King's College economics professor to present lecture on microloan impact

HAZLETON, Pa. — Penn State Hazleton will welcome King’s College Professor of Economics Margarita Rose at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, for a virtual lecture entitled “Small Loans for Big Change: Microfinance in Latin America and East Africa.” 

Organized by the campus’ Latinx Culture Club and Office of Academic Affairs and featured as part of the Hazleton LaunchBox supported by Pasco L. Schiavo Esq.’s Global Entrepreneurship Week offerings, the hour-long lecture will explain and discuss microloans and their profound impact on women’s economic empowerment in Latin America and East Africa. 

Rose specializes in development economics with a focus on microfinance. She has taught courses on environmental and ecological economics, international economics, economics of global peace and justice and statistics. She has twice led study abroad programs in Uganda.  

Rose’s lecture is made possible by the campus’ newly established Latinx Studies and Students Grant. The grant, established in 2020, was awarded this year to Beatriz García Glick, Penn State Hazleton Associate Teaching Professor of Spanish and Latinx Culture Club adviser. 

The grant funds research, teaching, and developmental activities of all full-time Penn State Hazleton faculty, as well as undergraduate student research, relevant to Latinx Studies and to the academic engagement, success, and retention of Latinx students. 

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