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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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New VURC Subcommittee for International Research and Engagement formed

Nov. 18, 2019—Faculty have been named to a new subcommittee formed by the Vanderbilt University Research Council to provide governance for the GlobalVU initiative.

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Global Fellows Program to bring distinguished guests and scholars to campus

Nov. 11, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has announced a new Global Fellows Program that will increase opportunities for the campus to engage with thought leaders from around the world.

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Vanderbilt community marks Hispanic Heritage Month with celebration, learning

Oct. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt’s 2019 recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which took place Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, celebrated and honored the diverse array of Hispanic and Latinx histories, cultures, narratives and contributions to the university and society.

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Impact of Open Access on Latin American research topic of Oct. 29 talk

Oct. 21, 2019—Scholar Juan Pablo Alperin will discuss the impact of the Open Access movement on the research landscape of Latin American scholarship during a luncheon lecture and discussion Oct. 29.

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History Unshackled: Jada Benn Torres is part of a multidisciplinary effort to uncover new details about the African slave trade

May. 23, 2019—Benn Torres is joined by a team of faculty across a range of disciplines, from anthropology and history to Latin American studies and literature, who are filling in the gaps of our knowledge about the African diaspora and bringing a fresh perspective to its present-day consequences.

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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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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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