Latin American Studies (LAS)

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  Scott Cook Professor of Chinese Cowles-Kruidenier Chair of Chinese Studies This chair is newly created, using funds from a 1988 grant from the Gardner and Florence Call Cowles Foundation to endow the Chinese Studies program at Grinnell College. Professor Cook is the first...
  Alumni Engagement The alumni engagement working group is developing "Blue Sky" ideas, as encouraged by the Board, centered upon three themes: alumni-student interactions, alumni-faculty/staff interactions, and alumni-alumni interactions.  One of the major ideas is to create an...
  Member Update The Strategic Planning Steering Committee welcomes its newest member, Heather Benning, associate professor of physical education, to better represent the interests of the physical education and athletics departments. Ideas for the Future The first "Ideas for the...
  Transparency Working Group Report, December 13 The Transparency Working Group’s charge is to collect, organize and share feedback from faculty, staff, students, and alumni with the various strategic planning working groups and report the work of the working groups to these...
  Strategic Plan Update, February 2012 During fall semester 2011, after poring over hundreds of ideas and suggestions offered by the Grinnell College community, the strategic planning working groups developed the following material for consideration by the strategic plan...
  The Strategic Planning process, begun with a Board of Trustees retreat in June, is in full swing on campus with students, faculty, staff, and alumni involved in working groups on an aggressive timeline.  A 24-member Steering Committee, co-chaired by David Lopatto, chair of the...

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GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of nine alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 2-6 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their...
GRINNELL, IA— Two Grinnell College alumni have been awarded Lori Ann Schwab Alumni Grants for service projects in their home communities. The Schwab alumni grants are named for the late Lori Ann Schwab who died while an arts student at Grinnell in 1994. The $1,500 grants support...
GRINNELL, IA— Two Grinnell College alumni have been awarded Joseph F. Wall Alumni Service Awards of $25,000 each for service projects in their selected non-profit organizations. The Wall Alumni Service Awards are named for the late Joseph F. Wall, a Grinnell College alumnus and...
Grinnell College is responding to the nation’s call to fill the scientist pipeline. This year eight Grinnell graduates have been awarded highly competitive research fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The prestigious fellowships carry a $30,000 stipend and $...
  More than 100 original drawings by Civil War era artist-reporters will be on display at Grinnell College's Faulconer Gallery, opening Aug. 31. "Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection," a travelling exhibition from Boston College's McMullen Museum of Art, includes...
GRINNELL, IA—Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, will address the Class of 2010 at Grinnell College’s 164th Exercises of Commencement, on Mon., May 24, at 10 a.m. on Central Campus.* The Earth Institute supports scientific research, education,...
  The Grinnell College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of faculty members to new ranks for the 2011-12 academic year: • Promoted to associate professor with tenure: Keith Brouhle (economics); Brigittine French (anthropology); and Lee Emma Running (art)....
  Grinnell, IA 3/7/11 Eleven Grinnell area organizations will benefit from more than $30,000 in grant support from the Grinnell College Mini-Grant Program for arts, educational and community initiatives. “We increased both the maximum grant amount and the total grant...
  Release update 8-29-12 Grinnell College's Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights will host athree-day symposium, Sept. 11-13,* to discuss "Who Should Teach Our Children? Education and Democracy Worldwide." The Office of the President...
  GRINNELL, IA – Twenty years after President Ronald Reagan’s challenge to “tear down this wall,” Grinnell College’s Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights will offer a symposium, Sept. 21-23, to discuss “Beyond the Cold War: The World...
Grinnell College’s Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights will sponsor a Feb. 21-23 symposium on the global financial crisis with professionals from the Federal Reserve, Standard & Poor’s, the Washington Post, and academia. Sarah...
  Grinnell College’s Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights will open the 2011-12 academic year with a three-day symposium, Sept. 13-15, focused on “What is Social Justice?” Sarah Purcell, director of the Rosenfield Program, said the...
  GRINNELL, IA – Grinnell College’s Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights and the Center for International Studies will co-sponsor a symposium on domestic and international poverty, April 13-15, on the Grinnell College campus. “The...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of nine alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 2-6 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their...
  GRINNELL, IA—Anthropologist William Beeman will offer perspectives on “Iran is Not What You Think It Is” in a Scholars’ Convocation at Grinnell College on Thurs., Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center. Beeman is the author of several books on...
  Science and technology historian James R. Fleming will discuss his recent book, “Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control,” at a Grinnell College Scholars’ Convocation on Thurs., Apr. 5 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the...
  Three Grinnell College students have been awarded prestigious Watson Fellowships for one year of independent study and travel abroad. The three Grinnell seniors were among only 40 students from 23 colleges nationwide to receive the $25,000 fellowships from the Thomas J. Watson...
  Grinnell College today named the winners of the first Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize: Boris Bulayev, president, and Eric Glustrom, executive director, Educate! (shared award); James Kofi Annan, executive director, Challenging Heights; and Rabbi...

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In this multidisciplinary concentration, you explore Latin American and Latino cultures and societies, and take related humanities and social studies courses. You can study in a Latin American country, use your skills in internships, and cap your studies with senior research....