University of Wisconsin–Madison

Alberto Vargas, recipient of the first “The Kaleidoscope Faculty Support Award”

The Associate Director of LACIS, Alberto Vargas, was a recipient of first “The Kaleidoscope Faculty Support Award”, in recognition for his outstanding and unconditional support to the Graduate Student Conference of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese


Train Latin American specialist for academic, government and private sector; and to support Latin Americanist students and Faculty in their intellectual development so that they can become and remain superior teachers and Scholars. LACIS looks to serve as a local, regional, and national resource center that provides outreach, support services, and information to another university units, K-16, government, civic community and business constituencies.We are a Title VI National Resource Center, in operation since 1973 in consortium with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS).