CLAS@Pitt Weekly Newsletter -- October 11, 2018

CLAS@Pitt Weekly Newsletter -- October 11, 2018


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In This Issue
CLAS Events

Pitt Other Events

Student Events, News, & Opportunities

Eduardo Lozano Latin American Collection News

Internships, Fellowships, & Funding Opportunities

Call for Papers & Conference Information


Community Events

CLAS Events 
Fall 2018 CLAS Cinema Series  

October 23 ... Eyes of the Journey
November 6 ... Spider Thieves
November 27 ... The Candidate
December 4 ... The Queen of Spain

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
     6:30 p.m. -- Pizza
     7:00 p.m. -- Film

For more information on each film, click here. 

October 12, 2018

Detroit's Rivera, The Labors of Public Art

Directed by Julio Ramos, edited by Tatiana Rojas and Martin Yernazian, original sound design and music by Max Heath

The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures invites you to a Public Film Screening and Q&A Session of Detroit's Rivera, The Labors of Public Art (2017). 

The program will be in English, but Prof. Ramos will answer questions in both English and Spanish.

Sponsors include: Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, the Center for Latin American Studies, Humanities Center, Film and Media Studies, Cultural Studies Program, and Dean of Undergraduate Studies. 


October 13 - 19, 2018

International Week

For one week every year, students at universities and colleges across the United States celebrate and experience the benefits of international education and exchange. Pitt actively participates in this joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. International Week is hosted by the University Center of International Studies (UCIS) and will be between October 13 and October 20, 2018. UCIS is dedicated to initiating, supporting, and coordinating international activities campus-wide.  International Education Week is just one of the many ways that Pitt prepares students to become global citizens empowered with international knowledge, skills and experiences.

Learn more at:

October 13, 2018

5Oth Anniversary Celebration!

     Cathedral of Learning 1st Floor Commons
     1:00 p.m.--5:00 p.m.

In 1968, the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) was created as the University of Pittsburgh’s encompassing framework for all its multidisciplinary international programs. To commemorate our 50th anniversary, we will be holding a celebration open to both the University and larger Pittsburgh community.

Join us for an afternoon of international performances, sweet treats from around the globe, children’s activities, and more!

For more information, visit:

October 26, 2018

7 - 9 PM

Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Bésame is partnering with Melissa Teodoro, professor of dance at Slippery Rock University. This is an original production featuring the music, dance, poetry, and culture of the Colombian Atlantic Coast. This is an original production featuring the music, dance, poetry, and culture of the Colombian Atlantic Coast.

$15 General Admission
$10 Student Admission

For more information:

If you would like to add a CLAS sponsored event to your personal (OUTLOOK or GOOGLE) calendars, visit: then look for specific event or by date.

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Pitt Other Events
Let us know about events going on in the Pitt community!

To submit events, click here.

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

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

September 15 - October 15

Join us in honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, a month during which we celebrate the multiethnic and multicultural customs of Hispanic and Latino Americans and their social, cultural, and educational achievements and contributions to the United States. 

For more information on Hispanic Heritage Month at Pitt:

October 11, 2018
Responding to Reality
The Browning of Education: Latinx Myths and Realities in Urban Education

4303 Wesley Posvar Hall
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.


Cosponsored by the School of Education Dean's Office and Center for Urban Education (CUE), this Responding to Reality will examine Latinx issues and experiences across the education pipeline as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM). HHM is annually celebrated Sept. 15-Oct.15 to acknowledge the history, culture, and contributions of Americans whose ancestry can be traced to Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Spain. In the United States, there are approximately 58.5 million people who have ancestries connected to these countries, yet they reside in the United States. 

Join moderator, Dr. Gina Garcia as she leads discussions with our four distinguished panelists Dr. Susana Muñoz, Dr. Rosa Clemente, Dr. Cati de los Ríos, and Dr. Mirelsie Velázquez. 

Responding to Reality (R2R) is a CUE series in which we discuss an important issue that is currently in the news or newsworthy, its impact on urban schools and communities, and possible solutions for addressing the issue.

Open to the public

Registration encouraged:

For more information:


October 11, 2018

The Increased Burden of Dementia in Latin American Countries

Facundo Manes, MD

Scaife Hall Conference Center
Room 1102

For more information:

October 20, 2018

Pitt Make A Difference Day

Pitt Alumni Volunteer

Pitt Make a Difference Day (PMADD) is the University’s largest day of service. On Saturday, October 20, 2018, students, alumni, staff, and faculty will come together to show their Pitt spirit and serve their communities across the world. 

GET INVOLVED! Alumni are urged to help coordinate a service event in their region.  So, whether you want to organize a food drive, a clean-up day, or a pet parade there are Pitt friends and alumni who would love to join you.

Please submit your project by Monday, October 1.


November 29, 2018

Colloquium: "Staging the Movement: El Teatro Campesino's Participatory Democracy"

602 Cathedral (Humanities Center)
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Featuring: Elizabeth Rodriguez Fielder (English), with responses from Bill Scott (English) and Mike Sell (IUP, English)

During the 1960s and 1970s, American minority artists involved in social movement activism produced work that would seek to revolutionize the relationship between art and politics. My book tells the story of the artistic side of organizing during the civil rights movement, what I refer to as cultural activism. Through performance and experimental media, creative production offered ways for people to debate political ideologies while still maintaining solidarity with the movement. I argue that internal dissent, rather than unity, shaped creative expression emerging from civil-rights-era social movements. The chapter I will workshop centers on the early plays of El Teatro Campesino, a collective ensemble that developed from the strikes and protests that would lead to the creation of the United Farm Workers of America. What began on the picket lines as actos on flatbed trucks became a touchstone for Chicanx/Latinx theater and performance art. Scholars overlook these early performances as didactic and simplistic; however, I argue that the actos go beyond simply performing oppression and were meant to provoke questions and debates about Chicanx identity. I place the actos within a larger theater history: the avant-garde theater scene in San Francisco that influenced El Teatro’s founder, Luis Valdez; political theater that recalled the Federal Theater Project and Soviet Blue Blouse Living Newspaper performances; and Brecht’s epic theater. I look at how El Teatro used performativity to explore the uncomfortable spaces between ethnic or cultural expression and working class solidarity. Using material from El Teatro Campesino’s archives, this chapter intends to present new readings that connect the group to other performance troupes of civil-rights-era cultural activism.

For more information

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Student Events, News,
& Opportunities
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:   
Graduate Programs:
To set-up an advising meeting with the CLAS Advisor go to:

October 18, 2018

Global Trivia

William Pitt Union, Assembly Room
9 - 10:30 p.m.

Come join us for our 4th annual Global Trivia Night! Compete with groups of up to five undergraduate students, and test your knowledge in global categories like Global Current Affairs, World Culture, World History, Geography, and more. Prizes are up for grabs! Free food and beverages will be provided!

Registration closes on Wednesday, October 17th at 11:59 PM, or once capacity is reached.

Register your team here:

For more information on International Week:


Welcome to Brazil Nuts!

Brazil Nuts is an active student organization at the University of Pittsburgh. Since its creation in 1998, the group's primary goal has been to expose students to Brazilian culture and the Portuguese language, creating environments for the students to practice their Portuguese outside of the classroom and to interact within the Brazilian community.

The club's activities provide students with unique opportunities to learn more about Brazil and its people. Weekly dance classes are offered where participants can enjoy themselves while learning about axé, samba and other forms of Brazilian dance, while movie nights provide viewers with a chance to witness the art of Brazilian cinema. The club also offers Bate-Papo, a weekly conversation table where students of all levels can practice Portuguese with peers and native Portuguese speakers.

Membership is open to anyone who is interested in the Portuguese language and learning about the cultures where Portuguese is spoken. Take a look at our site, learn about some of our activities and find out about other events occuring in the Pittsburgh area!

Visit the Brazil Nuts Facebook:



Pitt Caribbean and Latin American Student Association (CLASA)

November 18th @ 8 p.m.

CLASA Fashion Show

FREE for Pitt Students
$5 for non-Pitt - benefits Sow a Seed charity

For more information:

Our purpose at Pitt Spanish Club is to immerse students in the culture and language  of Spanish-speaking countries.

We collaborate with the University of Pittsburgh Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and other organizations to host many events: or

Also, follow our new instagram account for even more updates on club events:

Panther Tango Club

Free lessons on Tuesdays

Posvar Hall, First floor lobby by escalators

6:30 p.m. -- Beginner Tango
7:45 -- Experimental Tango & Practice

Beginners welcome! No partners needed.

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Eduardo Lozano Latin
American Collection News
For questions, comments or suggestions, please contact:

Martha E. Mantilla, Librarian, Latin American Studies and Eduardo Lozano Collection
171 Hillman Library - University of Pittsburgh 
Voice:  (412) 648-7734  Fax: (412) 648-7713

The University Library System recently acquired this recent manuscript:  
“Cuaderno Avon” by Jorge Luis Borges

The University Library System recently acquired a manuscript notebook by Jorge Luis Borges called the “Cuaderno Avon,” dated 1950. The acquisition of this rare notebook penned in Borges’s hand from a private collection was facilitated by Daniel Balderston, Mellon Professor of Modern Languages and director of the Borges Center at the University of Pittsburgh. The addition of this exceptionally valuable item to the University of Pittsburgh’s Archives and Special Collections will contribute to the enrichment of the Eduardo Lozano Latin American Collection.  
Guide to the Cuaderno Avon, Borges Notebook, 1950-1951
For more information:

The University Library System recently acquired the full collection of these two journals:   

ATABAQUE. El llamado de los afroumbandistas (después del No. 85: El Llamado del los afroamerindio). Después No.20: Periódico Oficial de la Religión en el Uruguay. Directores: Julio Kronberg, Susana Andrade Año I – No.1 (Noviembre de 1997) – Año XI ; No.122 (Noviembre 2007)
Total 122 números. colección completa.
Only one other Library in the US has this journal.

Bahia - Hulan - Yack : comunidad internacional. Sociedad de Amigos de Africa y Protectora de los Derechos Humanos.  1900s-?
Spanish:  Serial Publication: Periodical v.: ill.; 29 x 40 cm.
Montevideo, Uruguay: Sociedad de Amigos de Africa y Protectora de los Derechos Humanos
One Library in the US has two issues of this journal.


The Guide to the Florencio Asenjo Collection, 1945-2013 is now online:
This collection was processed by Juan Fernando Velasquez Ospina and Jim Cassaro.
The collection documents the musical career of Florencio Asenjo, and contains manuscript sketches and first and final versions of all of the composer’s musical output, mostly for orchestra or chamber ensemble. In addition, correspondence, audio recordings, and clippings from the musical press are included.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1926, Asenjo was a mathematician who came from Argentina to the United States in 1958. He was professor on the faculty at several American universities, including Georgetown, Southern Illinois, and the University of Pittsburgh, where he was associate professor of mathematics from 1963 to 2010. Asenjo also had intellectual interests in other areas such as philosophy—especially phenomenology—art history, aesthetics, and especially music.

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Internships, Fellowships,
& Funding Opportunities
National Association of Latino and Arts and Cultural

Grant Opportunities:  


Latin American Studies Association (LASA)


The following listing of research and study opportunities is organized by deadline dates and are updated as information becomes available to us. To view more information on a particular entry click on its title.

Launching of Innovation Fund grant competition to create higher education institutional partnerships between Mexico and the United States
Mexico City, Mexico, October 9, 2018 — The U.S. Department of State, along with Partners of the Americas (Partners) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators (NAFSA), announce the launch today of a new Innovation Fund grant competition to create higher education institutional partnerships between Mexico and the United States.  The Mary Street Jenkins Foundation Innovation Competition is supported through a generous contribution from the Jenkins Foundation.  The Foundation’s grants have benefited Mexico’s youth establishing thousands of scholarships, schools, and sports centers, and the quality of life in the state of Puebla through the development of rural clinics and hospitals, as well as the provision of clean drinking water and public services in rural communities.
The purpose of the Mary Street Jenkins Foundation Innovation Competition is to provide more opportunities for higher education institutions (HEIs) in the United States and Mexico to work together to provide new student exchange and training programs between both countries. The HEIs that are eligible for this grant competition include universities (public and private), colleges, technical/vocation schools, and other post-secondary institutions with credit-bearing programs.
This grant competition seeks proposals from teams of HEIs in Mexico and the U.S. that will increase student exchange and training in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities. Proposals in the following academic disciplines will be given special consideration: Archaeology, Anthropology, Education and exchange programs that include and will benefit economically-disadvantaged and/or racial/ethnic minority student populations in both countries.
Since January 2014, a total of 44 Innovation Fund grant-winning partnerships have been awarded to Mexican higher education institutions in partnerships with universities and colleges the United States. Mexico is the lead country to engage with and benefit from this signature hemispheric-wide education initiative, accounting for almost one-third of all grants. To date, a total of 18 Mexican states and 20 U.S. states benefit from Innovation Fund partnerships.
The competition will remain open for partnerships between Mexican and U.S. HEIs through
January 31, 2019. Full details of the competition and application instructions can be found at

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

“Democratic backsliding and public administration”

Jointly hosted by the Robert Schuman Centre and the School of Transnational Governance -- European University Institute, Florence
31 January and 1 February 2019

Scientific Committee
Michael W. Bauer (Chair of Comparative Public Administration, German University of Administrative Science Speyer & School of Transnational Governance)
B. Guy Peters (Maurice Falk Professor of Government, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh)
Jon Pierre (Research Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg)
Kutsal Yesilkagit (Professor of International Governance at the Institute of Public Administration, University of Leiden)
Liberal democracy appears to be at risk. Its hallmark institutions—political pluralism, separation of powers and rule of law—are coming under pressure, as authoritarian sentiment is growing around the globe. While this democratic backsliding features prominently in social science scholarship, the Public Administration community lags behind. Only a few contributions have so far addressed the administrative dimension of democratic backsliding. This shortfall impairs our understanding of this recent dynamic transforming the political landscape. For without considering their approach toward the executive, efforts of actual and aspiring authoritarians remain only partly understood.
The workshop therefore addresses the administrative dimension of democratic backsliding. What happens to state bureaucracies when authoritarian politicians enter office? How do they seek to use the administration to their ends, and how does it react? Literature on politicisation, reform and administrative culture may provide clues; however, a systematic analytical framework for state bureaucracies in times of democratic backsliding is yet to emerge. What can we learn from current and historical examples, and what does normative public administration theory have to say about the relationship of liberal democracy and bureaucracy in turbulent times?
We invite scholars working on the relationship of democratic backsliding and public administration from theoretical, empirical or normative perspectives to submit an abstract. Special emphasis is also paid to country-specific case studies. We also encourage practitioners from international organisations or national administrations to share their experiences with democratic backsliding with regard to public administration.
Please send your proposals (500 words maximum) to the scientific committee no later than
19th of October 2018 (via and

Financial support for travel and accommodation will be available; priority will be given to applicants without assistance from their home institution.

For more information:



Latin America in Translation/En Traducción/Em Tradução

2018-19 Call for Proposals

In the English-speaking world, Latin Americans are more often written about than read.  As a result, the educated public in the United States continues to learn most of what it does know about the region from Latin Americanists who are themselves foreigners to the national realities they study. Since October 1990, the UNC and Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies has undertaken an effort to address this imbalance by establishing an ongoing editorial series, “Latin America in Translation/En Traducción/Em Tradução.”

The Latin America in Translation Series is a joint initiative of the UNC and Duke Consortium, Duke University Press (DUP), and the University of North Carolina Press (UNCP) and is directed by an editorial committee of faculty members and editors from the three sponsoring institutions. Since 1993, more than 40 books have been published in the series with more forthcoming regularly.

The Series translates and publishes in English outstanding books in a wide range of fields by important Latin American writers and scholars. It helps to further dialogue across academic communities in Latin America and the English-speaking world.  And it brings Latin American content to students and scholars in other fields of study.

The books must have already been published in the original language. While most topics in the social sciences and humanities are considered, the committee gives highest consideration to those works that, once translated, will be most likely to attract a significant readership in English. The committee does not normally select highly specialized works that will likely be of interest mostly to specialists who can already read the book in the original language. The committee is particularly eager to translate works that can be used effectively in the classroom.

Nonfiction has a much better chance of being selected than fiction or poetry. Those who submit works of literature, especially, should provide an explanation of potential classroom use.   

Nomination Procedures:

Interested scholars are encouraged to nominate a title for consideration in the series; self-submissions are not invited. Only complete submissions will be accepted. Please include the following:

  • A completed nomination form (attached).
  •  A nomination letter from one or more people, other than the author, that addresses the book’s importance within Latin America and for an English-language audience, as well as its need for translation.
  • (Recommended) One or two particularly significant published reviews of the book with complete references for the sources.
  • A copy of the book (a PDF version is fine).
  • The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 30, 2018. Incomplete submissions, or submissions postmarked after the deadline, will not be accepted.

    Please submit materials to: 

    Address to use if mailing through US Postal Service: Latin America in Translation Series, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Box 90254, Duke University, Durham, NC  27708-0254.

    Address to use if mailing via Federal Express or another courier service:  Latin America in Translation Series, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Room 143 Franklin Center, Duke University, Durham, NC  27705.

    For further information on the Series, please contact Jennifer Prather, Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies,


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    NOTE: These are organizations based locally, nationally, and internationally. 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.

    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:

    Department of Music at the University of Pittsburgh

    For more information about tickets and events visit: or

    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:

    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:

    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.

    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.


    Latin American Studies 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 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:

    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. 

    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.

    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:

    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.

    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.

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    Community Events
    Let us know about events going on in the community! 

    To submit events, visit


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

    Casa San Jose - Extended Office Hours

    Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Casa San Jose esta extendiendo sus horas de oficina en nuestro segundo local en East Liberty. Si quiere hacer cita o comunicarse con esa oficina por favor llame al (502) 682-4540.


    Clínicas Pediátricas Gratuitas

    Segundo Sábado de Cada Mes - Vacunación Gratuita
    No se necesita cita o seguro de salud

    Sábados(3er Sábado del mes), Octubre 13, Noviembre 10
    8:30 AM to 12 PM*

    Cuarto Martes de Cada Mes
    Se necesita cita – No se requiere seguro de salud
    Martes Septiembre 25, Octubre 23, Noviembre 27
    2 PM to 3:40 PM
    Para hacer cita y para confirmar que la clínica no ha sido cambiada de fecha
    llamar al 412-692-6000 opción 8

    Salvation Army
    Carson Street y Calle 9na (54 S. 9th Street) South Side Pittsburgh, PA
    412-692-6000 opción 8

    *Para ser atendido sin cita, por favor llegar antes del medio día (12 PM)
    Si tiene registro de vacunas u otros documentos médicos favor traerlos a la visita.

    Immigrant Workforce Program

    9-week Class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 - 8 p.m.

    Begins: Monday, October 8
    Location: The Global Switchboard
    305 34th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

    October 17, 2018

    Hispanic Heritage Festival

    University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
    Wagner Dining Hall

    105 Finoli Drive
    Greensburg, PA 15601

    4:30 - 6:30 p.m.



    October 24, 2018

    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Squirrel Hill Branch

    Spanish for Beginners

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 
    6:00 PM–7:00 PM 

    5801 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh  PA 15217

    Spanish for Beginners is an introduction for those who are new to Spanish or consider themselves a little bit rusty. This group meets on second and fourth Wednesdays. This class session runs from September to December.

    These classes are for adult learners and are FREE.
    You do not have to register for the classes or bring anything.
    New participants are welcome at any time.

    For more information:

    November 1st & 2nd

    Juntos Otra Vez ~ Together Again
    A Dia de los Muertos Commemoration

    2224 East Carson Street, South Side
    5 - 10 p.m.

    Presented by La Palapa and Mexico Lindo Mercado y Galeria de Artesanias


    November 17, 2018

    Estrellas ~ Songs

    Planetarium, Saint Vincent College
    The Sis and Herman Dupre Science Pavilion
    300 Fraser Purcahse Road, Latrobe, PA 15650

    3:00 p.m.

    Free event -- Registration Required!

    RSVP before November 10th:

    Familia & Comunidad Westmoreland and Saint Vincent College will invite you and your children to enjoy "The Powerhouses of the Universe: Stars" narrated by Mark Hamill. We will be singing "Estrellas" songs in Spanish too.

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