IUPLR - FEBRUARY Faculty E-mail Update
IUPLR - 1999 FEBRUARY Faculty E-mail Update
So much is happening, and we are delighted to share with you the news from around the IUPLR network. Dr. Ricardo Romo has been named as President of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Frank Bonilla and members of his working group, as well as Dr. David Montejano, have recently published new books. The Cuban Research Institute has landed an important grant from the Ford Foundation.
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 email if you have an idea and would like assistance in developing it further.
Regards, Gilberto Cardenas, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology Executive Director,
Inside the February IUPLR E-mail Update:
* Ricardo Romo, UT-Austin, has been named the new President of the University of Texas at San Antonio
by the UT Board of Regents.
* Frank Bonilla et al have recently edited a new book entitled "Borderless Borders."
* David Montejano, UT-Austin, has edited a collection of essays in a book entitled "Chicano Politics and Society
in the Late Twentieth Century."
* The Cuban Research Institute at FIU has landed an important grant from Ford.
IUPLR HEADQUARTER NEWS
Dr. Ricardo Romo, History professor and vice-provost at UT-Austin, has been named the new president of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Romo will become the first Hispanic president of UTSA, a campus with a growing enrollment of over 18,000 students. His appointment by the UT Board of Regents was unanimous. Dr. Romo can be contacted by email at: email@example.com.
Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University
** The Cuban Research Institute has been awarded a $175,000 grant from the Ford Foundation that will help the school become one of the country's premier pipelines for re-establishing the flow of scholarly and cultural information from Cuba. The funding will pay travel costs for graduate students researching such subjects as Afro-Cuban dance, Cuban writers, immigration issues, and race relations. It will formalize the Cuban Research Institute's growing role as the clearinghouse for information that U.S. nonprofit organizations, such as museums and universities, need to initiate projects with Cuba. The grant will also allow the Institute to develop guides that universities and other nonprofit organizations can use for their dealing with Cuba.
Yolanda Padilla, UT-Austin, was recently promoted to associate professor with tenure at the University of Texas School of Social Work.
Frank Bonilla, Edwin Melendez, Rebecca Morales, and Maria de los Angeles have collectively edited a new book entitled "Borderless Borders." The book centers around the argument that globalization and international trade agreements have rendered the concept of sovereignty, citizenship, and nation-states virtually meaningless. The book, which was released in the last few months, was published by Temple University Press and is "doing well", according to Dr. Bonilla. For more information, contact Temple University Press at (215) 204-8787.
David Montejano, associate professor of history and sociology at UT-Austin and IUPLR Co-Director, has recently edited a collection of commissioned essays in a book entitled "Chicano Politics and Society in the Late Twentieth Century." The collection, which points to the importance of "Chicano" politics in the Southwest as well as in the wards of Chicago and the U.S. Congress, is available from University of Texas Press. For more information, call (512) 471-4557.
FUNDING & RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
IUPLR, in collaboration with the Center for Museum Studies of the Smithsonian Institution, is announcing its 1999 Latino Graduate Training Seminar in Qualitative Methodology and Fellowship Program. The program is designed to support the career development of Latino graduate students, and to expose students to research and career opportunities in museums and other public-oriented humanities institutions. Application deadline is March 26. For more information, contact Magdalena Mieri, Center for Latino Initiatives, A&I #1465, MRC 411, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560-0411, or by phone at: (202) 357-2162, or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit their web site at: http://www.si.edu.latino.
FOR YOUR STUDENTS
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, in partnership with the United Negro College Fund announce the 1999 Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellowship Program. IIPP is seeking applicants for the fifth class of the IIPP Fellowship Program. The program represents a direct response to the identified national need to create a more diverse talent pool of well-trained, language-proficient professionals from which U.S. international affairs agencies and organizations can draw highly qualified personnel. Completed applications must be received by March 1, 1999. Applicants must be full-time college sophomores with a minimum gpa of 3.2. Please contact the IIPP administrative office for applications at (703) 205-3484.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is currently accepting applications for its 1999-2000 Fellowship Program in public policy. CHCI's prestigious fellowship program offers Latino recent college graduates and currently enrolled graduate students the opportunity to work in Washington, DC gaining hands-on experience in the policy field of their choice. Fellows work full time at the placement they select and participate in weekly leadership development workshops. The fellowship covers domestic round-trip transportation to Washington, DC, health insurance and a stipend. The application form can be downloaded from the CHCI web site at www.chci.org. The application deadline is March 19 (postmark date). For more information, please call 1-800-EXCEL DC or 202-543-1771.
The Julian Samora Research Institute announces the availability of three joint positions. These position announcements are part of a Michigan State University initiative to strengthen faculty capacity in Latino-Chicano Studies. A position is being advertised in the School of Social Work and three faculty positions are being advertised in Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology. For more information, contact the Institute at (517) 432-1317.
The University of Arizona invites applicant for Associate Director for the Department of Multicultural Programs and Services/Director of Chicano/Hispanic Student Affairs. The Department of Multicultural Programs and Services provides comprehensive and strategic programs and services concentrated around four core areas: academic intervention & support; outreach & education; cultural support; and student development & programming. The Department serves ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged and Trio grant-eligible students. Position descriptions, including position requirements and preferred requirements, for each of these positions are listed on the University of Arizona Human Resources web page at http://hr2.hr.arizona.edu. Additionally, a copy of the position description can be obtained by calling the Office of the Dean of Students, (520) 621-7059 MST.
The Chicano/Latino Studies at Portland State university seeks applicants for two (2) tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level. The program welcomes applicants from any academic area, but academic areas traditionally housed in a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are preferred. Please send a letter of application (specify position sought), Curriculum Vita, and full contact information for 3 academic references to: Chicano/Latino Search Committee, Chicano/Latino Studies Program, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, Oregon 97207. For more information, call (503) 725-8442. All application material must be received by the close of business, February 26, 1999.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking a Deputy Director for the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. To apply, please contact Connie Clayton, CDC, Human Resources Management Office, Mailstop K07, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, Georgia, 30341-3724. The application deadline is March 19, 1999. You can also reach Ms. Clayton at (770) 488-1785.
The Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution invite applicants and nominations for the position of Secretary of the Institution. The Secretary is the chief executive officer of the Smithsonian who sets the course for the Institution, presides over a broad scope of programs and collections, develops and maintains support to meet present and future needs, and undertakes long-term planning in fulfillment of the Institution's fundamental mission for "the increase and diffusion of knowledge." Nominations and applications, together with curriculum vitae, should be sent to the following address: March 19, 1999: James M. Hobbins, Secretary to the Search Committee, Smithsonian Institution, Room SI-215, 1000 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC 20560-0016. The application/nomination deadline is March 19, 1999.
The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, at the University of Illinois at Chicago, invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Institute of Research and Public Policy. For fullest consideration, interested persons should submit a letter of application and a resume to: Professor Lascelles Anderson, Chair, Search Committee, C/O Vernita A Wickliffe-Lewis at College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, 400 S. Peoria St., Suite 2100, ALHC (M/C 345), Chicago, IL 60607. For further information call (312) 996-9145, or e-mail at: VLEWIS1@uic.edu. The application/nomination deadline is March 1, 1999.
The San Francisco and the Los Angeles regional offices of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund invite applicants for the position of Staff Attorney. Interested applicants should forward a resume, references, and a writing sample to: MALDEF, Att: HR Dept., 634 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014. For more information on job opportunities, check their web site at: http://www.maldef.org. The California HealthCare Foundation, based in Oakland, CA, seeks a Project Director for a new Foundation initiative, the California Medicare Project.
The California HealthCare Foundation is an independent philanthropy whose mission is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for under-served individuals and communities and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of the people of California. For more information, contact Gilbert M. Ojeda at (510) 643-3140, or by e-mail at: email@example.com.
CONFERENCES and EVENTS
The Tenth Annual Tejano Student Unity Weekend will be hosted this year at UT-Austin from February 26-28, 1999. The conference, entitled "Unidad y Poder: Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders," is a statewide meeting open to students and faculty from high schools and universities. For further information, call (512) 232-2955, or visit the TSUW web site at: http://www.uts.cc.utexas.edu/~tsuw/index.htm.
The Fourth Annual Images of Women Conference, "Latinas: Afirmacion y Poder," will be held at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos on March 27, 1999. For more information, contact (512) 245-2278, or visit their web site at: http://www.vpsa.swt.edu/msa/iow.
The Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is issuing an invitation to scholars knowledgeable about the U.S. Hispanic population to prepare and present relevant and thought-provoking papers at HACR's Seventh Annual Symposium on May 20-21, 1999 in Coral Gables, Florida. This year's theme is "U.S. Hispanics: Power Interest Group of the 21st Century". The topic for papers is "The State of the U.S. Hispanic Community in the Year 2000". First outlines must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., EST, February 26, 1999. Applications should be mailed to: Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, The Status of the Hispanic Community in the Year 2000, 1730 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Suite #1008, Washington, D.C. 20036. For further information, contact Richard Bela at (202) 835-9672, or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IUPLR E-mail Update compiled by:
Graduate Research Assistant Inter University Program for Latino Research
University of Texas at Austin