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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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Preserving endangered slave records focus of Vanderbilt conference

Jan. 31, 2012—Renowned experts on preservation of African and Afro-descended slave records will gather at Vanderbilt Feb. 2 - 4 to launch the university's new Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies digital archive and website.

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Significant Mexican capital investment in Tennessee, VU study shows

Nov. 16, 2011—A recent study by Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies suggests that a key to bringing more jobs to Tennessee might lie in recruiting investment from emerging markets such as Mexico.

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China conference gets virtual greeting from chancellor

Nov. 16, 2011—Vanderbilt scholars gathered with colleagues in the People’s Republic of China recently to discuss folklore and build relationships within the Southeast provinces. The conference, the First China-U.S. Forum on Intangible Cultural Heritage: Comparative Policies, took place on Nov. 6 and 7 at a conference center about 30 miles outside Guangzhou. The discussions centered on comparative...

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Scholarship established in honor of retiring Norma Antillón

Nov. 4, 2011—Norma Antillón, who colleagues say has been “the heart” of the Center for Latin American Studies for the past 25 years, received a delightful shock at her recent retirement party. Professor of History Marshall Eakin announced that faculty, students, alumni and others whose lives have been touched by the longtime manager in International Programs have...

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Help plant 5,000 hyacinths Oct. 17

Oct. 14, 2011—Artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, in collaboration with the Vanderbilt senior art majors, will participate in a campus art project Monday Oct. 17 in which 5,000 blue hyacinths will be planted in a shape mapping out the cuban hometown of the artist. All are welcome to help. Meet at 4:30 p.m. at the northeast corner of...

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Panel on Cuba features artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Oct. 7, 2011—One of the most significant artists to emerge from the Cuban post-revolutionary era will lead a faculty discussion about race in her native country on Wednesday, Oct. 12. María Magdalena Campos-Pons, who is a visiting artist on campus Oct. 9-18, will participate in the panel discussion “Exile, Memory and Identity: A Conversation on Race in...

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Colombian politician to discuss citizenship culture at Vanderbilt

Apr. 22, 2011—Quirky Colombian politician to discuss citizenship culture during talk sponsored by Center for Latin American Studies.

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Film shot by Vanderbilt visiting professor at Nashville Film Festival

Apr. 13, 2011—The North American premiere of Musica Campesina, shot by Chilean filmmaker Alberto Fuguet while he was a visiting resource professor at the Center for Latin American Studies, will be April 17 at the Nashville Film Festival.

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Latin American theologian with ecofeminist perspective visits VU

Mar. 23, 2011—Latin American theologian Ivone Gebara will be part of a March 28 panel discussion on "Ecology, Gender and Liberation in Brazil."

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Listen: Concert highlights music of Ariel Ramirez

Dec. 2, 2010—Misa Criolla – a performance of musical works by the late Argentine composer and pianist Ariel Ramirez – will take place Dec. 5 in the Scarritt Bennett Center’s Wightman Chapel. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5 p.m. The English translation of Misa Criolla is Creole Mass. The term...

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Video: “Liberation Theology: 40 Years Later”

Nov. 11, 2010—Gustavo Gutiérrez, author of A Theology of Liberation; History, Politics, Salvation and other ground-breaking works on issues of spirituality and Latin American history, spoke on the Vanderbilt University campus Nov. 8, 2010. Gutiérrez’s address, “Liberation Theology: 40 Years Later,” was sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, which is hosting a series of events...

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