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Fall 2016 ISLAC Newsletter
News and Spotlight
Conference on Armed Movements and Post-conflict Colombia
Join us for the International Conference on Armed Movements and Post-conflict Colombia to be held on May 18 and 19, 2017 and will be held on the Tampa Campus of the University of South Florida (Grace-Allen Room).
The conference will provide a venue for scholars (from Latin America and the United States) who study the history and current situation of armed groups in Colombia, as well as research and scholarship about the implementation of the Colombian Peace Accords, which were ratified by the Colombian Congress in December 2016.
"The Mansion House of Liberty:
London's Spanish American Community"
Thank you for joining us in the Conference "The Mansion House of Liberty:
London's Spanish American Community" that featured Dr. Karen Racine, Historian from the
University of Ghelph, Canada. The conference explored the cultural connections
between Great Britain and Spanish America in the first decades of the 19th century.
ISLAC, winner of the Diversity Award 2017
We are honored to have received the Diversity Award 2017 during the The 14th Annual Diversity Summit.
The 14th Annual Diversity Summit is an event that explores diversity and inclusion topics that are important to both our internal and external communities through workshops, keynote speakers and other activities. This event was held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Marshall Center and will have the participation of Dr. Abdul M. Omari.
Cuban Art Connection
Spring Term Arts & Culture Course Trip
March 13 – 18, 2017
Community Forum "Issues facing the Caribbean Diaspora – a follow up" was held on January 19th, 2017 at the Marshall Student Center Room 3713, featuring talks from Dr. Joyce Hamilton-Henry, the Regional Director for the ACLU of Florida; Dr. Guitele Rahill, Associate Professor of Social Work in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences at USF; and Dr. Margarita Pinkos, Director of Multi-Cultural Education for the School District of Palm Beach County.
We are pleased to announce the online availability of the book Introducción a la Antropología Biológica (Introduction to Biological Anthropology) edited by Dr. Lorena Madrigal, University of South Florida and Dr. Rolando González-José, CONICET, Argentina. This edited, peer-reviewed volume covers all major areas in biological anthropology. Introducción a la Antropología Biológica offers biological anthropology students in Spanish-speaking countries an up-to-date, bio-cultural and evolutionary overview of our species.
Scholarships for African American Students
BestColleges.com is an online, college planning resource for current and prospective students. Recognizing the funding issues faced by African American students and their higher rate of graduation debt, planning experts at BestColleges.com developed a comprehensive financial aid guide specifically for them. The guide provides several grants, scholarships, and alternative sources of help. It can be found here.
A $3,900 USD scholarship opportunity that is available to students for summer 2017. One fully-funded place on the 'Community Health and Family Medicine in Colombia' course run by the Faculty of Medicine at Universidad de La Sabana in Colombia is offered.
The program will combine practical clinical training, community visits, and classroom teaching. It will provide students with a unique opportunity to explore Global Health, investigating the particular challenges that face Colombia, a post-conflict society with several million internally displaced refugees. Participants will visit different health organizations, hospitals, and local welfare projects where they benefit from practical training.
Taught in English, it will run for four weeks from Monday 12 June to Friday 7 July 2017.
Red Tree Study is offering one full scholarship to the value of $3,900 USD. We are looking for applicants who are enthusiastic, hardworking, and interested in learning about the practical challenges of delivering community health programs in Latin America. Some basic Spanish language skills are desirable.
The scholarship covers the program accommodation, an airport pickup, and a calendar of social and cultural activities. The closing date for scholarship applications is Friday 24 February 2017 and applicants will learn whether they have been successful no later than Friday 10 March 2017. More information.
Florida Student Scolarship Programs
The Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), administers a variety of state-funded grants and scholarships to assist Florida residents with the cost of their postsecondary education. Below is a list of grant and scholarship programs administered by OSFA.
University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS)
Amazon Cloud Forest Sustainability Internship in Peru
Latin America Volunteer Intern
Human Rights Investigator needed at the Fair Food Standards Council
The Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship
The Career Enhancement Fellowship Program seeks to increase the presence of minority junior faculty members and other faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and humanities.
National Award - Face of Discrimination "Gilberto Rincoln Gallardo"
This is an award to recognize the work done by the people dedicated to journalism focused on displaying the importance of equality and taken a stand to discrimination in Mexico. As well those who have promoted the public's opinion on human rights stand and equality.
January 19, 2017
Community Forum "Issues facing the Caribbean Diaspora – a follow up"
Time: 6:00 pm.
March 29, 2017
The Mansion House of Liberty:
London's Spanish American Community 1808-1832
Presented by Dr. Karen Racine Associate Professor
University of Ghelph, Canada
Time: 2:00 pm.
IBL Conference Room (FAO 296)
USF Tampa Campus
May 18-19, 2017
International Conference on Armed Movements and Post-Conflict Colombia
University of South Florida – Tampa Campus.
NON ISLAC EVENTS
February 20, 2017
Containing Law Within the Walls:
The invention of Indian Customary Law in Santiago del Cercado, Peru in the Sixteenth Century
Event organized by the USF Department of History
Time: 6:30 pm.
USF Alumni Center, Traditions Hall
March 2, 2017
14th Annual Diversity Summit
The 14th Annual Diversity Summit is an event that explores diversity and inclusion topics that are important to both our internal and external communities through workshops, keynote speakers and other activities.
Time: 12:30 pm.
Marshall Student Center
April 18, 2017
10th Annual Spanish Fair
Every year since 2007, the Department of World Languages holds the Spanish Fair and Expo. The Fair is intended to showcase our graduate and undergraduate Spanish programs to the USF and Tampa communities and provide campus and community outreach
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
TECO Room (College of Education).