WFSB News reporter Christian Colón reported on the academic programs of El Instituto as a Hispanic Heritage Month feature.
Contributed by Anne Gebelein Thanks to the generosity of the CLAS Dean’s office, El Instituto was able to welcome its first Activist-in-residence, MaryJoan Picone, LCSW, in 2021. MaryJoan has been organizing Mexican farmworkers in the Glastonbury area for over a decade, and volunteers at the U.S./Mexico border as well, assisting migrants in need of food, […]
Contributed by Damián Deamici After a hiatus due the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eyzaguirre Lecture returned to the University of Connecticut this fall. The lecture honors the memory of Professor Luis Eyzaguirre, who taught Spanish and Latin American literature at the institution for over 30 years. This was the first time that the lecture was held […]
Contributed by H. Kenny Nienhusser La Comunidad Intelectual (LCI) is a living/learning community with a mission to nurture a sense of community for and support students who identify as Latina/o/x and/or Caribbean or have an affinity to learn more about the Latino and/or Caribbean diasporas. LCI was born from the efforts of many current and former […]
Contributed by Samuel Martínez UConn’s El Instituto and the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras’ Centro de Recursos de Investigación y Aprendizaje Subgraduados (CRiiAS) and the UPR’s Archivo de Ciencias Sociales are teaming up during the 2021-22 academic year for a new series of on-line livestreaming talks. According to the co-organizers, CRiiAS Director Carmen Maldonado-Vlaar […]
Contributed by Samuel Martínez El Instituto’s core faculty has added two new jointly-appointed faculty in Fall 2021: Linda Citlali Halgunseth is joining El Instituto through a transfer of one-half of her appointment from the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, where she is a tenured Associate Professor. Professor Halgunseth’s areas of research specialization […]
UConn Today posted an article about Latinx Experience at UConn!
Oscar Guerra is an assistant professor of film and video in the Digital and Design Department at the Department at UConn Stamford. During the extremely hard time we all faced last year because of COVID-19, Guerra captured real insight of a immigrant family from Guatemala and how COVID-19 affected their family. The documentary was named […]