Noticiero de IUPLR
INSIDE the June 2003 Noticiero
are now available for the Second
Annual IUPLR Census Workshop at the University of Notre Dame, July
28-30, 2003– Download
the PRELIMINARY Agenda for the workshop
May 29 through July 3, CSRP at UTEP is sponsoring an exhibit: "Mexican
Revolution" & "Early El Paso Women" featuring
announces a new art exhibit at the Galería América@ND
entitled the Serie Print Project, opening June 6 through September
- Paul & Daisy Soros
announce the Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities announces the (HACU)
2003-2004 Scholarship Programs
Hispanic University (NHU) invites nominations and applications for
the position of President
- The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announces an Economist
position in Community Affairs
Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) announces the availability
of Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) funds to establish
and operate centers for rural cooperative development
International Colloquium on Migration and Development: Transnationalism
and New Perspectives on Integration will be held October 23, 24 and
25, 2003 in Zacatecas, Mexico
- Memoria, voz, y patrimonio: The First Conference on Latino/Hispanic
Film, Print and Sound Archives will be hosted at UCLA on August 15-17,
IUPLR CENSUS WORKSHOP (SUMMER 2003)
IUPLR and ILS announce the Second Annual Census Workshop at the University
of Notre Dame. Applications will be accepted until June 20, 2003 or until
a contingent of 15 participants is selected for the program, whichever
comes first. The workshop will begin at 9:00 a.m., Monday, July 28 and
end on Wednesday, July 30 at noon. The primary goal of the workshop is
to prepare researchers and graduate students with advanced standing to
use Census data to address Latino social and economic issues. If you
are interested in participating, please call Maria Elena Bessignano at
(574) 631-3481 for an application. If you have questions about the workshop,
please contact Dr. Tim Ready at (574) 631-2974.
Workshop Registration Form (requires Adobe
Acrobat Reader to view)
This is the Noticiero’s 7th year as an electronic informational
outlet for the IUPLR network of scholars and member centers. Be sure
visit the IUPLR web site at: http://www.nd.edu/~iuplr.
send your center updates, center events, faculty news, faculty opportunities,
fellowship opportunities, and publication news to Victor Saenz, email@example.com.
Center for Latino Initiatives, Smithsonian Institution
Visit the Center for Latino Initiatives’ Calendar of Events web
page at http://latino.si.edu/latinsitio/explolatino/exploindex.html
for the most recent listing of sponsored events and exhibits around the
Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University
JSRI recently hosted a seminar entitled “Naturism: Medicinal Plants,
the Healing Heritage of the Native American Culture” on May 20,
2003 at Cristo Rey Church in Lansing, Michigan. The event featured Dr.
Esteban Mejía López, the Executive Director of the International
Health Educators School in Mexico, who offered his insight from nearly
four decades of medical experience. He teaches classes in biochemistry,
medicinal plants, hydrotherapy and nutrition in Mexico. The seminar was
a unique look at the vast assortment of natural herbs, plants and remedies
that have long been part of the Mexican culture. The event was co-sponsored
by Sparrow Hospital and the Consulate of Mexico in Detroit.
JSRI invites all to visit Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State to view
a new exhibit "Landscape, Faith, People: Mexican Photographs" by
Paul Strand, on display now through July 25, 2003 in the Works on Paper
Gallery. This exhibit features 20 photographs from American photographer
and filmmaker Paul Strand’s (1890-1976) Mexican Portfolio, taken
between 1932 and 1933. In these photographs Strand combines the finest
quality of photography with social responsibility for the political and
social concerns at that time in Mexico. Admission to Kresge Art Museum
is free. For hours and additional information, call (517) 355-7631.
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
Research Program, University of Texas at El Paso
From May 29 through July 3, CSRP at UTEP is sponsoring an exhibit: "Mexican
Revolution" & "Early El Paso Women" featuring 40 artists.
The exhibit is housed at Hal Marcus Gallery, 800 N. Mesa Suite 100. There
will be a Gallery Talk on Thursday, June 19, 7:00 p.m. For additional
information contact Hal Marcus Gallery at (915) 533-9090.
For more info on Center events, contact (915) 747-5462, or visit their
website at http://www.utep.edu/chicano/events.htm.
Estudios Puertorriqueños, Hunter College-CUNY
The Centro will be celebrating its 30th anniversary during the 2003-04
academic year. To commemorate this milestone, they have planned a celebration
on September 19, 2003, with a keynote speaker and fundraising gala hosted
by El Diario/La Prensa. Stay tuned for more details
for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame
ILS announces a new art exhibit at the Galería América@ND
entitled the Serie Print Project, opening June 6 through September 30.
The Serie Print Project is the work of 17 Artists & Printmakers,
originally sponsored by La Pena, the City of Austin under the auspices
of the Austin Arts Commission and the Texas Commission on the Arts. The "Serie
Print Project" is a fine art printing project administered by Coronado
Studios in Austin, Texas. It offers the facilities, materials, and a
master printer for artists generally creating in a new medium. It was
conceptualized and modeled after a similar project sponsored by Self-Help
Graphics in East Los Angeles. Austin artist Sam Coronado, took to the
process on a visit to Self Help in 1993 and began a replica of the program
for Austin later that year. Visit Galería América@ND at
230 McKenna Hall, at the University of Notre Dame.
For information on Institute events, contact Carmen Macharaschwili, Program
Coordinator for the Institute for Latino Studies, at (574) 631-3747 or
FOR YOUR STUDENTS
Daisy Soros announce the Soros Fellowships for New Americans.
The purpose of this fellowship program is to provide opportunities for
continuing generations of able and accomplished new Americans to achieve
leadership in their chosen fields. The national program awards thirty
fellowships each year. To be eligible, an applicant must be an individual
(1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a green card or,
(2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen, or
(3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.
Candidates must demonstrate the relevance of graduate education to their
long-term career goals and potential in enhancing their contributions
to society. Each fellowship provides an annual maintenance grant of $20,000
and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate
program attended by the fellow. A fellow may pursue a graduate degree
in any professional field (e.g., engineering, medicine, law, social work,
etc.) or scholarly discipline in the arts (including the fine and performing
arts), humanities, social sciences, and sciences. See the program's Web
site for complete program information, eligibility guidelines, and application
instructions and forms at: http://www.pdsoros.org/.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities announces the
(HACU) 2003-2004 Scholarship Programs. Please note that students at campuses
within HACU member systems and districts are not eligible to apply to
HACU scholarship programs unless the campus they attend is also a member
of HACU. Copies of the application may be printed off of HACU's website
at http://www.hacu.net under "Student Resources." Applications
and all required documentation must be received by June 27, 2003. If
you have any questions regarding HACU's scholarship programs, please
contact them at (210) 692-3805, ext. 3231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
of Trustees of the National Hispanic University (NHU) invites nominations
and applications for the position of President. NHU is an accredited
private institution in San Jose, California. Founded in 1981 to meet the
particular educational needs of Latinos, bilingual learners and working
students, NHU now enrolls over 500 students in its undergraduate and graduate
programs. Committed to quality instruction, small class size and attention
to individual students, NHU offers degrees in such fields as Business
Administration, Liberal Studies and Computer Information Systems. NHU
is now poised to take a major step forward in its development. Campus
facilities are being upgraded and expanded and preliminary strategic planning
calls for enrollment and curriculum expansion as well as the development
of distance and computer-based learning and other innovative pedagogies.
The Presidential Search Committee for NHU seeks a leader to carry the
institution through this period of dynamic growth and the $25 million
capital campaign now underway. Candidates should hold an earned doctorate,
have a strong commitment to the mission of NHU and have a minimum of 10
years of broad experience in higher education administration, including
academic planning, budget and staff management, and fund-raising. Candidates
should have outstanding communication skills and experience in forming
educational partnerships with other institutions, community groups, foundations
and the business sector. Additionally, candidates should be well-informed
about issues facing Latinos in higher education. Nominations, applications
and expressions of interest should be directed to: Presidential Search
Committee, The National Hispanic University, 14271 Story Road, San Jose,
CA 95127-3823. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue
until the position is filled. For more info, visit the NHU website at:
Reserve Bank of New York announces an Economist position in Community
Affairs, Office of Regional and Community Affairs. The Economist
plans and executes applied economic research projects in the area of
community development and consumer issues, as well as monitors, analyzes,
and interprets the impact of current economic developments and trends
on low- and moderate-income populations and communities, with a focus
on issues occurring within the Second Federal Reserve District. A Ph.D.
in economics is preferred with specialized knowledge in urban studies,
community development or other relevant social sciences. To apply, please
complete an online application for Job #313 at http://www.newyorkfed.org/careers.
The Center for Chicano Studies at the University of California,
Santa Barbara, invites applicants to submit for a Visiting Research Scholar
Fellowship. The Center seeks applications for a post-doctoral fellowship
from scholars who pursue interdisciplinary research on Chicana/o Latina/o
Studies. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For applications and further information, contact: Director Carlos Morton,
Center for Chicano Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara,
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6040, (805) 893-2226, fax (805) 893-4446, e-mail:
email@example.com. Visit the Center web site at: http://research.ucsb.edu/ccs/.
The Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans
in Science (SACNAS), through its Board of Directors, is seeking qualified applicants
for the position of executive director. The Executive Director will have
a broad range of responsibilities including representing SACNAS to the
outside world and implementing the Board of Directors' vision. The ideal
candidate will possess proven leadership qualities, a minimum of 5 years
of senior administrative experience, excellent oral and written communication
skills with substantive experience in public speaking, recent involvement
in fund raising, grant writing and grants management. To apply, please
send a resume, cover letter including where you learned about the position,
list of fund raising successes, three professional references, and salary
requirements to: Executive Director Search Committee, SACNAS, P.O. Box
8526, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-8526. Screening of Applications will begin
on May 15 and continue until the position is filled.
The College of Public and Community Service (CPCS) at the University
of Massachusetts Boston (UMB) seeks applications for a Visiting Lecturer/Assistant/Associate
Professor in Latino Studies. The position is available starting September
2003 for a one year appointment. Candidates should be interested in this
pedagogical approach and have experience with various Latino groups and
community based organizations. Experience with field-based education,
research with Latino populations, experience working with Latino community
organizations and bilingual Spanish ability is preferred. Interested
applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae (indicating
references) to: Human Resources Department, University of Massachusetts
Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston MA 02125-3393. Also, please send
a copy of the complete application to Prof. Luis Aponte-Parés,
College of Public and Community Services, University of Massachusetts
Boston. Questions may be directed to Professor Aponte at (617) 287-7286,
or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) announces the availability
of Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) funds to establish and
operate centers for rural cooperative development. The primary objective
of the RCDG program is to improve the economic condition of rural areas
through cooperative development. For more info, contact Marc Warman,
Program Leader, Cooperative Services, Rural Business-Cooperative Service,
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 3250, Room 4016, South Agriculture
Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-3250,
or call (202) 690-1431.
EVENTS, CONFERENCES, SUBMISSIONS, OTHER
The International Migration and Development Network, the Mexican
Association of Migration Studies, the Regional Center for Multidisciplinary
of the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and the Autonomous
University of Zacatecas are pleased to announce the FIRST INTERNATIONAL
COLLOQUIUM ON MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT:
Transnationalism and New Perspectives on Integration. The colloquium
will be held October 23, 24 and 25, 2003
in the Manuel Felguérez Museum, in the City of Zacatecas, Zac.
Paper proposals are now being accepted through July 1, 2003. For more
information go to: http://www.migracionydesarrollo.org. Paper proposals
or summaries will be submitted electronically and the submission form
is available at the website.
Memoria, voz, y patrimonio: The First Conference on Latino/Hispanic
Film, Print and Sound Archives will be hosted at UCLA on August 15-17,
It will highlight the importance of archives and record keeping which
are essential for the Latino community to document and protect its rights,
to capture its collective memory, and to ensure access to its cultural
past, achievements and legacy. Any individuals wanting to expand their
knowledge of managing Latino film, print and sound materials or creating
a Latino cultural heritage system or repository should attend, including:
archivists, archival students, community organizers, performing artists,
creative artists, writers, journalists, historians, teachers, among others.
For more information, visit their website at: http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/LAConf/.
The Office of AIDS Research is conducting an NIH Training and
Career Development Workshop on HIV Prevention Research for and by Racial
Ethnic Minorities on July 26-27, 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia. The
workshop immediately precedes the 2003 National HIV Prevention Conference.
workshop provides mentoring and networking opportunities among junior
and mid-level career racial and ethnic minority researchers, senior minority
investigators, and NIH program staff involved in HIV prevention research.
Applications are due June 20. Interested individuals may find preliminary
information on the OAR website: http://www.nih.gov/od/oar/meetings/default.htm.
For more information, contact Judith D. Auerbach, Ph.D. at email@example.com.
The Critical Research Issues in Latino Mental Health Conference
seeks to foster research careers that contribute to our knowledge of
mental health. The conference will bring promising young investigators
together with distinguished and established researchers in the area of
Latino mental health. Last year’s conference, which was highly
successful, was related to mood disorders among Latinos. This year, the
conference will focus culture and psychiatric diagnoses in preparation
for DSM-V. Investigators are being invited to submit an abstract related
to the main theme of culture and psychiatric diagnosis in DSM-V. Authors
of selected abstracts will be paired with senior investigators who will
provide guidance on the preparation of the final paper, which will be
presented at the conference. To submit an abstract, please send an inquiry
to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15, 2003 for further instructions.
The Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice invites scholars
to submit manuscripts for a special edition of its journal on "Hispanics
and the U.S. Criminal Justice System." The deadline for
submissions is June 15, 2003. All manuscripts submitted for publication
of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice are peer-reviewed. Please send manuscripts
to: Dr. Wilson R. Palacios, University of South Florida, Department of
Criminology/SOC327, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620. For more
info, call (813) 974-7290 or send an e-mail to: email@example.com.
The Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice is indexed in Criminal Justice
Abstracts, Social Services Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, and other
major abstracting and indexing services.
The International Conference on Education and Social Justice
will be held on June 13-15, 2003 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott
This small, collegial event will explore the innovations as well as the
tensions that characterize current movements toward social justice in
teacher education. By gathering a diverse group of educators who share
commitments and priorities, this conference will offer rare opportunities
to exchange ideas, develop resources, build networks, and explore possibilities
for new directions in teacher education. The tentative program is now
online. The International Conference on Education and Social Justice
is organized by the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education (CAOE). For
more information on the Conference and the Center, please visit their
website at http://antioppressiveeducation.org or contact the Director
of CAOE, Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 5th CRI Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies will
be held on October 29-November 1, 2003, at the University Park Campus
International University. They will consider all papers, but
strongly encourage the submission of proposals for panels, especially
transnational nation." For further details on this or other CRI
activities, please check their website at http://lacc.fiu.edu/cri.
The Library of Congress, through its American Folklife Center,
has established an important program, The Veterans History Project.
They invite participation in this significant national effort to collect
and preserve audio- and
videotaped interviews from veterans of World War I, World War II, and
the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars. Congress unanimously passed
the "Veterans' Oral History Project Act" in October of 2000.
In addition to interviews, the law also calls for the acquisition of
documents such as letters, diaries, and photographs. With public participation
the project is developing as Congress intended: children interviewing
their grandparents; students talking with veterans and homefront supporters
in the community; veterans interviewing each other; and libraries, museums,
and civic groups starting their own projects. The Library of Congress
and its American Folklife Center continue to invite individuals to interview
veterans and affiliated civilians. More information is on line at http://www.loc.gov/vets/ which features a list of those interviewed in the National Registry of
Service. For further information please call Taru Spiegel, Program Officer,
at (202) 707-9814, or e-mail at email@example.com.
The High School Journal invites all to submit papers to a special
issue on Chicana/o Activist Educators: Theories and Pedagogies of Trans/formation,
to be published April/May, 2004. Guest editor, Luis Urrieta, Jr., invites
submissions that address the complex and diverse educational experiences,
histories, and philosophies of Chicana and Chicano activist educators.
Educators can include: 1) Chicanas/os working within educational institutions
(K-12) as paraprofessionals, teachers, administrators; 2) Chicanas/os
working in higher education as college or university professors of undergraduate,
graduate, and professional students; and 3), Chicanas/os working in community
endeavors through programs for youth, migrant students, etc. Papers that
address new and/or revisited theoretical perspectives and/or highlight
daily practices and pedagogies of trans/formation are welcomed. Manuscripts
must be postmarked no later than September 16, 2003. Submissions of articles,
reviews of relevant books, and other creative endeavors should be mailed
to Luis Urrieta, Jr., UCB 249, Education 124, School of Education, The
University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, CO, 80309-0249. For further
inquiries please email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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