IUPLR -- FEBRUARY FACULTY EMAIL UPDATE
January was quite a busy - and productive - month for IUPLR. Our WorkingGroup meeting was held in Austin, Texas, on January 16 and 17. It was a pleasure to see so many old friends, and to meet new colleagues at the conference. This event was a tremendous success, generating a strong spirit of community, as well as providing everyone with the opportunity to exchange ideas regarding research proposals and projects. The meeting also demonstrated the enhancement of our research capacity, and the growth of avenues for collaboration created by the IUPLR network.
I would like to thank all of the chairs of the working groups, as well as the participants in the working group meeting, for all their hard work in making the event a success. Also, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the IUPLR headquarters' staff, Graduate Research Assistants, and student aides for their efforts and dedication: Herminia Alva, Anabel Barraza, Malisa (Mo) DiGiacomo, Stella Flores, Dolores García, Jerry López, Raquel Márquez, Susan Moreno, Abraham Resendez, Victor Sáenz, and Cynthia Sánchez.
Thank you for your feedback and input over the past months regarding our updates. Please keep them coming! Send your contributions, ideas or suggestions to Dr. Robert Valdez at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from all of you. Regards,
Associate Director, IUPLR
INSIDE the IUPLR UPDATE
* Dr. Andrés Torres New Co-Director at the Mauricio Gastón Institute
* Frank Bonilla, Edwin Melendez, Rebecca Morales, and Maria de los Angeles
Torres have recently edited a new book, "Borderless Borders: U.S. Latinos,
Latin Americans, and the Paradox of Interdependence."
* Eight new opportunities for faculty positions
* The Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University
announces the conference, "Innovations In Chicano Psychology: Looking
Toward The 21st Century" to be held on April 17-18, 1998.
* The LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT-Austin will host the 2nd Annual
Barbara Jordan Memorial Forum on Diversity in Public Policy.
IUPLR HEADQUARTERS NEWS
On January 15-17, IUPLR hosted a Working Group and Co-Director's Meeting in Austin, Texas. Our thanks go out to the over eighty professors and researchers from throughout the country that participated in this event. Current IUPLR Working Groups are:
1. Economic Development and Opportunity
2. Inequality & Welfare Reform
3. International Migration & Human Rights
4. Latino Health Policy
5. Latino Higher Education Research
6. Latino Rural Communities
7. Latinos in the Field of Mass Communication
8. Latinos in a Changing Economy
9. Politics of Difference
10. Latinos in Public Policy
If you are interested in participating in an IUPLR Working Group, please contact Allert Brown-Gort or Victor Saenz at (512) 471-7100, or check the IUPLR website at: http://iuplr.utexas.edu.
Mauricio Gastón Institute, University of Massachusetts at Boston
February 24 - "Railroad Bracero Program: Towards Bi-National Migration Policy," Dr. Barbara Driscoll; 8th fl. of Healey Library, Provost Conference Room.
March 10 - "Latino Images in the Media," Dr. Clara Rodriguez; 11th fl. of Healey Library.
March 31 - "Organizing in the Southwest: The Alliance School Experience, " Ernesto Cortez; 11th fl. of Healey Library.
April 14 - "Are Puerto Rican Adolescents As Risky As They Are Believed to Be?," Dr. Sumru Erkut; 11th fl. of Healey Library.
April 28 - "Anglo and Latino Family Reactions to Schizophrenia: A Cross Cultural Comparison," Dr. Amy Weisman; 11 fl. of Healey Library.
May 5 - "Student Public Policy Presentations," 1998 LLOP Class; 11th fl. of Healey Library.
Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
February 26 - CMAS Lecture. Blandina Cardenas, chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Educational Testing Service, will give a lecture on strategies of leadership. 7 pm, Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of Public Affairs.
February 27 - Platica & Booksigning. Rodolfo O. de la Garza, vice president of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute Professor of Community Affairs will discuss "Latinos and U.S.-Latin American Relations," at noon in the Texas Union, Eastwoods Room, 2.102.
March 4 - Professor Victor Zamudio-Taylor, a lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History, will give a talk entitled "The Centrality of the Hand: Drawing and Allegory," at noon in the Art Building's Huntington Art Gallery.
March 12 - CMAS Lecture. Dr. Ramon A. Gutierrez, associate chancellor at UC-San Diego, will present a lecture titled, "Time, Space, and Chicano History."
For more information on any of these events, please contact Jordana Barton at (512) 471-4557, or email at: email@example.com.
Dr. Andrés Torres will be joining the Mauricio Gastón Institute as Co-Director this spring and he will be Acting Director of the Institute during the 1998-99 academic year. He is currently an associate professor in the General Center for the College of Public and Community Services, and directs the Latino Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.
Frank Bonilla, Edwin Melendez, Rebecca Morales, and Maria de los Angeles Torres have recently edited a book, "Borderless Borders: U.S. Latinos, Latin Americans, and the Paradox of Interdependence." The book describes the structural processes and active interventions taking place inside and outside U.S. Latino communities. To order, please call 1-800-447-1656.
The College of Education at the The University of Texas at Austin seeks an individual with a distinguished career in Curriculum and Instruction to chair the department. The individual selected must have earned a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction or a closely related field, must have a national reputation for academic excellence, and a record of successful leadership. The chair will lead a nationally prominent and diverse department in research, university-school collaboration, development of innovative programs that are sensitive to the changing demographics of the state and nation, infusion of technology into education, and commitment to garnering significant external support. The position will remain open until it is filled, but review of nominations and applications will begin immediately. An endowed professorship may be attached to this position, depending on a candidate's qualifications. Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, a current vita, and three letters of reference, along with a Macintosh (Word) copy of the application and vita to: Associate Dean Alba Ortiz, Search Committee Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, SZB 406, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin,TX 78712.
Humboldt State University in Arcata, California announces an opening for the Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies. An active group of faculty, students, and administrators are working to develop a fully-supported and recognized program in Ethnic Studies. We are seeking to begin this development through the recruitment of a faculty member with a strong sense of the potential and place of Ethnic Studies in the modern university curriculum. The position is a tenure-track faculty position. Qualified candidates should send a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a letter of application articulating a vision and philosophy of ethnic studies. Candidates can check our job announcement on the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences page at http://www.humboldt.edu/~ah/, or call Diana Ferris, Department Secretary, at (707) 826-4329.
The California State University at Northridge announces the opening of a faculty position in the Department of Chicano Studies. The position will require teaching and developing courses on Central American studies, as well as lower division survey courses in Chicana/o studies. The Los Angeles community has a population of close to one million Central Americans, and the professor will be expected to work closely with that community. The application deadline is March 16, 1998. For more application information, please contact Dr. Rodolfo Acuna at (818) 677-2734, or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Psychology and the Julian Samora Research Institute of Michigan State University invite applications for a tenure-stream position specializing in Latino/Hispanic Studies. The candidate will be jointly appointed by Psychology, the tenure home department, and the Julian Samora Research Institute, the Midwest's premier policy research and outreach center to the Hispanic community. Applicants from all areas of Psychology will be considered; women and minority group candidates are strongly urged to apply. The individual must have a strong research program capable of attracting extramural support. The anticipated teaching load will be one Psychology course per semester. In addition, the candidate will work with graduate and undergraduate students in an advisory capacity, and participate in other faculty activities, including student mentoring. The position involves a 50 percent teaching release for the first three years, to allow work to advance the Institute's mission, to promote the generation of scholarship on Latinos, and advance the Ethnic Studies goals of the College of Social Science and the University. The position begins August 16, 1998, and the application deadline is in early February, or until suitable candidates have been identified. Salary and rank will depend on the candidate's qualifications and experience. Send a letter of application, vitae, reprints, and three letters of reference to:
Davidson II, Chair, Latino/Hispanic Studies Search Committee, Department of
Psychology, Michigan State University, 129 Psychology Research Bldg., East
Lansing, MI 48824-1117.
The University of Michigan is conducting a search to hire someone in the field of Latino Studies. There are a number of graduate students who hope that the hire will be someone whose work or interests reflect the diversity of Latino identities and experiences in the United States. If the department is unable to make a hire this year, they hope to arrange a one-year or one-semester visiting scholar appointment for someone who works on nineteenth/twentieth-century Latino histories and cultures. Interested applicants should respond to April Mayes by email at: email@example.com.
The College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse University seeks a Director for its Latino-Latin American Studies Program. The Director will hold an appointment as an Associate or Full Professor in an academic department of the College of Arts & Sciences. In addition to directing the Program, the Director will be expected to make major contributions to teaching and scholarship in Latino-Latin American Studies. Syracuse University boasts a vibrant and growing population of Latino students, and has publicly affirmed its commitment to diversity as one of the institution's core values. The Director, who reports to the Associate Dean for Curriculum, Instruction and Programs, is charged with providing general administrative leadership for this interdisciplinary program. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant Arts and Science discipline, a strong record of scholarship, and a commitment to excellent teaching. The Search Committee will begin reviewing resumes January 15, and will continue until the position is filled. If interested, please send a letter of application addressing teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to: Stewart Thau, Associate Dean for Programs, Curriculum and Instruction, College of Arts & Sciences, 441 Hall of Languages, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13224-1170.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a tenure-track joint appointment, beginning August 1998 in the Chicano Studies Program and an academic department, in any of the Social Sciences or in History. The candidate will conduct research, teach, and participate in service in Chicano Studies and a specific academic department. The tenure home will be in the appropriate academic department in a Social Sciences area, or in History. A primary focus of the candidate's research should be on Chicanas/os or Mexican Americans. Expertise in comparative racial/ethnic studies would be a valuable asset for this position. For full consideration, send a letter addressing qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, a writing sample of your research/scholarship, and three reference letters by February 28, 1998, to Professor Saiz, Director,
Program of Chicano Studies, 313 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive,
Madison, WI 53706.
The Chicano & Latin American Studies Department at California State University, Fresno announces two faculty positions. The first position is associate/assistant professor in Chicano and Gender Studies. The minimum requirement for an appointment to a tenure-track position is an earned doctorate in Sociology or a closely-related field of study with emphasis in Chicano/Latino Studies. The second position is a full-time lecturer. This appointment would be for two years. Primary responsibilities of the position will include teaching courses on: Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies, Cultural and the Chicano, Chicanos in the U.S. Economy, and related areas. The minimum requirement for appointment to the position is ABD, Ed.D., or Ph.D. in a related field of study, such as Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Women's Studies, or Economics. For either position, applicants are encouraged to have all application information on file by March 20, 1998. Applications, correspondence, and confidential papers should be sent to: Ernesto Martinez, Committee Chair, Department of Chicano & Latin American Studies, California State University, Fresno, 5340 North Campus Drive, M/S 97, Fresno, CA 93740-8019, or phone at (209) 278-2848, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional
information can be found out the department website at:
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
The Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University announces the conference, "Innovations In Chicano Psychology: Looking Toward The 21st Century," on April 17-18, 1998. This timely event will bring together nationally recognized Chicana/o scholars, service providers, and promising students to comprehensively address Chicana/o mental health issues and culture. This conference is jointly sponsored by the Department of Psychology and the College of Social Science at MSU. The cost of registration (including lunch) is $50 before March 15, 1998. After March 15, registration is $75. The student registration fee is $10. For further information, write the Julian Samora Research Institute at 112 Paolucci, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1110, or call (517) 432-1317, or e-mail: email@example.com, or browse the JSRI website at: http://www.jsri.msu.edu for updates, more conference details, and accommodation information.
A Research Symposium on "The Survival of Families in Poverty in the United States/Mexico Border Region" will be held at the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin, on February 19-20, 1998. This Symposium will present research that describes the conditions facing Mexican and Mexican-American low-income families in the U.S.-Mexico border region from San Antonio to Monterrey, and the strategies used by such families to survive under oppressive economic conditions. The Symposium will include researchers from the United States and Mexico with information from an equal number of locations in Mexico and the United States. This Symposium is part of an ongoing program of collaboration between the School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin, and the Facultad de Trabajo Social, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. For additional information, contact Dr. David M. Austin at (512) 471-0517, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Second Annual Barbara Jordan Memorial Forum on Diversity in Public Policy will be held at the LBJ School of Public Affairs on February 21. Registration is requested by February 13, and can be done through the Forum website at http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~lpas234/forum98. For more information, contact Patricia Osorio-O'Dea at (512) 502-9058, or email at: email@example.com.
The Mauricio Gastón Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Boston is seeking to fill three personnel positions: Associate Director, Outreach Coordinator, and Office Manager. The Associate Director position requires over five years of administrative/management and development experience, and a Master's in Public Policy/Administration and/or MBA. The Outreach Coordinator position requires experience with teaching college-level students, experience in conference planning, and a BA in a related field. The Office Manager must have knowledge of the principles and practices of office management, excellent clerical skills, data entry, and bookkeeping skills. Should you require more information, please contact Dr. Andrés Torres, Co-Director, at (617) 287-5798. Send applications to both the
Gastón Institute, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125, and to the
University of Massachusetts at Boston, Department of Human Resources, at
the same address.
IUPLR Faculty Email Update Compiled by:
Victor B. Saenz
IUPLR Graduate Research Assistant
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