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  • A Conversation with Junot DízOn Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Dominican-American author Junot Díaz will speak at the University of New Mexico, offering an opportunity for conversation with faculty and students. Díaz will present at 3:30 p.m. in UNM Woodward Hall. The event is free and open to the public; no registration required. [Read more...]
  • Iberianist Lecture Considers Empire and Frontier Through Epic PoetryThe UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) is pleased to announce the seventh and final presentation in its Spring 2014 Lecture Series. On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Dr. Celia López-Chávez will present on "The Land Upon Which No Christian Set Foot: Empire and Frontier in the Spanish Colonial Epic Poetry. The presentation will be held from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the LAII Conference Room. [Read more...]
  • LAII Offers Summer Trip to SpainThe University of New Mexico Latin American and Iberian Institute offers an opportunity to visit Spain, specifically "La Cultura de la Costa Blanca" on a 7-day trip (August 8-16) featuring the beautiful City of Elche as well as guided visits to Barcelona and Valencia. [Read more...]
  • UNM Professor is Focused on Fate of Uranium in WaterJosé M. Cerrato, a new assistant professor in the UNM Department of Civil Engineering, and faculty affiliate with the LAII, has a smile that lights up a room when he talks about his work.. [Read more...]
  • MALAS Students Among First-Place Winners in Anderson Schools' Business Plan CompetitionThe UNM Business Plan Competition took place at the Anderson School of Management recently. The 13 teams in the university-wide competition presented their plans to over 40 experienced venture capitalists and angel investors. [Read more...]
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