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understanding and societal development in Uruguay and Minnesota. Women and men from all walks of life--artists,
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Four Decades of Success
Annual Meeting Caps Off a
Spectacular Year of Partnership

Members and friends of Minnesota-Uruguay
Partners came from far and wide December
9 to celebrate a highly productive year for the

Many thanks to our gracious hosts, Diane
Katsiaficas of the University of Minnesota art
department, along with board directors
Sarah Trembley, Kati Mae Duesler and Mark
Knierim, for arranging the beautiful venue,
delicious food, and so many other event

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Photo (clockwise, left to right): Bruce McManus,
Sue von Bank, Diane Levendusky, Diane
Katsiaficas, Lyndel King, Julie Ketterling, Bright

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Partners of the
Minnesota Traveler Expands Project
Through Fulbright Scholarship Grant

Nicolas Carter, a Minnesota-based educator sand
musician, traveled to Uruguay last fall through a
Partners project to introduce local schools to the
Neighborhood Bridges program, run by
renowned Children's Theater Company.

Nicolas was subsequently awarded a Fulbright
Scholarship Grant that enabled him to continue to
implement Neighborhood Bridges at Public School
162 and a private junior high school in the
economically disadvantaged neighborhood of
Montevideo, called Liceo Jubilar.

Nicolas plans to remain in Uruguay through August
before returning to Minnesota.
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