El Noticiero de IUPLR
The Electronic Monthly Newsletter for the IUPLR network
of member centers,
associates, researchers and scholars.
Volume 6, No.4
Jan 14, 2002
Census 2000 Update (01/08/02)
This month we use Census SF1 data to focus on the school-age population
(5-17 years old) of Latinos in the United States. Because Latinos are
younger than most other groups, they are more concentrated among this
population than they are in the larger population. On April 1, 2000, Latinos
represented 12.5 percent of the nations populace, but they represented
16.2 percent of those aged 5-17 years. So our intent here is to list the
size and concentration of Latino youths across the 50 states plus the
District of Columbia and to suggest the future size of this population
segment in the year 2005. The data are summarized in six tables.
The first table displays
the absolute number and percentage of the school-age population in 2000
for each state and Washington, D.C. across three groups: Latinos, non-Latino
blacks, and all other races. Separate figures for non-Latino blacks were
generated because they too have a higher population concentration in the
5-17 year age bracket than they do in the larger population (14.9% vs.
12.5%). Interestingly, the concentration of Latino school-age children
exceeds the comparable non-Latino black population in 26 of the 51 locales.
The second table
displays corresponding group figures for projected populations in 2005.
Each forecast equals the population size observed in 2000 plus the expected
natural increase over the next five years. Mathematically, this means
statistically aging the population 0-12 year-old observed
in 2000 to represent the 5-17 year-old base-population in 2005, and then
subtracting the numbers of deaths expected for the period. The figures
indicate that the Latino segment of the school-age population will increase
its concentration from 16.2 percent to 17.8 percent and the concentration
of non-Latino blacks will fall to 14.8 percent, a 0.1 percentage point
The next four tables
summarize the size of the forecasted population gains or losses. The projection
outcomes indicate Latinos 5-17 years old will grow, on average, by nearly
648 thousand individuals by 2005, a 5-year increase of 7.5 percent. The
forecast for all others is a decrease in school-age youths. For blacks
the average drop is about 2.7 percent; and for those that are neither
Latino nor non-Latino blacks, the average drop is just over 4 percent.
The final table lists comparable figures for the entire population of
5-17 year olds. The overall forecast for school-age youth in 2005 is an
average drop of 2 percent.
An important point
to remember about the forecast is that the effects of future immigration
on population size were not part of the projection methodology. Naturally
adopting the assumption of future net immigration for youths would have
increased the forecasts for 2005.
Institute for Latino Studies
University of Notre Dame
INSIDE the January 2002 Noticiero
* El Centro de
Estudios Puertorriqueños (Centro) at Hunter College/CUNY announces
their Spring calendar of events.
* The Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives announces the opening
of the exhibit Corridos Sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition.
* Dr. Estevan Flores and Chris Armijo at UC-Denver have recently published
Research Brief 1: Census 2000: Colorados Latino Population
* The United Negro College Fund announces the 2002 Gates Millennium
Scholars Program, deadline Feb. 1, 2002.
* The American Council on Education announces a position opening for
Associate Director of the Office of Minorities in Higher Education.
* 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.
IUPLR HEADQUARTER NEWS
This is the Noticieros
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.
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Please send your center updates, center events, faculty news, faculty
opportunities, fellowship opportunities, and publication news to email@example.com.
MEMBER CENTER NEWS/EVENTS
de Estudios Puertorriqueños, Hunter College/CUNY
Calendar of Events -- Spring 2002
February 7th -- Centro Public Policy Forum, "Party Organizing and
Latino Communities in New York State."
* 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.
Research Program, UTEP
*January 16: Lola Productions and KXCR present "don Miguel Ruiz,
speaking about his book "The Four Agreements", New York Times
Best Selling Author. 7:00 p.m., Magoffin Auditorium. Sponsored by KTMS-TV,
Health Center - Linda González and UTEP. For more information call
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
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
Dr. Estevan Flores
and Chris Armijo at UC-Denver have recently published Research Brief
1: Census 2000: Colorados Latino Population Grows. This brief
was developed using recent Census 2000 data, and it is a breakdown of
Latino population growth throughout the state of Colorado for the top
30 counties. This brief also shows Latino percentage population growth
by the top 30 counties from 1990 to 2000. The Brief carries commentary
on the significance of this population surge which is matching, if not
exceeding, Latino population growth in the United States. The Brief is
four pages and comes with a full-page, color-coded map showing the percent
concentration of Latinos by county for Colorado. To order this Brief,
please call Dave Montez at (303) 352-3700. For additional information,
visit their website at http://www.itera.cudenver.edu/lrpc/ResearchBrief1.htm.
FOR YOUR STUDENTS
The United Negro
College Fund announces the 2002 Gates Millennium Scholars Program, for
Scholars who pursue advanced degrees in the fields of mathematics, science,
engineering, education or library science. Applicants must be nominated,
be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, have a minimum
GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, have applied to, have been accepted into or
are enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university in the fall
of 2001, and must demonstrate significant financial need as defined by
the Federal needs analysis formula among other requirements. During the
inaugural year of the initiative, individuals selected will receive funds
for the cost of tuition, fees, books and living expenses for the 2002-2003
academic year in an amount to be calculated by the Gates Millennium Scholars
based on financial need. The application deadline is February 1, 2002
- All materials must be submitted on or before this postmark deadline.
Program information and nomination materials are available and on the
program's website at http://www.gmsp.org/SOW6/NomineeProfiles/SendPDFs.asp.
For complete guideline and application information please contact: Gates
Millennium Scholars, P.O. Box 1434, Alexandria, VA 22313, or call 1-877-690-4677.
The American Council
on Education announces a position opening for Associate Director of the
Office of Minorities in Higher Education. The ideal candidate should have
at least a master's degree, as well as significant experience in a postsecondary
setting, and a demonstrated knowledge of higher education issues, with
a particular focus on minorities in higher education; a doctoral degree
is preferred. The individual will direct the activities associated with
ACE's College Is Possible project, among other duties. For additional
information, please contact Phyllis Goodwin, Human Resources Associate,
at (202) 939-9749 or Missy Freeman-Booze, Human Resources Assistant, at
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. One-half
of the incumbent's time will be spent with the Department teaching a total
of three courses per year in race relations, ethnic studies, health, or
social policy at the undergraduate and/or graduate level (MA program in
Applied Sociology). One-half of the incumbent's time will be spent with
the Gaston Institute researching the socio-economic status of Latinos
in New England. A Ph.D. in Sociology is expected. A Ph.D. in a closely
related field such as Urban Planning or Public Policy will be considered.
Other qualifications include experience conducting research on the Latino
population, knowledge of Latino Community Organizations, and bilingual
(Spanish) ability. 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
Researcher will be expected to conduct research and disseminate findings
regarding health issues affecting Puerto Rican/Latino communities in large
metropolitan centers among other duties. Centro seeks a person with a
strong commitment to the Puerto Rican/Latino community and knowledge of
the socioeconomic conditions of Puerto Rican/Latinos, as well as of health
policies seeking to improve their well-being. A Master's or PhD degree
is preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish writing skills are a plus. 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. The
Research Associate in Education will be expected to: have familiarity
with both qualitative and quantitative research methods in education,
and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies; write proposals and grants to fund education
research projects; assist in drafting reports, journal articles, policy
briefs, press statements, opinion-editorials; and, engage in collaborative
research projects with other Centro staff, among other duties. 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.
Responsibilities include: to develop and maintain an active research program;
teach undergraduate K-12 teacher preparation courses in areas of bilingual
education and sociocultural foundations of education; teach graduate courses
and supervise masters and doctoral students in multilingual studies; provide
professional service to the university, the profession, and the public.
Individuals with a degree in anthropology, linguistics, linguistic anthropology,
educational linguistics, or socio-cultural foundations of education are
encouraged to apply. Additional consideration may be accorded to applicants
who can offer courses in Spanish as part of the bilingual education component.
Please youre your application, current vita, 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
received by January 15, 2002 will receive first consideration, but they
will accept applications 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) 348-199.
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.
Call for Potential
Faculty and graduate students are being sought to participate in the development,
grant writing, and implementation of a national research project to assess
the emergency communication policies and practices at the local, state,
regional, and federal agencies. Specifically, the research will focus
on the emergency communication policies as these pertain to communicating
with non-English speaking populations by way of both the mainstream (general
market) media and the ethnic oriented media.
A seed grant effort will start during the 2002 spring and summer semester
with the goal of obtaining and launching the national collaborative project
in fall 2002.
For details of the project, contact Professor Federico Subervi, Department
of Radio-TV-Film & the Center for Mexican American Studies, University
of Texas at Austin, (512) 471-6668; firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, visit
the Latinos and Media Project web site http://www.latinosandmedia.org
Click on the Resources and Research section, then go to the Research segment
and look for the Emergency Communication Project summary.
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