Welcome

Welcome to the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS). Founded more than fifty years ago, we coordinate and support research and teaching about the Americas on the KU campus and conduct educational outreach to teachers and communities throughout the Great Plains.   Our academic offerings include an undergraduate major and minor and an MA program.

We have been getting exciting reports from graduate students who have spent the winter interim in the field with support from the Tinker Foundation.  Applications for Winter 2015 Tinker Field Research Grants are due February 26th.  Graduate students in all KU programs are welcome to apply, and directions are available on our Graduate Funding Page. 

This Spring KU and the Center will host a rich array of guest speakers on topics related to Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Come check out our brown-bag meriendas on the first Thursday of each month in Bailey 318 from 12-1pm for regular lectures on the Americas with a generous serving of rice and beans. Through the Hall Center Latin America and its Diasporas Seminars distinguished Latin Americanists will share their work with graduate students and faculty Mondays from 3:30-5:00. As usual, the Anthropology Department’s Human Migration seminar series includes numerous Latin Americanist contributors, and our partnerships with Topeka’s Tonantzín Society, Kansas City’s Sociedad Hidalgo, and Mexico's Consulate in Kansas City continue to bring public arts programming on Latin American themes to northeastern Kansas.  KU's partnerships with a wide array Latin American universities continue to bring Latin American students and scholars to our area and offer exciting opportunities for our own students. We are pleased to announce a new letter of understanding on a partnership between KU Medical Center and the Universidad Autónoma de Hidalgo. Our most recent newsletter should give a more in-depth sense of the work of our dynamic faculty and students. ¡Bienvenidos!  Bem-vindos!

 

Bienvenidos

Bienvenido al Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe. Durante más de 50 años nos hemos dedicado a coordinar y apoyar a la investigación y la docencia para el área de las Américas en el Campus de la Universidad de Kansas. Además, organizamos actividades de alcance externo para educadores y comunidades en la región central del país. Contamos con especialidad mayor y menor a nivel de licenciatura y programa de maestría.

Nos han caído noticias excitantes de nuestros estudiantes de posgrado que durante el invierno se han dedicado a proyectos de investigación de campo con apoyo de la Fundación Tinker.  Estudiantes de posgrado de cualquier programa de la universidad pueden aplicar para becas Tinker para el año 2015 hasta el 26 de febrero.  Para mayor información y direcciones, véanse a nuestra página de apoyo financial para estudiantes de posgrado. 

Este semestre la universidad y el Centro ofrecerán un rico y variado sorteo de presentaciones y conferencias sobre temas relacionados a al América Latina y el Caribe.

No dejen de asistir a nuestras Meriendas los primeros días jueves de cada mes en el salón 318 de Bailey Hall de las 12 pm a la 1 pm. También tendremos los seminarios latinoamericanos del Centro Hall, los lunes de 3:30 pm a 5:00 pm durante el año. Como siempre la serie sobre la migración humana del departamento de antropología incluirá contribuciones de muchos especialistas en las américas.  Mientras tanto, junto con nuestros amigos en la Sociedad Tonantzín de Topeka,la Sociedad Hidalgo de Kansas City, y el Consulado General de Mexico en Kansas City seguiremos llevando una variedad de programación artística al noreste de Kansas.  Los acuerdos con varias universidades de la América Latina siguen llevando estudiantes y expertos de esa región a nuestra area y ofreciendo oportunidades excitantes al extranjero para los estudiantes de Kansas.  Actualmente tenemos el orgullo de anunciar una nueva carta de intención que se ha firmado entre el Centro Médico KU y la Universidad Autónoma de Hidalgo. Nuestro boletín más reciente dara un sentido mas profundo del dinamico trabajo de nuestros catedráticos y estudiantes. ¡Bienvenidos! Bem-vindos!

LANGUAGE RESOURCES

CLACS offers courses in Quichua (Andes), Kaqchikel Maya (Guatemala), and Miskito (Nicaragua). Watch the Indigenous Languages of Latin America Video below for an introduction.

 

K-12 RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Use our online cultural trunks or order the physical trunks today!

Our outreach newsletter, El LASO, offers accessible articles about Latin America and the Caribbean.  Our K-12 educator workshops help teachers bring the region into the classroom.


Spotlight

Don't miss Frank Calzone & Marifeli Perez-Stable later this month. Their panel, rescheduled because of basketball, could not be more timely.
Recognizing Cuba
Frank Calzon, executive director of the Center for a Free Cuba, and Marifeli Perez-Stable, professor at Florida International University, join us for a moderated and timely discussion on formal U.S. recognition of Cuba, beginning with lines of commerce and travel that have been restricted since 1960. This program is co-sponsored by the Pan American Association of Kansas City (PANAM-KC), KU's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and KU Model UN.

Prof. Peter Herlihy on Central America at Friday's GEOG colloquium, 4pm. @KUGeog http://t.co/NwUCGTezDy


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