IUPLR -- MARCH FACULTY EMAIL UPDATE
This e-mail update contains numerous opportunities and announcements that I hope will be useful in your work. I want to encourage those of you in the humanities to look at the various opportunities that the National Endowment for the Humanities offers. My discussions with their staff indicate a genuine desire to get to know you and your work. We will be working closely with them to better understand how you may take advantage of their programs and grants.
Numerous efforts are underway to identify research and national community outreach projects that IUPLR can sponsor. Several of the working groups have put forward initial proposals for projects. I encourage the other groups to do the same. We also encourage individuals with ideas and for collaborative projects to contact us so that we may assist you in developing these ideas and finding collaborators affiliated with our member centers.
Robert Otto Valdez, Ph.D.
Professor, Health Policy and Management, UCLA
National Research Director, IUPLR
INSIDE the MARCH IUPLR UPDATE
* The Chicano Studies Research Program at UTEP announces its Spring 1998
* The MASRC at the University of Arizona announces a new working paper
Education of Immigrant Children: The Impact of Age at Arrival", by
* "The Old Man", a short story by Rolando Hinojosa-Smith of UT-Austin, is
* The History Department and the Chicano Studies Program at the University
Mexico is seeking applicants for two visiting professorships
* The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is interested in
qualified Hispanic faculty to participate in the policy research
activities of DHHS.
* The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) invites applications for
the position of
Director of Institutional Research.
* Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX will host the annual
Conference and Brindis a la Mujer" on March 20-21, 1998.
* Yale University will host the 1st Annual Latino Leadership Conference on
Julián Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University
The Julian Samora Research Institute announces a discussion by Robert Moreno, Assistant Professor of Applied Human Development in the Department of Human and Community Development at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, on March 18, 1998, at 11:30 A.M. The discussion topic is "Getting Lost Between Home and School: Latino Parents and Participation in the Education of their Children". There are several time slots available to meet individually with Dr. Moreno. For more information on this event, please contact Laurie Briseño at (517) 432-1317, or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latino/a Research and Policy Center, University of Colorado at Denver
April 11, 1998
The Latino/a Research and Policy Center presents a "Faculty Research Associates Symposium: On the Leading Edge", at the Tivoli Center. For more information on this event, please call the Center at (303) 556-6706.
Center for Mexican-American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
March 12, 1998, 7:00 p.m.:
Ramón Gutiérrez, associate chancellor at the University of California at San Diego, will present a lecture entitled "Time, Space, and Chicano History", to be held in the Texas Union Santa Rita Suite 3.400, with a reception following his lecture.
March 27, 1998, noon:
In conjunction with the CMAS Plática Series, Richard Valencia will discuss his recent book, "The Evolution of Deficit Thinking: Educational Thought and Practice", in the Texas Union Eastwoods Room 2.102. A reception and booksigning will follow.
April 1, 1998, 4:00 p.m.:
Charles Ramirez-Berg, an associate professor in the Department of Radio, Television, and Film, will present a talk on the recent book, "Carteles de la Epoca de Oro del Cine Mexicano / Poster Art from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema", by Juan Bustillo Oro. This CMAS event will take place at the Texas Union Governor's Room 3.116, with a reception and booksigning to follow the talk.
Chicano Studies Research Program, UTEP
March 10 - April 24, 1998
"U.S. Mexico Border Through the Eyes of Children". This is an art exhibit of 40 photographs of the U.S.-Mexico Border taken by children from the same environment that were provided with cameras by Eva Moya from the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Organization. The photographs will be on display at the Texas Health Sciences Center. For more information, contact Frank Desales at (915) 831-4443.
Saturday, March 14, 1998
The El Paso Public Policy Institute and the Chicano Studies Research Program at the University of Texas at El Paso will sponsor its First Annual Public Policy Forum, featuring advocates, leaders, and policy-makers discussing major public policy issues. The event, entitled, "A New Era in Public Policy: Empowering Communities", will be held at the Camino Real Hotel, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 2-4, 1998
Students from the U.S. and Mexico will attend and discuss presentations by experts in such areas as immigration, NAFTA, public health, politics, cultural heritage, and the environment at the "Second Encounter: A Binational U.S.-Mexico Relations Forum". Contact Francisco Cervantes at (915) 747-7488 for more information.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 16-18, 1998
The UTEP Department of History and Chicano Studies Program will host, "Four Centuries at the Pass: El Paso History Conference in Honor of W.H. Timmons", at the Marriot Hotel.
Thursday, April 23, 1998
The Center presents Professor Luis Plascencia of the University of Texas at
Austin who will lead a discussion of "Selena". The event will be held at
the Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 346, from 4:30 - 5:50 p.m..
Friday - Sunday, April 24-26, 1998
The Town of San Elizario will be celebrating its Quadricentennial and hosting the "Juan de Oñate First Thanksgiving Festival". Juan de Oñate founded San Elizario in 1598, which according to historians, is where the first Thanksgiving took place. This event is said to have taken place 40 years before the founding of Plymouth Rock. This is a very significant part of history, not only for El Paso, but also for the U.S. To commemorate the occasion, the Organización Progresiva de San Elizario will host a parade (Saturday, April 25), food, and game booths, mechanical rides, and live music. Contact Antonio Araujo or Estela Velasco for more information at (915) 851-1000.
Saturday, April 25, 1998, 10:00 a.m.
Lic. Humberto Leal Valenzuela, Director de Noticias de FM Globo, 98.3, Ciudad Juárez, will dedicate time in his radio program "Diagonales" to feature Professor Luis Plascencia, University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Dennis Bixler-Márquez, University of Texas at El Paso who will address border issues.
For more information on these events, contact Alma Armendariz at
(915)747-5481, or e-mail: email@example.com.
The Mexican American Studies and Research Center, in conjunction with its Working Paper Series, announces the publication of "The Education of Immigrant Children: The Impact of Age at Arrival" working paper, by Arturo Gonzalez. The author found a negative relationship between age at arrival and education for Mexican, European, Pacific Islander, and other immigrants that arrive shortly after the start of the first grade. For ordering information, write to MASRC Publications, Economics Building Rm. 208, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0023, or call (520) 621-7551.
Rolando Hinojosa-Smith's short story, "The Old Man", is appearing in this month's issue of L'Hemra, the Italian literary journal. Dr. Hinojosa-Smith is a Professor in Creative Writing in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is interested in recruiting qualified faculty from Hispanic Serving Institutions, as well as Hispanic faculty from other schools to participate in the policy research activities of DHHS. Specifically, they seek faculty with backgrounds in the following areas for assignments ranging from six months to two years under the Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement (IPA): Social sciences, Public Health, Medical Ethics, Law, Statistical analysis, and Biomedical sciences. Please include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, names of three references, and a brief description of one or two topics or areas in which you would like to work. Please also explain why you would like to spend time in a policy-making environment and the particular contributions you hope to make. Positions are open until filled, and applications are reviewed as they are received. If you have questions about this opportunity, please call Dr. Toks Yerokun at (202) 205-8830. Interested individuals can obtain more information about the requirements of this opportunity by calling the Administrative Office at (202) 690-8794, or by sending e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or writing to: Julie Lefevre, HHS OSASPE, Administrative Office, 200 Independence Ave, SW Room 405 F, Washington, DC 20201.
The History Department and the Chicana/o Studies Program at the University of New Mexico seeks applicants for a two-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 1998, pending budgetary approval. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. by date of appointment with specialization in Mexican-American history, and research in the area of specialization. Desirable qualifications include the ability to teach the history of New Mexico. Interested applicants should send the following materials: letter of application; C.V.; one sample paper or publications; and three letters of reference. All applications must be received by April 6, 1998. Send materials to : Richard Robbins, Chair, Department of History, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131. UNM is an EEO/AA employer.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) invites applications for the position of Director of Institutional Research. The Director will be responsible for the following: development of a strategy for the IR office/function; data collection, analysis, and report preparation in support of the University's planning, management, policy development, and research activities; and development of improved data and reporting systems; and response to internal and external surveys. The salary is commensurate with experience and credentials. To apply, send a complete resume and cover letter with names, addresses, and phone numbers of five references to: Executive Vice Provost Marvin R. Querry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110
The Depaul University School of Education seeks applications for five positions, beginning in the 1998-99, academic year for the following areas: Educational Leadership, Specialized Instruction, Physical Education, and Reading/Language Arts. All positions require teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the field of expertise and related areas. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Inquiries can be directed to Gayle Mindes, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Office of the Dean, School of Education, 2320 North Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60614-3298, or call: (773) 325-7728.
The community organization Las Mujeres, and the Women's Studies Program at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX, will host the annual "Primavera Conference and Brindis a la Mujer" on March 20-21, 1998. This year's theme is "Women Crossing Generations: Bridges Across Time and Countries". For more information on this event, contact Norma E. Cantu at (956) 326-2529, or e-mail: email@example.com.
UCLA announces a conference on transportation and welfare reform on Thursday evening, March 26th, and Friday, March 27th 1998. The conference, "Getting Welfare Recipients to Work: Transportation and Welfare Reform", will feature national experts on transportation and welfare, and key federal, state, and local decision-makers. A major goal of the conference is to draw on our collective knowledge to develop an agenda for research and evaluation that is both timely and relevant to implementing welfare reform. For more information on the conference, contact the Institute of Transportation Studies at (310) 825-1690.
Yale University will host the First Annual Latino Leadership Conference on April 3-5, 1998. The conference, entitled "Realities and Possibilities of Embracing Unity", will promote dialogue on issues facing Latinos, and on how to develop leadership in Latinos, and to prepare them for their future roles in society as prominent leaders. Housing will be provided to students free of cost. Registration costs are $25 for students and $30 for administration. Make checks and money orders payable to the Latino Leadership Conference, and submit forms to: P.O. Box 200019 New Haven, CT 06520. For more information, call Vicky Arias at (203) 436-0983, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Sandra Castejon at (203) 436-0997 (e-mail: email@example.com).
The Latina/Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign presents a conference entitled "Constructing Latina/Latino Studies: Location and Dislocation", to be held April 2-3, 1998, at the Levis Faculty Center on the University of Illinois campus. For registration information, contact the University Inn, 302 East John St., Champaign, IL 61820, or call: (217) 384-2100 or 800-322-8282. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel as soon as possible.
The Hispanic Research Center, at the University of Texas at San Antonio, announces the 1998 Drug Research Fellowship Training Program, to be held June 14-20, 1998. The program is designed to train promising graduate students in research methods, and aims to increase each fellow's knowledge of drug research issues and to guide every student in the production of a publishable manuscript on Latino-focused drug research. To apply, submit a 500-word essay describing your interest in this fellowship, a resume, two letters of recommendation, and your most current transcript. Mail your application to: Drug Research Fellowship Training Program, The University of Texas at San Antonio, The Hispanic Research Center, 6900 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX 78249-0650. The deadline to apply is April 27, 1998. For more information, call the Center at (210) 458-4124, or visit their web site: http://hrcweb.utsa.edu.
"Perspective in Mexican American Studies" is seeking scholarly articles, and essays of a more popular nature, that survey the Chicano and Chicana experience since the Treaty of Guadalupe, signed 150 years ago in 1848. Ignacio Garcia, assistant professor of History at Brigham Young University, is the editor of this special issue on the Mexican American experience. The deadline for receipt of manuscripts is May 1, 1998. Interested parties are urged to submit three final-draft copies of their work to: Professor Juan R. Garcia, Editor of Perspectives in Mexican American Studies, c/o Mexican American Studies and Research Center, Economics Building, Rm. 208, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0023, or call: (520) 621-7551, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This E-mail Update is Compiled By:
Victor B. Sáenz
Graduate Research Assistant, IUPLR
University of Texas at Austin
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