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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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  • LAII Announces Call for Applications for 2016-17 FLAS FellowshipsThe LAII announces a call for applications for the 2016-17 U.S. Department of Education Academic Year and Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. [Read more...]
  • LAII Highlights Graduate Field Research with FRG Colloquium and ReceptionOn Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., the LAII highlights graduate field research with its first annual FRG Colloquium and Reception. [Read more...]
  • MALAS Student Profile: Alice DonahueAmong the new master's students whom the LAII welcomed in fall 2015, Alice Donahue comes to the program with extensive international experiences which have broadened her understanding of the Latin American region. [Read more...]
  • FRG-Funded Research Breaks New Ground in Understanding Sleep PatternsIn Fall 2013 UNM doctoral candidate Gandhi Yetish received Field Research Grant (FRG) funding from the LAII to partially support research focused on sleep patterns among the Tsimane in Bolivia. This field research contributed to breaking new ground in understanding sleep patterns, and was recently published in the journal Current Biology, with Yetish as lead author. [Read more...]
  • Ninth Volume of Portuguese Language Journal AvailableThe LAII announces the release of Volume 9 of the Portuguese Language Journal, an academic endeavor created to promote and disseminate information about the teaching of Portuguese as a foreign language. [Read more...]
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