martes, 24 de febrero de 2015

Events for this week and next week--CLAS @ PITT

For other information and events, please visit our calendar at (February 2015 Calendar).


Pitt and CLAS Events


Panoramas Newsletter—Center for Latin American Studies at Pitt

Panoramas is a forum dedicated to spreading innovative research and ideas about Latin America to an academically oriented audience.


Our website receives more than 5,000 unique visits from Latin Americanists from all over the world. Hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh, Panoramas offers a unique opportunity to Latin Americanists from any discipline to briefly present their research to a cross-disciplinary audience. We accept summaries of books and papers recently published in academic journals and columns of opinions in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. If you are interested in contributing to Panoramas, please contact Coordinating Editor Ignacio Arana Araya at, or simply follow the submissions tab on our homepage to create an account.


Sports in Latin America and the Caribbean


Rob Ruck (Professor of Sport History, University of Pittsburgh)

Gonzalo A. Bravo (Professor of Sport Management, West Virginia University) (via teleconference from West Virginia)


Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Time: Noon

Location: 4217 Posvar Hall

For more information contact: Luis Bravo or Luz Amanda


Join us for an hour discussion on Sports in Latin America and the Caribbean involving topics such as:

·         Cultivation of Baseball talent in the Caribbean (especially the DR);

·         Efforts by Major League Baseball to lower their costs of production;

·         What the opening with Cuba might mean;

·         Mega sports events (FIFA World Cup 2014 and Rio Olympics 2016) from the angle of the Brazilian Government;

·         Impact and role played by other less known mega sporting events in the region (Pan American Games and the South American Games)


Pizza provided.

For updates visit:

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. 


Distopias of Globalization

A conference by Jean Franco (Professor Emerita of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University)

            Date: Monday, March 2, 2015

            Time: 4:00 p.m.

            Location: 602 Humanities Center, CL

            For more information:

Sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Center for Latin American Studies, Cultural Studies Program, Professor John Beverley, and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.



Colloquium: Gayle Rogers (English), “Negro and *negro*: Translating American Blackness in the Shadows of Spanish Empire”

with responses by Jerome Branche (Hispanic Languages and Literatures) and Imani Owens (English)

            Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015

            Time: 12:30 p.m.

            Location: Humanities Center, CL

For more information:


International Career Toolkit Series

Save the date! 2/27, 3/25 and 3/27

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: 4217 Posvar Hall

For more information visit:

Information about international opportunities for undergraduate students.

Sponsored by African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center For Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Union Center of Excellence, Global Studies Center, International Business Center, and Study Abroad Office at the University of Pittsburgh.



Interdisciplinary Latino Interest Group

Are you interested in research about Latinos?

Are you a student, staff or faculty?


We are open to all. Those who attend come from multiple schools at the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne, and CMU.  So far, the disciplines include public health, education, social work, anthropology, business, and psychology.

We organize “focused writing” sessions to encourage us to write and share our successes and roadblocks.

--Focused Writing— Bring your laptop!

                        Time: 9am to 12pm

                        Date: Friday, February 27—Room 110, Parran Hall

                                Monday, March 9—Room A622, Parran Hall

                                Friday, March 27—Room 110, Parran Hall

                                Friday, April 24—Room 309B, Parran Hall


                        Date: Friday, April 10, 2015

                        Time: 4pm to 5pm

                        Location: Room 109, Parran Hall/130 DeSoto Street

Interested? Email Flor Gonzalez at

Sponsored by Center for Equity, Behavioral and Community Health Science, School of Public Health, Pitt Public Health.


XI Undergraduate Research Symposium on Latin America and the CaribbeanCall for Papers

            Date: Friday, April 3, 2015

            Location: Slippery Rock University

            For more information contact:  Dr. Ana María Caula at

Present your research with other undergraduate students on any topic related to Latin American Studies in literature, linguistics, art, or professional academic disciplines.

Submit a 150-200 word abstract to the following e-mail address: ( Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 6, 2015.

Presentations will be made in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

For more information, please contact Dr. Ana María Caula at

Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Cultures at Slippery Rock University and the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Hispanic Language and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh.


Student Funding for International Research

Students planning to undertake international research are encouraged to apply for up to $1,000 financial assistance to the International Studies Fund (ISF).  The ISF grants are intended to help students at the University of Pittsburgh conduct research on international issues or in an international setting.  International is defined as relating to another country or culture, comparative analysis covering more than one country or culture, studies of international relations or of transnational activities, or studies which examine topics related to global issues.  ISF grants must be used by June 30, 2016.  The application deadline is March 15, 2015. 

For more information on eligibility, evaluation criteria, allowable expenses, grantee obligations and the application procedure, visit:   

*Important: ISF grants may not be used for tuition, language study, internships, and other non-research related expenses. Conference, workshop or symposium travel is not eligible for funding under the ISF program.





Community Events

Malpaso Dance Company—Kelly Strayhorn Theater

                        Date: February 27 and 28, 2015

                        Time: 8:00 p.m.

                        Location: Kelly Strayhorn Theater

                        For more information: or visit

World Premiere

KST proudly presents the Pittsburgh premiere of Cuba’s own Malpaso Dance Company, and the world premiere of two new original works featuring choreography by the adventurous Trey McIntyre and the company’s artistic director Osnel Delgado with music by Grammy award-winning musician Arturo O’Farrill. Following their critically acclaimed international debut in 2014, Malpaso ignites the stage as the forefront of Cuban contemporary dance.

Part of KST’s World Stage Series, made possible by the Benter Foundation.


Salud para Niños

For all of the information about this program. Please visit:



Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)

University Center for International Studies

University of Pittsburgh

4200 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Pittsburgh, PA  15260

Office: 412-648-7392

Fax: 412-648-2199




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