2018-19 SPPO Associated Faculty Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2018-19 SPPO Associated Faculty Award winners, Patricia Stuessey and Elvia Andía Grágeda, for Excellence in Second Language Teaching & Learning! The award recognizes an exceptional commitment to implementing nationally established best practices and/or implementing innovative practices in the field of second-language teaching as well as ongoing efforts to actively participate in professional development opportunities in fields related to teaching and learning.

To learn more about their accomplishments, click here
Indigenous Arts & Humanities Grant awarded 
to  CLAS Affiliates
Congratulations to CLAS faculty affiliate, Michelle Wibbelsman, and her team of co-PIs (Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros, Guisela LaTorre, Alcira Dueñas, Richard Fletcher, Elvia Andia Grágeda, and Megan Hasting) for being awarded the Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme Special Initiative on Indigenous Arts and Humanities grant for their project entitled "K'acha Willaykuna: Andean and Amazonian Indigenous Arts and Humanities Collaboration"! 

This project aims to strengthen Ohio State's commitment to the study of and critical engagement with indigenous cultures of Abya Yala (the indigenous denominator for the American continent in its entirety). To achieve a cross-disciplinary integration of these perspectives, this project will engage in the introduction of indigenous visiting artists, workshops and classroom activities, legacy preservation, undergraduate and graduate research, and a variety of outreach programs.
2019 Quechua Alliance Annual Meeting
When: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Where: The Ohio State University

This event aims to promote an exchange of ideas between Quechua speakers, community leaders, college students and professors who share an interest and passion for Quechua language and Andean culture. This is a space for young people to become dynamic leaders in the academic context where there is an increasing interest in Indigenous languages and cultures of the Americas.  The Quechua Alliance Meeting has the format of a one-day gathering with cultural activities, lectures, games, debates and dialogues.  The 2019 edition of this gathering is organized by the Center for Latin American Studies and Quechua Language Community at The Ohio State University.

All attendants must register by November 7, 2019.

More information & registration details: https://thequechua.org/
2018-2019 FLAS Fellows
CLAS would like to congratulate its 2018-2019 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship cohort on a successful year. Congratulations to our graduate fellows, Lisa Dieckman (Latin American Studies), Julianne Stamer (Latin American Studies), Taylor Tremont (Moritz College of Law), and Justin Pinta (Dept. Spanish & Portuguese) and to our undergraduate fellow, Riley Sayers (International Studies major)!

With funds granted by the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program, these students have spent their fellowship pursuing intensive advanced foreign language and area studies training.

For more information about FLAS Fellowships, please visit: https://clas.osu.edu/FLAScompetition.
The 17th Annual Ohio Latin Americanist Conference
OIA Area Studies Center Conference Grants Award Recipient 
The Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Slavic and East European Studies, and the East Asian Studies Center are pleased to announce the recipient of the inaugural OIA Area Studies Center Conference Grant. Prof. Nena Couch, area studies interim head at University Libraries, was awarded $6,700 for her proposal, "Area Studies Global Comics Lecture Series." Collaborating team members include Prof. Ann Marie Davis (Japanese studies librarian), Prof. Magda El-Sherbini (Middle East studies librarian), Prof. Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros (Latin American studies librarian), Prof. Joseph Galron (Jewish studies librarian) and Miroljub Ruzic (East European/Slavic studies librarian).

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Summer 2019 Global Teacher Seminar 
When:  June 3-7, 2019 (9am-5pm)
Where: OSU campus

Global Environmental Issues: The Problems, Solutions and Potential Outcomes. This week-long institute aims to inform K-12 teachers on environmental issues related to the natural resources of various countries, including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. The seminar will deepen teachers' understanding of the different environmental issues and challenges facing society now and in the future, and through pedagogical training enable the incorporation of this new content into their curricula. Teachers will receive a certificate of completion with contact hours, and a $100 stipend for attending the seminar and completing a lesson plan by August 1. The registration deadline is May 1, 2019.

Registration and event details can be found on the CLAS website.

Questions? Please contact smith.12674@osu.edu

The seminar is organized by the East Asian Studies Center (EASC) in partnership with the Center for African Studies (CAS), Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES), and Middle East Studies Center (MESC) with support from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grants.
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