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On Venezuela and Interpreting: LACIS Alum Cameron Perra

On July 6, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

By Eli Weiner (LACIS Social Media/Outreach Intern, BBA – Marketing, BA – LACIS, ’16) LACIS alum Cameron Perra is currently working as a contract interpreter, but his relationship with Latin American culture started years...

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UW-Madison Student Matt Hutchins to Participate in 2016 Rio Olympics!

On June 15, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

By Eli Weiner (LACIS Social Media/Outreach Intern, BBA – Marketing, BA – LACIS, ’16) Throughout the year, Israel Pechstein of the Brazil Initiative had heard one of his Portuguese students talk about “going...

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LACIS Alum Jacob Wolbert Dishes on LACIS and his PhD Pursuit

On May 6, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

by Eli Weiner (LACIS Social Media/Outreach Intern, BBA – Marketing, BA – LACIS, ’16) Recent LACIS alum Jacob Wolbert is currently pursuing his PhD in ethnomusicology at the University of Cal-Berkeley. I reached out...

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UW-Madison Professor Victor Goldgel-Carballo Wins Prestigious Award

On April 29, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

By Eli Weiner (LACIS Social Media/Outreach Intern, BBA – Marketing, BA – LACIS, 16′) Victor Goldgel-Carballo has taught at UW-Madison in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese since 2010, and is the author...

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LACIS’ Alum RJ Hayes to Enter the Peace Corps in Mozambique!

On April 15, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

By RJ Hayes, LACIS Alum, MA Candidate, Dept of Portuguese So, as I sit here, finishing my last month of graduate school in the Portuguese MA program, and finishing my long checklist of...

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LACIS Alum Jacob Kushner Published by National Geographic

On March 25, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

by Eli Weiner (LACIS Social Media/Outreach Intern, BBA – Marketing, BA – LACIS, 15′) LACIS alum Jacob Kushner continues to make a name for himself. His most recent accomplishment is being published by...

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Fighting for Economic Democracy in Argentina

On March 3, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

By Laura Hanson Schlachter (PhD in Sociology, UW-Madison) “Our slogan is ‘occupy, resist, produce,’” said a representative from the UOM union. “We have to fight for each one, but now we have eighteen...

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LACIS Alum Thaís Passos

On February 3, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

By Eli Weiner (LACIS Social Media/Outreach Intern, BBA – Marketing, BA – LACIS ’15) Thaís Passos graduated from LACIS with her MA in the summer of 2015, and her story is as unique as they...

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Longtime LACIS Employee Angela Buongiorno Retires

On January 26, 2016 by UW LACIS Blog

It is a very bittersweet feeling to have to say goodbye to the ones you care about deeply, even if you know they will be happy in their new life. That is the current...

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LACIS Helps UW Students Travel With Generous Grants

On December 16, 2015 by UW LACIS Blog

By Eli Weiner (LACIS Social Media/Outreach Intern, BBA – Marketing, BA – LACIS ’15) As a department that strives to expand the cultural knowledge and awareness of UW-Madison students, LACIS makes it a...

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