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LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES NEWS

Vasquez ’12 Forms Peace Corps Scholarship

Jade Vasquez '12 was recently featured in an article in Norwood News, a Bronx-area newspaper, for her work as a Youth Development Volunteer with the Peace Corps, in rural El Salvador. Vasquez, who was one of four members of the Classes of 2012 to have been accepted to serve in the Peace Corps, has helped establish a scholarship program to help students in El Salvador go to high school or college....  More >>

Pichardo ’15, Helfrich Design a School

Since the spring, Jericsson Pichardo '15 and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Joel Helfrich have worked on a project to help the nearby Rochester City School District (RCSD) open a new public school, the Rochester River School. Its curriculum will draw from that being developed by the Institute for Humane Education for schools it plans to open in New York City in two years, as well as...  More >>

Argentina Welcomes HWS

Eighteen students are immersing themselves in Latin American culture this semester in Mendoza, Argentina, guided by Professor of Latin American Studies, International Relations and Economics Scott McKinney P'13, who was born and raised in Peru. Nestled against the Andes, Mendoza offers students the opportunity to become fluent in the Spanish language and learn about historical and contemporary La...  More >>

Cuban Writer Yáñez Joins HWS TONIGHT

Award-winning Cuban writer Mirta Yáñez will read from her work on Wednesday, Oct. 8. For more than four decades, Yáñez has been a distinguished participant in Cuban literary cultural and academic scenes. She has won numerous awards for literature and, on four occasions, received the prestigious Critics' Prize in Cuba. The reading will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting S...  More >>

Garcia '14: From Honolulu to Harvard

This fall, Ana Garcia '14 of Elizabeth, NJ, began her studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Before moving to Cambridge, Mass., she spent her summer in Hawaii as an intern for Minatoishi Architects, Inc. in Honolulu. A double major in architectural studies and Latin American Studies at HWS, Garcia is pursuing a master's in landscape architecture at Harvard with the hope of e...  More >>