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Play commissioned by Vanderbilt helps kids grapple with complexities of immigration

Dec. 2, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies and the Nashville Children’s Theatre co-commissioned a children’s play based on Julia Alvarez’s award winning book "Return to Sender." The Nashville Children’s Theatre hosted the play’s world premiere in October.

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Beyond Borders: New immigration law clinic gives Vanderbilt students hands-on experience assisting immigrants facing deportation

Feb. 12, 2019—As immigration policy sparks national debate, Vanderbilt students are on the front lines, making a difference where their knowledge and insight are needed most.

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$1.6M grant renews CLAS’ designation as National Resource Center

Aug. 27, 2018—The Department of Education grant allows Vanderbilt's Center for Latin American Studies to retain its status as one of the nation's top educational resources for subjects pertaining to Latin American society and culture.

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Celebrate the opening of Vanderbilt’s Latin American Garden Sept. 7

Sep. 3, 2017—The species selected reflect the Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies’ particular research strengths in Mexico, Central America, Brazil, the Andes, and the Black Atlantic regions and will serve as a multidisciplinary teaching tool.

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Vanderbilt to host distance-learning workshop for rarely taught languages

Mar. 9, 2016—Administrators and faculty from Latin American studies centers around the country will gather at Vanderbilt March 17-18 for a workshop on how to develop sustainable distance-learning course sharing promoting high-quality instruction in indigenous and other less commonly taught languages.

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VU Center for Latin American Studies and Nashville Opera announce collaboration

Nov. 14, 2014—A new collaboration between the Center for Latin American Studies and Nashville Opera will expand programming around the first opera in Spanish to be presented in Nashville.

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Latin American artist Guayasamín featured in Vanderbilt exhibit

Nov. 11, 2014—An interactive reproduction of a prominent mural by Latin American artist Oswaldo Guayasamín will be on display at the Sarratt Center Nov. 14-Dec. 14 and then at The Commons Center Jan. 5-30.

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Apocalypse Now? Modern Maya and Ancient Prophecies

Mar. 20, 2012—Watch video of Mareike Sattler, senior lecturer, Anthropology Department, and Avery Dickins de Girón, assistant director of the Center for Latin American Studies, speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Apocalypse Now? Modern Maya and Ancient Prophecies”. This seminar introduces students to Maya culture from ancient to modern times. Maya people and culture have been featured...

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Listen: Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning spring term

Mar. 5, 2012—The schedule has been announced for the spring 2012 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University. The healthcare reform crisis, American protest movements, classical music appreciation and Maya culture from ancient to modern times are among subjects that will be covered in spring session.

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