Month: November 2018

The History of the Largest Foreign-Born Population in the State

Dr. Fiona Vernal’s research on Connecticut’s West Indian immigration history has been featured on the Uconn Today page. Dr. Vernal’s research discusses– “Guest workers arrived in America through bilateral labor agreements between British West Indian colonies and the United States, says Vernal, whose family origins are in Jamaica. They were men who replaced the thousands of […]

Dr. Maria Martinez, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success

Dr. Maria Martinez, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success, will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education (CALAHE) on Friday, November 16, at the Association’s annual meeting at Goodwin College. This is CALAHE’s highest honor, recognizing those individuals who have made significant contributions to the educational and […]

Daisy Reyes Book Talk

Contributed by Victoria Almodóvar Students, friends, and faculty gathered in the UConn Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center community room on October 22nd to get a preview of Dr. Daisy Verduzco Reyes’ book, Learning to Be Latino, a book she just published with Rutgers University Press. Reyes, an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment […]

Tertulia con Scott Wallace

Contributed by Julia Marchese Last Tribes of the Amazon: Protecting Earth’s Most Threatened People can be found on the following link: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/10/isolated-brazil-peru-amazon-tribes-remote-protected/ Photographs by Charlie Hamilton James / National Geographic On September 20th, 2018, Professor Scott Wallace (UConn, Journalism) gave a talk at El Instituto titled, Speaking for Those Who Cannot Speak for Themselves: The […]