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Knowledge Across Borders: A Celebration of U.S.-Mexico Scholarly Exchanges

Event Details

November 13, 2017
10:00 am-3:30 pm

Old Chapel, Great Hall
144 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01002
United States
42° 23' 17.6028" N, 72° 31' 41.3976" W
Handicap access available
Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies

"Knowledge Across Borders" celebrates U.S.-Mexico scholarly exchanges as the kick-off event for International Education Week. Planned in collaboration with the Mexico Colegio Nacional, this event seeks to develop strategies for maintaining and improving scholarly relationships between researchers in the U.S. and Mexico in the face of policies that may complicate the logistical realities of such collaboration. 

International collaboration has fueled the development of a number of research projects at UMass Amherst, including the Large Millimeter Telescope Alfonso Serrano, a collaboration between UMass Amherst and Instituto Nacional de Astrotisica, Optica y Electronica.

This is the world's largest single-dish, steerable, millimeter-wavelength telescope designed specifically for astronomical observations in the wavelength range of 0.85-4mm. It allows us to explore the formation and evolution of planetary systems, stars, blackholes, and galaxies.

And it would not have been possible without partnerships across U.S. and Mexico borders. The event will also feature an interdisciplinary panel highlighting other cross-border collaborations between Five College faculty and their Mexico-based collaborators.

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