Latin American related events on campus!

Events on campus this month

Latin American related events in Oxford, Hamilton and Middletown campuses.

Other events!

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Past events!

CELTUA Seminar: Facilitating Minority and New Faculty Success in Higher Education

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm in 320 Laws Hall
Details available on the CELTUA website

Lecture: Latino/a Students' Perceptions of Diversity Climate at Miami University

Wednesday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m. in Shriver Center -Multipurpose Rooms A and B.
To date, limited research has been conducted on Latina/o students attending Predominantly White Institutions (PWI) of Higher Education.  This lecture expands the existing literature by examining perceptions regarding diversity and campus climate held by Latina/o students at a PWI located in rural Ohio.  Utilizing the Miami University 2008 Campus Climate Survey data, the authors examine the multiple identities and composition of the Latina/o students attending Miami University-- a highly selective, academically competitive public Midwestern university with a high percentage of majority students (approximately 89% White) and a high percentage of majority tenure-track or tenured faculty (approximately 85.4% White). This lecture examines Latina/o students’ perceptions about discrimination, satisfaction, engagement with faculty/staff and other students, and whether they feel accepted and respected by others at Miami University. The presenters also compare and contrast the Latino/a experience to that of other ethnic minority students as well as to their majority peers.   The presenters will also discuss the implications of the results and provide recommendations for the clinical, consultative, outreach, and advocacy work done by higher education professionals on the campuses of PWIs with a particular emphasis on challenges that may be encountered on campuses located in rural areas and in counties with a political climate that is not immigrant-friendly.  Additional recommendations will also be provided specific to supporting and empowering Latina/o students, faculty, and staff at a PWI.

Race, Class, Gender, & Sexuality Symposium

Friday, February 25th, 2011 at Shriver Center.
The symposium features Kum Kum Bhavnani, director and producter of The Shape of Water, a documentary about women and development. For more information please visit

Session Three 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room A
Latinas in Ohio Facing Challenges and Taking Action: A Community Based Program
- Eréndira López-García, Wright State University
- Lorena Mora-Mowry, Mujer Latina Today
- Jacqueline Rioja Velarde, Miami University

Women of Color Celebration and Dinner

Wednesday, March 2, 2011.
This year’s Women of Color Celebration and Dinner will combine a taste of Brazilian cuisine with student testimonials, a salsa dance performance by members of the Association for Latin and American Students (ALAS), and the presentation of the Jennie Elder Suel Distinguished Woman of Color Award. In addition, attendees will be treated to a keynote address by Ms. Ramona Reyes, Human Resources Specialist at Nationwide Insurance Company and first Hispanic member of the Columbus Public Schools Board of Education.

The premiere of a musical work by the Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos

Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 8PM in Hall Auditorium
the Miami University Symphony Orchestra performed the premiere of "The Insects' Martyrdom," a composition by Heitor Villa-Lobos, with the renowned Brazilian violinist Daniel Guedes. The concert was conducted by former ALFAS President Ricardo Averbach, Director of Orchestral Studies at Miami University.