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Deep history of Nashville Public Square inspires sound artist

Oct. 19, 2018—The complex history of Nashville’s Public Square Park—including stories of Native and African Americans—has inspired a public performance by visiting sound artist Guillermo Galindo Oct. 25.

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CLAS to host alumnus lecture ‘5 Myths about MS-13’ Oct. 1

Sep. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies will host a public lecture '"5 Myths about MS-13”.

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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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Center for Latin American Studies to host 65th annual SECOLAS conference March 8-11

Feb. 28, 2018—Several Vanderbilt faculty and students will present papers and serve on panels at the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies conference, scheduled for March 8-11 at Vanderbilt.

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Award-winning author Edwidge Danticat to discuss Haiti and works Feb. 8

Jan. 30, 2018—Author Edwidge Danticat, considered a voice of both Haiti and the United States on topics of immigration and citizenship, is a strong advocate for issues affecting Haitians abroad and at home.

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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 now home to Helguera’s ‘personal library’

Mar. 28, 2017—Some 300 boxes containing the rarest and earliest portions of the J. León Helguera Collection of Colombiana, which documents centuries of Colombian history, have been acquired by Vanderbilt Libraries.

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One-of-a-kind InDigital conference shares scholarship on how indigenous people use digital media

Mar. 10, 2017—The InDigital conference is the only conference examining how indigenous people in Latin America use digital media and technology to express themselves and engage with others.

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Trade and Migration with Mexico: Facts vs. Rhetoric

Feb. 27, 2017—A discussion centered around issues of trade and migration with Mexico was held on Monday, Feb. 27, at the First Amendment Center in Nashville. The event was co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, the Vanderbilt International Legal Studies Program, and the Turner Family for Social Ventures. The discussion was moderated by Spring Miller,...

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Roundtable: ‘Trade and Migration with Mexico: Facts Versus Rhetoric’ Monday, Feb. 27

Feb. 22, 2017—A discussion centered around issues of trade and migration with Mexico will be held on Monday, Feb. 27, at the First Amendment Center.

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Panel discussion on border walls Monday, Feb. 13

Feb. 10, 2017—“The Impact of Walls: Experiencing Borders in East/West Germany, Israel/Palestine, and U.S./Mexico,” will be moderated by Ted Fischer, director of the Center for Latin American Studies.

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Brazil TIPs project may unlock key answers in health care delivery while creating immersive student research opportunities

Dec. 19, 2016—Through a TIPs award, Vanderbilt University faculty and students are researching Brazil's universal health care system to find out why residents give the system failing marks.

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