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2016 Américas Award Winners Announced

May 26th, 2016

The 2016 Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature winners were announced this weekend by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) at…  read more

LARC Master Teacher Awarded Louisiana Teacher of the Year 2017!!

May 26th, 2016

Torrence Williams, a teacher in West Feliciana Parish and a LARC Master Teacher, was awarded the 2017 Louisiana Teacher of the Year Award. The winners…  read more

Tulane at LASA 2016

May 12th, 2016

The XXXIV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association in New York City will celebrate LASA’s 50th anniversary at which numerous faculty and graduate…  read more

Stone Center Spring Awards

May 3rd, 2016

On April 28, 2016, the Stone Center held the 2016 Awards Ceremony for excellence in Latin American studies. The award recipients are as follows: LAGO…  read more

From the New Wave "South America meets American South"

April 29th, 2016

South America meets American South By Alicia Duplessis Jasmin “The rhythmic sound of instruments native to northeastern Brazil joined in unison Wednesday (April 27) to…  read more

Stone Center Statement on KA Incident

April 14th, 2016

Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies takes seriously its commitment to inclusion – in research, education and society. The Stone Center boasts a…  read more

David Smilde featured on Marketplace

April 13th, 2016

David Smilde, sociology professor at Tulane and fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America, and a Stone Center affiliate was interviewed on Marketplace, an…  read more

John Verano quoted in Smithsonian News Story

April 5th, 2016

Dr. John Verano, Professor of Anthropology and Affiliate of the Stone Center, was quoted in a Smithsonian News Article “Human Sacrifices May Lie Behind the…  read more

Educators, Scholars, and Enthusiasts Learn about Maya Women

March 15th, 2016

The 13th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium, Ixiktaak: Ancient Maya Women, organized by the Middle American Research Institute with support from the Stone Center for Latin…  read more

Update on on "Tropical Exposures" Conference Schedule Changes Day 2

March 11th, 2016

Due to the weather delay, the conference is rescheduled to the afternoon of March 11 in a different location. Sessions will resume at 12:15 pm…  read more

CIPR Post-Doc publishes Article on Obama's trip to Latin America

March 3rd, 2016

By Mariano E. Bertucci Most of the attention on President Obama’s upcoming trip to Latin America is focused on his March 21-22 historic trip to…  read more

Stone Center Celebrates Important Member of its Family

March 2nd, 2016

On Friday, February 26th faculty, staff, students and friends emerged from across Tulane’s campus and the city to celebrate Ms. Barbara Carter, Stone Center Administrative…  read more

Two seminars held by CIAPA in Costa Rica

February 24th, 2016

Two important seminars were held on the CIAPA campus in Costa Rica last December and January. The first event, held jointly with the Academia de…  read more

Focus on Richard E Greenleaf Visiting Scholars for Spring 2016: Steve Butterman

February 22nd, 2016

Steve Butterman, a Richard E Greenleaf Visiting Scholar this spring at Tulane, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Portuguese language program at the…  read more

Focus on Richard E Greenleaf Visiting Scholars for Spring 2016: Kenneth Roberts

February 22nd, 2016

Kenneth M. Roberts is Professor of Government at Cornell University. His teaching and research interests are focused on Latin American political economy and the politics…  read more

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Diverse Roots of Migration in Latin America & the Caribbean: A K-12 Educator Workshop in Washington DC

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Join us to explore the roots of migration and its effects on the family in Latin America and the Caribbean. Highlighting the 2017 Américas Award titles, this workshop will prepare K-12 educators and librarians to engage students with topics of migration, family, and the socioeconomic barriers within Central America and the Caribbean today. The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs presents the 2017 Américas Award teacher workshop hosted by American University’s International Training & Education Program. Speakers will include 2017 Américas Award winning author of The Only Road Alexandra Díaz, as well as Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us, an honor book, and Nadia L. Hohn, author of Malaika’s Costume, another honor book. These authors, along with a curriculum specialist, will engage participants with teaching strategies to accompany the books.

To learn about this year’s 2017 Américas Award winners, please view the video announcement here.

Participants will receive dinner, a book, and a certificate of completion with registration.

Register BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7 at a special rate of $25. AFTER SEPTEMBER 7 registration increases to $35.

AU ITEP students may register for $10 BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7.

For more information, please visit claspprograms.org/americasaward

The program is sponsored by CLASP and American University. It is coordinated by Tulane University and Vanderbilt University with generous support provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, University of Utah, and the University of Wisconsin –Milwaukee.

Celebración Latina at Audubon Zoo

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Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 13 years of the festival! Please join us at the zoo to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field is set for Sunday, October 15, 2017 and will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities, and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand crafts, and local social service, health, and education organizations will offer wellness, education, and social service information.

Celebración Latina is included with Zoo admission or Audubon membership. No outside food, beverages, or tents please!

Check out these pictures from past celebrations!

For more information, please visit the Audubon Zoo website.

Call for Papers: Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) seeks session proposals for its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” includes a variety of paper topics, including:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Please visit the Call For Papers web page to download the proposal template, timeline, and more information about the conference.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1_at_tulane.edu.

La Hora del Cuento: Pebbles Center Bilingual Fall Reading Series

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Celebrate and learn about Latin America with your kids through the Stone Center’s Pebble Center at the Algiers Regional branch and New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

All books are read in English and Spanish and readings are followed by an activity based on the book. Past books include Counting Ovejas, Drum Dream Girl, Mango, Abuela, and Me, and Arroz con Leche. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes TBA

Maya Symposium Teacher Workshop

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute, will present a teacher workshop in conjunction with the 15th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium on March 9, 2018.

Since 2002, Tulane University has hosted a weekend of talks and workshops dedicated to the study of the Maya civilization of Mexico and Central America. This yearly meeting has called upon scholars from a wide spectrum of specialties—archaeology, art history, cultural anthropology, epigraphy, history, and linguistics—to elucidate the many facets of this fascinating Mesoamerican culture. In developing a broad approach to the subject matter, the conference aims to draw the interest of a wide ranging group of people—from the expert to the beginner.

For more information, visit the Middle American Research Institute website.