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Entries from September 2013

Events this fall at Dumbarton Oaks

September 11, 2013 · Leave a Comment

I’m ordering a bunch of Cuban materials at the moment, but I just took a break to check out these events this fall at the Dumbarton Oaks museum. If you have any interest in Latin American indigenous studies, I highly recommend a visit. I wrote a post about Dumbarton Oaks earlier this year, and it is truly a great local resource that only about a 15-20 minute walk from the main Georgetown campus.

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Library staff photo

September 6, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Hello! A nice wholesome post for today. We took a staff photo of almost everyone who works in Lauinger or Blommer a couple of weeks ago, and here it is. Click on it to see the larger size and our smiling faces (except for one IT guy who shall remain nameless, jajajaja.)

Have a great weekend. I hope the semester is starting out well for all of you!

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Latin American Public Opinion Project, LAPOP (Vanderbilt University)

September 4, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Vanderbilt University’s Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) is a great way to find information and data about, well, public opinion in Latin America. Today a new report on gender and politics in Guatemala (linked on the right side of the page) was published via its Insight series. If you are interested in current public opinion in Latin America, I recommend subscribing to this series, just follow the instructions on this page.

LAPOP has both a free and a subscriber section, and we do subscribe to it. Click on “Subscribers,” then “Subscriber Login.” If you are off-campus, you should be prompted to enter your username and password. This takes you to data sets that you can download, analyze, and manipulate right here in the library (scroll down to see available statistical software.)

I hope your semester is starting out well, and feel free to get in touch with any questions or issues that come up,

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