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Interim Director selected for CLAS Award

Interim Director Charles Venator-Santiago was recently selected as the winner of the 2024 Broader Impacts, Service, and Visibility Award. This award, as the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) explains, recognizes UConn Faculty members for their work in “outstanding initiatives that visibly impact the welfare of Connecticut and beyond” through community engagement, and developing […]

Interim Director Presents at Hispanic Leaders in Action Subcommittee Event

Interim Director of El Instituto, Charles Venator Santiago, presents Puerto Rican Studies Initiative research findings in the Shining Star Awards event given by the Meriden-based Midstate Chamber of Commerce and its Hispanic Leaders in Action subcommittee, often known as HOLA. You can read further at myrecordjournal.com.

Interim Director Venator-Santiago Radio Interview

Author Esmeralda Santiago, and Faculty Interim Director of El Instituto, Dr. Charles Venator-Santiago, was recently featured on the podcast Where we Live, produced by Connecticut Public Radio. In the podcast, they talk about Esmeralda Santiago’s new book Las Madres, which chronicles five women as they survive and are shaped by their experiences by Hurricane Maria […]