El Noticiero de IUPLR
Starting this month, the newsletter will be on hiatus. It will resume
posting in September 2002. Regarding IUPLR, the news of the day regards
me. I have decided to accept a job offer to return to the Office of the
Chancellor for the California State University. I will assume the position
of Director of Institutional Research for the 23-campus system. This represents
a significant raise in rank and responsibility. My first major assignment
will be to craft plans for the creation of several satellite campuses
across the state and then work with legislative staff on gaining governmental
approval. Naturally each plan represents a multi-million dollar investment
in the public interest. Therefore, the new position represents career
challenges and leadership opportunities that I felt compelled to undertake.
Regretfully, this means I must resign my position as Associate Director
from the Institute for Latino Studies-IUPLR at the University of Notre
Dame. The decision to leave was a very difficult one. I benefited from
the counsel of many here in South Bend and many in Southern California.
Co-workers, colleagues, friends, and family all lent me their ears and
helped me focus on all the important facts surrounding my options. Because
of them, I am very comfortable with my choice, but I really do not have
the words to describe how I agonized over the merits of staying or leaving
As for my time at the Institute, I would not have missed the experience
for the world. In my nearly 29 years of working in Latino Studies, I have
never been on the receiving end of such good will. The Notre Dame administration,
faculty, and alumni have been especially gracious. The positive reception
we received from South Bend and Chicago residents was also extraordinary.
And at this time I am also at a loss for words to fully express my appreciation
for the camaraderie extended to me by the IUPLR Co-Directors.
Naturally, some of most satisfying moments at Notre Dame were gaining
Census Information Center status for the IUPLR consortium and starting
the monthly column of Census 2000 updates. I am sorry I am going to miss
the release of the much anticipated social and economic sample data, but
I am very happy that the staff at IUPLR headquarters are trained and prepared
to generate more value-added tables from Census 2000 tabulations.
INSIDE the June 2002 Noticiero
- CSRC at UCLA
announces its newest Latino Policy & Issues Brief
- Visit the Latino News section of the Julián Samora Research
- The Cuban Research Institute announces its Cuban Society and Culture
- MALDEF announces its Law School and Communications Scholarship Programs
for Latino students
- The Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is announcing
the availability of funds
- The Center for
Latino Educational Excellence (CLEE) was launched recently by the Tomás
Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI)
This is the Noticiero's
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.
There, you can view past issues of the IUPLR Noticiero.
Please send your
center updates, center events, faculty news, faculty opportunities, fellowship
opportunities, and publication news to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IUPLR Census
Workshop is scheduled for July 10-12, 2002 at the University of Notre
Dame. The workshop begins at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 10 and ends on
Friday, July 12 at noon. The primary goal of the workshop is to prepare
staff members across the IUPLR network to use the forthcoming Census data
to answer research questions about ethnicity, ancestry and race. Two important
by-products from workshop participation will be the ability to generate
statistical profiles for multiple pre-defined geographical areas and to
construct unique geographical areas for analysis.
HEADQUARTER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITES
The Institute for
Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame seeks applications for
the Director of Research. The Director of Research is the principal or
co-principal investigator for all research projects launched by the Institute
for Latino Studies (ILS) or by the Inter-University Program for Latino
Research (IUPLR), a research consortium headquartered within the ILS.
The incumbent is also responsible for managing IUPLRs Census Information
main activities will be divided among:
- generating research
proposals for ILS and/or IUPLR;
- managing the completion
of research deliverables;
- managing the acquisition
of primary and secondary data sources;
- training faculty,
students, and staff in research methodologies; and
- supervising a
small team of research associates.
must have demonstrated planning, management, technical, and analytical
skills and excellent oral and written communication skills. A Ph.D. in
a relevant social science or education is desirable, along with a minimum
of eight years experience conducting and/or directing research projects,
preferably focused on Latino issues or concerns, and the production of
scholarly reports and monographs.
Please send a
cover letter and CV by July 24, 2002, to:
Institute for Latino Studies
University of Notre Dame
230 McKenna Hall
P.O. Box 764
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0764.
Or via E-mail to:
email@example.com (Director of Research
in the subject line).
University of Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
MEMBER CENTER NEWS/EVENTS
Research Center, UCLA
CSRC at UCLA announces
its newest Latino Policy & Issues Brief No. 2, May 2002, entitled
Ready for Prime Time: Minorities on Network Entertainment Television,
written by Dr. Chon A. Noriega, UCLA Department of Film, Television, and
Digital Media. The brief is an in-depth study of industry hiring practices,
business relationships, and programming decisions. To regularly receive
the Latino Policy & Issues Brief, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CSRC is urgently
seeking the following authors, who wrote books for the UCLA Chicano Studies
Research Center over the past thirty years, so that they can register
copyrights in their name. If anyone knows any of these authors, please
contact the Center immediately. The authors are:
- Rosa Martinez
- Armando Rafael
- Anthony C. R.
Please contact Wendy
Belcher, Publications Coordinator, at the CSRC with leads at: email@example.com.
Institute, Florida International University
The Cuban Research
Institute announces its Cuban Society and Culture Summer Program. The
program offers a unique opportunity to students committed to an in-depth
understanding of Cuban history, society, and culture. Emphasis of the
program will be on the diverse origins and manifestations of the culture
of 20th century Cuba, the social structure of the Cuban Republic, and
the profound transformations caused by the Revolution of 1959. The Cuban
Research Institute will accompany the students to Havana towards the end
of the summer session for an intensive and structured learning experience.
For more information on this program, visit their website at http://lacc.fiu.edu/cri/events/program_summer_02.pdf.
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 is:
FOR YOUR STUDENTS
The Mexican American
Legal Defense and Educational Fund announces its Law School and Communications
Scholarship Programs for Latino students enrolled in law school or graduate
study in the communications field. The MALDEF scholarships will be awarded
to candidates who have outstanding academic records, including participation
and leadership in extracurricular activities. Applicants must demonstrate
involvement with and commitment to serve the Latino community through their
profession. All applications must be received no later than June 30th, 2002.
For more information, contact: MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program, 634
S. Spring Street, 11th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90014, or call 213-629-2512.
Also, additional information can be found at their website at http://www.maldef.org.
of Teacher Education at the University of Texas at El Paso seeks nominations
and applications for six tenure-track positions. They are seeking applicants
who are committed to teaching, research, and service and to partnerships
with K-12 schools, community colleges, and faculty in the Arts and Sciences.
Teaching positions are available in Math Education, Social Studies Education,
Reading, and Educational Technology. Positions will remain open until
filled. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, a vita,
and the names of three references to: Jorge Descamps, Chair, Department
of Teacher Education, College of Education, The University of Texas at
El Paso, 500 West University, El Paso, TX, 79968-0574.
EVENTS, CONFERENCES, CALLS FOR PAPERS, OTHER
HACU, the Hispanic
Association of Colleges and Universities announces its 5th International
Conference in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, July 26 - 30, 2003. For more
information, visit their website at http://www.hacu.net.
The Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is announcing the availability
of funds for grants to develop, implement and evaluate training programs
that will increase mental health workers' ability to provide culturally
appropriate services to racial and ethnic minorities. Approximately $1.6
million in funding will be available to fund up to four grants. The average
award is expected to range from $300,000 to $400,000 per year in total
costs. The grants will be awarded for a period of up to three years. SAMHSA's
Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) will administer the grants. State
and local or Indian tribe governments, universities and colleges, community-based
organizations, health care delivery systems, consumer and family organizations,
faith-based organizations, and tribal organizations may apply. Minority-based
nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply. This program announcement
is No. SM 02-005. Guidance for applicants is available from SAMHSAs
web site at http://www.SAMHSA.gov
or by phone from SAMHSAs Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) at 1-800-789-2647.
For more information, contact Shelly L. Burgess, Public Affairs Specialist,
at (301) 443-4765.
The Center for Latino
Educational Excellence (CLEE) was launched recently by the Tomás
Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI). TRPI unveiled the mission and goals of
the Center as well as the history preceding its founding. In his speech
announcing the new Center, TRPI President Dr. Harry P. Pachon stated,
"CLEE's mission is conduct solution oriented projects that have real
impact on the educational outcomes of Latino children. The under-education
of Latino children is a serious problem that will affect all Americans
in the coming decades." CLEE will seek to improve educational attainment
and achievement in Americas Latino communities. The Center will
develop a program of policy research that can provide guidance for Latino
leadership across public, non-profit, and private sectors on how to change
the current systems of education in order for Latino youth and adults
to thrive. Through biannual summits, surveys of stakeholders, and a variety
of studies, the Center will accomplish its mission. For more information
on the Center for Latino Educational Excellence or other TRPI research
initiatives, please call (909) 621-8897. TRPI reports are also available
online at http://www.trpi.org.
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