IUPLR - MAY Faculty E-mail Update
INSIDE the May 2000 Noticiero de IUPLR:
* CMAS at UT-Austin names its new Director, Dr. Jose Limon
* The Hispanic Research Center is preparing for an exciting new artistic venture
* The Women's Research and Education Institute announces the 2001 Congressional Fellowships
on Women and Public Policy
* California State University, Northridge, announces an assistant or associate professor position
in Special Education
* The Thirteenth Annual Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education will be held
in Santa Fe, New Mexico, beginning May 31, 2000
IUPLR HEADQUARTER NEWS
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Chicano Studies Research Program, UT-El Paso
The UTEP Chicano Studies project TRIO will offer a graduate and undergraduate Summer Institute for teachers on the subject of Colonias and their socio-cultural dynamics. This is part of a five-year grant designed to build a pipeline of bilingual teachers for school districts serving colonias along the Texas-Chihuahua-New Mexico border.
Chicano Studies graduated in academic year 1999-00 ten Chicano Studies majors and 40 minors. In addition, a two-course sequence in Chicano Studies was provided to over 500 education majors.
The Chicano faculty at UTEP revived its faculty organization and named it the Raza Faculty Association. It has 45 members and it is currently developing an accountability plan for the institution.
For more information on events or activities at the Chicano Studies Research Program at UTEP, please contact Dennis J. Bixler-Márquez, Director, by e-mail at: email@example.com, or call (915)747-5462.
Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University
The Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingue is pleased to announce a major new project, the compilation of a book entitled "Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art: Artists, Works, Culture, and Education." The book represents a major advance in the national and international understanding, appreciation, dissemination, and explication of Chicana/Chicano art. This book will be the most ambitious and lavishly illustrated work to date focusing on Chicana/Chicano art. The types of art we will review for possible inclusion in the book are painting (including oils, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, etc.); sculpture; works on paper (including lithographs, serigraphs, woodcuts, linoleum cuts, etchings, etc.); mixed media; and other categories of art. Images of performances, murals, and documentary-style photographs are not eligible. The volume will be a full-color, coffee-table-quality book, approximately 500 pages long, will include approximately 200 artists (subject to the criteria of the Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingue, and will contain approximately 400 color images. Artists to be included in the book will be selected by jurors at the Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingue and partner organizations based on slides submitted by the artists.
The Bilingual Press is inviting artists to consider submitting images of their work and biographical information for this refereed book. Please have e-mail for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax them at (480) 965-0315.
Latino/a Research and Policy Center, UC-Denver
The University of Colorado at Denver has been selected, along with 17 other institutions, to study the unequal burden of cancer within certain minority or underserved populations. Dr. Estevan Flores, Director of CU-Denver's Latino/a Research & Policy Center and Principal Investigator on the study, says the $1.76 million National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant will assist the Center in building a Latino community-based network of health clinics and organizations throughout the metro area as well as three migrant clinics north of Denver.
Flores says the money will go toward creating a network of 25 clinics, community-based organizations and employee associations where people can receive information on cancer prevention, reducing cancer incidence and mortality. This will improve cancer survival and access to health care within the Latino community. For more information contact Dr. Flores at (303) 620-4167.
Center for Mexican American Studies
Calendar of Events
May 26-27 Latinos & World War II Conference.
The Department of Journalism and CMAS, with the support of the A. H. Belo Corporation Foundation, are sponsoring "U.S. Latinos and Latinas & World War II: Changes Seen, Changes Wrought." The conference will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the UT Austin Alumni Center. For more information, call Denise Rocha at 471-1924, or send e-mail to email@example.com.
June 1, 3, & 10 Chicano Graphic Arts Exhibit.
The UT Blanton Museum of Art will host an opening reception for their summer Chicano Graphic Arts Exhibit on Thursday, June 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Co-sponsored by Mexic-Arte Museum, food by El Sol y La Luna, music by Conjunto Aztlan. Everyone is welcome!
June 3 Roundtable Discussion.
CMAS is hosting a roundtable discussion at 2:00 p.m. titled, "Taking It to the Streets: Graphic Arts in Latino Communities." Presenters include: Tere Romo, Curator, The Mexican Museum, San Francisco Sylvia Orozco, Director, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin Yasmin Ramirez, Curator, El Museo del Barrio, New York, Sam Coronado, Artist and Director, Coronado Studio, Austin, Richard Flores, Associate Professor, Center for Mexican American Studies & Anthropology, UT. These events will be held at the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, 23rd & San Jacinto, University of Texas at Austin. For more information, please call Nicole Chism Griffin at 232-1988.
The Center for Mexican American Studies at UT-Austin is pleased to announce that Dr. Jose Limon, professor in the College of Liberal Arts, has been selected as the next director for CMAS. Congratulations Dr. Limon.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR STUDENTS
The Latino Academy offers an intensive training program for people interested in serving as community organizers. The program is called the Summer Institute in Community Organizing. Participants will receive expert instruction in the history and philosophy of Latino politics; organizational, campaign, and governance skills; efficient resource allocation; and policy options for current social and political issues. The academy will be held June 3-6. Tuition will be paid for participants, who will also be provided with room and two meals a day. For more information, contact the Latino Academy coordinator, Isaías Cantú, Jr., at 1-800-404-8683, or Latacademy@aol.com.
The Women's Research and Education Institute announces the 2001 Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy. The WREI fellowship program is open to students that are currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral program at an accredited institution in the U.S.. WREI Fellows receive a stipend of $1,150 per month for nine months (January-September). To request an application, write to: Congressional Fellowship Program 2001, Women's Research and Education Institute, 1750 New York Avenue, NW #350, Washington, D.C. 20006. Applications are due June 15, 2000. For more information, visit their web site at: http://www.wrei.org.
The President's Commission on White House Fellowships announces the 2001 White House Fellows Program. Since 1965, the White House Fellowships have offered outstanding people the opportunity to learn and grow; to connect with each other and with the world around them. The nearly 500 alumni of the program have gone on to become leaders in all fields of endeavor, fulfilling the fellowship's mission to encourage active citizenship and service to the nation. For more information, contact the President's Commission on White House Fellowships, 712 Jackson Place, NY, Washington, DC 20503, or call (202) 395-4522. Visit their web site at http://www.whitehousefellows.gov.
California State University, Northridge, announces an assistant or associate professor position in Special Education, with special emphasis on learners of diverse backgrounds. Responsibilities include teaching generic and specialization courses on theory and methodology of education of students with disabilities. To apply, send a letter of intent with names of three references and a resume to: Dr. Claire C. Cavallaro, Chair, Department of Special Education, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA 91330-8265.
Grinnell College, Departments of Sociology and American Studies, invite applications for a joint two-year leave-replacement position to begin Fall 2000. In their letters of application, candidates should address their interest in teaching in an undergraduate, liberal arts environment that emphasizes close faculty-student interaction. Send c.v., transcripts, description of teaching/research interests, sample course syllabi, and three letters of recommendation to Christopher Hunter, Chair, Department of Sociology, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 50112. For more information about Grinnell College, see http://www.Grinnell.edu, or email: Hunter@Grinnell.edu.
Montana State University, Department of Sociology, announces a full-time opening for visiting assistant professor, beginning August 2000. (Pending funding). Preference will be shown to candidates who can teach Introductory Sociology and two or more of the following: Political, Race/Gender, Stratification, Family, Environmental, Community, and Rural. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and have three current references send letters to: John Saltiel, Department of Sociology, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-0238. For more information, call (406) 994-4201, or send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVENTS, CONFERENCES, & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Building on the success of the First(1997) and Second(1999) conferences, the Cuban Research Institute continues the tradition of convening every 18 months all those persons committed to the study of the Cuban nation. The conference will be held at the University Park Campus of Florida International University. The CRI anticipates that this 3rd conference will surpass its precursors in attendance and in the breadth of its disciplinary and thematic coverage. CRI also anticipate that the conference will continue the tradition of attracting scholars from throughout the world, including, of course, Cuba. Cultural activities are planned for the conference's evening hours. For more information call the Institute at: (305) 348-1991, or visit their web site at: http://lacc.fiu.edu/cri/flyer/index.html.
Ecuador ha ocupado en tiempos recientes un importante espacio en la opinión pública internacional de América Latina. Una profunda crisis nacional ha venido acompañada de gran inestabilidad política, en medio de la cual han caído estrepitosamente dos presidentes de la república y se ha llevado adelante una importante reforma constitucional. En este escenario, la movilización social ha tenido notable presencia. Especialmente los pueblos indígenas han tenido una acción protagónica, pionera en el Continente. Los sucesivos gobiernos han aplicado duras políticas de ajuste, inclusive la adopción de una medida inédita, la llamada "dolarización", que significa la eliminación de la moneda nacional, el sucre, y la adopción del dólar de los Estados Unidos como divisa de curso legal.
Estas realidades han despertado significativo interés por la situación del Ecuador en América Latina y en otros países del mundo, lo que ha motivado a la Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar a crear un espacio académico de información y discusión denominado Conferencia Internacional Ecuador 2000, en la que se examinará la realidad presente del Ecuador y sus proyecciones futuras dentro del país y en el ámbito andino y latinoamericano. La fecha para esta conferencia sera el 16, 17, y 18 de Agosto del 2000.
Información sobre costos, inscripciones, reserva de hoteles y actividades turísticas complementarias encontrará en el sitio web: http://www.ecuador2000.edu.ec/ http://www.ecuador2000.edu.ec.
The Thirteenth Annual Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with registration taking place on Wednesday, May 31. The conference program includes institutes and workshops as well as dialogues on racial and ethnic relationships. Keynote speakers include Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Edward James Olmos, Robert Allen Warrior, Leonard Zeskind, and Helen Zia. For more information, visit the website www.occe.ou.edu/NCORE.
MANA, a National Latina Organization, and SOLOELLA.com are partnering to reach out and connect a community of Latinas nationwide online. SOLOELLA.com is a new, fully bilingual destination, developed for Latinas by Latinas. This site will reach and impact the lives of 8 million Hispanic women worldwide, now online, and 20 million expected to use the Internet by 2003. SOLOELLA.com is highly interactive, providing original editorial content, online shopping, interactive chats, and other personalized features addressing issues that affect Latinas.
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