El Noticiero de IUPLR
The Electronic Monthly Newsletter for the IUPLR network
of member centers,
associates, researchers and scholars.
Volume 6, No.5
Feb 8, 2002
Latino Children and
This month we introduce a new feature on the IUPLR Headquarters
web site: "Kid's Corner." With capacity building funds from
the Annie E. Casey Foundation,
we have gathered a whole host of statistical indicators on the general
well-being of Latino children, youth, and families. Most of the measures
were extracted from two major reports printed by the National Center for
Health Statistics: America's children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being
(2001) and the US 2000 Adolescent Health Chart Book (2000). The primary
sources for the data include the Census Bureau Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health
Promotion, National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, National Hospital Ambulatory
Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS); National Hospital Discharge Survey
(NHDS); National Vital Statistics System.
The indicators of
well-being are sorted into 5 sets of subject tables: population and family
structure, economic security, health, education, and behavioral and social
environment. We spotlight the condition of Latino children (i.e., persons
under 18 years old) by contrasting their status with white non-Latino
children or the total population of children.
The population counts
we report in Kid's Corner are from the Census Bureau. The other data are
from nationally representative health surveys or vital statistics. Below
is a list of the primary sources for most of the sample data:
1) The Youth Risk
Behavior Survey represents a study of high school students in grades 9-12;
2) The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was designed
to provide estimates for the period 1988-94;
3) The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (National Institutes
of Health); Monitoring the Future (National Institute on Drug Abuse) is
a nationally representative, annual survey of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade
students values, behaviors, and lifestyle orientations;
4) The 1998 National Alternative High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) collected information on
health-risk behaviors among students who are at high risk for failing
or dropping out of regular high school or who have been expelled from
high school because of illegal activity or behavioral problems;
5) Great Transitions: Preparing Adolescents for a New Century, is a report
from the Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development about the nature and
scope of adolescent problems;
6) The National Adolescent Health Information Center at the University
of California, San Francisco compiled data from a wide range of sources
in their report Americas Adolescents: Are They Healthy?; and
7) The Commonwealth Fund conducted surveys of the health of adolescent
girls and boys; the Kaiser Family Foundation/YM Magazine's National Survey
of Teens: Teens Talk about Dating, Intimacy, and Their Sexual Experiences
reports on a national survey of teens concerning the kinds of sexual situations
Remember that Kid's
Corner purposely spotlights the status of Latino kids. In reviewing published
accounts of well-being, we found that Latino statistics (and their relative
position to national norms) were often obscured by the complexity of tables
and graphs that simultaneously charted five or more populations. We, of
course, encourage our readers to familiarize themselves with the conditions
of other children groups. To help you do that, we have created an electronic
connection to the site's source data. So by using the "Links"
button on the Kid's Corner home page, you can retrieve comparable statistical
indicators for many other ethnic or racial groups. The link button also
leads you to other sites that provide similar information.
One site we invite
you to visit is KIDS COUNT, a site created and maintained by the Annie
E. Casey Foundation." KIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey
Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status
of children in the U.S. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks
of child well-being." The KIDS COUNT URL is
Currently IUPLR Headquarters
is working in conjunction with the IUPLR member center at Michigan State
University to create more Kid's Corner statistics. Using 1990-1999 Current
Population Survey data, the first wave of numbers will provide regional
counts for population and family structure, economic security, and education.
At the minimum, the regional coverage will include the west, south, midwest,
and northeast. There also will be some separate numbers for the major
Latinos subgroups (Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, etc.) and separate numbers
for Latino immigrants. We will keep you posted on the progress we are
making on this front.
Institute for Latino Studies
University of Notre Dame
INSIDE the February 2002
Noticiero de IUPLR:
* Gaston Institute,
El Centro, and CMAS announce their Spring 2002 calendar of events.
* El Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños announces a Call for
Papers for a special issue of its journal, The Journal of the Center
for Puerto Rican Studies.
* The Hispanic Scholarship Fund announces the "First in My Family"
* The Hispanic Caucus of the American Association of Higher Education
is seeking graduate students to participate in this year's conference
and Caucus activities.
* The Department of Sociology at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announces
a tenure-track assistant professorship in Latina/o Sociology.
* The University of Texas School of Law seeks an outstanding professional
to fill the position of Assistant Dean for Admissions.
IUPLR HEADQUARTER NEWS
This is the Noticiero's
6th 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.
There, you can view past issues of the IUPLR Noticiero.
Please send your
center updates, center events, faculty news, faculty opportunities, fellowship
opportunities, and publication news to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEMBER CENTER NEWS/EVENTS
Gaston Institute, UMass-Boston The Institute's Lecture Series:
* Wednesday, March
6, 2002, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. The topic for this lecture is "Using Education
to Challenge Racial Inequality."The guest speaker is Pedro A. Noguera,
Ph.D., the Judith K. Dimon Professor of Communities and Schools at the
Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research focuses on the ways
in which schools respond to the social and economic forces in the urban
environment. The lecture will be held in the Student Lounge, 4th Floor,
Centro de Estudios
Puertorriqueños, Hunter College/CUNY Calendar of Events -- Spring
*Thursday, March 14th, 6-8pm -- Panel Discussion, "Puerto Ricans
Space and Race/Social Construction of Place." Panelists include:
Gina Perez, Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, Isar Godreau, University
of Texas at Austin, Ivelisse Rivera Bonilla, University of California,
Santa Cruz, Rima Brusi, Cornell University, and Yarimar Bonilla, University
-Friday, April 5th, 6-10pm -- Appreciation Day, Julia de Burgos Cultural
-Friday, April 26th, 6-8pm -- Presentation and Discussion: "New York
Puerto Rican Art Aesthetic."
-Friday, May 3rd, 6-8pm -- Presentation & Discussion: "Four Decades
of Puerto Rican Poetry in New York" Participants include: Pedro Lopez
Adorno and Pedro Pietri, Carmen Valle, Mariposa.
El Centro also announces
a Call for Papers for a special issue of its journal, The Journal of the
Center for Puerto Rican Studies. This special issue will focus on Puerto
Rican politics in the United States, documenting and analyzing the role
Puerto Ricans have played in mainland political processes. They are considering
papers dealing with issues such as electoral participation, interest group
mobilization, redistricting, relations with African-Americans and other
Latinos, the role of women in the political process, among other related
topics. For submission guidelines, visit the Centro website at http://www.centropr.org.
For more information, contact Xavier F. Totti at (212) 772-5690, or by
e-mail at: email@example.com.
Deadline for submission is April 30, 2002.
Center for Mexican
American Studies, UT-Austin
Spring 2002 Calendar of Events:
-February 20, 12 noon-1:00 p.m., Brown Bag Presentation: Emilio Zamora,
Translating the WWI Diary of José de la Luz Saenz, Texas Union
Sinclair Suite, Room 3.128.
· February 15, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Faculty Recruitment Reception for
John Gonzalez (English) & Debra Paredez (Theatre & Dance), Faculty
Center, Room 208.
-February 27, 12 noon-1:00 p.m., Brown Bag Presentation: Juan Alonzo,
From Derision to Desire: The Greaser in D.W. Griffith's Early Westerns.
Texas Union Eastwoods Room, 2.102.
-March 6, 12 noon-1:00 p.m., Brown Bag Presentation: Veronica Martinez,
The New Deal's Migrant Farm Labor Camp Program; Supporting Itinerancy
or Internment? Texas Union Sinclair Suite, Room 3.128.
Studies Research Center, UCLA
On January 24, 2002, the Center held a publication
party for the "Chicano Studies Reader: An Anthology of Aztlan,"a
30 year anthology of the significant articles from the first journal of
Chicano Studies. The anthology was edited by Chon Noriega, a professor
of film and television at UCLA. For more information on this event or
this anthology, visit the Center website at http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/csrc/.
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 is: http://jsri.msu.edu/cgi-bin/news/index.cgi.
Center for Latino Initiatives
Art Exhibit entitled, "Corridos Sin Fronteras:
A New World Ballad Tradition."February 14, 2002 to April 28, 2002,
Smithsonian Institution, Arts & Industries Building, Washington, DC.
Corridos sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition is a music-based
exhibition that celebrates the corrido (ballad) tradition in the New World.
The exhibition re creates the historical development of the corrido through
vintage and modern recordings, broadsides, photographs, posters, musical
instruments, and other treasured memorabilia. Corridos recordings can
be heard throughout the exhibition, allowing visitors to embark on a musical
and visual journey through stories sung in Mexican and United States'
communities. Corridos sin Fronteras (Ballads without Borders) explores
the significance of this popular oral tradition and traces its historical
development in the New World over the past two hundred years. Visit the
Center website for more information at
An Art Exhibit entitled,"Arte
Latino: Treasures of the Smithsonian American Art Museum,"sponsored
by the Smithsonian will open at the Palm Springs Desert Museum, in Palm
Springs, CA. The Exhibit runs from February 27 through May 26, 2002. The
Exhibit highlights more than 200 years of Latino art from across the United
States. These sixty-six paintings, sculptures, and photographs represent
many different cultural traditions developed by mostly Spanish-speaking
artists who have settled in America.
FOR YOUR STUDENTS
Through a grant to
the Hispanic College Fund, The Sallie Mae Fund will offer college scholarships
to Hispanic youth who are the first in their family to attend college.
The "First in My Family" scholarships will range from $500 to
$5,000. Applications are available at
http://www.wiredscholar.com/, or by calling the Hispanic College Fund
at (800) 644-4223.
The Hispanic Caucus
of the American Association of Higher Education is seeking graduate students
to participate in this year's conference and Caucus activities, March
16-19, 2002. This year's conference, "Who Are Our Students? How Do
They Learn?," will be held at the Chicago Hilton Towers in Chicago,
Illinois. For the 7th year, the AAHE Hispanic Caucus is offering fellowships
for currently enrolled Hispanic graduate students to attend the annual
conference. The Hispanic Caucus is dedicated to increasing the participation
of Hispanic graduate students at the national conference by sponsoring
up to 12 graduate students for the 2002 conference. Complete information
on AAHE and the national conference, including schedules and topics, is
available on the AAHE website at
http://sas.calpoly.edu/hcaucus/home.html. To apply for a Hispanic
Caucus Conference Fellowship, send two copies (original and one copy)
of the completed application (following announcement), letter of interest,
resume/vita, and letter of support to: Maria Cristina Morales, Department
of Sociology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77845-4351.
The Department of
Sociology at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announces a tenure-track
assistant professorship in Latina/o Sociology. They are seeking a scholar
in any subspecialty of sociology whose teaching or research includes Latina/o
sociology. The occupant of this position will offer some sociology courses
that are cross-listed in the curriculum of the interdisciplinary Certificate
in Latino Studies and that serve as electives in the Cultures and Communities
program. The multidisciplinary Cultures and Communities curriculum emphasizes
diversity and cross-cultural literacy, service learning, and community
engagement. To apply, send a letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of
reference, a piece of sole-authored work, and evidence of teaching experience
and expertise to: Chair, Recruitment Committee, Department of Sociology,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 5320l.
For more information, send an e-mail inquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (414) 229-4388. You can also visit their website at http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Sociology.
The University of
Texas School of Law seeks an outstanding professional to fill the position
of Assistant Dean for Admissions. Reporting to the Dean of the Law School,
the Assistant Dean is responsible for all phases of the admissions process
and management of the admissions office at the School of Law. Candidates
should have a JD degree from an ABA accredited Law School. Some professional
experience working in a legal environment, supervisory, public speaking,
and writing experience are also required. Applicants must submit writing
samples, which may include articles, correspondence, memoranda, briefs,
proposals, or reports. Application review will commence February 15, 2002
and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should
send a letter of interest, résumé, writing samples and a
list of three references to: Juan Zabala, Assistant Dean for Business
Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law, 727 E. Dean
Keeton Street, Austin, Texas 78705. Further information about the UT Law
School is available at http://www.utexas.edu/law/.
Mills College seeks
to hire a sociologist at the assistant professor level who is an exceptional
teacher, an active intellectual, and who has the potential to be a productive
scholar in the liberal arts college context. Located in the San Francisco
Bay Area, Mills College is a selective liberal arts college for women
with coeducational graduate programs (see www.mills.edu).The
candidate must count gender among her or his specialties and be interested
in teaching courses on the sociology of gender and women in contemporary
society. Especially attractive are candidates whose areas complement those
of current department members and whose teaching would resonate with other
programs at the college including, but not limited to, public policy and
Chicana/o or Asian cultural studies. Interested applicants should send
a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, statement of current and
future teaching repertoire (descriptions and/or syllabi of past and potential
future courses), and summary of research and writing plans to: Sociology
Search Committee, Mills College, 5000 Macarthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613.
The Department of
Sociology and the Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development
and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston seek applications
for a joint tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor position. Interested
applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae (indicating
references) to: Human Resources Dept., University of Massachusetts Boston,
100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393. Send a copy to Dr. Andrés
Torres, Mauricio Gastón Institute, University of Massachusetts
Boston. Questions may be directed to Ms. Mary Jo Marion, Associate Director,
Mauricio Gastón Institute, at (617) 287-5792 or by e-mail at: MaryJo.Marion@umb.edu.
El Centro de Estudios
Puertorriqueños at Hunter College seeks a researcher with the expertise
in the area of health to complement its current research capacity. The
expected starting date is July 1st, 2002 with an application deadline
of February 28th, 2002. Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest,
a resume, a relevant writing sample of no more than 10 pages, and a list
of three references to: José de Jesús, Administrative Unit
Head, Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, Hunter College, 695 Park
Avenue, New York, NY 10021. For more information, call (212) 772-5706
or visit the Centro website at: http://www.centropr.org.
The Centro de Estudios
Puertorriqueños (Centro) at Hunter College/CUNY seeks a Research
Associate in Education to complement its current research capacity. Qualified
applicants should send a letter of interest, a resume, a relevant writing
sample of no more than 10 pages, and a list of three references to: José
de Jesús, Administrative Unit Head, Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños,
Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021. For more information,
you can call (212) 772-5706, or visit the Centro website at http://www.centropr.org.
The Department of
Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education, University of Texas
at Austin, is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor
position in Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education and Bilingual Education.
Please forward your application, curriculum vitae, and three references
to: Angela Valenzuela, Chair, Socio-Cultural Foundations/Bilingual Education
Search Committee, SZB 416, Department of Curriculum & Instruction,
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-1294. Applications
will be accepted until the position is filled.
EVENTS, CONFERENCES, OTHER
The Cuban Research
Institute (CRI) announces the 4th annual CRI Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American
Studies, March 6-9, 2002, at Florida International University. For more
information on this international scholarly conference, please visit the
CRI website at: http://lacc.fiu.edu/cri/events/4th_cri_conference.htm.
For additional information, please call (305) 348-1991.
The Mauricio Gastón
Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy presents
the Latino Public Policy Conference 2002: The State of Latino Massachusetts:
Issues Conference, April 26, 2002, at the Doubletree Riverfront
Hotel in Lowell, Massachusetts. This year's conference will update the
status of Latinos in Massachusetts, providing the latest research and
analysis of issues of concern to the Latino community. The conference
will convene leaders in many fields from across the state to engage in
information sharing as well as planning for community action through workshops
and other types of activities. For more information on the Latino Public
Policy Conference 2002, visit their website at: http://www.gaston.umb.edu.
Should you need further information, email the Gaston.Institute@umb.edu,
or call (617) 287-5790.
The National Minority
Aids Council announces the 2002 United States Conference on AIDS, September
19-22, 2002, in Anaheim, CA. For important dates and deadlines, please
visit their website at http://www.nmac.org/usca2002.
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