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Lecture Series

CLACS LECTURE SERIES take place in an informal, friendly, and supportive setting where you share any selected aspect of your academic research with graduate and undergraduate students and faculty. Our aim is not only to promote students but also to involve faculty to participate and share their work.

PLACE: 101 International Studies Bldg, 910 S. Fifth St. Champaign

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Lecture Series - Spring 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2pm, International Studies Building (Panel Discussion)

» Challenges and Opportunities Conducting Research in Brazil: Practical Insights from the Field

Juliana Prates Santana, Department of Psychology, Universidade Federal da Bahia
Liliane Cambraia Windsor, School of Social Work, UIUC
Lenore Matthew, School of Social Work, UIUC
Marcela Raffaelli
, Department of Human Development & Family Studies, UIUC

Thursday, January 26, 12pm, International Studies Building

Ryan Shosted, Department of Linguistics, UIUC
» "Watx' In K'ul: The Q'anjob'al Health Care Terminology Project at Illinois"

Monday, January 30, 1pm, International Studies Building (Panel Discussion)

» Brazil’s Economy in Challenging Times

Edmund Amann, Professor of Brazilian Studies, Leiden University
Alexandre Tombini, Executive Director, International Monetary Fund; Past-President, Central Bank of Brazil

Thursday, February 2, 12pm, International Studies Building

Sepideh Sadaghiani, Department of Psychology, UIUC
» "The impact of intrinsic brain activity on cognition: a collaboration with the Dominican Republic"

Thursday, February 16, 12pm International Studies Building

Luz Murillo, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, UIUC
» "Language Differences and the Construction of School Failure and Success for Multilingual/Multicultural Learners"

Thursday, February 23, 12pm, International Studies Building

Soraya Castro Marino, IFUSS, Cuba
» "A New Epoch in US-Cuban Relations: What Comes Next?"

Tuesday, February 28, 2pm, International Studies Building

Steven E. Zelski, Department of Plant Biology, UIUC
» "Sampling for Freshwater Ascomycetes in Understudied Ecosystems: Black Waters of Amazonia"

Thursday, March 2, 12pm, International Studies Building

Amy Firestone, Alumna, UIUC
» "How to Find a Rewarding Career in Latin American Studies in the Nation's Capital: A Discussion with an UIUC Alumna who Landed a Career in the Federal Government"

Tuesday, March 7, 2pm, International Studies Building

Belkis Rojas, Professor of Sociology, Universidad de Pinar del Río de La Habana
»Empoderamiento de las mujeres cubanas. Logros e incertidumbres en el actual proceso de reorganización económica.”

Thursday, March 9, 5pm, Knight Auditorium at Spurlock Museum

Kayapó Filmmakers, Brazil
»"Cultural Performance and Survival from the Amazon Rain Forest"

Tuesday, March 14, 2pm, International Studies Building

Arabela Oliven, Department of Sociology of Education, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
» "Implementing Affirmative Action in Higher Education: African and Native Brazilians in an Elite University"

Thursday, March 16, 12pm, International Studies Building

Andy Suarez, Department of Animal Biology, UIUC
» "Mechanisms of ecological success and global patterns of invasion of New World tropical ants"

Tuesday, March 28, 2pm, International Studies Building

José Caixeta, Department of Agricultural Economics of the "Luiz de Queiroz" Agriculture School at the University of São Paulo, Brazil
» "Brazilian Agro-Logistics: Challenges and Opportunities"

Thursday, April 6, 12pm, International Studies Building

Glenn Goodman, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UIUC
» "Conquerors" of the West? Gaúcho identity on Brazil's agricultural frontier

Tuesday, April 25, 12pm, International Studies Building

Lesley Gill, Department of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University
» "Towards a New Colombia?"

Tuesday, April 25, 2pm, International Studies Building

Marcia Lima, Department of Sociology, University of São Paulo
» Racial inequalities in Brazil and Affirmative Action: what has changed?

Thursday, April 27, 12pm, International Studies Building

Mathew Hill, Senior Research Fellow, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
»"Cultural Heritage, Economic Development, and Urban Revitalization in Havana, Cuba"


Past Lecture Series