Apr 04 2013
In October, CLAS hosted the annual meeting of the executive committee of the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP). Eleven representatives from Centers for Latin American Studies across the country traveled to Vanderbilt for the two-day meeting. The committee discussed the launch of the organization’s commissioned paper series, collaborative initiatives for outreach, and strategies for less and least commonly taught language programs.
Paula Covington gave a tour of Vanderbilt library to the visitors, who were impressed by the Stage and Screen exhibit. The group got a taste of the Nashville music scene on Friday night and enjoyed Southern food at Rotier’s. Avery Dickins de Girón, chair of the Language Committee, hosted the group. Pictured in the photo (left to right) are Avery Dickins de Girón (Vanderbilt), Matt Van Hoose (Indiana), Valerie McGinley Marshall (Tulane), Elizabeth Sáenz Ackerman (Stanford), Vince Gawronski (Birmingham Southern), Elizabeth Mahan (Connecticut), Julie Walsh (Georgetown), Natalie Arsenault (Texas-Austin), David Arrianza (UCLA), Amanda Wolfe (New Mexico), Paul Duncan (Georgia), and Liesl Picard (FIU).