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NDEA Passed in Congress
19 area studies programs started; UW Madison gets Title VI funding.
Spanish added to list of critical languages.
Heralded the imminent establishment of Latin American Language and Area Centers.
UCLA, Florida, Texas, Columbia, and Tulane approved to receive NDEA funding.
Funds for NDEA backed Latin American centers rose to $310,000, reflecting 5,500 courses taught in these centers.
Center for Latin America is opened in the UWM College of Letters and Science (Klotsche 72).
Wisconsin Latin Americanist Regional Organization begins (later becomes NCCLA)
University of Wisconsin System Consortium begins
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Certificate begins
Latin American Film Series begins
Spanish for Spanish Teachers begins
1986 - 1992
Donald R. Shea Scholarship for Latin American and Caribbean studies is created
Center’s name is changed to Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Graduate Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) first awarded
Undergraduate FLAS first awarded; Latin American, Caribbean, and US Latino Studies major started
Creation of the Kristin Ruggiero Award to support advanced undergraduate and graduate student field research in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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