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Children in indigenous costumes, Brazil
Children in indigenous costumes, Brazil

The Latin American Studies Program facilitates learning about Latin America. It blends the Cornell curriculum, functional pathways bringing together students from diverse colleges, and fruitful collaborations with other institutions in the US and Latin American countries. LASP enriches formal instruction with experiential learning abroad, film and seminar series, visiting scholars, sponsored events, faculty and student research, and ready access to scholarly resources through campus repositories and loan programs.

LASP Newsletter April 15

Check out the latest LASP news and events!

Aquí te puedes enterar de las noticias y los eventos del momento.

Laureno Márquez and Dr. Cecilia Garcia-Arocha are coming to Cornell on November 22nd - Laureno Márquez y la Dra. Cecilia Garcia-Arocha estarán en Cornell el 22 de noviembre

The President of the Central University of Venezuela, Cecilia García-Arocha and the well-known political comedian, Laureno Márquez are coming to Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.  The two will be discussing the current political climate in Venezuela through a cultural and historical lens.  The event known as Perspectivas Venezuela: Educacíon y Humor takes place in Uris Hall Auditorium, G01 on Saturday, November 22nd from 5-7 pm.

LASP's faculty member's latest book wins another award | Miembro de la facultad de LASP gana otro premio

Alejandro Madrid's latest book, Danzón Circum-Caribbean Dialogues in Music and Dance, co-authored with Robin Moore, (University of Texas, Austin), has been awarded the 2014 Robert M. Stevenson Award, American Musicological Society. The following is a statement by the Award Committee comprised of Cristina Magaldi (Towson Univresity), Susan Thomas (University of Georgia), and Don M. Randel (American Academy of Arts and Sciences):

Latin American studies leaders to gather Nov. 8

Three former presidents of the Laitn American Studies Association (LASA) will come to Cornell Nov. 8 to celebrate the university's sesquicentennial with courrent LASA President Debra Castillo

Jean Franco, president of LASA from 1989-91; Arturo Arias, president from 2001-03; and Sonia E. Alvarez, president from 2004-06, will pesent at a one-day symposium of the Lake Erie Latin American consortium, whose members include the Latin American Studies Program (LASP) at Cornell.

LASP's faculty member's latest book wins the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award

Alejandro Madrid's latest book, Danzón Circum-Caribbean Dialogues in Music and Dance, co-authored with Robin Moore,(University of Texas, Austin), has been awarded the prestigous ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music writing in the category "Bela Bartok Award for outstanding ethnomusicology book."  The ASCA press release is here: