Tag Archives: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Valdez Art Exhibit at W&L Draws Support from Across Campus

Vincent Valdez. Untitled, from “The Strangest Fruit” (2013). Oil on canvas. 92 x 55 inches. © 2015 Vincent Valdez. Photo: Mark Menjivar.

A new art exhibition in Washington and Lee University's Staniar Gallery, "The Strangest Fruit," will feature the work of Vincent Valdez, a widely recognized Texas-based artist. The exhibition will feature his 2013 series of large-scale oil on canvas paintings inspired by the little-known history of the many Mexicans and Mexican Americans lynched in the U.S. Southwest between 1848 and 1928.

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The Art of Translation: Professor Jeffrey Barnett Publishes the "The Memory of Silence"

W&L Professor Jeff Barnett and Uva de Aragón launched their bilingual novel at the Miami Book Fair International.

In mid-November 2014, Jeffrey Barnett, professor of Spanish and director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Washington and Lee University, flew to Miami for the launch of his new book, a translation of Uva de Aragón's "The Memory of Silence" (Chico: Cubanabooks, 2014).

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W&L Announces Final Winners of 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants

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Washington and Lee University has announced the final round of students who will receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants. The grants cover living, travel and other costs associated with the students' proposed activities, which are designed to help them with their future careers and fields of study.

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W&L Seniors Win Davis Projects for Peace Grant

Darby Shuler and Manuel Garcia Padilla

Darby Shuler and Johan (Manuel) Garcia Padilla, seniors at Washington and Lee University, have won a $10,000 grant from the Davis Foundation Projects for Peace 2014. The grant will fund their work in El Salvador this summer to provide amputees with prosthetic hands created by a 3D printer.

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W&L Announces Winners of 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants

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Washington and Lee University has announced the first round of students selected to receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants, and the second round of selections is underway.

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W&L Students Initiate Spanish Language Creative Writing Magazine

The staff of Pluma

When Victoria Blackstone, a junior psychology and Spanish double major at Washington and Lee University, was looking for an opportunity to write creatively in Spanish, she discovered she was not alone. Ellen Mayock, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Spanish at W&L, informed her that several other students had floated the same idea. Thus was born the new Spanish literary magazine "Pluma," with the first issue due March 31.

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Latin America and Environmental Problems Subject of W&L Lecture

Timothy Shenk

Timothy Shenk, coordinator of the Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR) at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., will give a public lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, March 12, at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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Stephen Vetter Is Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at W&L

Stephen Vetter, president and CEO, Partners of the Americas

Stephen Vetter, president of Partners of the Americas, will be the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at Washington and Lee University this month.

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Travel/Documentary Photographer Hanson to Lecture at W&L

Michael Hanson '03

Michael Hanson, a travel and documentary photographer, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Stackhouse Theater at 6 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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R.E. Lee Research Scholar Turns Art Detective

Washington and Lee art history major Teresa Soley, left, and art history professor Andrea Lepage

Washington and Lee senior art history major Teresa Soley turned detective this summer as an R.E. Lee Research Scholar.

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