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Volume II, No. 9 May 24, 1965
The University of Florida Latinamericanist is a bi-weekly calendar and newsletter distributed on alternate Fridays. Items for publication should be submitted to the editor, Suzanne Hodgman, University Libraries, by noon of the Tuesday preceding the Friday distribution date. The editor reserves the right to select and edit all material submitted. Persons desiring to be placed on the mailing list should call the Center for Latin American Studies (University Extension 2224).
With this issue, regular publication will be suspended for the summer, to be resumed in September, 1965.
BRADBURY TO BRASILIA
Robert Bradbury, Professor of Economics, has left f'r Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia to formulate plans for the projected Peace Corps training program on the University of Florida campus this summer. This program, of which Professor Bradbury would be coordinator, would train volunteers for community development work in Brasilia. Professor Bradbury left on May 20 and will return on May 30.
STUDENTS PUBLISH BIBLIOGRAPHY
A Preliminary Guide to Latin American Paperback Literature, edited by Charles J. Fleener and Ron L. Seckinger, Ph.D. candidates in history, and sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, will be available for distribution on Monday, May 24, in the Center for
Latin American Studies.
The Guide includes approximately two hundred titles, in English, dealing with Latin American topics. The primary emphasis is historical; titles in the fields of sociology, political science, economics, and anthropology are also included.
Anthony P. Maingot, Ph.D. candidate in history, led a discussion on "Setting Up a Research Design for the Study of the Role of the Military in the Dominican Republic: An Exercise in Methodology and Field Research Techniques" at the meeting of the Latin American Colloquium, May 19. This will be the only meeting of the Colloquium to be held this summer. A full schedule of six meetings will resume in September.
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Harold D. Laswell, Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University, visited the College of Law, May 13-14, as a consultant on Latin American research. He also held informal discussions with personnel of the Department of Political Science. His visit
was sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Association of American Law Schools.
Oscar Gerardo Ramos, Secretary General, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, was on
campus, May 3-6.
Ronald L. Vanderwal, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin, stopped in Gainesville in February on his way to Jamaica where he will spend a year at the Institute of Jamaica excavating at the large White Marl site, designing interpretative exhibits for installation in a museum being built at that site, and supervising the installation of both indoor and outdoor exhibits. In Gainesville he consulted with Ripley P. Bullen, Curator of Anthropology, Florida State Museum, and studied the Museum's Antillean archaeological collections. The Museum will loan the Institute of Jamaica synoptic collections of the archaeology of the Lesser Antilles and of Florida for the Jamaican
Tenty-four persons from Latin America attended the Beef Cattle Short Course held at
the College of Agriculture, May 6-8.
Harry Kantor, Professor of Political Science; Alfredo Pareja, Professor of Political Science; and A. Curtis Wilgas, Director, Caribbean Conferences, have been named to the Committee of Honorary Sponsors for a dinner in honor of R6mulo Betancourt, former President of Venezuela, given by the Inter-American Association for Democracy and Freedom, June 3, in New York.
Harry Kantor went to the University of New Mexico, May 2-5, to speak to a group of Peace Corps volunteers preparing to go to Perd. While there, he also gave a public lecture on "The Struggle for Democracy in Latin America."
George K. Davis, Professor of Nuclear Science, spent nine days in Costa Rica at the end of April in connection with research programs being carried out at the Laboratorio de Nutrici6n Animal of the Facultad de Agronomia of the Universidad de Costa Rica.
At the request of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquefa, F. Blair Reeves, Associate Professor of Architecture, spent ten days in Puerto Rico as a consultant on the historical zone of Ponce. Professor Reeves is also working on an architectural guide to San Juan and its environs.