Faculty in the News

What Castro’s death and Trump’s election mean for Cuba’s economic awakening
December 14, 2016
Read Dr. Brian Gendreau's new piece on the impact of Fidel Castro's death and Trump's election on economic reforms.

The End of Fidelismo. Why Everything is Possible Now
December 6, 2016
Dr. Lillian Guerra was recently published in Cuba Counterpoints: The End of Fidelismo. Why Everything is Possible Now.

La muerte de Fidel y el futuro de Cuba: memoria e historia contra el olvido
December 4, 2016
UF Department of History faculty Lillian Guerra published an article on Newsweek en Español regarding the death of Fidel Castro.

Where do Florida's Hispanic Republicans go from here?
October 25, 2016
UF Center for Latin American Studies Director, Dr. Philip Williams, was interviewed by United Press International.

As Brazil tilts rightward, Lula’s leftist legacy of lifting the poor is at risk
October 4, 2016
Dr. Terry McCoy, UF Latin American Studies Professor Emeritus, was published in The Conversation: As Brazil Tilts Rightward, Lula’s Leftist Legacy of Lifting the Poor is at Risk.

International Trade Agreements, Globalization, Land Change, and Agricultural Food Networks
August 29, 2016
Dr. Robert Walker, UF Center Latin American Studies and Department of Geography faculty, will lead a project entitled International Trade Agreements, Globalization, Land Change, and Agricultural Food Networks.

Global classrooms create worldly connections for future teachers
May 6, 2016
UF-LAS faculty member, Mary Risner, discussed the Global Classroom initiative with the College of Education.

As Obama makes historic visit, is Cuba ready for change?
March 21, 2016
Dr. Brian Gendreau, Director, Latin American Business Environment program, was published in The Conversation.

American Academy of Nursing
October 2015
Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini and Robert Lucero have been elected as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing

Global PR: Latin American Communication Professionals Comment on Career Opportunities and Lack of Advancement
July 2015
Juan Carlos Molleda and the Latin American Communication Monitor featured in Daily Dog

2015 CLASP Junior Faculty Teaching Award
July 2015
Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor for the Center for Latin American Studies and Anthropology, was awarded the CLASP Junior Faculty Teaching Award 

Climate Change Poses a Brewing Problem for Tea
June 2015
Center faculty member Rick Stepp quoted in Climate Central

Program for Immigration, Religion, and Social Change Awarded Carnegie Grant
February 2015
Center's PIRSC program receives new grant from Carnegie Corporation of NY

Brazilian Music Institute (BMI) receives Knight Foundation Grant
December 2014
The BMI, organized by Welson Tremura and Larry Crook, receives $75,000 grant from the Knight Foundation

Center representation on AATSP Executive Council
November 2014
Mary Risner, Associate Director of Outreach, was selected as the Portuguese Representative for the AATSP

2014 UF International Educator of the Year
November 2014
TCD Program Coordinator Patrica Sampaio named Staff International Educator of the Year

Immigration Reform and Beyond?
October 2014
Gainesville Sun highlights the Center's immigration conference

Impact of international collaboration
October 2014
UF highlights Center faculty member Dr. Emilio Bruna's analysis of international collaboration

Global Teaching and Learning Award
October 2014
Dr. Susan Paulson, Center faculty member, earns prestigious award from Miami University

Center Receives U.S. Department of Education NRC & FLAS Grants
October 2014

BRASA Lifetime Contribution Award
August 2014
Maxine Margolis, Professor Emerita of Anthropology and Center affiliate, was awarded the BRASA Lifetime Contribution Award

UF's Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars
2014
Center faculty member Dr. Emilio Bruna was honored as an inductee

Nearly 200 in Tampa protest Venezuela Violence
May 2014
Article in the Tampa Tribute featuring Center Director Philip Williams

Colombian Center for Public Relations & Organizational Communication
January 2014
Center affiliate Dr. Juan Carlos Molleda recognized

Languages for Specific Purposes in the 21st Century
April 2013
Article in The Language Educator highlighting Dr. Mary Risner's work in languages for specific purposes

UF wildlife ecology students merge science, art in project with Harn Museum
April 24, 2013
UF press release featuring Drs. Emilio Bruna (LAS/WEC) and John Blake (WEC)

What's behind the Brazil protests
July 6, 2013
Article written by Dr. Terry L. McCoy, Professor Emeritus

Bolistas do Ciência Sem Fronteiras viram 'embaixadores' culturais do Brasil
June 6, 2013
Article highlighting UF as the top US recipient of Brazilian Science Without Borders students

Snapshots of Florida's Hispanic Community
April 30, 2013
Article with interview featuring Dr. Philip Williams, Director

Languages for Specific Purposes in the 21st Century
April, 2013
Article featuring Dr. Mary Risner, Associate Director

Colombian Law Professors visit UF Law to discuss CGR project on human rights
February 25, 2013
Article featuring Dr. Philip Williams and Tim McLendon

Stocking Language Supplies
February 19, 2013
Article citing Dr. Mary Risner, Associate Director

New senate bill may provide immigrants legal status
January 28, 2013
Interview with Dr. Philip Williams, Director

UF partners with Colombian schools for human rights center
January 18, 2013
Article with interview featuring Dr. Philip Williams, Dr. Jon Mills, and Dr. Pilar Mendoza

Rosetta Stone language software used in Spanish classes
January 18, 2013
Article with interview featuring Dr. Gillian Lord, Chair of Spanish and Portuguese Studies

World takes talk of apocalypse in stride
December 20, 2012
Article with interview featuring Dr. Susan D. Gillespie, Professor of Anthropology

An anthropologist's past steps out of the shadows
November 13, 2012
Article with interview featuring Dr. Augusto Oyela-Caycedo, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Wanted in Brazil: more English speakers
October 26, 2012
Article with interview featuring Dr. Mary Risner, Associate Director

Romney vs Obama Final Debate: Why Latin America Matters, And Not Being Discussed
October 22, 2012
Article with interview featuring Dr. Terry McCoy, Professor

Mexico finds 50 skulls in ceremonial center of Aztec empire; shows clues for ritual mysteries
October 5, 2012
Article with interview featuring Dr. Susan Gillespie, Associate Professor of Anthropology

La inesperada conexión nazi de la antropología Colombiana
August 15, 2012
Article featuring work by Dr. Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Reportaje: El voto latino pisa fuerte en EE UU
August 13, 2012
Article with interview featuring Dr. Philip Williams, Director

'Unprecedented' Aztec Burial, Bones Found in Ancient Capital City
August, 08 2012
Article with interview featuring Dr. Susan Gillespie, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Coming Together to Further Language Learning
August, 2012
Newsletter with interview featuring Dr. Gillian Lord, Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics

The business of being Marco Rubio is booming
July 31, 2012
Article with interview featuring Dr. Philip Williams, Director

Prefeitura assina protocolo de imandade com cidade americana
June 16, 2012
Signing of a sister city agreement with Diamantina (Minas, Brazil) attended by Dr. Mary Risner

U.S. Hispanics Expected to Have Increasing Economic Impact
May 09, 2012
Article with interview featuring Dr. Philip Williams, Director

Profesor dice que debilidades legales e institucionales afectan clima RD
April 26, 2012
Article with interview featuring Dr. Terry McCoy, Professor

Jacaré Brazil in St. Augustine
April 07, 2012
Concert presented by Whitney Lab and UF College of Fine Arts

Otro Papa, otro Castro, ¿la misma Cuba?
March 28, 2012
Article with interview featuring Dr. Philip Williams, Director

Walking a tightrope in Cuba
March 24, 2012
Article with interview featuring Dr. Philip Williams, Director

En Florida, el "voto cubano" ya no es hegemónico
January 31, 2012
Article with interview featuring Dr. Philip Williams, Director

El español, el "idioma del gueto" en EE.UU
January 27, 2012
Article with interview featuring Dr. Philip Williams, Director

Latino Demographics Suggest GOP May Struggle in Florida
January 25, 2012
Article with interview featuring Dr. Philip Williams, Director

The Immigration Debate
January 21, 2012
Article with interview featuring Dr. Philip Williams, Director

Cuba expected to gain more attention as GOP convention nears
January 08, 2012
Article with interview featuring Dr. Philip Williams, Director

"Brazilian Guitar: Traditions and Tendencies” at Carnegie Hall
November 28, 2011

This project was presented and co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Brazil in New York and consisted of a solo guitar recital featuring traditional Brazilian repertoire and premiers of pieces by Brazilian composers Raimundo Penaforte and Ricardo Calderoni. João Kouyoumdjian will also receive guest artists Paulo Martelli (guitar), Kathryn Farenish (flute), Marta Kukularova (soprano), and UF’s Welson Tremura (guitar).

Telefone Sem Fio: Word-Things of Augustos de Campos Revisited
November – December, 2011
Dr. Charles Perrone, Professor, serves as artist liaison, lead consultant and a contributor in art exhibition