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Welcome to LACS! LACS is Stony Brook’s center devoted to Latin America, the Caribbean, and their diasporas. Connecting faculty in Social Sciences, STEM
disciplines, and Humanities, LACS’s mission is the production of knowledge useful to the faculty and students working in all fields pertaining to
Hemispheric Latin American Studies. Currently 16 departments in SBU have a stake in strengthening Stony Brook’s Latin/o American research
profile and are LACS Affiliated Departments. LACS offers an 18-credit minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, with credits drawn
from a required entry course, a capstone project, an average of 25 cross-listed LACS courses each semester and a variety of internships. 
This interdisciplinary minor studies the crucial role of Latin America and its diasporas in the current global context. Our internships often center
the experience of migration as a key analytic in a globally-minded study of the US-Latin American and the Caribbean relationship.
Come take courses in fields like Ecology and Evolution, Hispanic Languages and Literature, History, Journalism, Women’s, Gender, and
Sexuality Studies and Africana Studies. Work with specialists in Climate Change, Social Ecologies and Extractivism, Global Migration,
Multimedia Journalism, Global Food Systems, Digital Humanities, Queer Studies, and Transnational Feminisms, as together we usher in a
propitious moment to launch LACS’s ambitious research agenda for the future.

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sanchez award
A. Sánchez Award: October 23, 2020
Each Fall Semester The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center (LACS) and The Hispanic Heritage Month Committee (HHMC) offer university-wide scholarships for eligible students.
The A. Sanchez Construction Corporation Scholarship for Undergraduate Academic Achievement is a $2,500 prize awarded annually in recognition of an undergraduate student attending Stony Brook University who has shown outstanding academic achievement, scholarly promise and service and leadership to the community. Latinx juniors and first semester seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply.  The application requires a current undergraduate transcript, C.V. indicating any relevant academic prizes, community and work experiences, two faculty letters of recommendation, and a brief (2-page maximum) essay that explains your accomplishments, major academic interests and how your current studies relate to your future professional or intellectual development.  Application deadline for 2020 awards is 4:30pm Friday, October 23, 2020.  Click   here    for an application and submission instructions.