The second installment of the Latinas in Academia Lecture Series, “Forging Paths to Graduate School and Beyond,” will feature Dr. Maria-Aparecida Lopes and Rima A. Maldonado from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the University Student Union (Room 309). Lopes, an associate professor of Chicano and Latin American studies and history, will speak on “Pathways to Academia: How Mentorship and Collegiality Shape Our Careers.” Maldonado, a graduate student in the higher education administration and leadership, will present “Finding Her Wings: Latinas Pueden Volar (Latinas Can Fly).” A Q&A session will follow both presentations. The lecture series is organized by the Graduate Net Initiative in collaboration with the Women’s Studies Program and the Division of Graduate Studies to showcase the challenges and successes of Latinas in higher education. Two more installments will be held in spring 2016. INFO: Lopes at or 559.278.8808. Original release.