The Center for US-Latin American Initiatives (CUSLAI) at the University of Texas at Dallas is helping launch a series of events that will take place on campus over the next couple of weeks during Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

CUSLAI along with the School of Arts and Humanities recently hosted the 1st annual Latin American Dance Festival at the UT Dallas Theater. It was an evening of multicultural dance and folkloric exchange that included several folkloric and Latin American dance styles.

“This is a way for us to celebrate the diverse population of UT Dallas, to celebrate the spirit of the Latin American community here in North Texas and this is a way to bring the community together around an

appreciation for arts and culture,” said Monica Rankin, associate professor and director of the Center for US-Latin American Initiatives.

Visit for more information on this and other future events.