuba’s economy and society. A pioneer book… supported by an excellent field work and reliable statistics and information, a reference volume that will be key to understand the future of Cuba and the evolution of its reforms” (Carlos Malamud, Principal Researcher on Latin America, Royal Institute Elcano of International Studies, Madrid).
    “This excellent book arrives in a crucial moment. It shows new evidence and a variety of experiences among the micro-entrepreneurs of the new economy. ¡A great accomplishment!” (Pavel Vidal Alejandro, Professor of Economics, Universidad Pontificia Javeriana, Colombia).

    “This book is of indisputably importance to understand today Cuba because it examines the emergent non-state economic sector and the obstacles that the state erects to its expansion. It synthetizes the difficult transit of a centrally planned economy to one of socialist market in the 21st century” (Rafael Rojas, History Department, CIDE, Mexico City).

    “This book, in a sharp and meticulous manner, significantly advances our knowledge with rigor and depth. It reveals what the non-economic sector thinks for the country’s future, and provides evidence of the opening happening in Cuba’s academic world towards more economic freedom” (Prof. Manuel Alcántara, Director de FLACSO, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain).

    "A welcome addition to the literature on the Cuban socialist economy of today. The 80 intensive interviews represent a unique accomplishment, given the continuing restrictions to economic freedom" (Alejandro Portes, former President American Sociological Association).

     “Few analysts like Mesa-Lago, profoundly knowledgeable of Cuba’s economy and society, are in the position to immerse in Cuba’s new reality and interpret it, with empathy and rigor. This book, well-documented and vibrant, is indispensable to become acquainted with the Cuba emerging from a process of change” (José Antonio Alonso, Professor of Applied Economics Universidad Complutense Spain).

    “Carmelo Mesa-Lago represents, in his magna oeuvre and impeccable trajectory, Cuba’s national conscience. In this book, he and his colleagues document the current Cuba, the one that could have been, and still may become” (Enrique Krauze, Editor of Letras Libres, Mexico City).

    This book gathers the scarce data available on those in the non-state sector, based on answers from interviews with them, so that they are no longer unknown” (Antonio Santamaría García, Researcher Institute of History, Higher Council of Scientific Research, Spain).
     
    “This timely book casts light on one of the most important yet so far little analyzed effects of Raul Castro’s economic reforms.  It brings together a wealth of detail on the growth of Cuba’s non-state sector, enriched by the voices of Cubans working in this emerging economy. A most welcome contribution to the scholarship on contemporary Cuba” (Maxine Molyneux, Professor of Sociology, University College London.

     
     


    Student Events & Opportunities
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    Certificate information for undergraduate and graduate students:

    The number one priority of the Center for Latin American Studies is its students. CLAS seeks to expand and enrich resources on the Latin American and Caribbean region at the University of Pittsburgh in order to offer its students multidisciplinary academic training programs of the highest quality that complement a degree in a discipline or profession.

    Undergraduate Programs: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/ugrad_programs   
     
    Graduate Programs: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/grad_certificates
     
    To set-up an advising meeting with the CLAS Advisor go to: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/advising
     

     



    April 5, 2018

    Symposium

    XVI Undergraduate Research Symposium


    Undergraduate Opportunity!
    Call for Papers (Deadline for submissions: March 12, 2018)

    Submit a 150-200 word abstract to the following address:
    hllugrad@pitt.edu

     

    Sponsored by: The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), the Honors College and the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

     



    Call for Nominations: 2018 Seligson Prize

    The Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) at Vanderbilt University announces a competition for this year’s Seligson Prize.
     
    The Seligson Prize is awarded annually to the best scholarship (paper, book, dissertation, or other scholarly work) using LAPOP’s AmericasBarometer data that was published or finalized in the prior two calendar years. The prize is named in honor of Mitchell Seligson, the founder of LAPOP and a pioneer in the study of public opinion in Latin America.
     
    Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 award. Nominated works must make extensive use of AmericasBarometer data and have a publication date in 2016 or 2017, either in print or online. All are welcome to nominate or self-nominate a scholarly work for consideration by emailing a copy of the work to lapop@vanderbilt.edu. The 2018 award committee is comprised of Andy Baker of the University of Colorado at Boulder (chair), Alisha Holland of Princeton University, and Virginia Oliveros of Tulane University.
     
    Nominations will be accepted until March 15, 2018. We expect to announce the winner of the 2018 Seligson Prize in May. The winner will receive $250.
     
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    Convocatoria para nominaciones: Premio Seligson 2018
     
    El Proyecto de Opinión Pública de América Latina (LAPOP, por sus siglas en inglés) de Vanderbilt University, anuncia el concurso por el Premio Seligson de este año.
     
    El Premio Seligson se otorga anualmente al mejor estudio académico (artículo, libro, disertación u otro trabajo académico) que use datos del Barómetro de las Américas de LAPOP y que haya sido publicado o finalizado durante los últimos dos años calendario. El premio se otorga en honor a Mitchell Seligson, fundador de LAPOP y pionero en el estudio de la opinión pública en América Latina.
     
    Las nominaciones para el premio 2018 se están aceptando actualmente. Los trabajos nominados deben hacer uso extensivo de los datos del Barómetro de las Américas y deben tener una fecha de publicación de 2016 o 2017, ya sea en una publicación impresa o en línea. Todas las personas son bienvenidas para nominar trabajos académicos para su consideración, ya sean de otra persona o propios, enviando vía correo electrónico una copia del trabajo a lapop@vanderbilt.edu. El comité del premio 2018 está compuesto por Andy Baker de University of Colorado, Boulder (presidente), Alisha Holland de Princeton University y Virginia Oliveros de Tulane University.
     
    Las nominaciones serán aceptadas hasta el 15 de marzo de 2018. Esperamos anunciar el ganador del Premio Seligson 2018 en mayo. El ganador recibirá $250 dólares.



    Spanish Club - Club de Español

    Pitt Spanish Club is a student organization of the University of Pittsburgh with the principal goal of promoting the practice of speaking Spanish. One way we achieve this goal is through conversation tables, which allow students to practice their conversation skills in a relaxed environment twice a week. Additionally, the group promotes Latin American and Hispanic culture through events like dance workshops and cultural nights. The club works with other organizations with ties to Latin American culture in Pittsburgh, like the Center for Latin American Studies and Brazil Nuts. The club involves itself with the local Hispanic community by offering volunteer opportunities.

    E-mail: pittspanishclub@gmail.com
    Website: https://pittspanishclub.weebly.com/  or
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/PittSpanishClub/



    Brazil Nuts Portuguese Club

    Contact E-mail: brazil@pitt.edu


     


    Funding, Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships Opportunities  
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    For other research and study opportunities visit: 

    http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/members/research-study/index.asp

      



    Fellowship
    Calll for proposals for the Richard E. Greenleaf Fellowships at the Latin American Library, Tulane University, for researchers from Latin America and the Caribbean, for 2018-2019.
    Research fellowship information & forms: http://lal.tulane.edu/happenings/fellowships
     



    Internship:
    Organization for American States (OAS) Internship Program:

    • The OAS Internship Program does not offer any payment or stipend. Interns are responsible for all costs associated with travel, housing, maintenance and health insurance.
    • All interns are required to participate in a weekly orientation program coordinated by the Department of Human Resources. A certificate of completion of the internship will be awarded to interns who have attended at least 80% of these activities.
    • As part of the OAS Internship Program, interns are required to fulfill a performance evaluation. This evaluation is done at the end of the internship session.
    • If you live or are studying in the United States with a student visa (F-1) or are a permanent resident or a US citizen, you can participate as a part-time intern (at least 20 hours per week). If you have a visa sponsored by the OAS (G-4) you must participate in a full-time basis (40 hours per week).
    • All interns are required to submit valid proof of insurance before starting the internship.
    • If you have participated in the OAS Internship Program once, you cannot apply again or be accepted in any future internship sessions at the OAS.
    • The information handled by interns during the performance of their duties is confidential; it belongs to the General Secretariat of the OAS and cannot be used for personal or professional gain. http://www.oas.org/en/saf/dhr/internships/


    Fellowship:
    Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Human Rights and Cities: Linking Local and Global--Human Rights and Cities: Linking Local and Global

    http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/members/employment/PITT_02062018.pdf
     



    Undergraduate Opportunity

    The English Opens Doors Program- your students and alumni could volunteer to teach English in Chile!

    It is that time of year again! We are excited to announce that the English Opens Doors Program has opened the applicationhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwP4QqrvunhvT084Rnk1MlVQVnM/view process for its 2018 volunteer services to teach English in Chilean Public schools!
     

    English Opens Doors Program volunteers spend approximately 35 hours per week focusing on developing students’ communicative abilities in English using a dynamic teaching style, facilitating intercultural exchange, and generally making English fun to learn! Volunteers will gain real teaching experience in a Latin American country through a United Nations sponsored program, while simultaneously learning (or improving their) Spanish-language abilities and getting to know an incredible country with a wealth of cultural and geographical beauty. More importantly, the English Opens Doors Program will give volunteers the opportunity to make a positive impact in a public school community, and to change their own lives in the process.

    For more information:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwP4QqrvunhvT084Rnk1MlVQVnM/view 
     



     Graduate Student Funding Opportunities

    Are you currently working on efforts to improve the health of those from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds?

    The Center for Health Equity (CHE) in the Graduate School of Public Health (Pitt Public Health) offers several funding opportunities for those working to address health disparities and health inequity. Projects of interest include those focused on improving the health of those who face social or economic obstacles to health due to their race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, mental health, cognitive, sensory, or physical disability, sexual orientation, geography, or other characteristics linked to discrimination or health inequity.
    For more information visit: http://www.healthequity.pitt.edu/funding-opportunities

     



    Heinz Fellows Program
    The Heinz Fellows Program offers an extraordinary, year-long opportunity for forward-thinking, social justice-oriented individuals who are interested in the future of education. Fellows will work in collaboration with each other to support students while building the knowledge and skills to work in urban schools.
    More information: http://www.cue.pitt.edu/heinz
      
     



    Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Fellowships

    https://www.caorc.org/fellowships

    Fostering research projects across national boundaries

    Founded in 1981, the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is a private nonprofit federation of independent overseas research centers (ORCs) that promote advanced research, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on the conservation and recording of cultural heritage and the understanding and interpretation of modern societies. CAORC fosters research projects across national boundaries, encourages collaborative research and programmatic and administrative coherence among member centers, and works to expand their resource base and service capacity. CAORC member centers maintain a permanent presence in the host countries where they operate—in Europe, Latin America, the Near and Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and West Africa.

    The centers are the primary vehicle through which American scholars carry out research vital to our understanding of and intersection with other cultures. Some centers have existed for over a century while others were founded in the decades following World War II in response to American scholarly needs and host country invitations. Nearly four hundred American universities, colleges, and museums hold multiple memberships in the centers which serve their institutional members, individual fellows and members, and affiliated scholars through a broad range of research- and teaching-support services. Funding is awarded from sources including the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Smithsonian Institution, as well as from private foundations and individuals.

     


    Organizations   (Back to top)


    NOTE: These are organizations from around the country, the world and locally, we recommend that you visit their website for information about their events, and opportunities!

    Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA)
    Americas Society (AS)

    Is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.   http://www.as-coa.org/
     


    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

    The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is the oldest international affairs think tank in the United States and the first global think tank. For updates and information about events and topics visit: http://carnegieendowment.org/programs/
     


     
    Department of Music at the University of Pittsburgh

    For more information about tickets and events visit: http://www.music.pitt.edu/ or http://www.music.pitt.edu/events
     


    Council Hemispheric Affairs

    Founded in 1975, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), a nonprofit, tax-exempt independent research and information organization, was established to promote the common interests of the hemisphere, raise the visibility of regional affairs and increase the importance of the inter-American relationship, as well as encourage the formulation of rational and constructive U.S. policies towards Latin America. In 1982, COHA’s board of trustees voted to expand its mandate to include monitoring Canadian/Latin American relations.

    Since its inception, COHA has been one of the most active and broadest-based U.S. private bodies dealing with the entire spectrum of political, economic and diplomatic issues, as well as responding to the economic and political challenges confronting the nations of this hemisphere. From its beginnings, COHA’s board consisted of the leadership of some of this country’s most important trade unions, professional organizations and religious groups, as well as distinguished civic and academic figures, who joined together to advance their common belief in support of representative government and pluralistic institutions throughout the hemisphere.
    For more information contact: http://www.coha.org/
     


    Global Links

    Global Links is a medical relief and development organization dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship and improving health in resource-poor communities, primarily in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our two-fold mission provides hospitals with a socially and environmentally beneficial alternative to sending hundreds of tons of still-useful surplus materials to landfills.

    Hospitals and clinics in under-served communities often lack the supplies and equipment necessary to provide even basic care to their patients, resulting in needless suffering and deaths. At the same time, the US healthcare industry generates a staggering amount of medical surplus which, without intervention, is destined to pile up in our landfills.

    Global Links' innovative model of recovery and reuse connects these two social problems in a way that helps to solve both, creating a "virtuous circle" that converts an environmental burden to a life-saving purpose. For information about events and programs visit: http://www.globallinks.org/
     


    Latin American Council of Social Science

    The Latin American Council of Social Science (CLACSO is a non-govermental international organization with UNESCO associate status, established in 1967. We currently bring together 394 research centers and graduate school in the field of social sciences and humanities n 26 Latin American countries, North America and Europe.
    http://www.clacso.org.ar/


     
    Latin American Perspectives

    is a theoretical and scholarly journal for discussion and debate on the political economy of capitalism, imperialism, and socialism in the Americas. For more than forty years, it has published timely, progressive analyses of the social forces shaping contemporary Latin America. http://latinamericanperspectives.com/


     

    Latinamerican Press 

    Mission: To produce independent and reliable information and analysis about Latin America and the Caribbean with an emphasis on the problems and situations that affect the human rights of vulnerable and marginalized sectors of the population, and distribute it among individuals—and strengthen the communications skills of social leaders and leaders of opinion—groups and forums whose work has the power to contribute to the construction of more inclusive and just societies.
    http://www.lapress.org/contents.asp?niv=1&item=1



    Latin American Student Association (LASA)

    Forum: The fall 2017 issue of the LASA Forum is now available for viewing online. This brief issue includes two timely essays on the crisis in Venezuela. Members can also view the new LASA membership dues and an explanation of the new dues structure. Also, the LASA2018 program co-chair shares updates on the upcoming LASA Congress in Barcelona.


     

    Latin American Research Review (LARR)

    The Latin American Research Review (LARR) is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.
     
    The Latin American Research Review now has a blog, hosted by the information platform Panoramas at the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, highlighting recent and forthcoming articles: see the LARR blog.
     
    LARR was founded in 1965 by a consortium of U.S. universities. When the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) was established the following year, LARR and LASA merged, with the journal becoming the association's official scholarly journal.

    Starting at University of Texas at Austin in 1965, the editorship moved to the University of North Carolina in 1974, and then to the University of New Mexico in 1982 before returning to the University of Texas at Austin in 2003.Dr. Philip Oxhorn at McGill University was editor in chief from 2006 to 2016. The new editor in chief, starting in 2017, is Professor Aníbal Pérez-Liñán at the University of Pittsburgh.
     
    Beginning in 2017, LARR is open access and online-only at larrlasa.org. No subscription is needed to access new content.



    OLA (Observatory in Latin America—Observatorio Latino Americano)
    The broad objectives of OLA are to:
    •Improve academic and public understanding by observing and studying the processes of political and economic change underway in Latin America.

    •Foster a public dialogue between and within the United States and Latin America about the challenges of building social democracy in a globalized world, including creating opportunities for Latin American leaders to directly express their views to audiences in the United States.

    •Collaborate with Latin American institutions to further these objectives within countries across the Hemisphere by linking and mobilizing ideas and institutions.
    For events visit: http://observatorylatinamerica.org/
     


    The Economic Commission for Latin America CEPAL (news)

    The Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA) -the Spanish acronym is CEPAL- was established by Economic and Social Council resolution 106(VI) of 25 February 1948 and began to function that same year. The scope of the Commission's work was later broadened to include the countries of the Caribbean, and by resolution 1984/67 of 27 July 1984, the Economic Council decided to change its name to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); the Spanish acronym, CEPAL, remains unchanged.
     
    ECLAC, which is headquartered in Santiago, Chile, is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was founded with the purpose of contributing to the economic development of Latin America, coordinating actions directed towards this end, and reinforcing economic ties among countries and with other nations of the world. The promotion of the region's social development was later included among its primary objectives.
     
    In June 1951, the Commission established the ECLAC subregional headquarters in Mexico City, which serves the needs of the Central American subregion, and in December 1966, the ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean was founded in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. In addition, ECLAC maintains country offices in Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo and Bogotá, as well as a liaison office in Washington, D.C. https://www.cepal.org/en 
     


    The Chronicle of Higher Education

    The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle has more than 70 writers, editors, and international correspondents. http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5
     


    The Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh

    The Humanities Center has been running for seven years.  Its vitality derives from the energy of Pitt’s faculty and students in the humanities and associated departments. Thanks to all the hundreds whose scholarly and intellectual passions generate the proposals and fuel the participation that together make a flourishing center. For more information: http://www.humcenter.pitt.edu/
     


    The World History Center, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh

    The World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh emphasizes research, teaching, and international collaboration on the global past, with attention to policies for the global future. The Center, directed by Patrick Manning, is located in the Department of History and is affiliated with the Global Studies Center and the University Center for International Studies.
    http://www.worldhistory.pitt.edu/index.php
     


    World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

    The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of key contemporary international issues throughout Western Pennsylvania. Established in 1931, the Council is committed to informing opinion leaders and decision-makers about developments around the world as they unfold, and to educating them about the relevance of such developments to the region.

    The Council also has a special focus on secondary schools throughout the region, and works to give students and teachers a more nuanced understanding of the global issues of our time. https://www.worldpittsburgh.org/
     

     


    Community Events   (Back to top)
    NOTE: All announcements and events are listed in chronological order.

    Let us know about events going on in the community. We will publish community events in our weekly updates and email newsletter.

    To submit events, visit: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/content/community-events-form

    Other Pitt Events (not sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies)

    Pittsburgh Community Events Form



    Scholarship 

    The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PMAHCC) Foundation Scholarship Program accepts applications for the annual scholarship program from January 1 until April 30 for the scholastic year starting in the fall. Students must respond to all PMAHCCF requests for verification and transcripts in order to be eligible.
     
    Grant amounts are evaluated for each applicant depending on individual need or merit; and the foundation available funds. Not all applicants will be selected as recipients.

    For more information, visit: http://pmahcc.wildapricot.org/page-18253 

    QUALIFICATIONS
     
    To be eligible to apply to the scholarship program, applicants must:

    •Currently attend, enrolled in or accepted into in an accredited post-high school educational institution** including 2 or 4 year college or university or vocational, technical or trade school in the United States or its territories
     
    •Currently reside or have certain and established plans to reside in one of the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Westmoreland or Washington County
     
    •Demonstrate unmet financial need of at least $1,000 after the financial aid award package has been determined
     
    •Have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry (at least one of applicant’s grandparents must be Hispanic)
     
    •Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
     
    •Enroll as a full-time student
     
    •Community involvement is preferred
     
    ** Approved accredited institutions are defined as Title IV eligible, accredited, post-secondary two- or four-year



    Every Thursday!
    https://www.facebook.com/LatinoCommunityCenter/

     



    Butler Area Public Library
    (Spanish resources)
    For more information: 
    jtulba@gmail.com 

     



    For more information:
    https://www.carnegielibrary.org/event/lets-speak-english-2/2016-04-20/ 

     




    SALUD PARA NINOS UPDATES, NEWS AND FUTURE EVENTS

    This is a trilingual newsletter in English, Spanish and Portuguese. For list of events, visit:  http://www.chp.edu/our-services/spanish-clinic/en-espanol
     



     

    Call for Papers and Conference Information  
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    For other conferences opportunities visit: 

    http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/members/conferences/index.asp


     

    April 5, 2018

    Symposium

    XVI Undergraduate Research Symposium


    Undergraduate Opportunity!
    Call for Papers (Deadline for submissions: March 12, 2018)

    Submit a 150-200 word abstract to the following address:
    hllugrad@pitt.edu

     

    Sponsored by: The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), the Honors College and the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.
     



    Américas call for submissions
    Américas: The Johns Hopkins Journal of Latin American Studies, is currently accepting submissions for its 2018 publication. Our mission is to provide a multi-disciplinary forum for students, scholars and policy-makers from all over the world to present and discuss articles pertaining to Latin America, its issues and its diaspora.
     
    We would like to invite students from University of Pittsburgh's Latin American Studies department to submit any papers they have written to be considered for publication in this year’s edition of Américas. It is an excellent opportunity for students looking to have their work published in an academic journal. All manuscripts should follow the Chicago Manual of style and be submitted to entries@americasjhu.org no later than February 18, 2018.
    https://americasjhu.org/2017/01/04/submit-to-americas-volume-vi/


    CONVOCATORIA!
    La convocatoria para participar en el Cuarto Seminario Internacional de la Red ALC-China que se llevará a cabo el 28-30 de mayo de 2018 en la Ciudad de México.

    Convocatoriahttp://www.redalc-china.org/v21/images/seminario/2018/Convocatoria_Seminario_2018_DEF.pdf

    Home: http://www.redalc-china.org/v21/es-es/?option=com_content&view=article&id=70


     



     

     


    Employment Opportunities  (Back to top)

    For other employment opportunities, visit: 
    http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/members/employment/index.asp

     


    Vice President and Chief Operating Officer--The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
    http://storbeckpimentel.com/resources/uploads/institution/ACLS.VicePresident.PD.pdf
     

    Assistant Professor - Human Rights, Peace, and Justice in Latin America--University of Florida
    http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/505836/assistant-professor-human-rights-peace-and-justice-in-latin-america

     



    Programme Manager in charge of Generation and Transfer of Knowledge at the Service of the Bi-regional Partnership--European Union – Latin America and Caribbean Foundation (EU-LAC Foundation)
    https://eulacfoundation.org/sites/eulacfoundation.org/files/files/PM_PublicationKnowledge_%20Service_Bi-regional_Partnership.pdf

    Curator for Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Studies
    For information about this position, visit:
    https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/9966/curator-for-latin-american%2c-iberian%2c-and-latino-studies/job?mobile=false&width=750&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240


    Logistics Coordinator
    D.T. Gruelle Company's core business philosophy is customer satisfaction. We are result driven, and bring solutions to our clients in a proactive and timely manner. Where others classify specialty logistics as an extra add-on feature to their services, we give every shipment the attention it deserves.
     
    Special handling and knowledge of complex international financial transactions are at our clients full disposal on every shipment. D.T. Gruelle Company has complete integration of supply chain auditing and security via our C-TPAT training and certification, compliance resources, customs brokerage and freight forwarding experience and insurance partnerships. The depth and breadth of D.T. Gruelle Company is behind our clients on an all inclusive basis during the transaction. We offer these services with very simple, transparent and competitive pricing.
     
    Logistics Agent-Freight Forwarding
    The ideal candidate in the Logistics Coordinator role, must possess the ability to process cargo for export adhering to the instructions provided. Follow interdepartmental instructions along with directions from foreign offices to prepare the shipment for domestic or export and smooth customer clearance at destination.
    Position Responsibilities:
    Coordinate domestic and International shipments on best route and cost effective way.
    Must be able to:
    • Verify paperwork
    • Prepare Bill of Lading (Domestic and International shipments by Air, Ocean and Truck)
    • Secure cargo space by booking via Telecomm, web, e-mail)
    • File Shipper’s Export Declarations for high valued shipments
    • Monitor, respond to and action follow up notes in a timely manner
    • Monitor, respond to and action personal and group email accounts in a timely manner
    • Monitor all “On-Hold” shipments for export and/or delivery approval
    • Maintain all individual Training Records, Certificates and Qualifications and complete tests by due date
    • Assist all Leadership Team Members in all daily functions and/or activities needed
    • Operate a Forklift
    • Monitor site Inventory usage of Supplies and Packaging
    • Monitor and response to all emails in a timely manner
    • Able to Multitask
    • Excellent communication skills (both verbal/written) Able to meet deadlines, prioritize and work under pressure

    The following skill or abilities will also be considered  
    ·       Proficient in International Exports (Incl. Trouble destinations and their importation requirements
    ·       Proficient in Domestic Exports
    ·       Dangerous Goods Handling Certified
    ·       Fully knowledgeable on high value shipments and SED filing
    ·       Can handle shipments requiring special documentations (ex: ATA Carnet, Licenses, Permits)
    ·       Professionalism
    ·       Forklift Operator
    ·       Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
    ·       Able to speak foreign languages is a plus
    Please send Resume via email to:
    valmore@dtgruelle.com
    bill@dtgruelle.com
    marco@dtgruelle.com

     



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