Students broaden their perspective of ‘Caribbean Urbanisms’ through NYC excursion
García's book explores history, complexities of U.S. refugee policy
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U of Puerto Rico students prep to take refuge at CornellAndrea Valdés Valderrama, a senior majoring in English literature, said her Mayagüez campus was “a disaster zone” post-Maria, and “This opportunity [at Cornell] means I can go through a semester without the fear of not completing my assignments due to a random power outage or the loss of internet service.”
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Supplement your major, your Master's or Ph.D. with an interdisciplinary minor in Latina/o Studies that is open to undergraduates and graduates of all colleges at Cornell. Latina/o Studies offers a multi-disciplinary range of courses that enhance students’ understanding of Latinas/os in the United States ranging in topics from immigration, labor, politics, music and health to history, culture, law, education, performance and literature.
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Latina/o Studies is dedicated to the study of the historical, linguistic, literary, social, economic, and political experiences of a vastly heterogeneous population in the United States, that today totals over 55 million people. Officially founded in 1987 as the Hispanic American Studies Program, our name was changed to the Latina/o Studies Program in 1995. We nurture familia, inquire into the important questions of the day, and through our courses and other intellectual activities—conferences, lectures, exhibits, dialogues, and other research initiatives and activities--learn how Latinas/os contribute to a greater understanding of the world, through the analysis of politics, migration histories, health, labor insertion, literature, and the arts.