Please keep LALS students in your hearts

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Graduates in Caps and Gowns

Dear Friends,

Although #GivingTuesday has come and gone, we still ask you to hold LALS Students in your heart and consider a donation to the LALS Student Scholarship Fund. Started in 2014 with the celebration of LALS' 40th anniversary, we have since raised over $13,000 and awarded over $2000 in scholarships. Students today face an uncertain future in paying for their education. Please help us reach our endowment goal of $25,000.




Call for Applications

IUPLR/Mellon Dissertation Fellowships, 2018-19

The Inter-University Program for Latino Research is now accepting applications for the IUPLR/Mellon Fellowship Program (academic year 2018-19). The program supports doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latina/o studies. Doctoral students in the social sciences whose research uses humanities methods may also be considered. The fellowship facilitates completion of the dissertation and provides professional development, writing support, and mentoring from Latina/o faculty members. The fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend, participation in an intensive summer institute in Chicago, and professionalization and writing workshops and programs.

For more information about the program, please see the program website:

The deadline for UIC applicants is January 24, 2018.

Summer Study Abroad in Chiapas, Mexico in 2018

Mexicans in Chicago:
Honoring the Legacy of Louise Año Nuevo Kerr

Join us for this special one-day conference at UIC.
Friday, September 16, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Space is limited. Lunch included. Advance registration is required.
Click here for more information.

Congratulations to our new MA Graduates

on a successful Symposium

Exciting video review of the history of LALS

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