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Bias, Acceptance, and Respect in the Workplace: Battling One’s Discrimination

On Wednesday, April 10, Google software specialist Hal Burch will discuss battling discrimination in the workplace, including his career in an accepting workplace that helped himdiscover his own biases, how they affect his behavior, and how he works to combatthem.

Posted on 4/1/2019 7:49:21 PM

Opportunities and Challenges in Latin America from the Perspective of a US Ambassador to Nicaragua

Ambassador Laura Dogu will talk about Latin America, her position as a former US ambassador to Nicaragua, and her current position as the acting director of the Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell, aninteragency group of law enforcement, diplomatic, military, and intelligenceexperts responsible for the recovery of US persons held hostage abroad, on Wednesday, March 27.

Posted on 3/18/2019 8:46:30 PM

Revolution and Counterrevolution in Nicaragua, 1979–90

On Wednesday, March 20, Professor Griselda Jarquin Wille will offer a historical narrative ofrevolution and counterrevolution in Nicaragua during the 1980s. The discussion on Nicaragua picks up where Marjorie Zambrano-Paff left off in part 1 of the Latin American Studies spring 2019 series.

Posted on 3/12/2019 3:56:04 PM

Presentation on Nicaragua: A Country Under Construction

ProfessorMarjorie Zambrano-Paff will talk about socio-political unrest in Nicaragua from an eyewitness account of war, of revolution, and of survival on Tuesday, February 26.

Posted on 2/19/2019 1:13:21 PM

Sugar Skull Face Painting and Speakers for Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead

Sugar skull face painting will take place November 1–2. The face painting is free and open to the IUPand Indiana communities. Speaker presentations will take place afterward.

Posted on 10/31/2017 3:44:38 PM

Presentation to Cover Catrinas, Tantawawas, and Artistic Sugar Skull Painting

Professor Amanda Frantz-Mamani will give a presentation that discusses Día de los Difuntos in Perú and the significant influence of Andean culture to illustrate the similarities and differences with the Día de los Muertos in Mexico and theUnited States

Posted on 10/20/2017 7:23:39 PM

Speaker Presents Talk on Noriega, Bush, and US Invasion of Panama

“Noriega,Bush, and the US Invasion of Panama” will be presented by Leo Gruber, a professor from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania who lived in Panama as a child and later served in the US Army there.

Posted on 10/20/2017 6:36:54 PM

Face Painting, Speakers Slated for Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead

Join Latin American Studies to celebrate Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, and Thursday, Nov. 2. Listen to speakers and have a sugar skull painted on your entire face or part of your face. Face painting is free and open to all in the IUP community and Indiana community.

Posted on 10/19/2017 4:55:42 PM

Townsend Receives Outstanding Alumni Award from University of Florida

Josiah Townsend, an associate professor in the Biology Department, recently traveled to receive the 2017 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies and gave a special seminar to the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.

Posted on 10/4/2017 12:50:37 PM

Townsend Lab Publishes Two Papers on Cryptic Tropical Salamanders

Josiah Townsend and former Department of Biologygraduate students Alexander Hess, Thomas Firneno, and Michael Itgen havepublished a pair of studies that expands our understanding of tropicalamphibian diversity.

Posted on 9/26/2017 1:41:41 PM

Face Painting for Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead

To help celebrate the 2016 Day of the Dead, facepainters set up their open studio in front of the IUP Humanities and Social Sciences building.

Posted on 11/16/2016 6:25:29 PM

Goff Presents on Contemporary Mexico and Mexican Political Satire

Charlie Goff, an educator, tour leader, storyteller, translator, and interpreter of Mexican life and culture, visited IUP for two days in November 2016, giving two formal presentations and one informal Q&A session for IUP and Indiana community members.

Posted on 11/16/2016 4:26:29 PM

Choral Chapter To Go Multilingual Caroling

The Student Chapter of the American Choral Director's Association will be caroling in English, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, and French on December 10, 2015.

Posted on 12/6/2015 7:44:48 PM

CANCELLED: Presentation: Visual Imagery of La Patrona in Everyday Life

CANCELLED: Presentation Visual Imagery of La Patrona in Everyday Life Wednesday, December 09, 2015 6 00 PM

Posted on 12/6/2015 7:22:14 PM

A Navidad (Christmas) Celebration: Musical Performance

Enjoy interpretations of Latin American standards, holiday songs, and more by Dan Murphy and Carl Rahkonen on Friday, December 4, at the University Museum.

Posted on 12/2/2015 9:00:39 PM

A Workshop: Mayan Numbers

On Friday, December 4, Francisco Alarcón, Department of Mathematics, will give an overview of the Mayan number system and will conduct a hands-on workshop on Mayan addition and subtraction in the University Museum.

Posted on 12/2/2015 8:34:25 PM

Virtual Tour to the Cloud Forest in Honduras

Join Josiah Townsend for a virtual expedition to the mountains of the Honduran cloud forest in “Endemic Biodiversity in Indigenous Landscapes” on Wednesday, from 5:00–6:00 p.m. in the University Museum.

Posted on 11/30/2015 8:04:13 AM

St. Francis University World Drumming Ensemble and Dance Performance a High-Energy Hit

On November 9, the St. Francis World Drumming Ensemble, directed by multi-platinum recordingartist and St. Francis instructor Jim Donovan, gave a high-energy performance at IUP.

Posted on 11/27/2015 10:02:02 PM

Children's Workshop Held for Day of the Dead

On Nov. 7, the Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) gave a Children’s workshop on Day of the Dead.

Posted on 11/17/2015 7:33:09 PM

More Than 20 Public Ofrendas Made During Day of the Dead

There were many thought provoking themes, such as alcoholism, language annihilation, and suicide prevention.

Posted on 11/10/2015 7:01:58 PM

Molina Presents on Visiting the Cemetery and Building Altars as Part of Day of the Dead

On Monday, Nov. 2, Hilario Molina from the Department of Sociology presented on visiting the cemetery and building altars in Mexico as part of the Day of the Dead.

Posted on 11/9/2015 1:29:33 AM

O’Donnell Presents on Fair Trade Improving Someone’s Life in a Developing Country

Kate O’Donnell, from Hartwick College, presented on Fair Trade and on Mayan women who form the Cooperative Jolom Mayaetik on November 3, in the Blue Room.

Posted on 11/9/2015 1:01:37 AM

Skeletons in the Oak Grove, Fiesta at the Museum

The Day of the Dead was fiesta time in the Oak Grove and at the IUP Museum on Saturday, October 31.

Posted on 11/5/2015 3:45:23 PM

St. Francis University’s Drumming Ensemble to Perform

Jam with African drum and dance performances by the St.Francis University World Drumming Ensemble, led by music director Jim Donovanand the West African Dance Ensemble, on Monday, November 9, in McVitty Auditorium.

Posted on 11/4/2015 6:31:43 PM

Presentation on “African Heritage in Latin America”

This presentation on Monday, November 9, is a multimedia exploration of how people of African descent arrived in the Americas and had an impact on the cultures of various countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, especially in the areas of music, religion, language, and celebrations.

Posted on 11/4/2015 6:01:21 PM

Children’s Workshop: Day of the Dead

The award-winning IUP chapter of the National Art Education Association will hold a children’s workshop on Day of the Dead on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Posted on 11/3/2015 5:49:20 PM

Honor Your Loved Ones: Build an Ofrenda (Altar)

Día de los Muertos, known in the United States as Day of the Dead, is a spirited, festive celebration of life and a time of remembrance in honor of the dead. One way to remember and honor the deceased is building an altar (Ofrenda) on November 2.

Posted on 10/27/2015 3:50:30 PM

Giant Puppet Heads Completed for Day of the Dead Skeleton Processional

The last session of the giant puppet head construction was on Saturday, October 24, in the back of Waller Hall. The puppets will be used for the Day of the Dead parade through the Oak Grove on October 31.

Posted on 10/26/2015 1:47:35 PM

Day of the Dead Processional (Parade) Dance Workshop

Joan Van Dyke and Liz Keller held the Movement Dance Workshop on Friday, October 16. Participants learned dance routines for the upcoming Day of the Dead Parade through the Oak Grove on October 31.

Posted on 10/20/2015 3:33:03 PM

Sugar Skull Workshop

Sixty participants enthusiastically decorated handmade sugar skulls in the HUB Monongahela Room on Saturday, October 17.

Posted on 10/18/2015 11:12:53 PM

Giant Puppet Heads Being Built for Skeleton Procession

Participants in a three-part puppet workshop are learningtechniques for making paper maché puppets, which will be used for the Day of the Dead parade through the Oak Grove on October31.

Posted on 10/16/2015 1:26:18 PM

Alarcón Serving on International Mathematics Education Advisory Team

The six-person math advisory team has been selected by Teachers2Teachers International nonprofit organization.

Posted on 10/15/2015 10:49:42 PM

Latin American Art Exhibition Needs Navidad Items

The Latin American Studies Minor Committee is searching for handicrafts from Latin America with a Christmas theme.

Posted on 4/17/2015 1:58:26 PM

Alumna Black Speaks on Child Immigration from Central America

Lawyer Beverly Black will speak on “The Law and Immigration of Central American Children to the United States” on Monday, November 17.

Posted on 11/10/2014 1:47:46 PM

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