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Covering Culture

The News from Latin America in Paint, Cinema, and Song

To journalism professor Lydia Chavez, covering arts and culture doesn't mean just cranking out reviews. Reporting on what a nation reads, watches, sees, and sings, she says, can often be the way to get the real news.

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illuminations is published online by the Division of Arts & Humanities in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley. illuminations spotlights current research being undertaken in the arts and humanities by faculty and students in the College of Letters and Science and elsewhere at U.C. Berkeley.

The Berkeley Legacy

1956: Berkeley Founds the Center for Latin American Studies

The humanities and social sciences come together to serve the once academically neglected half of the Western Hemisphere.

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