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The Copenhagen Business School will hold a seminar, where Prof. Kenneth Lipartito will speak on: “An Ontology of Economic Things” Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

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Warmest congratulations to History Professor Aurora Morcillo and FIU alumni Dr. Paula de la Cruz for publishing The Modern Spain Sourcebook: A Cultural History from 1600 to the Present. The Modern Spain Sourcebook will be available starting on January 11th, 2018.

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Dr. Jenna Gibbs has been awarded the Binational Tandem Research Fellowship in Global & Trans-Regional History at the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. during academic year 2018-2019. For Dr. Gibbs second monograph-in-progress, The Global Latrobe Family: Evangelicalism, Slavery, and Empire, 1750s-1850s. Click for further information.

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Application forms can be found at the,, at the English and History department websites, and on The deadline to submit an application is November 10, 2017.

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Congratulations to Doctoral student Gracia Solis, who received the Richmond Brown Award for Graduate Students Scholarship given by the Executive Committee of the South Eastern Council on Latin American Studies, SECOLAS. For her paper on "Sabios, Docentes y los 'Literatos de Cajetilla de Cigarros': Lima’s Public Library and its Readers, 1821-1912".

Congratulations to Ph.D candidate Leo Falcon for obtaining the First Prize at the Tri-University Conference 2017. This prize is awarded annually to the best student paper presented at the annual conference jointly held by the Latin American Centers of FIU, FAU and the University of Miami.

Our warmest congratulations to Dr. Tovah Bender, who will receive a Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching during the Faculty Convocation Award Ceremony and Dinner. This event will take place on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm in the Ernest R. Graham Center Ballrooms. All FIU faculty will be invited to attend.

Congratulations to John Ermer for receiving a pre-prospectus graduate fellowship from the Goizueta Foundation to conduct research at the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami.

Congratulations to Christopher Davis, who has been awarded a SSRC-Mellon Mays Graduate Studies Enhancement Grant. The grant will assist him in completing his dissertation, “Problems with Race Crossing: How Atlantic Intellectuals Attempt to Construct Race and Identity in the Twentieth Century British West Indies” by helping support his research.

Congratulations to Dr. Jessica L. Adler, whose book, Burdens of War: Creating the United States Veterans Health System, is now available from Johns Hopkins University Press. Burdens of War explores how the establishment of the veterans’ health system marked a reimagining of modern veterans’ benefits and signaled a pathbreaking validation of the power of professionalized institutional medical care. Click to read more.

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