Linguistics Department

Linguistics Doctoral Student Receives Jaime Escalante Outstanding Bolivian Award

Wed, April 4, 2018
Linguistics Doctoral Student Receives Jaime Escalante Outstanding Bolivian Award
Gladys Carmacho Ríos in Washington, DC

On March 30, UT Austin Linguistics doctoral student Gladys Camacho Ríos received the Jaime Escalante Outstanding Bolivian Award at the Bolivian Embassy in Washington, DC. Ms. Camacho was nominated in recognition of her work in support of her native Quechua language and culture. Her work has included the publication of a novel in Quechua based on life in her home town in Bolivia, as well as her current research here at UT on Bolivian Quechua sounds and grammar. Gladys is shown receiving her award from Bolivian ambassador Pablo Canedo.  Our congratulations to Gladys on her receipt of this well-deserved honor!

 

The Jaime Escalante Outstanding Bolivian Award is awarded to around ten Bolivians in the United States each year. It is named in honor of Jaime Escalante (1930-2010), an outstanding math teacher in the Los Angeles schools who was originally from Bolivia. He was portrayed by Edward James Olmos in the popular 1988 film Stand and Deliver.

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