El Noticiero de IUPLR
The Electronic Monthly Newsletter for the IUPLR network of member centers,
associates, researchers and scholars.
**************** March 2001 Volume 5, No.6 ****************
This months notices on Census 2000 results highlight the size of
the Hispanic origin population, the breath of variation among different
Hispanic subgroups, the undercount, and the policy on official use of
In a March 12th press release the Census Bureau reported that Hispanics,
who may be of any race, totaled 35.3 million in Census 2000, or 12.5 percent
of the total population. This news is notable because the nations
percentage of Hispanics is now officially higher than the comparable percentage
for persons who selected African Americans as their single racial identifier
(12.3 percent). For more information on the distribution of race and Hispanic
origin in the United States, please go to:
Census 2000 data on the origins of the Hispanic population are not yet
available, but information from the March 2000 Current Population Survey
(CPS) suggest that the country's Hispanic population is quite varied.
According to a report called The Hispanic Population in the United States:
March 2000, written by Melissa Therrien and Robert Ramirez, Hispanic "diversity
is reflected in demographic and socioeconomic differences among people
whose origins go back to Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, other countries in
Central America, and South America, and Spain." There are facts in
the report that tell us that those in the Hispanic population aged 25
and over who have at least a bachelor's degree ranged from 23 percent
of Cuban origin to 7 percent for those of Mexican origin. March 2000 CPS
estimates also indicate that 12.8 million Hispanics were foreign-born;
of this number, just 25 percent were naturalized citizens. Among foreign-born
Hispanics, 43 percent entered the United States in the 1990s, while 27
percent entered before 1980. Although 74 percent of those who entered
the United States before 1970 had obtained citizenship by 2000, only 7
percent of those who entered between 1990 and 2000 had become citizens.
As always the Census Bureau cautions that these CPS estimates should not
be confused with Census 2000 results, which are scheduled for release
over the next three years. For more information please go to:
On February 14 Th
the Census Bureau declared that preliminary estimates indicated a probable
improvement in the coverage of Census 2000 over 1990. Moreover, significant
reduction apparently occurred in the undercount rates for non-Hispanic
Blacks and Hispanics. The range of net undercount for Hispanics was 2.22
to 3.48 percent. For more information please go to:
In an official press
release from the US Census Bureau on March 1st, US Commerce Secretary
Don Evans accepted the recommendation of the Executive Steering Committee
on Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation Policy (ESCAP) and Acting Census Bureau
Director Bill Barron to send the actual Census 2000 enumeration data,
unadjusted by statistical methods, to the states for the purpose of redistricting.
Secretary Evans said, "In reaching this decision we required and
followed a process that was open, reasonable and fair and took full account
of the views of experts." For more information please go to:
Institute for Latino Studies
University of Notre Dame
INSIDE the March 2001 Noticiero
* Member centers
announce their remaining spring calendar of events.
* The Library and Archives of the Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños
at Hunter College is looking for an experienced cataloger.
* The Division of Health and Safety at Texas A&M University seeks
a senior level researcher.
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Chicano Studies Research
Recent Spring Events:
--Monday, March 26, 2001, César Chávez Parade/Rally,
University Avenue, UTEP Campus.
--Monday, March 26 - Thursday March 29, 2001, Can Food Drive To Help Farmworkers.
To be distributed on Friday, March 30, 2001 "Farmworker Appreciation
Day". Drop off locations will be set throughout campus.
--Thursday, March 29, 2001, Film Viewing of "Struggle in the Fields."
12:00 Noon, Education Building, Room 303.
Center for Mexican American
--April 2 (Monday), IRT Presentation.
The Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers will be on campus to discuss
the IRT's mission and program. The talk will take place from 10:00 to
11:30 am in the Texas Union Chicano Culture Room, 4.206. The IRT's goal
is to deepen the pool of talented minority students who will become teachers
or professors. Every year the institute recruits at least seventy-five
outstanding minority students for its program, which includes a four-week
summer workshop as well as comprehensive counseling and hands-on assistance
with the graduate-school application process.
--April 12 (Thursday), Comparative Ethnic Studies Lecture.
Kathleen Cleaver, educator, writer, lawyer, and activist, will present
a lecture on comparative ethnic studies titled, "Black Power, White
Power, or Power to the People?" The lecture will take place on campus
in the Bass Lecture Hall at the LBJ School at 7:00 pm
--April 20 (Friday), Mariachi Symposium.
The Department of Theatre and Dance, the School of Music, the Performing
Arts Center, and CMAS, will be sponsoring a Mariachi Spring Symposium.
Student musicians from the cities of Austin and La Joya, Texas, will gather
for a day of educational workshops, professional performances, campus
tours, and student concerts. This exciting day of learning will connect
student performers from UT, Travis High School, and La Joya High School
to investigate the position and influence of Latino culture and identity
in our society.
--April 27 (Friday), Día de los Niños at Américo
Paredes Middle School.
CMAS will present award-winning writer and performance artist Carmen Tafolla,
at Paredes Middle School for Dia de los Niños. Dr. José
Limon, CMAS director, will also present a collection of Paredes's works
to the school library.
--April 28 (Saturday), Dia de los Niños.
Austin Public Library, Southeast Austin Community Branch, will host this
year's Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros celebration. The event will
take place from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Southeast Branch, 5803 Nuckols
Crossing Rd. For more information, call CMAS at 471-2136 or Debra Coronado
--May 3 (Thursday), Paredes Distinguished Lecture
Maria Herrera-Sobek, Luis Leal Endowed Professor of Chicano Studies at
the University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara, will deliver the 15th
Annual Américo Paredes Distinguished Lecture, "Nation, Nationality,
& Nationalism: Américo Paredes's Theoretical Paradigms of Self
& Country." The Lecture will take place on Thursday, May 3, at
7:00 pm in the Bass Lecture Hall.
Please visit the
CMAS web site for more information at: http://www.utexas.edu/depts/cmas.
Chicano Studies Research
and Center, UCLA
The Center presents
Comisión Femenil de Los Angeles, April 5, 2001, at
Royce Hall Room 314, 8:3012:00. For more information on this event
or upcoming events, please visit the web site at: http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/csrc/events.html
Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños,
:--Wednesday, March 28, Book Presentations & Discussion: Puerto Ricans
in the United States (Greenwood, 2000) and From Puerto Rico to Philadelphia:
Puerto Rican Workers and Postwar Economies (Temple University Press, 2001).
Speakers included: María E. Pérez y Gónzalez, Brooklyn
College (CUNY) & Carmen Whalen, Rutgers University, 6:008:00
pm at Hunter College, 68th Street Campus, Room 217 West Building
--Friday, April 27, "Excellence and Innovation: Research and Teaching
Puerto Rico/Latino Studies at CUNY" Conference, 8:30 am5:00
pm, Hunter College, School of Social Work, 79th Street, 10th Floor Lounge.
--Wednesday, May 9, "The Influence of Puerto Rican Music in the United
States." The speaker is Raymond Torres-Santos, Universidad de Puerto
Rico & CUNY-UPR Academic Exchange Visiting Professor, 6:008:00
pm Hunter College, 68th Street Campus, Room TBA.
For more info on
Centro events, please visit the web site at http://www.centropr.org/news/index.html.
Institute for Latino Studies
-- Tuesday, April 3, 2001, Gerry Poyo: "Coping with Exile: Cuban
Catholics in Miami in the 1960s." The presentation will trace the
responses and strategies of Cuban Catholics who arrived in Miami in the
early 1960s, demonstrating their intense anticommunism and their commitment
to faith, Cuban national identity, and Catholic social teachings. The
talk is drawn from his current book project tentatively entitled "Cuban
Catholic Journey: From Catholic Social Action to the Babylonian Exile."
-- Tuesday, April 10, 2001, Father Greg Boyle
Father Boyle will speak about his work with gang members in East Los Angeles.
His work has been documented in the book Father Greg and the Homeboys.
Jordan Auditorium, 6:30 pm.
For more info on
ILS events, visit the web site at http://www.nd.edu/~latino.
Mauricio Gaston Institute,
Michigan State University
--Tuesday, April 10, 2001, 1:002:30 pm Faculty Lounge, 11th Floor,
Healey Library, Guest Speaker: Dr. Antonia Darder.
--Tuesday April 24, 2001, 1:002:30 pm Student Lounge, 4th Floor,
Wheatley Hall, Guest Speakers: Eileen de los Reyes and Patricia Gozemba.
--Tuesday May 8, 2001, 1:002:30 pm Faculty Lounge, 11th Floor, Healey
Library, Guest Speaker: Lorna Rivera.
For more info, visit
the web site at http://www.gaston.umb.edu.
The Library and Archives
of the Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños at Hunter College is
looking for an experienced cataloger who will catalog and classify print
and nonprint materials using an automated system; adapt existing records
and create original cataloging records in MARC formats; establish names,
subject authorities, and references; compile statistics, maintain and
troubleshoot automative system and workstations. Will work part of the
time in reference providing assistance in locating information. Minimally,
the candidate must possess the BA degree and an MLS from an ALA accredited
school, and at least two years experience in an academic library is required.
Must have experience with OCLC cataloging and excellent communication
skills in both English and Spanish. Interested applicants should send
a résumé and cover letter to: José de Jesus, Administrative
Unit Head, Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, Hunter College,
695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021. For more information, call (212)
772-5706. Closing date for this position is 4/16/01.
The Division of Health
and Safety at Texas A&M University seeks a senior level individual
to join an outstanding faculty of 13 full-time health educators in a program
offering the BS, MS, MEd, EdD and PhD degrees in Health Education. The
Division has an excellent undergraduate program with over 400 majors and
is expanding its capacity to prepare graduate students and conduct cutting-edge
research. In addition the Division has recently opened a community-based
Health Education Laboratory. Successful candidates for this position must
demonstrate a record of research in minority health and substantial work
in racially diverse and/or low socioeconomic settings. Candidates should
have experience in developing students for a multicultural society and
should have a history of active experience with minority professional
organizations. Candidates should possess a doctorate in health education/health
behavior, prevention science, or related field. Responsibilities include
teaching undergraduate content courses and/or graduate courses, conducting
research and sharing findings through scholarly publications and presentations,
serving on departmental committees, directing master and doctoral student
research, and seeking external funding to support research projects. Salary
and benefits are competitive. This position is anticipated to begin September
2001. To apply, please provide (1) a letter of application; (2) a current,
comprehensive vitae; and (3) names and addresses of 3 references to: Steve
M. Dorman, PhD, MPH, Chair, Division of Health and Safety, TAMU 4243,
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-4243. For more
information, call (979) 845-3124 or email: email@example.com.
FOR YOUR STUDENTS
The Center for Mexican
American Studies and the Institute for Latin American Studies at UT-Austin
announce their joint Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship on the
theme "Race, Rights, and Resources in the Americas." The Rockefeller
Foundation provides a $250,000 award to fund a postdoctoral residency
program for two scholars a year for three years beginning in fall 2001.
The award supports scholars and writers engaged in research on global,
social, and cultural issues relating to diversity, sustainability, and
civil society. The CMAS/ILAS joint program will specifically seek applications
from academics, public intellectuals, and activists who conduct research
on racial and ethnic identities, cultural-political rights, and their
relationship to the control and redistribution of societal resources.
For more information, including instructions on how to apply, please go
The 2001 Latino Graduate
Training Seminar in Qualitative Methodology will be held from June 18-29
at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The seminar is designed
to bring Latina and Latino graduate students from across the country to
work together with distinguished Latina and Latino faculty, Smithsonian
professionals, and curators and archivists from other national collections.
Participants will explore issues of qualitative research and the representation
of Latino cultures in museums and archival collections. The program intends
to support the career development of Latina and Latino graduate students
and to expose students to research and career opportunities in museums
and other public-oriented humanities institutions. The program aims, over
time, to increase the number of Latinas and Latinos in institutions of
higher education and museums. You must be Latina or Latino (Puerto Rican,
Cuban American, Mexican American, or other) and currently enrolled in
a graduate program in a US university to be eligible. The workshop will
be limited to 12 students.
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