IUPLR -- AUGUST FACULTY EMAIL UPDATE
Dear Colleagues --
The staff of IUPLR and I hope that you are having an enjoyable and productive summer. With the beginning of the academic year rapidly approaching, we are preparing various proposals to keep the network healthy and vigorous.
We hope that you will consider conducting your collaborative research activities through the IUPLR. More and more funders are looking for collaborative work. I think our network of Centers and their respective faculties contains immense potential for conducting multi-site studies and other large scale endeavors. We look forward to exploring possibilities with you. Please give us a call or drop us an e-mail if you have an idea and would like assistance in developing it further.
A number of colleagues have moved to new responsibilities since last year. For example, Dr. Refugio Rochin has left Michigan State to become the Director of the Smithsonian's Center for Latino Initiatives. We wish Wil great success! The DC Office looks forward to new partnerships with the Smithsonian and developing opportunities for the network's scholars to take greater advantage of the resources and archives in DC as well as increase our presence in the depiction of the American fabric in exhibits and activities of the Smithsonian.
Dr Jorge Chapa will be the Interim Director of the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University beginning August 1st as Dr. Rochin moves on to the Smithsonian. Dr. Chapa will leave his post temporarily at UT-Austin, taking a leave of absence. He will, however, continue his collaboration with IUPLR.
This is the first of our monthly faculty updates for the year. So, let us know of your newly published books, articles, commentaries, presentations, etc. that others in our community should know about. We are all greatly enriched by knowing of your work and successes.
Robert Otto Valdez, Ph.D.
National Research Director, IUPLR
IUPLR HEADQUARTER NEWS
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Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University
The Cuban Research Institute announces the implementation of their Certificate Program in Cuban and Cuban-American Studies. This program provides a unique opportunity for students to integrate scholarship about Cuba and Cuban-American issues from a variety of disciplines into a comprehensive program of study. The program consists of courses from eight subject areas as students will be required to complete courses >from four of these areas to complete the certification. For more information about the Certificate Program in Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, please contact: Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University, University Park, DM 363, Miami, Florida 33199. You may also call (305) 348-1991 or fax (305) 348-3593. Additional information can also be found at their website at: http://www.fiu.edu/~lacc/cri.
Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco, Professor of Education at Harvard University and Co-Director of the Harvard Immigration Project, has recently edited a book entitled, "Crossings: Mexican Immigration in Interdisciplinary Perspectives." "Crossings" looks at immigration from the perspective of fields as varied as sociology, public health, culture, and economics. It is published by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and distributed by Harvard University Press. The twelve original essays by leading scholars from both sides of the border are the result of an April 1997 conference at Harvard entitled "Immigration and the Socio-Cultural Remaking of the North American Space." If you are interested in ordering, please check the website: http://www.hup.harvard.edu, or call (800) 448-2242.
The Metropolitan State College of Denver invites applications for a tenure-track, joint appointment position between the departments of Chicana/o Studies and English. The appointment will require teaching four classes per semester, two in Chicana/o Studies, such as Introduction to Chicana/o Studies and Chicana/o Literature, and two in English, such as English Composition, American Literature, or Linguistics. Demonstrated involvement with Chicana/o community educational efforts preferred. The appointment begins January 1999 or Fall 1999. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three current references to: Professor Luis Torres, Chair, Dept. of Chicana/o Studies, CB 41, Metropolitan State College of Denver, P.O. Box 173362, Denver, CO 80217-3362.
The Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship focused on the Sociology of the Chicano/Mexicano/Latino experience. We especially encourage applications from candidates who have conducted research in one or more of the following areas in relation to the Chicano/Mexicano/Latino experience: race relations in the American Southwest, ethnic inequality, border studies, immigration, urban politics, or the sociology of diversity (i.e., dimensions of its economic, educational, or sociopolitical effects). Because this is an area in which we would like to develop a policy-oriented component, the ideal applicant would be someone with concrete policy interests and experience. Starting salary range is between $41,200 and $45,900. The position will be available on July 1, 1999. Along with letter of application, submit curriculum vitae; 3 letters of recommendation (all letters will be treated as confidential); a writing sample (up to 3 items); a detailed description of teaching experience or ability including syllabi used or proposed syllabi; and, if possible, a summary of student evaluations. These materials should be sent to: Sociology Department Search #485, Sociology Department, College Eight, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064.
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
The Midwest Consortium for Latino Research (MCLR) announces its 4th Conference/Roundtable entitled, "Issues, Challenges, and Successes: Latinos and Latinos in Midwest", to be held at Indiana University-Bloomington, on August 20-23, 1998. Topics for the 4th Annual Roundtable Conference include:
1. Public Policy: Immigration, Welfare Reform, Proposition 187 and
Proposition 209, Affirmative Action, Rural-Urban Latinos, Homelessness, Unemployment, Chicano-Latino Labor Law and Human Rights.
2. Health: Aging Latinos, Access to Health Care for Latinos, Medical Treatment for Latinos, Impact of Managing Care on Access to Health Care, Health Education Methods, Latinos and AIDS, Epidemiological Research on Latinos.
3. Education: Latino-Latin American curriculum, Diversity in Education, Latino Studies in the Midwest, Creating Virtual Curriculum on Latino Studies, Sexual Orientation, Family and Adolescent Issues, Youth Violence, Non-Profit Organizations and Their Contribution to the Well-Being of Latino Youth and Families.
4. Humanities, Literature and The Arts: Latina Feminism, Latino Identity and Diaspora, Latino Arts, Community and Oral Histories.
5. Latinos in the Sciences: Developing Methodologies to Approach Latino Research, Environmental Issues, Teaching Sciences to Latino Students, New Technologies to Prepare Latino Students, Creating Virtual Latino Programs.
For more information, please contact: Rosemary T. Faiver, Executive Director, Midwest Consortium for Latino Research, Michigan State University, 203 Paolucci Bldg., East Lansing, MI 48824-1110. Additional information can be found at their web site at: http://www.mclr.org/roundtables.
The College of Medicine and The Race and Ethnic Studies Institute at Texas A&M University announces a call for presentations for their conference, "Minority Health: Are We Meeting the Needs?" The conference will be held October 14-15, 1998, at the Hilton Conference Center in College Station, Texas. Individuals are encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration on the following topics on minority health: strategies to eliminate socio-economic and cultural barriers in minority populations and other sub-populations; methods for the recruitment, retention, and promotion of minorities and women in health professions; and data, impact, analysis, and proposed solutions in the areas of prevention, health care access and services, infectious diseases, and behavioral risk factors as they relate to African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native Americans; immigrants; and the people of the colonias (South Texas). Accepted paper presentations will be considered for publication in the conference proceedings or a book volume. Final papers are required by September 17, 1998. The deadline for abstracts is July 31, and the notification date is August 17. Send abstracts to: Dr. Mitchell F. Rice, Director, Race and Ethnic Studies Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4249. For more information on the conference, email at: email@example.com, or check out the website: http://resi.tamu.edu.
The Puerto Rican Studies Association invites you to their third annual conference entitled, "Affirming Identity , Citizenship, and Nationhood: Los Ultimos Cien Años." The conference, to be held at the Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, will address a wide range of topics and issues associated with the Puerto Rican community in Puerto Rico and in the US. For more information about the conference please contact the PRSA, Dept. of Puerto Rican Studies, Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210, or call (718) 951-5561.
IUPLR E-mail Update compiled by:
Graduate Research Assistant
Inter University Program for Latino Research
University of Texas at Austin
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