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Designated a National Resource Center (NRC) by the U.S. Department of Education, the LAII offers academic degrees, supports research, provides development opportunities for faculty, and coordinates an outreach program that reaches diverse constituents.

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  • UNM Team Plays a Major Role in Establishing Link Between Ancient and Modern Native AmericansMonday, May 19, 2014 -- Her name is Naia, and for thousands and thousands of years, the skeleton of this young woman was buried underwater in an elaborate cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula after she had apparently fallen into what was then a dry deep pit. [Read more...]
  • UNM to Collaborate with Ecuadorian UniversityMonday, May 19, 2014 -- The Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) recently hosted visitors from Universidad Central del Ecuador, the country's second largest university, located in Quito. [Read more...]
  • Summer Symposium Considers Digital Latin AmericaMonday, May 12, 2014 -- An exciting and interactive symposium on "Digital Latin America" is scheduled to take place this summer in Albuquerque. To be held June 7 through August 30, 2014, this event will include a multi-site exhibition, symposium, and downtown block party focused on exploring the North/South axis of cultural development and exchange between South America, Central America, and the United States. It is organized by 516 Arts in partnership with the UNM Art Museum (and other UNM partners), the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. [Read more...]
  • Congratulations to LAS GraduatesMonday, May 12, 2014 -- The Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) will hold its departmental convocation on Friday, May 16, at 1:30 p.m. in the UNM Hibben Center atrium. All are welcome to join us for this celebration of Latin American Studies (LAS) graduate and undergraduate students. Dr. Benjamin Waddell, an alum of the LAS master's program, will offer the keynote presentation. [Read more...]
  • LAII Convenes Iberianist Working GroupMonday, May 12, 2014 -- In Fall 2013, the Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) convened a working group of Iberianist scholars at the University of New Mexico (UNM). The working group represents an effort to connect the many renowned Iberianist scholars at UNM, and to promote their activities and accomplishments. [Read more...]
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