Events Archive

 

 

November 2, 2017 | 4:45pm-5:45pm
Arkansas Union 4th Floor
Eric J. Garcia, Legacies of the Chicano Movement


November 2, 2017 | 6:00pm-7:30pm
Giffels Auditorium, Old Main 2nd Floor
Dr. Jose Angel Gutierrez, Legacies of the Chicano Movement

 

April 10, 2017 | 3:00pm-4:00pm
Bell Engineering 2286 (BELL 2286)
Luana Marques Garcia, Addressing Race Disparities in International Development Initiatives in Brazil 


April 4, 2017 | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Giffels Auditorium, 201 Old Main
Cecilia Menjívar, Latin American and Latino Studies Lecture Series: Immigration Law, Hostile Contexts, and the Membership of Latino Immigrants


March 15, 2017 | 12:00pm
Reynolds Auditorium, Donald W. Reynold's Center for Enterprise Development, 145 N. Buchanan Avenue
Refugees: People with Rights Not Just Needs, a panel discussion 


March 2, 2017 | 4:00pm
SCEN 402
Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Lecture Series presents: Lucretius' New World


March 1, 2017 | 5:30pm 
Connections Lounge, Arkansas Union
Border Cantos: Interactive Presentation


February 16, 2017 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
Giffels Auditorium, Old Main 201
Chris Rodning, Stigler Lecture: "Spanish Conquistadores, Colonists, and Native American Chiefdoms In the American South" 


February 15, 2017 | 4:00pm-5:00pm
ARKU 403
Lessons from the Latino Experience: Latin American & Latino Studies Faculty Colloquium 


February 3, 2017 | 2:00pm-3:30pm 
Helen Robson Walton Reading Room at Mullins Library
Dr. Claudia Salazar: "Blood of the Dawn: Women and the Contemporary Writing on Violence"

 

November 19, 2016 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Holcombe Hall
Tropicalia, Brazilian Cultural Event

Information Session for Study Abroad in Puebla, Mexico
November 2nd & 3rd, 2016 | KIMP 416
Fall 2016 Information Session for Puebla, Mexico 

Humanities Faculty Colloquium 
Ram Natarajan, PhD | November 11, 2016 | 4:00pm-5:00pm | Old Main 319
Erika Almenara, PhD | January 20, 2017 | 4:00pm-5:00pm | Old Main 319
"The Perpetrator's Colleague" & "Towards a Conceptualization of Memory After the Destruction of the Self"

November 1st & 2nd, 2016 | 11:00am-2:00pm
Student Union Mall
Día de los Muertos Tamale Sale & Menu

October 6, 2016 | 12:30-1:30pm
Memorial Hall 230, African & African American Studies
"Creating Latino Ethnicity: Partisan and Policy Preference in 2016 and Beyond"

October 6, 2016 | 6:30-7:30 pm
Giffels Auditorium (Old Main 201)
"Irreducible Reductions: The spatial politics of forced resettlement in the colonial Andes"

September 22, 2016
Plaza de Las Americas

September 22, 2016
"Una vida, dos países: Children and Youth (Back) in Mexico"

September 14, 2016
"Untold Histories from Latin America's Immigration Boom"

 

March 3, 2016
Mullins Library’s Helen Robson Walton Reading Room
“Latin@ Stories Across Ohio,” by Dr. Elena Foulis

March 9, 2016
Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society) Poetry Reading and Spanish Faculty Research Presentations: “Lectura de Poesía” by Dr. Erika Almenara and “The Origins of ‘Criollismo’ in Latin America” by Dr. Alberto Veiga 

March 17, 2016
Latino Registered Student Organizations Exposition 

April 11-13, 2016
Literature and Post-Conflict Societies Colloquium
24 scholars presented original research papers in a series of back-to-back panels, over the course of two days.
Keynote address: “The Brazilian dictatorship and the Amazon: Persistence of a Colonial Model” by Dr. Idelber Avelar (Tulane University)
“Agua y Sed,” a performance by non-violence musician César López

Summer 2016
Puebla, Mexico
Summer Study Abroad Spanish Immersion and Service Learning in Puebla, Mexico 
Organized and co-supervised by LAST program Professors Steven Bell (WLLC) and Juan José Bustamante (SOCI). 

 

September 15, 2015
Union Ballroom
Plaza de las Américas – Festival de las Manos Unidas 

October 8, 2015
Menchu’s Legacy Symposium:“Menchú’s Legacy: Indigenous Women’s Activism, Social Justice, and the Mayan Diaspora”
Panel Discussions:
“Mayan Activism Today”
“Food, Sovereignty, and Social Justice”  
“Indigenous Women’s Agency” 
Public Lecture:“The Political Worlds of an Indigenous Grassroots Activist: Rigoberta Menchú’s Life and Legacy” by Dr. Arturo Arias Tomas Rivera Regents Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Texas at Austin)

October 11-14, 2015
Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum
October 12—Trail of Tears Commemorative Walk
October 13—A Conversation with Dr. Rigoberta Menchú, Mullins Library’s Robson Reading Room
October 14—The 2015 Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture: An Evening with Rigoberta Menchú, The Union Ballroom

November 16, 2015
Scholars at Risk Lecturer: Syrian playwright and diplomat, Dr. Ismat Riad

 

March 3, 2015
Gearhart Hall (formerly Ozark Hall) 102
Thresholds of Illiteracy,” by Abraham Acosta (Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona) 

March 11, 2015
Arkansas Union
Latino Registered Student Organizations Exposition 

April 24, 2015
Festa Junina 

Summer 2015
Puebla, Mexico
Spanish Immersion and Service Learning in Puebla, Mexico
Organized and co-supervised by LAST program Professors Steven Bell (WLLC) and Juan José Bustamante (SOCI).

September 3, 2014
Mullins Library’s Southwest Hall and Gallery
Southern Politics: The Role of Immigration Policy in Emerging Latino Communities” by LAST faculty member Professor Juan José Bustamante  

September 11, 2014
Giffels Auditorium
Shine” by José Galvez (Pulitzer-winning photojournalist and author)
Al Norte Al Sur: Latino Life in the South,” a public exhibition of José Galvez’s photography was mounted in Mullins Library’s Southwest Hall and Gallery. 

September 16, 2014
Arkansas Union Ballroom
Plaza de las Américas – Festival de las Manos Unidas 

October 13, 2015
Giffels Auditorium
Film Screening - “Ramona

October 29, 2014
Arkansas Union Theatre
Theatrical Production – “Entre Marta y Lope" 

November 17-21 
LAST and International Educational Week 

November 18, 2014
“Silver Mining Playbook: Revolution, Nature, and Health in Modern Mexico,” Dr. Rocio Gomez (University of Arkansas)

November 18, 2014
Gearhart Hall (Formerly Ozark Hall) Auditorium
Art History and Latino Cultural Representation: “From Aztec to Zoot-Suit: Mexico in U.S. Visual Culture, 1941-1944,” by Dr. Breanne Robertson (Tyson Scholar at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art) 

November 19, 2014
Arkansas Union 403
México: La Herida del Mundo (Mexico: Wound of the World) 

November 20, 2014
Mullins Library
“Hecho en México” (Made in Mexico), Film Screening and Discussion, Dr. Juan José Bustamante (University of Arkansas) 

December 3, 2014
Ayotzinapa 43: Día de Solidaridad/Day of Solidarity

February 13, 2014
University of Arkansas Majors and Minors Fair 

February 20, 2014
Science and Engineering 101
Spring Public Lecture I: Biomedicine as Ethnomedicine: Case Studies from the Andes by Jerome Crowder (Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch) 

February 26, 2014
Latino Registered Student Organizations Exposition 

April 16, 2014
Giffels Auditorium
Spring Public Lecture II: Indigenous Manuscript Paintings and Politics in Mexico: Colonial and National Periods (1530-1900) Ethelia Ruiz Medrano (Professor of History at the National Institute of Anthropology and History, Mexico City)

April 23, 2014
“Adios a Gabo” – Tribute to Gabriel García Márquez

September 17, 2013
Arkansas Union Ballroom
Plaza de las Américas – Festival de las Manos Unidas

October 29, 2013
LAST Lecture Series:
A Screening of International Documentary Film “Tamale Road
Marcos McPeek Villatoro Arkansas Union Theatre 

December 2013
“Teorías de la voz, la representatción, y la verdad: La narrativa latinoamericana” – a graduate level “Mini Conference” was organized and hosted by Professor Linsday Puente

 

  Hispanic Heritage Month photos

 

LAST Lecture Series:
Politics and Economic Development: Latin America and the World
Phillip Keefer, World Bank
Thursday, January 22
5:45 pm; Reynold Center Auditorium

LAST Lecture Series:
Latin America and Brazil in a Globalized World
Werner Baer, University of Illinois
Friday, March 6
3:00 pm; WCOB 431

Human Rights & Universities: Defending Academic Freedom by Saving Scholars at Risk
Robert Quinn, Scholars at Risk Director, New York University
Monday, March 9
2:00 pm; Multicultural Center
Sponsored by Fulbright College, OMNI, and FLAN

LAST Lecture Series:
Cultural Twins and Natural Others: Allegories of Intralatino Subjectivities in U.S. Latino/a Literature
Frances Aparicio, University of Illinois-Chicago
Monday, March 9
3:30 pm; Multicultural Center
Co-sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity

The Colombian Struggle: Human Rights Violation in Colombia
Gerardo Cajamarca
Thursday, March 26
6:00 pm; ARKU 508-509
Co-sponsored by LULAC, Sigma Delta Pi, SHPE, OMNI-UA

LAST/FLAN Spring Film Series:

1) La lengua de las mariposas: José Luis Cuerda. España 1999.
Presentation and commentary by Raúl Álvarez, Thursday, February 26, 2009.
Kimpel Hall 306, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

2) Réquiem por un campesino español: Francisco Betriú. España 1985.
Presentation and commentary by Greg Buchanan, Thursday, March 26, 2009.
Kimpel Hall 306, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

3) Soldados de Salamina: David Trueba. España 2003.
Presentation and commentary by Sergio Villalobos-Ruminott, Wednesday, April 8, 2009.
Kimpel Hall 306, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

4) Los santos inocentes: Mario Camus. España 1984.
Presentation and commentary by Raúl Álvarez, Thursday, April 23, 2009.
Kimpel Hall 306, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

5) Setenta años de la Guerra Civil Española.
Presented by Raul Alvarez, Greg Buchanan, Sergio Villalobos, and Brenda Magnetti.
5:00 pm; 310 Kimpel Hall

Hispanic Heritage Month 2008
Sept 15 – Oct 15
University of Arkansas

Panel Discussion:
Challenges of Latinos in the U.S. and in Northwest Arkansas
Monday, September 15
11:30 am; Multicultural Center
Sponsored by HHM Committee and LULAC, with participation of Ana Bridges and Javier Boyas

LAST/FLAN Film Series:
La ley de Herodes (w/ actor Damian Alcazar).
Thursday, September 18
5:00 pm; 310 Kimpel Hall

Campus Day:
Recruiting Event (Brought area Hispanic high school students to campus)
Tuesday, September 23; University of Arkansas
Multiple sponsors

Study Abroad Fair
Tuesday, September 23
ARKU Connections Lounge

LAST Brown Bag:
A Conversation on Latin American Cinema w/ Mexican Actor Damian Alcazar.
Thursday, September 25
12:00 pm; Multicultural Center

New Perspectives on Latino Literature and the Role of the Writer:
An Evening with Sergio Troncoso
Thursday, October 2
7:30 pm; Giffels Auditorium
Sponsored by LAST, FLAN, ENGL, Multicultural Center & HHM Committee

Explore Latin America Study Abroad Expo
Monday, October 6
3:30 pm; Multicultural Center

Plaza de las Americas
Tuesday, October 7
11:00 to 3:00; Union Connections Lounge
Sponsored by HHM Committee

Off-Broadway Play:
Platanos and Collard Greens
Thursday, October 9
6:00 pm; Arkansas Union Theater
Sponsored by Multicultural Center, African American Studies, & HHM Committee

LAST/FLAN Film Series:
Mexico: la Revolucion congelada
Thursday, October 16
5:00 pm; 310 Kimpel Hall

LAST/FLAN Film Series:
Canoa
Thursday, November 6
5:00 pm
310 Kimpel Hall

 

“The State of Black and Brown Arkansas: the Challenges of Racial Diversity for the 21st Century”
April 24-25, 2008
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Thursday, 24 April 2008
9:30-10:15 -- Welcome by Chancellor White; Introduction of conference and panelists, Giffels Auditorium
10:15-10:45 -- Reception, outside Giffels Auditorium
10:45-12:45 -- 1st Panel Session: Family and Health (Giffels Auditorium)
Randy Capps, Urban Institute
Cesar Compadre, UAMS
Wynona Williams, Minority Health Commission
Will Torrence, University of Nebraska
2:30-4:30 -- 2nd Panel Session: Politics and Economics (Multicultural Center)
Nestor Rodriguez, University of Houston
LaGuana Gray, University of Houston
Barbara Lofton, UA Walton College
Joyce Elliot, Arkansas State Legislature
7:30-9:30 -- Off-Broadway Play Presentation: “Platanos and Collard Greens.” UARK Theater

Friday, 25 April 2008
9:30-11:30 -- 3rd Panel Session: Education (Giffels Auditorium)
Andre Guerrero, Arkansas Dept. of Education
Enrique Murillo, California State-San Bernardino
Charlene Johnson, UA College of Education
12:00-1:30 -- Buffet Lunch with Closing Keynote Remarks, Multicultural Center
Honorable Mr. Andrés Chao, Mexican Consul at Little Rock
Honorable Ms. Joyce Elliot, former State Legislator
1:30-3:30 -- Cultural Festival on the Union Mall
U of A Inspirational Singers
Papa Rap & WUQP Crew
DJ Kenner

Hispanic Heritage Month 2007
University of Arkansas
Sept .15 – Oct 15

Paintings Display by Juan Torres-Zavala
11:00am – Multicultural Center
Sponsored by the HHM Committee and the Multicultural Center
Sept. 14, 2007

Latin American Studies and Foreign Language Film Series
El laberinto del fauno /Pan’s Labyrinth
5:00 – 7:00 pm
310 Kimpel Hall
Sponsored by Latin American Studies and HHM Committee
Sept. 20, 2007

Plaza de las Americas
Free food, music, and information about Latin America!
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Connections Lounge
Sponsored by the UA Hispanic Heritage Month Committee
Sept. 24, 2007

“The Saving Grace of Stories” - An Evening with Sandra Benítez
7:00 pm
Arkansas Union Theater
Sponsored by Latin American Studies and the UA Hispanic Heritage Month Committee
Sept. 26, 2007

Hispanic Heritage Month Brown-Bag Lecture Series
“Sports in Spain and Spain in Sports”
12:30 – 1:30pm
Multicultural Center
Sponsored by Latin American Studies and the UA Hispanic Heritage Month Committee
Oct. 4, 2007

Sabor Latino
A Celebration of the Latino Community
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Multicultural Center
Sponsored by Latinos Unidos
Oct. 10, 2007

Hispanic Heritage Month Brown-Bag Lecture Series
“The Life of Language in the Theater of Luis Valdéz”
12:30 – 1:30pm
Multicultural Center
Sponsored by Latin American Studies and the UA Hispanic Heritage Month Committee
Oct. 11, 2007

Latin American Studies and Foreign Languages Film Series
El lobo /The Wolf
5:00pm
310 Kimpel Hall
Sponsored by Latin American Studies and HHM Committee
Oct. 18, 2007

 

Subalternity and Neoliberalism in Latin America
Mullins Library
a lecture by Professor Gareth Williams, University of Michigan
March 2, 2007

Trazos del yo crítico y el papel de la crónica fronteriza
Kimpel Hall
a lecture by Professor Ignacio Corona, The Ohio State University
sponsored by Latinos Unidos
March 15, 2007

Manufacturing Consent: Media Constructions of Mexican Immigrants as a Threat to the Nation
Giffels Auditorium
a lecture by Professor Leo Chavez, University of California, Irvine
April 3, 2007

Spanish Play Production:
“Los empenos de una casa,” by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Arkansas Union Theater
directed by Professor Reina Ruiz, University of Arkansas
April 13 & 14, 2007

Un-marketing Memory: Narrative Histories and the Power of the Word
Ozark Hall
a discussion led by Chilean/Californian author and activist Roberto Leni
sponsored by Latinos Unidos
April 13, 2007

 

Latin American Studies and Foreign Languages Film Series
Chilean Movie "El Chacotero Sentimental"
Topic: "Transition to Democracy and Moral Openness" (Villalobos)
5 p.m. - 310 Kimpel Hall
Sept. 14, 2006

Hispanic Heritage Month Film Lecture
Spanglish
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. - Arkansas Theatre
Lecture by Professor Bernard will follow 2 p.m. screening
Sponsored by the UA Hispanic Heritage Month Committee
Sept. 19, 2006

An Evening with Rolando Hinojosa Smith
A Latin American Lecture Series Special Event
Reynolds Center Auditorium
co-sponsored by the Hispanic Heritage Month Committee of the Division of Student Affairs
Sept. 20, 2006

Plaza de las Americas
Free food, music, and information about Latin America!
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Connections Lounge
Sponsored by the UA Hispanic Heritage Month Committee
Sept. 26, 2006

Latin American Studies and Foreign Languages Film Series
Chilean Movie "Historias de Futbol"
Topic: "Everyday Popular Narratives" (Villalobos)
5 p.m. - 306 Kimpel Hall
Sept. 28, 2006

Sigma Delta Pi Lecture & Reception
“My Life in Ecuador” by Steve Sanford
6:00-8:00 pm –Multicultural Center (arku 404)
Sponsored by Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honors Society)
Sept. 28, 2006

Hispanic Heritage Month Film Lecture
"Stand and Deliver"
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. - Arkansas Theatre
Lecture by Professor Restrepo will follow 2 p.m. screening
Sponsored by the UA Hispanic Heritage Month Committee
Oct. 3, 2006

Hispanic Heritage Month Brown-Bag Lecture Series
"Memory and Violence: Visual Arts in Chile"
By Professor Sergio Villalobos, UA Foreign Languages
Noon - Arkansas Union 513-514
Sponsored by Latin American Studies and UA Hispanic Heritage Month Committee
Oct. 5, 2006

Hispanic Heritage Month Brown-Bag Lecture Series
"Trends in Latino Music"
By Greg Buchanan, UA Graduate Student
Noon - Multicultural Center (Arkansas Union 4th Floor)
Sponsored by Latin American Studies and UA Hispanic Heritage Month Committee
Oct. 10, 2006

Sabor Latino
A Celebration of the Latino Community
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Arkansas Mall (rain location: Connections Lounge)
Sponsored by Latinos Unidos, UA Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, and the UA Multicultural Center
Oct. 10, 2006

Indigenous People of the Americas Film Screening
"Mined to Death" - A 2005 award-winning documentary
By Dr. Regina Harrison, Professor of Spanish and Quechua culture (Peru and Ecuador) at the University of Maryland
7 p.m. - Giffels Auditorium
Sponsored by Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, the UA Multicultural Center, and Latin American Studies.
Oct. 12, 2006

How Electoral Laws and Development Affect Women in Latin American Legislatures
Arkansas Union
a lecture by Professor María Escobar-Lemmon, Texas A&M University
Oct. 19, 2006

Latin American Studies and Foreign Languages Film Series
Argentine movie Nine Queens
Topic: "Crime as Justice" (Villalobos)
5 p.m. - 306 Kimpel Hall
Oct. 26, 2006

Latin American Studies and Foreign Languages Film Series
Chilean Movie El Niki: caluga o menta.
Topic: "The Usual Forgotten" (Villalobos)
5 p.m. - 310 Kimpel Hall
Nov. 9, 2006

Politics in Latin America: Bolivia and Evo Morales
Walton College Reynolds Center
a talk and discussion with Professor Eduardo Gamarra, Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University
co-sponsored by the U of A International Bolivian Organization.
October 30, 2006

Gender Studies Film Series:
Films from Latin America (introduced by LAST faculty)
Giffels Auditorium
February 9 – March 8, 2006

”Columbus Didn’t Discover Us”:
A Film screening with Director Robbie Leppzer
Tuesday March 28, 2006
Giffels Auditorium, Old Main
In Mr. Leppzer’s film, indigenous people from North, South and Central America speak out about the impact of the Columbus legacy—past and present—on their lives.
Co-sponsored with OMNI at the U of Arkansas

Latin American Studies Lecture Series Event
“Colombia: Coal, Violence, and Exxon”
Jose Julio Perez, Afro-Colombian Community Activist
Arkansas Student Union
March 29, 2006

U.S. Trade with Latin America: Perspectives from CAFTA
March 30, 2006
A presentation by Alberto Trejos, INCAE
Co-sponsored with Walton College

Alberto Trejos obtained his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. Dr. Trejos is an active researcher in macroeconomics, international trade and development economics, and has published extensively in leading journals. He has been a National Science Foundation grantee and a Fulbright scholar, Dean of INCAE and General Director of its Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development, 1999-2002, Professor at the Economics Department of Northwestern University from 1994-98, and a visiting professor and researcher at Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica de Barcelona, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Fundaçao Getulio Vargas of Rio de Janeiro and The University of Texas. From 2002-04, Dr. Trejos was the Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica; in that position, he led the negotiation of CAFTA and of the CARICOM-Costa Rica FTA.

U.S. Latino Literature and the New World Order
April 18, 2006
A lecture and discussion by Marc Zimmerman, University of Houston
Professor Zimmerman, an authority on Latino culture and society, has been active in numerous Latino community organization efforts. He has authored, co-authored, or edited some twenty volumes, including Literature and Politics in the Central American Revolutions (1990), U.S. Latino Literature (1992), and New World (Dis)orders and Peripheral Strains (1995). He previously taught Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago and is currently Professor and Chair in the Modern and Classical Languages Department at the University of Houston.

2nd Annual Spanish Language Day Banquet
Welcome by Prof. Restrepo, Keynote by Prof. Bell
Arkansas Union Ballroom
April 27, 2006

Phi Alpha Theta Event:
“Tezcatlipoca: A Queer Aztec God?”
Prof. Peter Sigal, Duke University
May 4, 2006

Latin American Studies Lecture Series Event
“Civil Society and Governance Challenges in Latin America:
Robert Senderowitsch, The World Band
Giffels Auditorium
September 9, 2005

Hispanic Heritage Month Activities
Campus-wide
September 15-October 15, 2005

Latin American Studies Brown Bag Series
“Confronting the Past in Contemporary Latin American Art”
Prof. Luis Fernando Restrepo
Multicultural Center
September 15, 2005

Latin Soul – Friday Night Live
Arkansas Union
September 16, 2005

Latin American Studies Brown Bag Series
“Study Abroad Opportunities in Mexico & Latin America”
Prof. Steven M. Bell
Multicultural Center
September 27, 2005

Plaza de las Américas
Arkansas Union Connections Lounge
October 4, 2005

Latin American Studies Brown Bag Series
“Rock Latino”
Prof. Sergio Villalobos
Multicultural Center
October 6, 2005

Sabor Latino Festival
Arkansas Union Mall
October 12, 2005

Latin American Studies Lecture Series Special Event
An Evening with Junot Díaz
Reynolds Center Auditorium
October 12, 2005

Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Film Festival
Giffels Auditorium
October 10-12, 2005

A CAST Special Event:
“Mapping the Ancient Maya Landscape From Space”
Dr. Thomas Sever, NASA
Ozark Hall
October 19, 2005

“El Retablo de las Maravillas”, a Spanish play by Miguel Cervantes
Directed by Prof. Reina Ruiz
Arkansas Union Theater
November 4-5, 2005

Latin American Studies Lecture Series
“The Supreme Uneasiness, a film presented by Director Luis Ospina”
Giffels Auditorium
November 14, 2005

Lecture: “The Legible Jaguar and the Book of the Fourth World”
Dr. Gordon Brotherston, Stanford University
Giffels Auditorium
November 30, 2005

LAST Lecture Series
Pamela Voekel, University of Georgia
“Holy Warriors: Rethinking Secularization in 19th-Century Latin America”
421 Old Main
February 17, 2005

Special Event:
Legacies of the African Diaspora in the Americas
(cultural activities and lectures)
Multicultural Center
February 17, 2005

LAST Lecture Series
Ileana Rodríguez, The Ohio State University
“Cultural Studies and Transatlantic Topographies: Islands, Highlands, Jungles”
Giffels Auditorium
February 28, 2005

Special Event:
Spanish Language Day Celebration (skits, lectures, banquet)
Grad Ed Auditorium
April 28, 2005

Phi Alpha Theta Event:
William Beezley, University of Arizona
“How El Negrito Saved Mexico from the French”
Ozark Hall 25
May 5, 2005

La Tertulia (social & cultural activity)
RZ’s Coffee House, Arkansas Union
Spring 2005 dates: feb 8, feb 22, mar 8, mar 29, apr 12, apr 26

Cineclub
Kimpel Hall
Spring 2005 dates: Jan 31 (“Ciudade de Deus”), March 14 (“Carandiru”), April 11 (“Madame Sata”)

Sabor Latino Festival
Latinos Unidos Event
Union Mall
October 6, 2004

Guitar Recital:
Francesc de Paula Soler
Arkansas Union Theater
October 13, 2004

Lecture:
Francesc de Paula Soler
“Andrés Segovia y la guitarra espanola”
SCEN 604
October 14, 2004

Special Event: Latin American Studies Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture:
Stories and Dreams: An Evening with Isabel Allende
Ballroom, Arkansas Union Ballroom
October 26, 2004

Special Event:
Student Breakfast with Isabel Allende
University House
October 27, 2004

La Tertulia (social and cultural activity)
Common Grounds, Dickson St.
Fall 2004 dates: oct 5, oct 19, nov 2, nov 15, nov 30

LAST Lecture Series
Deborah Barndt, York University
“From Mexican Field to Canadian Table: Journey of the Corporate Tomato”
Arkansas Union
February 17, 2004

LAST Lecture Series
Lillian Guerra, Bates College
“The Myth, Meaning and Memory of José Martí in Early 20th-Century Cuba”
Science Auditorium
March 26, 2004

LAST Lecture Series
John Hammond, J.B. Hunt
“NAFTA and International Business in Mexico”
Giffels Auditorium
April 1, 2004

U of A Latin Jazz Ensemble Concert w/ Cuban trombonist Juan Pablo Torres
Co-sponsored by LAST
Fine Arts Building
April 11, 2004

LAST Lecture Series
Francisco Alpizar, CATIE, Costa Rica
“Agricultural Development and the Loss of Biodiversity in Central America”
Science Auditorium
April 19, 2004

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Latinos Unidos Event
Union Mall
April 29, 2004

La Tertulia (Social & Cultural Event)
Common Grounds
Spring 2004 dates: Jan 23, Feb 6, Feb 20, March 5, March 26, April 9, April 23

Cineclub
Kimpel Hall
Fall 2004 dates: April 7 (“Time of the Butterflies”), April 14 (“Before Night Falls”), April 27 (“Piñero”)

Sabor Latino Festival
Latinos Unidos Event
Union Mall
September 10, 2003

Special Event:
Rubens A. Barbosa, Ambassador of Brazil to the United States
“More than Soccer and Samba: Brazil as a Global Economic Partner.”
Co-sponsored with the Fulbright Institute of Intl. Relations and others.
Giffels Auditorium
October 24, 2003

LAST Student, Faculty, and Friends Mixer
Common Grounds
October 24, 2003

“Miscelánea: Two Latin American Plays”
Student Actors directed by Professor Reina Ruiz
Union Theater
November 12 & 13, 2003

La Tertulia (Social & Cultural Event)
Common Grounds
Fall 2003 dates: Sept 26, Oct 9, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 21, Dec 5

Cineclub
Kimpel Hall
Fall 2003 dates: Nov 20 (“El jardín del Edén”), Dec 4 (“La virgen de los sicarios”)

Kurt Weyland, University of Texas, Austin, who spoke on “Neoliberalism and Democracy in Latin America,” on 18-19 October 2001

Jan Rus, University of California, Riverside, whose talk on 27 November 2001was entitled: “From Maya Villagers to Zapatista Rebels: Mexico’s Chiapas Uprising in Historical Perspective”

Carlos Morton, University of California, Riverside, who spoke on “A Playwright in the Borderlands” on 4 December 2001, in conjunction with the presentation of his play Johnny Tenorio by a cast of UA Students.

Neil Larsen, University of California, Davis, who spoke on “Actually Existing Globalization and the Future of (Latin American) Literary Studies” on 4 March 2002

Marc Chernick, Georgetown University, who spoke on “Colombia and the War on Terrorism, on 3 April 2002

Pablo Vila, University of Texas, San Antonio, who gave two talks to classes on Border Ethnographies, the Limits of Border Theory, and Ethnic, National and Regional Identities on the U.S.-Mexico Border”, on 25-26 April 2002.