Spotlight: CLACS Awarded Title VI NRC and FLAS Funding for 2018-2022

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and the Center for International Education (CIE) were both awarded highly competitive 2018-2022 Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) funding by the U.S. Department of Education. Being recognized as a National Resource Center is considered a prestigious designation for international and area studies centers within the U.S.… Continue Reading »

LACUSL Phi Beta Kappas

Monday, April 23, 2018, two students of the Latin American, Caribbean, and US Latin@ Studies major were inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society, the highest of honors in the liberal arts. Congratulations to students Lucero Rocha and Eileen … Continue Reading »

Spotlight: Interview with Dr. Nicholas Padilla

Dr. Nicholas Padilla is the FLAS Coordinator at CLACS.  FLAS (Fellowships for Language and Area Studies) support the study of less commonly taught languages, including Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and indigenous languages of the Americas.  Nick talks about the benefits of FLAS for undergraduate and graduate students and about his own experience as a FLAS recipient, studying Quechua in Ecuador.… Continue Reading »

Spotlight: Oscar Hernández Santoyo

Oscar Hernández Santoyo joined CLACS in fall 2015 as an undergraduate intern, researching the Center’s history for our 50th anniversary celebration. Oscar graduated with a LACUSL major in December 2016. He is currently continuing his education at UWM in Educational Psychology. … Continue Reading »

Spotlight: Katelyn (Lucas) Hinkens

Katelyn (Lucas) Hinkens International Studies Latin American and Caribbean Studies Certificate 2012 Katelyn graduated from Marquette with her Master’s in International Affairs in spring 2015. She was granted a Pickering Fellowship, which paid for her degree and secured her a … Continue Reading »