October 11, 2013

Jonathan Ablard, Latin American Studies and History (Ithaca College) will present "The Weight of History: Nutritional Transition and Obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean," 3:00 pm, 222 Williams Hall, Ithaca College.


October 21, 2013

"The Voice that Broke the Silence" is a feature-length documentary about the role of community-based media in the political and social unrest that erupted in Oaxaca, Mexico in 2006. 7:00 pm, Clark Lounge, Ithaca College. Contact Patricia Rodriguez, Politics, at


November 1, 2013

New York State Latin American History Workshop. A semi-annual workshop for scholars and students of Latin American history in which pre-circulated papers are discussed.  Lunch included.  The upcoming workshop will discuss papers by Luis Sierra (Binghamton University) and Raymond Craib (Cornell University) on Bolivian urban history and Chilean anarchism, respectively.  9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Ithaca Falls, Ithaca College. Please contact Jonathan Ablard, Director of Latin American Studies, to reserve a spot for lunch at


Presentations (November 4 & 5, 2013)

Dr. Ryan Alaniz, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, will be giving three separate talks on rural development and disaster relief in Central America.  Dr. Alaniz will also be available for meetings with interested students and faculty.

November 4, 2013

"Building Community Among Strangers: Challenges of Post-Disaster Resettlement in Central America," 12:00 pm, 201 Uris Hall, Enaudi Center, Cornell University.

November 5, 2013

Dr. Alaniz will conduct an informal talk with Jonathan Ablard's "Disease and Health in Latin America" course; 1:10 pm, Williams 202, Ithaca College.  Open to the public.

November 5, 2013

"Building Community Among Strangers: Challenges of Post-Disaster Resettlement in Honduras," 6:00 pm, Taughannock Falls, Ithaca College.


November 7, 2013

Lunch Meeting: Latin American Studies minors, interested students, and faculty will meet for an informal lunch meeting. In addition to introducing ourselves and sharing our interest, we will conduct business relating to the future of the program. Lunch is provided by Latin American Studies. 12:00 pm, 201 Friends, Ithaca College.  Please RSVP to Jonathan Ablard at


November 11, 2013

Steve Volk, Oberlin College, "This is the Story of How We Begin to Remember: Chile, Metaphor, and Memory."  Dr. Volk was named Outstanding Baccalaureate College U.S. Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He will present on how the United States sponsored coup in Chile has been remembered in the United States. Dr. Volk comes to Ithaca through a partnership with the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Department of History.  6:00 pm, 225 Williams, Ithaca College.  Contact: Jonathan Ablard at


November 20, 2013

Enrique Gonzalez-Conty, Modern Languages and Literatures, Ithaca College, "Camera Obscura: Subverting the Filmic Canon of the Cuban Revolutionary Archive,"  12:00 pm, Six Mile Creek, Ithaca College. Contact Jonathan Ablard at




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