viernes, 13 de mayo de 2011

CLAS Summer 2011 Calendar

Summer 2011 Calendar

Center for Latin American Studies

University Center for International Studies

University of Pittsburgh






Have a safe and happy Summer break!




Graduating Students — Very Important Notice

In order to have the Latin American Studies certificate/related concen­tration recorded on the transcripts of students who finish the program, the University requires each student to complete a Certifi­cate Gradua­tion Application. This application is separate from the form that you will complete for your degree.


o   Those of you who will be graduating in August 2011 have a deadline of Wednesday, May 25, 2011 to complete a Certificate Gradua­tion Application.

Late applications are accepted after the deadline but the University will impose a late fee! The amount of the fee increases with the delay in submission.

Please see Devon Taliaferro or Julian Asenjo (4200 Posvar Hall) for an application or call 412-648-7392.



Attention Brazilian Citizens!!


General Consulate of Brazil (New York)/Mobile Consulate in Pittsburgh on May 13th

Services include: Military registration and incorporation delay; Power of Attorney; Life Certificate; Passports; Passport renewal for lost, stolen, or damaged passport; Legalization of documents; Marriage registration; Registration of birth; Proof of Residence; reactivation of the registration of the CPF; Electoral situation; Authorization for minor to travel.

Date: Friday, May 13, 2011

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: 540 William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh – Oakland

For more information, please visit:



Fun and Educational Undergraduate Internship Opportunity


The School of Arts and Sciences has approved undergraduate internship opportunities through the Center for Latin American Studies. Students interested in Latin America work with the Center's outreach coordinator developing class lessons on Latin America for presentation in kindergarten through high school (K-12) classrooms as part of the Center's School Visit Program. Interns play an important role in sharing Latin American resources with a wide variety of local schools in the Pittsburgh area. This is a very valuable cross-cultural experience for all parties involved. Interns are required to work an average of 10 hours per week preparing and presenting to K-12 classes.

The internship is equivalent to a 3-credit course and may apply toward the certificate in Latin American Studies. The internship option is listed on the School of Arts and Sciences webpage at: under the section marked foreign language internship opportunities.

          Interested candidates should apply by submitting:

·         A statement describing your interest in Latin America and in the position

·         An unofficial copy of your transcript


Items and should be directed to:

Karen Goldman

Center for Latin American Studies - Outreach Program

4205 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA 15260




Queloides: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art

Exhibit now showing at The 8th Floor in New York City, NY


Upcoming events in relation to the Queloides exhibit:

Roundtable Discussion featuring: Armando Mariño, Meira Marrero, and José Toirac (Artists) with Alejandro de la Fuente (co-curator of Queloides and UCIS Research Professor of History and Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh)

Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: The 8th Floor, 17 West 17th St. New York, NY

RSVP Required.

For more information: contact, 646-839-5908


Film Screening of "East of Havana"

A film by Emilia Menocal and Jauretsi Saizarbitoria (2006, 82 minutes)

In Spanish with English subtitles

Followed by Q & A with director Jauretsi Saizarbitoria

This documentary features three Cuban rappers and their experiences in the Cuban underground hip hop scene.

Date: Monday, June 6, 2011

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: The 8th Floor, 17 West 17th St. New York, NY

For more information: contact, 646-839-5908

Queloides is a collaborative project between the Mattress Factory Museum and The Center for Latin American Sudies, University of Pittsburgh



Call for Publications


VISIONS of Latin America

Submission for next issue: deadline is Monday, August 8, 2011

VISIONS of Latin America is a semiannual peer-reviewed academic journal, focused on the field of Latin America, which was created and is administered by students and members of the academic community at the University of Pittsburgh. Its mission is to give students and others a first-hand experience with the publishing process and to publish the work of currently enrolled students and people interested in writing about Latin America.

Submissions are accepted year-round. VISIONS of Latin America welcomes academic articles (2,000-3,000 words), essays (1,000-2,000 words), book reviews (500-1,000 words) and personal/travel reflections (1,000-1,500 words). In addition, each issue will include a featured article (5,000 words). Contributions should be written in size 12 Times New Roman font, double-spaced, in plain text (no formatting or using endnote/footnote tools). Notes and references should be made using APA style (scholarly papers). Tables or figures should each start on a new page and be placed at the end of the manuscript. Please include contact information: name, institutional affiliation, degrees, email and phone number.

Submissions should be sent via email to Luz Amanda Hank at

For more information about VISIONS of Latin America go to:

VISIONS of Latin America is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Latin American Studies


The Bolivian Studies Journal (BSJ)

The Bolivian Studies Journal is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access publication published at the University of Pittsburgh and available both in electronic and printed formats. The journal is seeking contributions in the areas of Andean Studies, Amazonian Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Activism, Cultural Studies, Education, Ethnography, Feminism, History, Indigeneity, Law Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Queer Studies, Sociology, and Visual Arts. The journal also welcomes original and innovative research that will stimulate critical thought on the current and future role of Bolivia in the new millennium. The journal publishes in English, Spanish, and indigenous languages. The criteria for acceptance and publication of a manuscript are originality, theoretical rigor, analytical capacity, and interest to a wide audience of readers.

We accept contributions throughout the year; however, materials received by July 29, 2011 will automatically be considered for the next issue, scheduled for release in fall 2011. If you are interested in contributing to the journal you can send your potential contribution either by e-mail at: or using the journal's online submission system at:

For further guidelines and other questions contact us at:





2nd International Symposium of the Research Network for Latin America

The Research Network for Latin America is a cooperative venture of historical, ethnological and sociological institutes of the German Universities of Cologne, Bielefeld and Bonn and two individual scientists from Minster and Hanover. Within an interdisciplinary framework, scientists of the humanities and social sciences investigate the concepts Ethnicity, Citizenship and Belonging to enhance the scientific understanding of quotidian economic, political and social exclusions and inequalities in Latin America. Ethnicity, Citizenship and Belonging are understood as dynamic concepts that help to understand and to analyse the contextual and historically specific manifestations of boundaries and perceptions of order in Latin America.

**Accommodation for the speakers in Cologne will be arranged, but travel expenses will not be covered by the network.

Dates: September 12-14, 2011

Location: University of Cologne, Germany

For more information, please visit:


Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America

The 2011 Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America (STLILLA 2011) will bring together instructors, practitioners, activists, indigenous leaders, scholars and learners of indigenous languages. The symposium will focus on research and pedagogy related to the diverse languages and cultures of indigenous populations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

This second symposium will build on the accomplishments of the 2008 Symposium on Teaching Indigenous Languages of Latin America (STILLA), the first initiative of this scope in the world, which resulted in the formation of the Association for Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America (ATLILLA).

Dates: October 30 - November 2, 2011

For more information, please visit:



Scholarship/Fellowship/Grant Opportunities


The 2012-2013 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Competition

The Fulbright Competition is underway and is currently welcoming applications from scholars interested in teaching, teaching/research or research awards in Latin America and the Caribbean. Proposals will be considered from junior as well as senior scholars and awards are offered in a wide variety of disciplines.

Opportunities are available in the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Barbados and Eastern Caribbean
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela


The application deadline for 2012-2013 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Competition is August 1, 2011

Visit for detailed award announcements, application and guidelines. For more information contact Katrin DeWindt at or 202-686-6254, Jennifer Fox at or 202-686-6239, Caitlin McNamara at or 202-686-6237, Jake Silva at or 202-686-4018



Job Opportunities


Position Available: Director of Action Education

Application Deadline: May 20, 2011

Community Agroecology Network (CAN) is an international organization that confronts some of the world's most pressing problems in sustainability and conservation. CAN works with partner organizations in eight regions of Mexico and Central America to support rural communities in developing food sovereignty and sustainable farming practices. We promote integrated approaches to sustainable community development.

Our three program areas include:

  • Participatory Action Research
  • Trade Innovations
  • Action Education

CAN is a learning organization where the staff works as a team to develop alternative networks that promote environmental and social justice. We are all engaged in the learning process and collaborate with both university students and our partner organizations in ways that develop our knowledge and skills.

For more information, please visit:


Position Available: ECI Telecom

ECI Telecom is currently seeking a Senior Budget/Financial Analyst for our office in Robinson Township. This position would be responsible for the following duties for the Americas Regional Business Unit (RBU): prepare budgets and financial for subsidiaries; prepare and analyze rolling forecasts, budgets and variance analysis for subsidiaries; analyze the monthly financial statements and investigate significant variances to determine their cause and use the findings to recommend corrective action; guide controllers on accounting issues and prepare ad-hoc reports and special projects to management for Headquarters.

A qualified candidate will have a BS in Accounting, Finance or equivalent field plus a minimum of 7 years of Budget or Financial report analysis experience. Must have strong modeling and analysis skills and the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization. Excellent Excel knowledge, organized and extremely detail oriented. Good verbal and written communication skills and must also be fluent in Spanish. Must have proven work experience working well independently as well as within a team. Experience working in Oracle and Hyperion a plus.

Competitive salary, comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance, paid time off, matching 401(k)

Please email resume and salary requirements. Qualified candidates will be contacted. Please be sure to include: Budget / Sr. Financial analysts in the subject of your email.

Inquiries can be forwarded to: Kristina Conner, PHR (HR Business Partner/Technical Recruiter, ECI Telecom – Network Solutions Division US), 1300 Omega Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15205, 412-809-4295 (phone), 412-809-4213 (fax),, or for more information, please visit:



Service Learning Program

Open School for Ethnography and Anthropology (OSEA) offers a Teaching English Service Learning Program. This program allows students to gain 8 credits of service learning in a multi-faceted Community Action Research project.

          Students learn the conceptual foundation and practices of social based methodologies of language teaching. As well, students begin a process of learning Maya and local cultural traditions as a resource to be used in the teaching English classroom.

          Students become Teachers who apply second language acquisition and anthropological theory learned in the classroom to create an English-language program for the residents of Pisté, México. The challenge is for the English teachers to design and employ activities and lessons that valorize Maya language, customs and history in the process of teaching English. Teachers become students of the Maya participants who are learning English.

          Students become Ethnographers who use fieldwork methods to assess the ongoing learning process of the classroom. Ethnographer-Teachers use visual and audio-visual methods to document and analyze the transcultural dynamics of bilingual education in second language acquisition.

Dates: Sunday May 22 to Saturday July 9, 2011 (7 week program). See the OSEA summer calendar.

Start: Start date is day of ARRIVAL on-site in Pisté in time for 2:00pm orientation meeting.

End: End date is the earliest date of Departure for successful completion of program.

Location: Pisté and Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, México, and surrounding Maya Indian communities.

Credits: 8 credit hours at either undergraduate or graduate level.

Accreditation: Accredited Transcripts by the Universidad Autonóma de Yucatán, México.

For more information please visit, or email us at




The following list of events is provided as a service to the community by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), University of Pittsburgh. CLAS neither recommends nor endorses these events and activities. Please address questions or comments about the events to the contact provided and not to the Center.


Carnaval de Barranquilla en Pittsburgh

There will be delicious Colombian food for sale at this event! It is a family event and alcohol will be allowed but not for sale, so you can BYOB.

Carnival Costumes will be welcomed, and if you don't know what to wear, you can buy a Carnival T-Shirt from Nacira Martinez at

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011

Time: 4:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Location: Ballroom, Schenley Park Skating Rink, 1 Overlook Drive, Oakland

Admission: free

Please RSVP to Sandra at and save the date!

Event organized by Colombia En Pittsburgh



54th International Pittsburgh Folk Festival

The Pittsburgh Folk Festival Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that began in 1956 with seventeen nationalities whose purpose was to promote "Unity in Diversity" by presenting an annual festival of cultures. The festival now highlights the cultural diversity of more than 30 nationalities in the Pittsburgh area.

Dates: May 13, 14, & 15, 2011

Location: Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Boulevard, Monroeville

For more information: contact 412-278-1267 or visit



Salud para Niños - Birmingham Clinic

Free Pediatric & Flu Immunization Clinics

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Care Mobile

Date: Saturday, May 14, June 11 & July 30, 2011

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Salvation Army, 54 S. 9th Street, Southside

For more information:, 412-692-6000 (option 8),

(Appointment and health insurance are NOT required)



InnerChange Works

An event to benefit the children and families of communities in Nicaragua

"Education and Service Working together to Improve Health & Education in Nicaragua"

Join us for an evening of cultural exchange and celebration as we share with you our work in improving health in Nicaragua. Through your generous donations, we hope to continue to bring together local students, teachers and community leaders to create and promote sustainable safety and health promotion models.

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2011

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Sewall Center, Executive Dining Room, 6001 University Blvd, Robert Morris University, Moon Township (15108)

Tickets: $25 (students), $50 (regular admission)

For more information: contact or to purchase tickets, please visit




Highlights: Live Band, Silent Auction, Handmade Tapas, Artisan Drinks, Salsa Cook-off, Dance Lesson, Photo Booth

Please join us this year in supporting a great Pittsburgh non-profit, La Escuelita Arcoiris. This annual fundraiser, ¡Salsita!, supports their Spanish language and cultural programs for children and their families.

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2011

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Location: Pittsburgh Opera House, 2425 Liberty Avenue, Strip District

Cost: VIP ($75), General Admission ($35)

To purchase tickets, please visit: (mention Center for Latin American Studies in the 'comment box' during check-out)



Latin Aerobics with Gloria J. Rodriguez-Ransom

Dates: Every Tuesday & Thursday

Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Creamy Creations, Duff Office Center, 10 Duff Road, Suite 107, Penn Hills

Cost: $5.00 per class or $30.00 for 6 weeks (both classes), payment due at the beginning of your 6 weeks.

For more information, please visit:



Weekly Language Classes/Practice Sessions


Language Classes at Tango Café

All classes are held at Tango Cafe, 5806 Forward Ave, Squirrel Hill

*Please ask about monthly prices all level classes

For more information: call 412-421-1390,

Spanish Level I

Spanish instruction for beginners

Dates & Times: Every Friday, 5:45 p.m.

Spanish Level II

Basic grammar, vocabulary and conversation

Dates & Times: Every Thursday, 6:00 p.m.

Spanish Level III

Intermediate grammar, reading and conversation

Dates & Times: Every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.

Spanish Level IV

Conversation, reading, writing and expressions

Dates & Times: Every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

English Practice (for non-native speakers)

Practice English with native speakers

*Minimum purchase of $3.00 from the menu

Dates & Times: Every Friday, 7:00 p.m.

Spanish Conversation "Tertulia"

Open Spanish conversation group

*Minimum purchase of $3.00 from the menu

Dates & Times: Every Saturday, 3:30 p.m.




If you have an announcement related to a Latin American/Caribbean activity taking place during September 2011 that you would like to share with others interested in the region, please send details by August 19th to: Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 4200 W.W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260; Fax: 412 648 2199; E-mail:

Sorry, information will not be accepted over the phone



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