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Apr. 12, 2021—Climate scientist Carlos A. Nobre, who is renowned for his work on the impact of Amazon deforestation, will deliver the 2021 Earth Day Lecture on Wednesday, April 21, at 1 p.m. CT. Nobre’s talk is part of a joint venture by the Vanderbilt Evolutionary Studies Initiative and the Center for Latin American Studies to highlight science in Latin America.
Apr. 1, 2021—Manuel Zapata Olivella, an Afro-Colombian novelist who became known throughout Latin America as the dean of Black Hispanic writers, will be celebrated during an international conference April 8–10 hosted virtually by Vanderbilt.
Feb. 5, 2021—The Center for Latin American Studies will host the fifth annual Haiti Week at Vanderbilt University. Virtual programs will feature scholars from Vanderbilt and The City College of New York–CUNY, and explore Haitian history, music, culture, literature, language and more.
Jun. 4, 2020—A team of scientists at Vanderbilt has discovered the first known instance of a hybrid fungal species causing aspergillosis, an ensemble of different types of lung infections that often impacts immune-compromised people.
Feb. 11, 2020—Mexican poet, journalist and visual artist Myriam Moscona will open the Center for Latin American Studies' Distinguished Lectureship Series on Monday, Feb. 17, with a public lecture titled “Judeo-Spanish: A Torch Lit 500 Years Ago that is Extinguishing in my Hands.” The talk will begin at noon in Buttrick Hall, Room 162.
Jan. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt's Center for Latin American Studies, along with several collaborating departments and centers across campus, will host the fourth annual Vanderbilt Haiti Week Feb. 3–6.
Jan. 7, 2020—An exhibition bringing together 20 artists to interpret an extraordinary but lost "Book of Paintings" created by Afro-Cuban activist José Aponte opens Thursday at the Fine Arts Gallery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.