The minor in Latin American Studies (LAS) provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary
understanding of Latin American and Latino culture, history, and language. This is
particularly important for preparing UVU students to be fully competitive in the global
marketplace since two of the top ten trading partners of the United States, Mexico
and Brazil, are located in Latin America. Students learn to comprehend the unique
geographical and historical complexities of Latin America and its place in the world,
as well as the multifaceted cultural backgrounds of their fellow students whose families
are from that vast area. A minor in LAS complements a diverse number of majors giving
our students the opportunity to prepare for a future working with either Utah’s growing
Latino population or beyond the state pursuing opportunities abroad.
The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science
(SACNAS - http://sacnas.org/) will hold their annual meeting in Salt Lake City October 19-21, 2017 (Conference link here).
This coming Wednesday at 7pm, Armando Solorzano from the University of Utah, author
of We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe, Latinos in Utah will speak on "Latinos en
Utah: Theology, Ethnicity, and Religion”. It will be in CB 511.