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April 16, 2009

CLAS gets Brazil seminar grant

Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) has received an $83,968 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fulbright-Hays group project abroad program.

The grant will allow 13 social studies and art teachers from public and private secondary schools in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia to participate in a five-week seminar project in Brazil that will prepare the educators to teach Brazilian culture and society from a visual, literary and performance arts perspective.

The seminar project includes three phases: a pre-trip seminar; a research trip to Brazil, and a post-trip seminar. The pre-and post-trip seminars will be funded by CLAS and its program partner, the Andy Warhol Museum. The research-travel portion will be 95 percent funded by Fulbright-Hays, with 5 percent paid by the participants.

For more information on the Fulbright-Hays program, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s web site at

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