News & Events
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)
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)
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
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"