IUPLR - AUGUST Faculty E-mail Update
On August 24, 2000 the IUPLR Headquarters was selected by the US Census Bureau to participate in the Census Information Center (CIC) Program. Philip Garcia, the associate director for IUPLR Headquarters, authored the proposal and will manage the inititaive. As a designated CIC, the role of IUPLR will be to provide Census data to underserved communities for program planning, needs assessment, public policy development, and problem solving at the local level. IUPLR Headquarters staff will attend a CIC orientation conference at the end of September. We will report more on our CIC status in October 2000.
As a CIC, we will receive training on how to access Census 2000 data and this dovetails with our self-initiated efforts to mobilize IUPLR member centers for the arrival of Census 2000 data. In August, representatives from seven IUPLR member centers met at Notre Dame as a working group to discuss training, access, and research topics for Census 2000 data. The initial goals of the group are the early acquisition of computer skills for manipulating and analyzing Census 2000 data plus the distribution of that expertise to interested member centers. The group's initial thoughts were to obtain the Census 2000 "dress rehearsal" data, now available, and use them to develop the skills necessary for handling the larger data sets that will be released in the near future. Hopefully, our CIC status will help jump-start this effort.
Assistant Provost & Director
Institute for Latino Studies
University of Notre Dame
INSIDE the August 2000 Noticiero de IUPLR:
* Info on a new book by Cecilia Menjivar
* Florida State is seeking an interim instructor
* The 18th annual United States Hispanic Leadership Conference will take place September 28
through October 1 in Chicago.
* MALDEF is seeking applicants for a policy position.
* Kellogg Institute announces its 2001-02 Fellowship Program.
* The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is currently accepting applications from college students for
its College Retention program.
IUPLR HEADQUARTER NEWS
Visit the IUPLR web site at: http://www.nd.edu/~iuplr.
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Cecilia Menj╠varÝs new book, "Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America", was recently published by the University of California Press. Dr. Menjivar is a professor at the School of Justice Studies at Arizona State University. For more information on this book, please visit the web site at: http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/8843.html.
Ram█n Bosque-P╚rez, a researcher with the Puerto Rican Studies Research Center at Hunter College, received a grant from PSC/CUNY 31st Research Awards Competition. The project titled "Persecuci█n y Lucha: The Politics of Human Rights in the Puerto Rican Context" will examine formerly secret files released by the FBI and other federal agencies. Bosque-P╚rez is co-author of the book ýLas carpetas: persecuci█n pol╠tica y derechos civiles en Puerto Rico.ţ
The Department of Sociology, at Florida State University, seeks a visiting instructor/ professor for spring semester 2001 (January ˝ April) to serve as a one-semester sabbatical replacement. The position will be 100 percent teaching, consisting of four undergraduate sections. Teaching needs include two of the following: Minority Relations, Sociology of Religion, Social Class & Inequality, and Gender & Work, in addition to sections of Introductory Sociology or Social Problems. Contact Isaac W. Eberstein, department chair, for information on the position at: firstname.lastname@example.org,or visit their web site at http://www.fsu.edu/~soc for general information on the department. Applications must be received by October 1, 2000 and should include: a letter describing teaching interests and experience; curriculum vitae; and three letters of recommendation. Send correspondence to: Department of Sociology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2270.
The MALDEF Los Angeles National Office is seeking candidates for Senior Director of Communications & Public Policy. Qualifications include an undergraduate degree with one or more of the following majors: English, journalism, marketing, communications, public speaking and/or public relations. A graduate degree is desirable. Other qualifications include five years of progressively responsible experience in public relations, communications and marketing that included extensive use of a variety of media tools, computer text, and graphics software, printing techniques and web design. Fund raising experience is helpful. Interested applicants should forward their resume, two writing samples, and three references to: MALDEF, Att.: HR Dept., 634 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014, or fax to (213) 629-3549. For more information check their website at http://www.maldef.org.
The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Deputy Director in Analytic Studies to provide leadership in higher educational research and analysis. The Analytic Studies department is responsible for assessing broad and complex opportunities and challenges facing higher education to support the California State University as it continues to provide Californians with affordable access to high-quality, public higher education. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send resume, cover letter, and salary history to: California State University, Office of the Chancellor, 401 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802-4210, Attn: Personnel Services-Ref#: AS-2V.
The Kellogg Institute is dedicated to advancing research in comparative international studies, with emphasis on Latin America. For the 2001-02 academic year, the Kellogg Institute will offer up to eight residential fellowships of one or two semesters at the University of Notre Dame. Visiting Fellows work on individual or joint research projects related to the Institute's themes, are expected to be in residence at the Institute, and are expected to take part in Institute seminars and other meetings. Visiting Fellows have faculty status within the University. They may hold joint appointments in academic departments for which they may be invited to teach a course. The Institute seeks scholars of high accomplishment and promise whose work and presence will contribute creatively to its major research themes. It welcomes applications from candidates of any country that hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in any discipline of the social sciences or history. A complete application, including references and all documentation, must be received by November 3, 2000. Awards will be announced by February 1, 2001. For application forms and more information, contact: Sharon Schierling, Program Coordinator, University of Notre Dame, The Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Notre Dame, Indiana USA 46556-5677. For additional information, visit their website at: http://www.nd.edu/~kellogg.
The Social Science Research Council is accepting Applications for its Fellowship Program in Philanthropy, with a deadline of December 1, 2000. The Social Science Research Council (http://www.ssrc.org/) is accepting applications for fellowships that will provide support for dissertation research within the Program on Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector. Up to seven fellowships of $18,000 each will be awarded to talented students of the social sciences and humanities who plan to use their knowledge of theory and methodology to address issues concerning philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Support will be provided for doctoral research on a broad range of issues, including altruistic behavior, motivation, social impact, public policy, political economy, industrial structure, organizational demography, and the history of philanthropic institutions and the nonprofit sector. The program invites applications from full-time graduate students in the social sciences and humanities enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States. Fellows will receive support for nine to twelve months of research and related expenses. Visit the Social Science Research Council Web site for further information on this program. You may also call the program contact at: (212) 377-2700, ext. 613, or e-mail: email@example.com.
The Center for Social Concerns of the University of Notre Dame, invites applications for the position of Associate Director for Academic Affairs and Research with a preferred start date of January, 2001. An 11- to 12-month Professional Specialist Faculty position, the ADAAR is responsible for collaboration with faculty and academic units to incorporate social concerns into the teaching, research and advising roles of individual faculty, and to advance the inclusion of teaching and research on social concerns and experiential and service learning into the academic work of the University. A special focus is to promote community-based learning. Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two writing samples, the names and contact information for three references, and a 2-page essay responding to the question: "How does/ought Catholic higher education support faculty in the incorporation of social concerns into their professional work?" The Search Committee will begin its review of applications September 1, 2000. Submit application materials to: Chair, ADAAR Search Committee, Center for Social Concerns, Box 766, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0776. For more information about the Center, please see their web site at: http://www.nd.edu/~ndcntrsc/.
Freelance writers are needed for a new magazine being developed for new and expectant Latino parents. Edna Rodriguez-Hall is currently seeking freelance writers to contribute to this new project. For further information, please contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR STUDENTS
The prestigious Hispanic Scholarship Fund, which has provided financial aid to outstanding Hispanic American students pursuing college degrees for almost a quarter of a century, is currently accepting applications from college students for its College Retention program. Applications for scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 will be available on the HSF website at http://www.hsf.net beginning August 3, through October 13, 2000. Forms are also available at College Financial Aid Offices or by mailing a stamped, self-addressed, business envelope (nine by four inches) to: General Scholarship Program, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, One Sansome St., Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94104. The deadline to apply is October 15.
EVENTS, CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, ETC.
The 18th annual United States Hispanic Leadership Conference will take place this September 28 through October 1 in Chicago, Illinois. The conference will address issues of redistricting, collegiate leadership development, workplace justice, and Latino racial profiling. For more information, visit their web site at: http://www.ushli.com, or call (312) 427-8683. Building on the success of the First(1997) and Second(1999) conferences, the Cuban Research Institute continues the tradition of convening every 18 months all those persons committed to the study of the Cuban nation. The conference will be held at the University Park Campus of Florida International University. The CRI anticipates that this 3rd conference will surpass its precursors in attendance and in the breadth of its disciplinary and thematic coverage. CRI also anticipate that the conference will continue the tradition of attracting scholars from throughout the world, including, of course, Cuba. Cultural activities are planned for the conferenceÝs evening hours. For more information call the Institute at: (305) 348-1991, or visit their web site at: http://lacc.fiu.edu/cri/flyer/index.html.
PRLDEF Institute for Puerto Rican Policy presents a Symposium entitled, ýContra Viento y Marea--Historical Reflections of Puerto Ricans in New York City, 1945 to the Present and the Future.ţ The symposium will be held at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue (corner of 34th St., NYC), on Friday, September 22, 2000, from 9:30am-4:00pm. This symposium, a project of Dr. Antonia Pantoja, will provide an overview of the historical, political and cultural development pf New York's Puerto Rican community. Presenters and panelists will include Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer, Dr. Jose Cruz, Angelo Falcon, Dr. Francisco Rivera-Batiz, Dr. Virginia Sanchez- Korrol and Dr. Carlos Santiago. To register call (212) 817-8215 or send an e-mail to: email@example.com.
The Consortium for Assessment and Planning Support (CAPS), Kelley Planning Services, and the University of Puerto Rico in Humacao invite all to participate in the second international CAPS conference. Join colleagues >from Puerto Rico, the West Indies, the Virgin Islands, other Caribbean locales, and the Continental United States in this exciting event. Presentation proposals may be submitted on any subject dealing with planning and assessment in higher education, from course level assessment through work at the system or state level. Proposals are being accepted for 50-minute paper presentations and 90-minute interactive sessions. Please send your presentation proposal(s) via e-mail attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or e-mail to: email@example.com, or via mail to the following address: Dr. Larry H. Kelley, 903 Parkwood Drive #403, West Monroe, LA 71291. The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 1, 2000. For conference/registration information, contact Dr. Larry H. Kelley at (318) 342-1028 FAX: (318) 342-1034, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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