IUPLR -- APRIL FACULTY EMAIL UPDATE
Dear Colleagues --
We wish you a happy Easter, Passover, or whichever holiday you celebrate during this Spring season.
So much is beginning to happen, and we are delighted to share with you the news from around the IUPLR network.
Robert Otto Valdez, Ph.D. Professor, Health Policy and Management, UCLA National Research Director, IUPLR firstname.lastname@example.org http://iuplr.utexas.edu
INSIDE the IUPLR UPDATE
* CMAS, SHRI, and MASRC announce their remaining Spring calendar of events * El Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos is awarded $200,000 by Mellon Foundation * Neil Foley, of UT-Austin, is awarded the 1998 Frederick Jackson Turner award * The new Chicano Studies Program at the University of Wyoming seeks a Director * CMAS Books announces the release of two new publications * The "1848/1898@1998, Transhistoric Thresholds" conference announces a call for submission of abstracts, papers, or panels
IUPLR Headquarter News
IUPLR headquarters has been invited by the Embassy of Spain to submit the names of two Ph.D. students to participate in a "Young Hispanic Leaders" Program. This will be the first year of an ongoing program, which has been designed as part of an overall strategy to strengthen and widen the links between the government of Spain and the Latino population in the U.S. This program will consist of a series of seminars and visits that will take place in Madrid and Santander between June 27 and July 8, 1998. The objective of this program is to promote and facilitate a broader understanding and contact between young Latino leaders and their peers, as well as with Spanish culture and current realities. The government of Spain will pay all costs associated with travel, lodging, food, and insurance.
To qualify, candidates must be under 35 years old, and speak Spanish fluently. To nominate a candidate, please fax a letter of recommendation and contact information to IUPLR Associate Director Allert Brown-Gort at (512) 471-4545, by Wednesday, April 8. Should you have any questions, please call Allert at (512) 471-4900, or e-mail: email@example.com . This promises to be a very exciting and productive annual opportunity for our students.
Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, University of New Mexico
Monday, April 27, 1998, noon: "The History of Chicano Music", presented by "Dr. Loco", Jose B. Cuellar, Professor and Chair of La Raza Studies at San Francisco State University. Fine Arts Center, Rm 2018.
Tuesday, April 14, 1998, 2 pm: Spring Speaker Series. Steve Martinez presents "Hispano Political Legacy in New Mexico: 1846-1930", Special Events Room, UNZ Zimmerman Library.
Monday, May 4, 1998, noon: Spring Speaker Series. Marcos Martinez presents "Contemporary Trends in Chicano Theatre", Fine Arts Center, Rm. 2018.
For more information on these events, please call SHRI at (505) 277-2965.
Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos, Hunter College
The Centro Library and Archives was awarded a $200,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help organize and make accessible the Historical Archives of the Puerto Rican Migration to the United States. The Archives, created by various Puerto Rican government agencies, make up the world's most extensive and richest collection of government documents on the migration experience of Puerto Ricans from 1930 to 1993. The report and publication series, as well as the photographic collections which are part of the Archival collection, are also now open to the public.
Thursday, April 23, 6 pm: Book signing. "The Eighth Continent", by Alba Ambert. West Bldg, 8th floor.
Thursday, May 7, 6 pm: Tertulia Series. A dramatic reading of "La entrega del mando o fin de siglo", by Eduardo Mireles, a play censored by the U.S. military governor in Puerto Rico in the late 1800's. Faculty Staff Lounge, Hunter College.
For more information on these events, please call El Centro at (212) 772-5704.
The Mexican American Studies & Research Center, University of Arizona
Tuesday, April 7, 1998, noon: Linda Larkey will present a lecture titled "Hispanic Cultural Norms for Health-Seeking Behavior" in Economics 204A. Larkey is an assistant professor with the UA Prevention Center, based in Phoenix. She will discuss cultural barriers and facilitators of health-seeking behavior among Hispanics in Arizona.
Wednesday, April 15, 1998, noon: Professor Ed Williams of Political Science will deliver a lecture titled, "The Unionization of the Maquila Industry and the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation." MASRC Conference Room, Economics 204A.
Wednesday, April 22, 1998, noon: Christine Marie Sierra will present a lecture titled "'Not in Our State!': The Politics of Proposition 187 in New Mexico" in Economics 204A. Sierra is an associate professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico, and is the 1997-98 Visiting Scholar at the MASRC.
Working Paper Series The MASRC announces the publication of their newest working paper, "The Education of Immigrant Children: The Impact of Age at Arrival", by Arturo Gonzalez. The paper discusses the family reunification provision in U.S. immigration laws which allows foreign-born children of immigrants to enter the U.S. and attend American schools. To order, write to: MASRC Publications, Economics Building, Rm. 208, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0023.
For more information on these events or the working paper, call (520) 621-7551, or fax to (520) 621-7966, or email: Masrc@u.arizona.edu.
Center for Mexican American Studies, UT-Austin
Thursday, April 9, 1998, noon: CMAS Platica. Ben Olguin, assistant professor in the Department of English at Cornell University, Ford Fellow, and visiting scholar, will give a talk titled "Sangre Mexicana - Corazon Americano: Ideology, Ambiguity, and Critique in Mexican American War Narratives", at the Texas Union Sinclair Suite, 3.128.
Tuesday, April 14, 1998, 2 pm: A reception celebrating the publication of two recent titles from CMAS Books: "Health and Social Services among International Labor Migrants", edited by Antonio Ugalde and Gilberto Cardenas; and "Reflexiones", the new CMAS annual review. The event will take place at the Texas Union Sinclair Suite, 3.128.
Thursday, April 23, 1998, 7:00 pm The Twelfth Annual Americo Paredes Distinguished Lecture will feature Pat Mora, an accomplished writer of nonfiction, poetry, and children's literature. The lecture entitled "Cuentos y Cuentistas: The Arc of Our Story", will take place in the Bass Lecture Hall of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. A reception and booksigning will follow.
For more information about CMAS events, call (512) 471-4557.
Neil Foley, associate professor of history at UT-Austin and a member of the CMAS faculty, has been awarded the 1998 Frederick Jackson Turner Award from the Organization of American Historians for his book, "The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture". The award, along with a medal and $1,000, will be presented on April 3, at the organization's annual meeting in Indianapolis.
Sheila Contreras, Ph.D candidate in English at UT-Austin, has been appointed assistant professor of American Thought and Literature at Michigan State University.
The new Chicano Studies Program at the University of Wyoming seeks a Director who can offer effective leadership to the academic teaching program as well as support and sponsorship to the Chicano student community at the University. Preference is given to candidates who are tenurable at associate or full professor rank in a discipline relevant to Chicano studies, and who have knowledge of programs and fields of teaching and research in Chicano/Chicana studies today. The letter of application should briefly articulate the candidate's understanding of issues and possibilities for the future of Chicano Studies in higher education. Applicants should send letter, vita, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: Associate Dean Mark Booth, Chair of CHST Search Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, Box 3254, Laramie, WY 82071. Evaluation of applications will begin March 1 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, call (607) 255-5533.
The Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos at Hunter College announces its Fall 1998 Puerto Rican Studies Faculty Fellows Program. The program is aimed at facilitating collaborative research and curriculum development efforts between Centro researchers and CUNY teaching faculty. Deadline for applications is May 29, 1998. Send proposals to: Dr. Gabriel Haslip-Viera, Acting Director, Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos, Hunter College, 695 Park Ave., New York, NY 10021, or call at (212) 772-5715.
Edited by Antonio Ugalde and Gilberto Cardenas, the eleven chapters in "Health and Social Services among International Labor Migrants: A Comparative Perspective" address the health conditions of international labor migrants, and the availability and limitations of health and human services for them.
The Center for Mexican American Studies at UT-Austin announces the publication of "Reflexiones", an annual review of works in progress of scholars affiliated with the center. This review provides a vivid cross-section of current research by faculty and students intellectually engaged in issues of concern to the Mexican American and other Latino communities throughout the United States.
Assistant Professor Arturo Gonzalez, from the Mexican American Studies & Research Center of the University of Arizona, has an article appearing in the most recent issue of the Journal of Urban Economics, entitled "Mexican Enclaves and the Price of Culture".
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
Arizona State University, along with IUPLR and the National Council of La Raza, announce the call for papers, presentations, and educational materials for the "1848/1898 @ 1998, Transhistoric Thresholds" conference. This major international conference on the convergence in 1998 of the sesquicentennial of the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the centennial of the 1898 Spanish-American War, will take place in the Greater Phoenix area, December 8-11, 1998. Deadline for submission of abstracts for conference papers or preconstituted panels is September 16, 1998. The deadline for submission of written papers for scholarly books or materials for CD-ROM is October 12, 1998. For more information, please write to: 1848/1898@1998 Conference, c/o Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 872702, Tempe, AZ 85287-2702, or check the conference website: http://www.asu.edu/1848and1898at1998, or fax at (602) 965-0315.
A reminder, the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University will hold its conference, "Innovations In Chicano Psychology: Looking Toward The 21st Century," on April 17-18, 1998. This timely event will bring together nationally recognized Chicana/o scholars, service providers, and promising students to comprehensively address Chicana/o mental health issues and culture. This conference is jointly sponsored by the Department of Psychology and the College of Social Sciences at MSU. The cost of registration (including lunch) after March 15 is $75. The student registration fee is $10. For further information, write the Julian Samora Research Institute at: 112 Paolucci, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1110, or call (517) 432-1317, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or browse the JSRI website at: http://www.jsri.msu.edu for updates, more conference details, and accommodation information.
The Smithsonian Institution's Center for Museum Studies, in conjunction with its workshop series, announces the Introduction to Visitor Studies workshop, July 13-17, 1998. This workshop is designed to offer basic training in designing, conducting, and analyzing studies of museum visitors. The application deadline is May 18, 1998. To receive an application, or for further information about the program, contact Bettie Lee, Center for Museum Studies, MRC 427, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, or email at: email@example.com, or check their website at: http://www.si.edu/cms/train.htm.
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