Latin American Studies (LAS)

Latin American Studies (LAS)

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. The concentration provides the foundation for graduate school or an array of careers with Latin American connections, such as law, business, social justice, education, and translation. 

Civil War Era drawings to display at Faulconer Gallery

 

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 hundreds of drawings by Joseph Becker and his colleagues, 19th-century artists who worked as artist-reporters for "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper," observing, drawing and sending back for publication images from the camps and battlefields of the Civil War.

Rosenfield Program to sponsor global financial crisis symposium Feb. 21-23

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 Purcell, director of the Rosenfield Program, said the symposium topic continues to be of great interest and concern, “as our students look for jobs, in an election year, and as the intensity evolves from day to day.

Faculty promotions approved by Board of Trustees

 

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). Background information about these newly tenured faculty members is attached.

• Promoted to associate professor: Heather Benning (physical education) and Brian Jaworski (physical education). Background information about these faculty promotions is attached.

Three seniors win competitive Watson Fellowships

 

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 Foundation: Natalie Ngoc Truong, a political science and English double major from Davenport, Ia.; Alex Reich, a biology major from Mahtomedi, Minn.; and Courtney Sheehan, an independent major in visual culture from Ohio.

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