CLACS

Events

NDEA Passed in Congress

1958

19 area studies programs started; UW Madison gets Title VI funding.

1959

UCLA, Florida, Texas, Columbia, and Tulane approved to receive NDEA funding.

1961

Spanish added to list of critical languages.

1961

Heralded the imminent establishment of Latin American Language and Area Centers.

Funds for NDEA backed Latin American centers rose to $310,000, reflecting 5,500 courses taught in these centers.

1962

Center for Latin America is opened in the UWM College of Letters and Science (Klotsche 72).

1965

Wisconsin Latin Americanist Regional Organization begins (later becomes NCCLA)

1966

University of Wisconsin System Consortium begins

1973

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Certificate begins

1977

Latin American Film Series begins

1979

Spanish for Spanish Teachers begins

1986 - 1992

Donald R. Shea Scholarship for Latin American and Caribbean studies is created

1995

Center’s name is changed to Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

2000

Graduate Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) first awarded

2001

Undergraduate FLAS first awarded; Latin American, Caribbean, and US Latino Studies major started

2010

Creation of the Kristin Ruggiero Award to support advanced undergraduate and graduate student field research in Latin America and the Caribbean.

2015