CLAS receives Title VI National Resource Center and FLAS Funding
The Center for Latin American Studies is excited to announce that it has been awarded $2,084,068 in U.S. Department of Education Comprehensive National Resource Center and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship funding over the next four years!

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship grants ($1,212,000) will support graduate, professional, and undergraduate students who are studying a Latin American language (including Quechua and Portuguese) as part of their course of study.

As a Comprehensive National Resource Center ($872,068), CLAS will strengthen less commonly taught language instruction, promote knowledge and expertise about Latin America through academic programming, enhance K-12 outreach and teacher training, develop sustainable collaborations with minority serving institutions and community colleges, and create experts that meet national needs. 
CLAS Networking Event
Woody's Tavern
Wednesday, September 5
4:00 - 6:00 PM

CLAS invites all student, faculty, and staff affiliates to an informal CLAS Networking event to meet other CLAS student and faculty affiliates from around campus and to celebrate the news of the Title VI grant and all that it will provide for CLAS affiliates over the next four years. Pizza and snacks will be provided for those who attend. A formal CLAS Reception will be held later in the semester.
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CLAS is Hiring: Fiscal and Program Associate
Under the guidance of the Assistant Director, the fiscal and program associate position contributes to the international dimension of The Ohio State University by providing fiscal and programming support to the functions of the Center for Latin American Studies. The position works closely with International Affairs' Business Operations to ensure complete and accurate transfer of funds, accounting, and records, and has a dotted line reporting to the International Affairs' Grants and Projects Manager.

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Documenting the Demise of Quelccaya
From Aug. 14 to Sept. 4, Lonnie Thompson leads a team of Byrd Center researchers to study Earth's largest tropical ice cap, Quelccaya, located in the southern Andes of Peru. For more than 40 years he has observed and documented the effects of warming on the ice fields in Peru, leading to the expectation that its retreat will accelerate in the coming decades. 
Education Abroad Expo
Ohio Union, Archie Griffin East Ballroom
September 4, 2:00-6:00PM

The 2018 Education Abroad Expo will be held on Tuesday, September 4 from 2 - 6 p.m. in the Archie Griffin East Ballroom at the Ohio Union. The Expo gives students the opportunity to talk one-on-one with education abroad experts and learn more about the myriad of ways to study abroad at Ohio State. Students will be able to explore programs for all majors and learn more about how to fund their prospective education abroad experience.

Be sure to check out two exciting language GE program opportunities to Barranquilla, Colombia and Curitiba, Brazil!
Tinker Fellow Highlight: Lisa Dieckman
Outside of the Biblioteca Nacional, where Lisa conducted archival work in Buenos Aires
Tinker Fellow, Lisa, Dieckman, received funds to travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina where she collected first-hand knowledge from archives relating to the English-language newspaper, the Buenos Aires Herald. The Herald was the only English-language newspaper in Buenos Aires during the years of the military dictatorship (1976-1983) and was one of the only papers to publish reports on the human rights abuses by the military government. Lisa conducted nine formal interviews, had multiple informal conversations, gathered hundreds of articles from the archives of the National Library, and established ongoing contacts during fieldwork experience. Her Master's thesis will build on these materials, incorporating themes of memory, testimony, and history as they relate to the human rights legacy of the Buenos Aires Herald. Lisa is a second year graduate student in the Master's Degree in Latin American Studies program.

Tinker Field Research Grants are awarded to graduate students to support pre-dissertation research travel to and within Latin America.  CLAS affiliates will be invited to attend "Tinker Talk" round table events throughout the year that feature the research progress of our Tinker Fellows. 

For more information: Tinker Field Research Grants
Volunteers Needed: 2018 Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Cultures of Latin America
CLAS is looking for undergraduate and graduate student volunteers for the 2018 ILCLA Symposium, October 25-28, 2018. Volunteer activities included: helping with participant registration, serving as session moderators, and helping guests navigate campus. All volunteers will receive free entry into participant-only symposium activities, including the Opening Reception, film showing, evening dinner, and Closing Luncheon. For all inquiries, please contact Megan Hasting, CLAS Assistant Director and symposium organizer.

Registration is open for the 2018 Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Cultures of Latin America, to be held October 25-28, 2018. 
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
  • Daniel Everett, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Bentley University
  • María Coca Chavarría, Professor, San Marcos University
  • Gaspar Pedro González, Guatemalan Author

For more information about keynote addresses, please visit:
Call for Proposals: International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education (ICRSME)
The International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education (ICRSME) is accepting proposals for the 2019 ICRSME XV conference, to be held in San Jose, Costa Rica March 13-16, 2019. The mission of the ICRSME is to advance science and mathematics education in participating countries. The deadline to submit a proposal is October 1, 2018. 

For more information, please email Arthur White
Internship Opportunity: Organization of American States
WHY INTERN AT THE OAS? Because the Organization of American States (OAS) is the main political forum of the region that promotes and supports democracy, human rights, security and integral development in the Americas. The OAS seeks to prevent conflicts and to bring political stability, social inclusion and prosperity to the region through dialogue and collective action.

The application period is open until September 16, 2018. 

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Feria Internacional del Libro Ohio 2018
Feria Internacional Del Libro Ohio 2018 tomará lugar el 15 de septiembre en la Biblioteca Central De Columbus. El comité de la Feria Internacional dio a conocer que el evento se llevará a cabo el día 15 de septiembre de 10:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. en la biblioteca principal de Columbus, localizada en el centro de la ciudad: 96 South Grant Ave. Columbus, OH 43215.

Se espera que unos cincuenta a setenta y cinco autores de ascendencia latina arriben en Columbus para el evento, que en su segundo año se está convirtiendo en la convocatoria de literatura latina más importante de nuestra región ya que atrae tanto a escritores locales como nacionales e internacionales, cuyos libros en inglés, español, portugués o bilingües abarcan todos los estilos literarios, incluyendo poesía, narrativa, ficción, no ficción, así como una variedad de géneros como para hacer de las delicias de todo lector.

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