Noticiero de IUPLR
INSIDE the August 2003 Noticiero
National Latino Research Center (NLRC) at California State University
San Marcos is the newest member to the IUPLR network
Border Academy, a summer seminar for health care professionals and
students, is returning, September 25-28, 2003
- Visit the newly redesigned website of the Center for Chicano-Boricua
Studies at Wayne State
in collaboration with Ellen and Federico Jimenez, is proud to announce
the 2004 Jimenez Scholarship for Immigrant Students
University's U.S. Latino Studies Program invites applications for
a tenure-track assistant professor position
Latina/o Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
invites applications for a full-time tenure track appointment at
the assistant professor level
- EPA's Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) has created an
exciting new grant program called the "Environmental Justice Collaborative
Problem Solving Grant Program"
Council for International Exchange of Scholars announces the New
Century Scholars (NCS) Program
Spanish Action League is seeking an Executive Director who will be
the Chief Operating Officer of the organization
- The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites research
grant applications for multidisciplinary/translational research
- The Harvard Civil Rights Project invites all to its historic
Color Lines Conference, August 30 to September 1, 2003 (Labor Day Weekend)
- Memoria, voz, y patrimonio: The First Conference on Latino/Hispanic
Film, Print and Sound Archives will be hosted at UCLA on August 15-17,
- Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies is now accepting submissions
is the Noticiero’s 7th year as an electronic informational outlet
for the IUPLR network of scholars and member centers. Be sure to visit
the IUPLR web site at: http://www.nd.edu/~iuplr.
send your center updates, center events, faculty news, faculty opportunities,
fellowship opportunities, and publication news to Victor Saenz, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latino Research Center, CSU-San Marcos
The National Latino Research Center (NLRC) at California State University
San Marcos is the newest member to the IUPLR network. NLRC specializes
in applied research, training, technical assistance and research-based
services that contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the rapidly
growing U.S. Latino population. The Center's local and national projects
include MANA Latinas Mentoring Project, Education and Cultural Competency
training for Head Start teachers, program evaluation of various community
efforts in migrant health and parent involvement, and an Oral Histories
project on Mexican/Latinos in North San Diego County.
Visit the NLRC’s website at http://www.csusm.edu/nlrc/.
Studies Program, UC-Davis
The Border Academy, a summer seminar for health care professionals and students,
is returning, September 25-28, 2003. The intensive three-day seminar, which will
focus on intimate partner violence, will take place at the Colegio de Medicina
at Universidad de Nuevo Leon. A full-day tour of health related facilities and
colonias in Monterrey, Mexico will be an integral part of the academy. The Border
Academy features a highly interactive style of instruction with extensive dialogue
between speakers and participants. Attendees include medical students, public
health professionals, paramedics, nurses and medical doctors. The Academy is
sponsored by the University of California Davis, Chicana/o Studies Program and
the Colegio de Medicina at the Universidad de Nuevo Leon. The program first began
at the University of Arizona and will now be housed at the University of California
Davis under the leadership of Dr. Adela de la Torre, founder of the University
of Arizona program. For more information about the 2002 Border Academy, contact
the program coordinator Jannine Valcour at email@example.com or Dr. Adela
de la Torre at firstname.lastname@example.org. .
Center for Latino Initiatives, Smithsonian Institution
Visit the Center for Latino Initiatives’ Calendar of Events web
page at http://latino.si.edu/latinsitio/explolatino/exploindex.html for
the most recent listing of sponsored events and exhibits around the country
Gaston Institute, UMASS-Bostono
Fall 2003 Speaker Series presents Junot Diaz, “Art and Activism
in the Years of Bush,” Tuesday, September 23, 1:00-2:30p.m.. Junot
Díaz is the author of Drown, selected as a Notable Book for 1996
by the Village Voice, New York Times, and American Library Association.
His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, African Voices, Glimmer Train,
and Best American Short Stories (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000). He has received
a number of awards and fellowships including the Eugene McDermott Award
from MIT and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is an associate professor at
MIT and a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard
University. This speaker’s series event will take place at the
Library Staff Lounge, 11th Floor, Healey Library.
Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University
Visit the Latino News section of the JSRI website. It is updated often
and offers insightful articles to Latino news around the globe. The link
Chicano Studies Research Program, University of Texas at El Paso
Thursday, August 28, 2003, 5pm
Lecture by Professor Alfredo Limas entitled "Fragmentación
social, masculinidad y producción de lo público," Blumberg
Auditorium, First floor, UTEP Library. Lecture will be in Spanish.
For more info on Center events, contact (915) 747-5462, or visit their
website at http://www.utep.edu/chicano/events.htm.
Estudios Puertorriqueños, Hunter College-CUNY
The Centro will be celebrating its 30th anniversary during the
2003-04 academic year. To commemorate this milestone, they have planned
a celebration on September 19, 2003, with a keynote speaker and fundraising
gala hosted by El Diario/La Prensa. Stay tuned for more details
for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame
For information on Institute events, contact Carmen Macharaschwili,
Program Coordinator for the Institute for Latino Studies, at (574) 631-3747
or at email@example.com.
Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
CMAS will host a Bienvenida Ice Cream Social for Fall 2003 on
August 28th. The kickoff event will be open to all faculty, staff, and
students, and it will be catered by Amy’s Ice Cream. It will be held
from 3-5pm at the Breezeway & Courtyard, College of Architecture, Goldsmith
Next month, the IUPLR Noticiero will spotlight an upcoming three-day CMAS
Symposium: “Las Tejanas: 300 Years of History,” October 16-18
at the Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School & Library Complex.
For more info on CMAS events, visit the CMAS website at: http://www.utexas.edu/depts/cmas/.
Chicano-Boricua Studies, Wayne State University
Visit the newly redesigned website of the Center for Chicano-Boricua
Studies at Wayne State, with links to their current research projects,
courses, faculty and staff bios, and other assorted information. Their
website is located at: http://www.culma.wayne.edu/cbs/
OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
in collaboration with Ellen and Federico Jimenez, is proud to announce
the 2004 Jimenez
Scholarship for Immigrant Students. You will
find the scholarship application on their website at http://www.maldef.org.
The deadline is September 15, 2003. The Ellen & Federico Jimenez
Scholarship Program will award twenty-five $2,000 scholarships to deserving
Latino college students who are ineligible to receive federal
and/or state financial aid; who have demonstrated commitment to serving
Latino community in the United States; and who have been accepted to
a Community College or State University in California or Texas. Students
must be enrolled full time in order to qualify. A social security number
is NOT required to apply. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
or call (213) 629-2512. If you are interested in donating to this scholarship
fund, please send a contribution to: MALDEF- Attn: Jimenez Scholarship,
634 South Spring Street, 11th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90014.
Policy Institute of California is offering an employment opportunity
for a Dissertation Fellow. Qualified applicants should be
participating in a Ph.D. program that will lead to a career in research.
Examples of eligible fields of study include economics, political science,
sociology, psychology, public policy, urban planning, education, geography,
demography, and social welfare. The position of Dissertation Fellow is
designed for a doctoral candidate whose dissertation topic and career
goals are related to public policy issues and thus to the major interest
of PPIC. The Dissertation Fellow will be invited and encouraged to participate
in staff conferences and seminars hosted by PPIC and, when appropriate,
will have access to other research resources available to PPIC Fellows,
including the Institute's databases. Exceptional dissertations may be
considered for publication. The Dissertation Fellow will be expected
to spend a significant amount of time on site at PPIC, and will be provided
with office space and a computer. To apply, please submit a vita, letter
describing research interests, three letters of reference, and samples
of written work to: Dissertation Fellow Search Committee, Attn: Anneke
Gaul, Human Resources Manager, Public Policy Institute of California,
500 Washington Street, #800, San Francisco, CA 94111.
University's U.S. Latino Studies Program invites applications
for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin Fall 2004. They
are searching in the following areas: 1) social sciences; 2) religious
studies; 3) comparative Caribbean/U.S. literatures. The candidate must
have substantive training and research interests in U.S. Latino/a Studies.
The position will be a joint appointment between the Latino Studies Program
and an appropriate disciplinary department to be determined. The Ph.D.
must be completed by September 2004. Deadline for application is November
1, 2003. Please send application, including cover letter, curriculum
vitae to: Chair, Search Committee, Latino Studies Program, Cornell University,
434 Rockefeller Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2602. For more info, visit them
online at: http://latino.lsp.cornell.edu/.
Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
for a full-time tenure track appointment at the assistant professor
level to begin August 16, 2004. The ideal candidate will be a social
scientist with an active research profile in contemporary comparative
Latina/o Studies. Preference will be given to the following areas;
citizenship and political empowerment, immigration, regional economic
change and domestic labor markets, alliances and coalitions across
Latina/o national origin groups and other racialized communities, social
equity and economic justice, and social movements and community building.
Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in
teaching and to participate in curriculum development in Latina/o Studies.
Applicants must hold the PhD. by date of appointment. Salary is commensurate
with qualifications and experience. To ensure full consideration please
send cover letter, curriculum vita, transcripts, sample publication/and
or dissertation chapters and three letters of reference by November
1, 2003. For information about Latina/o Studies at Illinois visit their
web page: http://www.lls.uiuc.edu. Send applications and/or inquiries
to Professor Pedro Cabán, Director, Latina/o Studies Program,
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 510 E. Chalmers St, Champaign,
The National Institute of Mental Health is seeking a talented
scientist to advance and direct the extramural grant support of basic research
in personality, social cognition, and interpersonal processes. The position
of Chief, Personality and Social Cognition Program is located in the
Behavioral Science Research Branch, Division of Neuroscience and Basic
Behavioral Science, NIMH. The position offers broad exposure to cutting-edge
scientific issues as well as productive engagement with the research
community. Qualifications include a doctorate in a relevant behavioral
science discipline as well as appropriate research experience. A copy
of the full text vacancy announcement describing qualifications and instructions
for applying is available at the NIMH Website at http://careerhere.nih.gov.
Please refer to announcement number NIMH-03-0027. To apply for the position
send materials to: National Institutes of Health, NIMH Human Resources
Office, 31 Center Drive, Bldg 31, Room 2B47, MSC 2108, Bethesda, MD 20892-2108.
For more info, call (301) 496-5337. Applications must be post-marked
by the closing date of August 15, 2003.
Initiatives Foundation provides grants of $5,000 to $15,000 to support
community-based research and social action projects.
Areas of interest include but are not limited to social justice, social
welfare, human rights, literacy, language learning and use, dialect use
and curricular issues in teaching second languages and non-native languages.
The Foundation is also interested in supporting research by sociologists
and linguists that provide a direct benefit to communities. Complete
guidelines for the September 2003 application deadline are available
at http://www.grantsmanagement.com/sifguide.html. For more information,
contact Prentice Zinn at email@example.com or call (617) 426-7080.
Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) has created
new grant program called the "Environmental
Justice Collaborative Problem Solving Grant Program." The grant
program provides financial assistance to community-based organizations
who wish to engage in capacity-building initiatives, and also utilize
constructive engagement and collaborative problem-solving to seek viable
solutions for their community's environmental and/or public health issues.
Only non-profit, 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to apply. The grants
are due September 30, 2003, and will be awarded at $100,000, for a project
period of up to three years. For specific information visit them online
at: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/recent/ej.html. A hardcopy of the RFA
can be requested by calling 1-800-962-6215 or send an e-mail (which includes
your complete mailing address) to: Ms. Rosa Moore, US EPA/OEJ, MC-2201A
Corporation is concerned about social and economic conditions
in the areas where Exxon Mobil Corporation lives and works. Exxon therefore
looks for ways to enhance the quality of life in communities where we
have a significant presence. Exxon favors grants that relate to the conduct
of U.S. business in general and the conduct of the petroleum and chemical
industries in particular. Their philanthropic giving is concentrated
in certain program areas, including the arts, education, the environment;
health, minority and women-oriented service organizations, public information
and policy research, and united appeals and civic and community-service
organizations. Recipients of these grants are primarily national in their
activities. For more info, contact: Public Affairs, Contributions, Exxon
Mobil Corporation, 5959 Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, Texas 75039-2298.
for International Exchange of Scholars announces the New Century
Scholars (NCS) Program. Leading scholars and professionals in
any area of the social sciences, history, law, public policy or administration,
media, and comparative religious studies are eligible. Successful candidates
will be active in the academic, public, or private sector and will demonstrate
outstanding qualifications and a distinguished record of experience,
research, and accomplishment in an area clearly related to the NCS theme.
Applicants must be conducting current research relevant to the program's
theme and objectives and be open to exploring and incorporating comparative,
interdisciplinary approaches in their investigations. For more information,
visit them online at: http://www.cies.org/NCS/NCS_2003.htm#overview.
Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites research grant applications for multidisciplinary/translational research, especially
mixed-methods research, that will explore the individual, social, and
service system conditions necessary for people with psychiatric disabilities
to reintegrate into community life; the organizational and service system
conditions necessary to enable service providers to facilitate that reintegration;
and the effectiveness of rehabilitation strategies and programs in helping
socioculturally diverse individuals who have widely varying goals, material
and social resources, and clinical needs. For more information, contact
Ann A. Hohmann, Ph.D., National Institute of Mental Health Division of
Services and Intervention Research, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7135,
MSC 9631, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892-9631, or call (301) 443-4235, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, check their website at: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-144.html.
Action League is the only community-based organization in
Central New York that focuses on the problems and issues facing the Latino
community. They are currently seeking an Executive Director who
will be the Chief Operating Officer of the organization. The Executive Director
is responsible for the overall operation of the agency and its activities.
The successful candidate will have the responsibility of administration
and management of an agency of 30 employees, a budget of 800,000 dollars
and report directly to the Board of Directors. Current programs include
Housing Assistance, Career Development, Family Support, Youth Services,
Domestic Violence, English as a second language, Community Health, and
Interpretation/Translation Services. The Executive director will be required
to recommend policy to the Board of Directors, conduct fundraising campaigns,
develop budgets and report on fiscal status of the agency. The candidate
must have at least 5 years supervisory experience in a multi-service
community based organization. They must be bilingual in Spanish an English
and have the ability to read, analyze and interpret government and financial
reports. They must have strong written and oral communications skills
in order to present information to public groups and the Board of Directors.
A Masters degree in one of Human Services fields or Business Administration
in preferred. Please send your resume to: Chairman, Search Committee,
Spanish Action League, 700 Oswego Street, Syracuse, NY 13204. For more
info, call (315) 475-6153.
for Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applicants to submit for a Visiting Research Scholar
Fellowship. The Center seeks applications for a post-doctoral fellowship
from scholars who pursue interdisciplinary research on Chicana/o Latina/o
Studies. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For applications and further information, contact: Director Carlos Morton,
Center for Chicano Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara,
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6040, (805) 893-2226, fax (805) 893-4446, e-mail:
email@example.com. Visit the Center web site at: http://research.ucsb.edu/ccs/.
EVENTS, CONFERENCES, SUBMISSIONS, OTHER
Civil Rights Project invites all to a historic Conference that seeks
the national debate about the present and future
of racial integration in the United States. The Color Lines Conference
will take place August 30 to September 1, 2003 (Labor Day Weekend) in
Cambridge, MA. The conference will feature an extraordinary outpouring
of cutting-edge new thinking and research on race in America from leading
practitioners and scholars. Please join The Civil Rights Project at Harvard
in what promises to be a truly fabulous and memorable event! To register,
or for in-depth information about the Color Lines Conference, including
a full listing of the panels, please visit: http://www.civilrightsproject.harvard.edu/colorlines.php
The Source is pleased to announce the update and addition of
more international migration data for the United States to their Global
Data Center (see
http://www.migrationinformation.org/GlobalData), now including data
further back in time. More information on international immigration
in the United
States can be found on the US Census Bureau website (www.census.gov)
and the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services website (www.immigration.gov).
Designing for Dissemination, or D4D, is a monthly e-newsletter for
those interested in improving the value of cancer control research
peoples' lives. The aim of the newsletter is to gather a diverse
group of stakeholders in cancer control into a virtual community
common concerns can be heard, problems discussed, and resources shared.
Each issue of D4D contains interviews describing members' different
perspectives on dissemination, best practices, challenges, and solutions.
will be news of relevant federal policy changes and funding availability,
links to useful resources and other opportunities. Finally, the practical
challenges individuals face in defining and delivering state-of-the-art
cancer control will be addressed. To contribute information, resources
or announcements to D4D, e-mail D4D@cfah.org, or to subscribe visit
Second Generation Media announces a new film, “The Sixth Section” by
Alex Rivera. "The Sixth Section" opens a surprising window
on immigration in the twenty-first century. Following a group of Mexican
immigrants from the tiny desert town of Boqueron who now work in upstate
New York, the film documents their struggle to support themselves and
their hometown 2000 miles to the south. To do this, the men form a 'union'
that raises money in the form of weekly donations of $10 or $20 from
each of its members in New York. In the past few years the group has
brought electricity, an ambulance and, most dramatically, a 2,000-seat
baseball stadium to Boqueron. "The Sixth Section" is an intimate
portrait of how 'The American Dream' is being redefined by today's immigrants.
It is a Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) co-presentation. For local broadcasting
times please visit: http://www.pbs.org/pov/tvschedule.html. More info
about the movie and the filmmaker is at: http://www.subcine.com/sixthsection.html.
Call for Papers: Latino New England Trends and Issues. The
Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, at the
University of Massachusetts Boston, is seeking submissions for an edited
volume about the growing presence of Latinos in New England. They encourage
studies based on the 2000 Census and other current data sources, especially
studies that present a comparative analysis over time (i.e., 1990-2000
trends). Also to be considered are qualitative studies using ethnographic
methods, institutional analyses and other approaches. Papers may focus
on generic Hispanic populations in a specific geographic area, or on
discrete groups by country-of-origin (Dominicans, Salvadorans, etc.).
Comparisons between Latino groups are also welcome (i.e., Puerto Ricans
and Mexicans). The new deadline for submissions is August 31, 2003. Send
inquiries via e-mail to: Andres.Torres@umb.edu. Mail your manuscript
to: Andrés Torres, Director, Mauricio Gastón Institute,
University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston MA 02125-3393.
Memoria, voz, y patrimonio: The First Conference on Latino/Hispanic
Film, Print and Sound Archives will be hosted at UCLA on August
It will highlight the importance of archives and record keeping
which are essential for the Latino community to document and
rights, to capture its collective memory, and to ensure access
to its cultural
past, achievements and legacy. Any individuals wanting to expand
their knowledge of managing Latino film, print and sound materials
a Latino cultural heritage system or repository should attend,
including: archivists, archival students, community organizers,
creative artists, writers, journalists, historians, teachers,
among others. For more information, visit their website at:
The Taylor and Francis Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies
is now accepting submissions. The Journal of Spanish Cultural
is an international
peer-reviewed journal that interrogates established notions
of Spanish culture and Hispanism by publishing innovative
theoretical and critical
work of the highest quality. It promotes the study of previously
marginalized areas of Spanish culture, and research that
rethinks the cultural meanings
of canonical texts, in relation to all historical periods.
across disciplinary and national boundaries is encouraged.
invited on any period and in or across any cultural discipline,
studies, performing arts, visual arts, film, media, intellectual
history, philosophy, history of science, psychoanalysis,
cultural theory, cultural
history, material culture, anthropology, religion, popular
culture, mass culture, museum studies, tourism, cultural
policy. In particular,
journal is a vehicle for work on the role of culture in identity
formation and the cultural negotiation of concepts of nation,
gender, and ethnicity; local nationalisms and globalization;
urban ethnography; the construction of taste and audience
reception; heritage and cultural memory. Please visit their website
details at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/14636204.html.
The Raza Press Association (RPA) is making a national call for active Raza publications, newspapers, media-groups,
reporters, and all other
activists working in media-related efforts to a critically
Summit to Build and Consolidate the Raza Press Association.
The Summit will be held at Eastern Michigan University
in the city
Michigan on Saturday, September 20, 2003 from 12pm-5pm.
For more info, write to: National Office, Raza Press Association,
Oxnard, California 93034-0411, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 5th CRI Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies
will be held on October 29-November 1, 2003, at the University
International University. They will consider all papers,
but strongly encourage the submission of proposals for
panels, especially on "the
transnational nation." For further details on this or other CRI
activities, please check their website at http://lacc.fiu.edu/cri.
SBC Foundation invites grant proposals to their annual
grant program. Most grants are made on a one-time basis.
Institution or Government or Nonprofit organizations
are eligible to apply
grants in a variety of program areas. The foundation
improving the social and economic vitality in areas
where SBC companies have a presence. The foundation's areas
development include technology education initiatives
that develop basic and intermediate
technology, workforce skills (e.g., technology job
training programs), programs that strengthen nonprofits through
of technology, initiatives that integrate technology
to improve community infrastructure, programs that
access and basic
instruction particularly to underserved communities,
leadership development programs, particularly those
that focus on underrepresented
For more info, contact: The SBC Foundation, 175 East
Houston, Suite 200, San Antonio, Texas, 78205. Call
or visit them
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