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The Latin American and Latino Studies Institute (LALSI) is home to an interdisciplinary program that brings together faculty members from nine different departments. Originally founded as the Puerto Rican Studies Institute, the program expanded in the early 1990s and changed its name. Today, LALSI faculty work on all major areas of Latin America, including the Caribbean, and on U.S. Latino issues.

From its inception, Fordham has educated students coming from Latin America, and today many of them belong to Spanish speaking communities in New York City. Fostering intercultural dialogue between Latin American, Peninsular and Latino Studies has made LALSI distinctive among other similar programs in the New York metropolitan area.

LALSI provides an intellectual home for both students and faculty interested in Latin America and U.S. Latinos. It also acts as a clearinghouse for information, organizes conferences, hosts distinguished scholars, sponsors film series and mentors students.

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Faculty News
It is our pleasure to announce that the Fall 2013 Boletín is now available for viewing here. It can also be found under our 'Boletín (Newsletter)' page using the column on the left of this page.
Professors Hugo Benavides and Hector Lindo Fuentes visited Universidad Iberoamericana in Puebla Mexico March 10-15, 2013 to organize exchange programsfor Fordham students.

  **Forpast news please refer tothe Boletíns and/or our Facebook Webpage**
          
Student News
Attention Students, information on LALSI's Havana, Cuba 2015 can be found by clicking here or by visiting our Study Abroad page. Additionally, the Study Abroad pages have been updated to better reflect our recent changes and these amazing opportunities!!!
LALSI alumnus Jason Browder (PCS'12) is currently living in Turkey as a Fulbright Scholar. Recently, he has written a national security/foreign affairs article on Turkey and Syria that was published by Truman National Security Project. Click here to view his article.
LALSI would like to congratulate our alumna Maria Aponte who won 2nd Place for Best Poetry in English at the 15th Annual International Latino Book Awards on May 30th 2013 at the Instituto Cervantes for her book 'Transitions of a Nuyorican Cinderella'.
Congratulations to the winners of the Jose Marti Award. Sharing First Prize is Danielle Flores, with her paper “Junot Díaz’s Drown as Neopicaresque: Pícaros, Half-outsiders, and the Dominican Diaspora” and Thomas Haskin, with his paper “The Production and Political Implications of Latin American Testimonio.”...
... Also, Alexa Rodriguez received an Honorable Mention with her paper “Educating Dominicans: The Role of Agency in Evaluating U.S. Education Reforms during the Occupationof 1916-1924.”
Congratulations to our LALS Alumni Sara Lynch (FCRH'11) and Jayson Browder (PCS'12) who have both performed exceptionally well in this years Fullbright competition. Sara has been awarded an English teaching assistantship to Colombia and Jayson's English teaching assistantship will be in Turkey.
Puebla Study Tour. During Spring Break 2013 10 Fordham students traveled to Puebla, Mexico, in a Study Tour organized by LALSI Associate Director Prof. Lindo-Fuentes. The group was accompanied by LALSI Professor Hugo Benavides. Students attended lectures and visited historical places such as the pyramid of Cholula, the El Rosario Chapel, and the impressive archaeological site of Teotihuacan.
On March 2013 LALSI Major Diana Betancur was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Only students with outstanding grade point indexes are screened for membership. Selection is contingent upon the variety of the student's course work outside the major, evidence of intellectual maturity and the quality of evaluative remarks written by professors.
ATTENTION ALL LALSI Students! The Summer 2013, Undergrad Fall 2013 and Grad Fall 2013 Course Booklets are now available for online viewing. Undergrads please navigate to the Undergraduate Program webpageto see these documents. Grads please navigate to LALS Grad Resources and Course Listings page found under the Graduate Program page to view your documents.
LALSI in the White House: LALSI major Jayson Browder (PCS'12) has been selected as a White House Intern from where he is sending us informative progress reports about his experiences around the Oval Office. Way to go Jayson!
The Internship Booklet has recently been updated! Please review it by going to our Prizes, Fellowships, Scholarships and Internships page and scroll to the bottom. The link to this page is located on the left hand column or by clicking the link above.
It is our pleasure to announce that the Spring 2013 Boletín is now available for viewing here. It can also be found under our 'Boletín (Newsletter)' page using the column on the left of this page.
Earlier this year, LALS M.A. student Jessica Alcantara received a Bennett Assistantship Award. Fordham'sGraduate School of Arts and Sciences awards Bennett Assistantships to a select group of incoming students (at either the master's or doctoral level) in recognition of their academic achievements.
LALSI M.A. student Maria Aponte's poetry book Transitions of a Nuyorican Cinderella was reviewed in the website of Univisión. "Aponte's lyrical narrative," says the review, "is like an epic poem that describes the possible lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of Latino immigrants who live in perpetual movement between their home countries and the United States". Another review appeared in Virtual Boricua.
LALSI major Jayson Browder was selected as a 2012 Truman Scholarship Finalist. Congratulations Jayson and good luck!

  **For past news please refer to the Boletíns and/or our Facebook Webpage**
          
Events
LALSI is pleased to invite you to our first Fall 2014 event! Fierce: The Work and Life of Manuel Ramos Otero. Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6:30 523 Butler Library, Columbia University, 535 W 114th Street, New York Click here to view the flyer for this event or visit our event page for further details.
On Wed, April 4, 2012, LALSI hosted a lecture and discussion of the book Voices from the Other Side: An Oral History of Terrorism AgainstCuba featuring Canadian author Keith Bolender and renowned American linguist,philosopher and political activist NoamChomsky. If you missed this event, please click here to watch the video.
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LALSI on LinkedIn
For current postings of Job Offers, access to Alumni discussion boards and all information concerning Internships, Job Prospects and Networking with LALSI Alumni and Friends. Please visit our LinkedIN page by clicking on the LinkedIN icon.

  **For previous event information and to view our event archive please refer to our 'Events' page.**
On the evening of Wednesday, April 4th, LALSI hosted a lecture and discussion of the book Voices from the Other Side: An Oral History of Terrorism Against Cuba featuring Canadian author Keith Bolender and renowned American linguist, philosopher and political activist Noam Chomsky. Please be sure to check out the video of thisevent on Youtube. You can find the video here.
          
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