Symposium celebrates Latino contributions

Zachary Hernandez, a Mellon May Undergraduate Fellow in Arts & Sciences, explains his research on “Navigating Public Transportation in Bogota, Colombia” during the Association of Latin American Students’ 8th annual symposium on Latino contributions, held Feb. 20 in the Danforth University Center. Co-sponosred by the Annika Rodriguez Scholars Program, the event featured 15 submissions ranging from artwork to research projects related to Latino and Latin American culture and society by WUSTL students.

Carnaval tickets now on sale

Tickets now are on sale for “Carnaval,” a yearly cultural show organized by WUSTL’s Association of Latin American Students. More than 130 students are participating in skits, dances and musical acts to highlight the beauty, creativity and richness of Latin American culture.The show is being performed at 7 p.m. Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, in Edison Theatre.

Prominent Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes to speak

Influential Mexican literary and political figure Carlos Fuentes will deliver the Association of Latin American Students Lecture for Washington University’s Assembly Series at 11 a.m. on Oct. 12. in Graham Chapel. His talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Celebrating Cervantes and Don Quixote.”