El Noticiero de IUPLR
The Electronic Monthly Newsletter for the IUPLR network of member centers,
associates, researchers and scholars.
**************** February 2001 Volume 5, No.5 ****************
A new report from the Commerce Department's Census Bureau released on
January 3rd estimates that the nation's foreign-born population in 2000
was 28.4 million or about 1 in 10 US residents. The estimates contained
in the report, The Foreign-Born Population in the United States: March
2000,should not be confused with Census 2000 results, which are scheduled
for release over the next three years. "About 10 percent of the nation's
population was foreign-born in 2000," said Lisa Lollock, the report author.
"This proportion is between the high figure of 15 percent reached during
a period of heavy immigration from Europe in 1890 and the low of 5 percent
in 1970." The report said one-third of the foreign-born population was
from Mexico or another Central American country and about one-fourth from
Asia. Other highlights from the report include:
*The foreign-born population are more likely than natives to live in the
West and the Northeast. More than 6 in 10 of the foreign-born population
reside in one of these two regions,compared with 21 percent of natives.
*While foreign-born residents aged 25 and over were as likely as natives
to be college graduates(26 percent each), they lagged at lower educational
levels, as 67 percent of the foreign-bornpopulation and 87 percent of
natives were high school graduates.
*Thirty-six percent of full-time, year-round workers born outside the
United States earned less that $20,000 in 1999; this compares with 21
percent of their native counterparts who were at that level.
Institute for Latino Studies
University of Notre Dame
INSIDE the February 2001 Noticiero
* The Chicano Studies
Research Center at UCLA is building a directory.
* The Chicano Studies Research Program at UTEP announces its spring calendarof
* Michigan State University, invites applications and nominations for
the position of
Director of the Julián Samora Research Institute.
* The Department of Sociology at Saint Mary's College invites applications
for a one year appointment.
* The Center for Mexican American Studies and the Institute for Latin
at UT-Austin announce their joint Rockefeller Foundation
* 2001 Latino Graduate Training Seminar in Qualitative Methodology at
the Smithsonian Institution.
IUPLR HEADQUARTER NEWS
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5th year as an electronic informational outlet for the IUPLR network of
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Institute for Latino Studies,
The Institute presented
a talk entitled "Irish and Latino Image in American Film" by Charles
Ramirez Berg, University of Texas at Austin, February19. Berg is the author
of the forthcoming Latino Images in Film: Stereotypes, Subversion, and of
Cine Mexicano: Posters from the Golden Age, 1936-1956 (San Francisco: Chronicle
Books, 2001). Berg writes screenplays and has published fiction, poetry,
and a children's book, The Gift of the Poinsettia (coauthored with Chicana
poet Pat Mora). He was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, 1997-1998.
He is also is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers (1996) and
a recipient of the 1999-2000 Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship, and numerous
other teaching awards.
Julián Samora Research
Institute, Michigan State University
Dr. Mark Glazer gave a talk entitled "Risk and Danger in the Mexican
American Legend," February 23, at the Paulucci Building. Dr. Glazer
has been working on Mexican American culture for two decades. His research
has been on Mexican American folk tales The Devils at the Dance and The
Vanishing Hitchhiker. Glazer's research focuses on folk medicine and medical
anthropology and covers topics such as empacho, susto, the evil eye, soul
loss, AIDS, and diabetes.
Chicano Studies Research
and Center, UCLA
The Chicano Studies
Research Center Library is compiling a web-based directory that will provide
basic information about the Chicana/o Studies Programs in the United States
and abroad. It is their hope that the resulting Chicana/o Studies Directory
will facilitate communication, cooperation, and productive networking
among professors, students, policymakers, teachers, and others. In order
to compile this directory, they need your assistance. The information
that will be posted on the web site will include links to your program
with an additional section in text. They hope to focus on Chicana/o Studies
programs but also welcome data on any other relevant programs. For your
convenience, the Library has posted an electronic version of their questionnaire.
You may fill it out and submit it by pointing your browser to: www.chicano.ucla.edu/directory/form1.html
The Center for Mexican American
Studies, University of Texas at Austin
*February 21, 2001,
"Separate but Equal", a film concerning Brown v. the Board of
Education of Topeka, Kansas.
* February 22, 2001, "A Comparative Analysis of Lynchings of African
Americans and Mexican Americans in the South," a lecture by Mr. Pervis
Brown, UTEP, Visiting Professor of History/African American Studies.
* March 8, 2001, "The Adventures of Connie Chancla" by María
Elena Gaitán, Performance Artist Extraordinaire, Celebrating Women's
History Month, 6:00 p.m., Undergraduate Learning Center, Rm. 106. For
additional information, contact Dr. Scarlet Bowen at 915-747-5934 or e-mail
her at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Saturday, March 31, 2001, César Chávez Commemoration, Events
To Be Announced.
Michigan State University
invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the
Julián Samora Research Institute (JSRI), a leading multidisciplinary
national research and outreach center for Latino/Chicano studies (see
web site at: http://www.jsri.msu.edu/).
The mission of the JSRI is to generate, disseminate, and apply research-based
knowledge germane to Latino/Chicano communities in the United States with
a focus on Michigan and the Midwest. The Director will provide leadership
to develop and foster multidisciplinary basic and applied research initiatives
capable of attracting extramural funding. Nominations and applications
(including a CV, a letter explaining how your experiences have prepared
you for the position, and the names of three references) should be sent
by March1, 2001, to: Professor Antonio A. Nunez (email@example.com
), Chair, JSRI Director Search Committee, College of Social Science, Office
of the Dean, 203 Berkley Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing,
MI, 48824-1111. The anticipated starting date for the new Director of
JSRI is August 16, 2001. The review of applications will begin March 1,
2001, but applications received after that target date will be considered
until the position is filled.
The Chicana/o Studies
Program at UC-Davis seeks a full-time, tenure-track, full professor and
Director. The appointee should have a strong background in Chicana/o Studies
with a research specialization appropriate for affiliation with the Hemispheric
Institute of the Americas at UC-Davis and be qualified for appointment
as full professor at the University of California. The appointee would
start in the fall of 2001. Applicants should submit a cover letter, that
includes a statement of research and teaching interests, a CV, copies
of books, articles, or other scholarly writing, and the names of at least
three references to Professor Beatriz Pesquera, Chair, Search Committee,
Chicana/o Studies Program, One Shields Avenue, University of California-Davis,
Davis, CA 95616. For inquiries, contact (530) 752-2421/2428 or e-mail
Department of Sociology at Saint Mary's College invites applications for
a one-year appointment at the level of assistant professor, beginning
fall 2001. Areas of specialization are open. We seek candidates with teaching
experience, to teach Introduction to Sociology and Social Problems &
the possibility to teach an elective of the person's choice. ABDs and
advanced graduate students will be considered. Applicants should submit
a letter of application, a CV, official transcripts, and three letters
of reference. Samples of course syllabi and teaching evaluations should
be included if available. Deadline for applications: March 19, 2001, or
until the position is filled. Send application materials to: Jeff Breese,
Chair, Department of Sociology, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
FOR YOUR STUDENTS
The Center for Mexican
American Studies and the Institute for Latin American Studies at UT-Austin
announce their joint Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship on the
theme "Race, Rights, and Resources in the Americas." The Rockefeller
Foundation provides a $250,000 award to fund a postdoctoral residency
program for two scholars a year for three years beginning in fall 2001.
The award supports scholars and writers engaged in research on global,
social, and cultural issues relating to diversity, sustainability, and
civil society. The CMAS/ILAS joint program will specifically seek applications
from academics, public intellectuals, and activists who conduct research
on racial and ethnic identities, cultural-political rights, and their
relationship to the control and redistribution of societal resources.
For more information, including instructions on how to apply, please go
The 2001 Latino Graduate
Training Seminar in Qualitative Methodology will be held from June 18-29
at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The seminar is designed
to bring Latina and Latino graduate students from across the country to
work together with distinguished Latina and Latino faculty, Smithsonian
professionals, and curators and archivists from other national collections.
Participants will explore issues of qualitative research and the representation
of Latino cultures in museums and archival collections. The program intends
to support the career development of Latina and Latino graduate students
and to expose students to research and career opportunities in museums
and other public-oriented humanities institutions. The program aims, over
time, to increase the number of Latinas and Latinos in institutions of
higher education and museums. You must be Latina or Latino (Puerto Rican,
Cuban American, Mexican American, or other) and currently enrolled in
a graduate program in a US university to be eligible. The workshop will
be limited to 12 students.
Seminars will be conducted at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington,
DC. Students will stay in double-occupancy dorms at George Washington
University. Housing is covered and all participants will receive a stipend
as partial financial assistance to cover meals, air fares, and incidental
costs. To request an application form, please write or call: Laura Ortiz
(202) 786-3110; Center for Latino Initiatives A&I #1456, MRC 448,
Washington, DC 20560-0448 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are also available at http://latino.si.edu.
Applications must be postmarked by March 26, 2001. Applications
by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. Awards will be announced May 10,
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