News & Events

  • 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 Latin@ 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 Latin@ 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...

  • Dartmouth’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese will host a major international symposium, “The Independence Effect,” examining the influences behind independence movements in Latin America. The symposium runs from Thursday, October 27 through Saturday, October 29 and is open to the public.

    The symposium includes several panel discussions as well as a guided tour of The Epic of American...