Archive for 2012

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NEW J-term 2013!! Study about the Haitian Diaspora in Miami

The Haitian Diaspora: Surviving and Thriving in Miami Are you interested in Haiti but not ready to make a trip abroad? Join Assistant Professor of Geography, Anna Versluis, as she and her class spend January 2013 living and studying in Miami’s own Little Haiti. Discover a Miami you never knew. Photo courtesy of Mark Diamond […]

Summit of the Americas

Cartagena, Colombia, is ready to host the 6th summit of the Americas that will gather 33 heads of state, including President Obama, on the 14 and 15 of April, 2012. The five topics on the agenda cover a wide range of regional interests from security issues to efforts on poverty reduction. However, different participating countries […]

Meet Avery Wallace: LALACS Minor

Hi! My name is Avery Wallace and I am from Madison, Wisconsin. I am currently a sophomore Spanish and History double major with a LALACS minor. When I am not studying you might find me practicing in the pool. I am on the Gustavus Swim team which takes up a good chunk of my time […]

Meet LALACS alum Jacki Christopher ’03

One thing that holds true about our alums in Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies at Gustavus — they lead fascinating and productive lives after graduation. We are so proud of everything that Jacki has accomplished so far, and we can’t wait to see what’s next. After graduating from Gustavus in 2003, Jacki Christopher worked […]

OLAS Brings Brazilian Carnival to Gustavus!

  On Sunday, February 26th a 12 person Brazilian band under the direction of Robert Everest will be performing in Alumni Hall. The featured singer is well-known Bahian sensation: Dandara. They will all be performing over the weekend in full-fledged carnival-style in the Cities. For more information check out: Carnaval Brasileiro.         […]

Minnesotan Cuban Film Festival

Minnesota Cuban Film Festival (2/23/12-3/29-12) Each Thursday evening, from February 23 to March 29, the Minnesota Cuba Committee, in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul, will present an outstanding collection of Cuban cinema. Most of the films are contemporary, with some vintage offerings. Each film will be accompanied by a bonus short feature.This […]

Gaucho Music Reflects the Merging of Cultures in Latin America

Gauchos are the traditional cowboys of the pampas — the vast grasslands — of South America.  And their music reflects the mixing and blending of cultures that contribute to Latin American regional identities.  A new CD “Button Accordion and Bandeón Music from N. Uruguay” from Smithsonian Folkways from a group called “Los Gauchos de Roldán”  demonstrates […]

Check out the “Living La Vida” exhibit in Ramsey County

“Living La Vida” is an exhibit that traces the lives of Mexican American immigrants in Ramsey County, Minnesota. The exhibit was developed by Historian Leila Albert. The exhibit is in English and Spanish and runs through August 2012. For more information see: Living La Vida Exhibit Where? Ramsey County Historical Society Exhibit Gallery Landmark Center, […]

Meet Taylor Logeais: LALACS Minor

Hi, my name is Taylor Logeais and I am from Minnetonka, Minnesota. I am a double major in Political Science and Spanish with minors in LALACS and Peace Studies. Clearly, I have a wide range of interests but they all manage to connect with one another! In addition to my studies, I am kept busy […]

Meet Jordan Almen: LALACS Minor

Hi! I’m Jordan Almen, a sophomore Communications Studies major with Spanish,  Peace Studies, and LALACS minors. I’m passionate about coffee, art, traveling, and of course, Latin America. In my free time I like to cook, run, read, play volleyball, and hang out with my dog Sophie.  I’m looking forward to going abroad to Spain next […]