El Noticiero de IUPLR
The Electronic Monthly Newsletter for the IUPLR network of member centers,
associates, researchers and scholars.
Volume 5, No.7
There are two census-data resources I think you should visit on the web.
The Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research maintains
the first one. The URL is <http://www.albany.edu/mumford/census/>.
At this site you may select statistics on any of the 331 metro areas in
the nation and find data for the metro area as a whole or for the city
or suburban portions of the metropolis. For those interested in the ranking
of metropolitan areas, it also has sortable lists. If you wish to obtain
racial/ethnic composition or segregation data in a spreadsheet, you can
download the data directly. Tabulations are available for both 1990 and
The second site represents an in-progress project. The Rockefeller Foundation
has funded the Urban Institute to create the Neighborhood Change Database
(NCDB), which will combine census tract-level data from Census 2000 with
data from the 1970, 1980, and 1990 decennial censuses. The data from earlier
censuses will be standardized to 2000 census tract boundaries, and a wide
range of variables will be included. To make the database more accessible
to a variety of users, the Urban Institute has teamed with Geolytics,
a company specializing in user-friendly menu-driven software to display,
map, and export Census data. Based on the Census Bureau's current plans
for the release of Census 2000 data products, a preliminary NCDB should
be up and running in November 2001; the final NCDB should be at hand in
July 2003. You can view descriptions of current and prospective products
by going to <http://www.geolytics.com>.
The research end of the project is codirected by Tom Kingsley and Peter
Tatian. The plan is to use the new NCDB to analyze patterns of neighborhood
change nationally between 1990 and 2000, including changes in the concentration
of poverty. For more information about the intended research, go to <http://www.urban.org/nnip/>.
I also want to remind you to occasionally visit the Census web site at
Its American FactFinder link, for example, is now the user-friendliest
tool for accessing redistricting data on race/ethnicity and the voting
age population. You should remember that the Census web site offers access
to more than just population data. A recent news release by the Census
Bureau, for instance, announced that US businesses owned by Hispanics
topped 1 million. The leading states were California, Texas, and Florida.
The complete news release can be found at http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2001/cb01-53.html
On February 14 Th
the Census Bureau declared that preliminary estimates indicated a probable
improvement in the coverage of Census 2000 over 1990. Moreover, significant
reduction apparently occurred in the undercount rates for non-Hispanic
Blacks and Hispanics. The range of net undercount for Hispanics was 2.22
to 3.48 percent. For more information please go to:
Institute for Latino Studies
University of Notre Dame
INSIDE the April 2001 Noticiero
* Member centers
announce their remaining spring calendar of events.
* Arizona State University, West Campus, seeks applicants for a visiting
assistant professor position in the social sciences.
* A one-year postdoctoral fellowship is available for research on Immigration,
Religion, and Civic Engagement in Miami, Florida.
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Chicano Studies Research
- Thursday, May
Join the CSRP for a special evening when three outstanding performers
will offer their talents together on stage in a one-of-a-kind show that
will conclude with a question and answer session with audience members.
Guests are: 1) Luis Alfaro, writer, director, cutting-edge performance
artist, recipient of the MacArthur Genius Fellowship; 2) Lupe Ontiveros,
film and stage actress (Zoot Suit,
Selena, As Good As It Gets, Chuck and Buck); 3) April Ortiz,
television, film and stage actress (Father of the Bride, Cats)
8:00 p.m., The Wise Family Theatre, UTEP.
- Saturday, May
26, 1:00 pm
Indigenous Women's Issues in Chiapas: A Perspective of the Life,
Struggles and Accomplishments of Indigenous Women in Chiapas, Mexico,
by Rebecca Rodríguez, Graduate Student in Cultural Anthropology,
NMSU, La Peña, 2000 Texas Street. For additional information
call 778-6053 or 351-0446
Center for Mexican American
- May 3 (Thursday)
7:00 pm, Paredes Distinguished Lecture
Maria Herrera-Sobek, Luis Leal Endowed Professor of Chicano Studies
at the University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara, will deliver the
15th Annual Américo Paredes Distinguished Lecture, "Nation,
Nationality, & Nationalism: Américo Paredes's Theoretical
Paradigms of Self & Country." The Lecture will take place on
in the Bass Lecture Hall.
- May 19 (Saturday)
3:00 to 4:00 pm The Center for Mexican American Studies will hold a
special graduation ceremony on in the University Teaching Center (UTC)
2.112A. Carlos A. Moreno, MD, MSPH, Professor & C. Frank Webber
Chair in Family Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center
in Houston, will be the commencement speaker. A reception will follow
from 4:00 to 5:00 pm Family and friends are especially welcome!
Please visit the
CMAS web site for more information at: http://www.utexas.edu/depts/cmas.
Chicano Studies Research
and Center, UCLA
The Center presents
The Struggle for Social Justice: A Symposium on Recognition, Reparations,
& Redress. Jointly organized by UCLA's Center for African American
Studies, American Indian Studies Center, Asian American Studies Center,
and the Chicano Studies Research Center, the Symposium will take place
on Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, at the Covell Commons, 330 DeNeve Drive,
UCLA. For more information on this event, visit the symposium web site
Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños,
Remaing Spring Calendar:
All events are open
to the public. Please contact (212) 772-5686 for additional information.
For more info on Centro events, please visit their web site at:
- Wednesday, May
9, 6:00 to 8:00 pm "The Influence of Puerto Rican Music in the
United States." The speaker is Raymond Torres-Santos, Universidad
de Puerto Rico & CUNY-UPR, Academic Exchange Visiting Professor,
Hunter College, 68th Street Campus, Room TBA.
- Monday, May 14,
6:00 to 8:00 pm, Moving Up the Economic Ladder: Latino Workers
and the Nation's Future." Speakers include: Sonia Pérez,
National Council of La Raza; Edwin Meléndez, Milano Graduate
School, New School University; and Cordelia Reimers, Hunter College.
The moderator is Clara Rodríguez, Fordham University. This panel
discussion will take place at Hunter College, 68th Street Campus, Room
217 W (West Building).
- Friday, June 8,
9:00am to 5:00 pm "International Tribunal on Human Rights: The
Vieques Case," The Graduate Center, (CUNY), Recital Hall.
Mauricio Gaston Institute,
Michigan State University
Remaining Spring Calendar
- Tuesday May 8,
1:00 to 2:30 pm Faculty Lounge, 11th Floor, Healey Library, Guest Speaker:
For more info, visit
the web site at http://www.gaston.umb.edu.
Arizona State University,
West Campus, seeks applicants for a visiting assistant professor position
in the social sciences, effective 16 August 2001. Applicants should have
a PhD in Anthropology or Sociology by 1 August 2001. Candidates must demonstrate
a potential for or evidence of excellence in research and teaching in
qualitative research methods and evidence of an ability to contribute
to an interdisciplinary degree program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Ability or experience in creating applied research experiences for students
is desired. The deadline to apply is 1 May 2001, or the last day of every
month thereafter until filled. Interested applicants should send a letter
of application, vita, letters from three referees and a reprint or work
in progress to: Carol Mueller, Chair, Social Science Search Committee,
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arizona State University
West, PO Box 37100, Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100.
A one-year postdoctoral
fellowship is available for research on Immigration, Religion, and Civic
Engagement in Miami, Florida. The postdoctoral fellow will join an interdisciplinary
team of researchers from the Immigration and Ethnicity Institute at Florida
International University in a study of religiosity and youth, including
organized Christian as well as less organized Afro-Caribbean practices
and groups. The postdoctoral fellow will focus specifically on West Indian
and African American youth and religion. The broader project also includes
other researchers focusing on Cubans, Nicaraguans, Mexicans, and Haitians.
Work will involve participant observation and interviewing. This project
is one of several addressing immigration and religion supported by the
Pew Charitable Trusts. The fellowship is for one year beginning September
2001. Salary, $21,000 plus benefits. The postdoctoral fellow is expected
to also join the principal investigators for data analysis and publication.
For further information or to send a letter of application and curriculum
vitae, contact Alex Stepick, Director, Immigration & Ethnicity Institute,
Florida International University, e-mail: Stepick@fiu.edu.
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