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  • Posted on October 28, 2014 by Kelly Sundberg Seaman

    This past month, passers-by in the streets of Cuzco, Peru, saw double. For the city-wide exhibit El Cusco de Martín Chambi, 32 images of the city taken by world-renowned indigenous photographer Martín Chambi early in the 20th century were enlarged and set up around the city—“in the very spaces and whenever possible from the very angles where Martín Chambi took them,” says Silvia Spitta, a professor of Spanish and of comparative...

  • In this video, Dartmouth Associate Professor of Art History Mary Coffey explains the history, artistic elements, and legacy of José Clemente Orozco’s famous murals at Dartmouth. Last month, Coffey won the prestigious 2013 Charles Rufus Morey Award for her book on Mexican muralism.

    The Epic of American Civilization, which Orozco painted while he...

  • The Orozco mural cycle, one of Dartmouth’s greatest treasures, has been designated a national historic landmark, one of 13 new landmarks announced March 11, 2013, by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.

    Jose Clemente Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization, created between 1932 and 1934 while Orozco was in-residence at...

  • UPDATE: Due to the storm, a shorter program of panels and presentations will begin Friday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. in Haldeman 041.

    Dartmouth welcomes scholars and activists who are shaping the future of Latina/o Studies for a two-day conference February 13-14, 2014. Sessions take place in Haldeman 041.

    Set within the context of growing Latina/o presence and impact in the U.S., the meeting, says associate professor of Spanish and conference organizer...

  • Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature Silvia Spitta and Dartmouth librarian Jill Baron traveled to Cuzco, Peru, in December, to organize and catalogue more than 40,000 glass plate negatives made by the late indigenous Peruvian photographer Martín Chambi.

    With financing from the Office of the Dean of the Faculty’s Scholarly Innovation Fund, as well as support from the Dartmouth Library, Spitta and Baron worked with Teo Allain Chambi, the...

  • This year, Dartmouth is home to three scholars fresh from the graduate programs where they have prepared their doctoral work. They are here to wrap up the final stages of their apprenticeships in academia.

    The pre-doctoral fellowships support graduate scholars who have completed all other PhD requirements for a year-long residency at Dartmouth to finish their dissertations with access to the libraries, computing facilities, and faculty.

    Kate Beane, from the University of...

  • Author Junot Díaz will be on campus next week as part of a series of events marking [email protected] Heritage Month at Dartmouth. His visit also anchors a week-long focus on community sponsored by the Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL).

    The writer, activist, and winner of a 2012 MacArthur “genius grant” will speak at 5 p.m. Friday, October 18,...

  • As part of Dartmouth’s celebration of [email protected] Heritage Month, poet Richard Blanco will give a reading on October 3. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. in Filene Auditorium of Moore Hall.

    Blanco became the nation’s fifth inaugural poet when he read One Today at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on January 21, 2013.

    The first Latino and first openly gay writer so honored, he joined Robert Frost, who read at President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, and Maya Angelou, who read...

  • Dozens of Haitian artists, business leaders, health policy experts, and government officials, including a former prime minister, will join the Dartmouth community in discussions next week at the Porter Foundation Symposium, “Haiti and Dartmouth at the Crossroads.”

    The goal for the conference is to develop initiatives to assist Haiti, which was devastated by the 2010 earthquake. The three-day symposium features lectures, presentations, working group discussions, and musical...

  • In the summer of 2009, Francisco Herrera ’13, the first in his family to attend college, left his home in Miami to begin his first year at Dartmouth.

    Herrera’s parents, Maria Luisa and Francisco Herrera Sr.—both Spanish-speaking immigrants from Nicaragua—had done their best to ensure Herrera was prepared, providing him with new clothes for the winter months and money for books.

    But Herrera says, “When I arrived on campus, I had a lot of anxiety and concerns, and it was hard not...