IUPLR - 1999 MAY Faculty E-mail Update
It is with great sadness that I must report the passing away of Professor Americo Paredes of the University of Texas, Austin. Prof. Paredes was a writer and poet who inspired many among us as a scholar, friend, and activist. His contributions to the field of Mexican American studies are simply incalculable. Gracias. ¡Que su sol siga siendo brillante! Please see the following web site for a tribute: http://www.utexas.edu/depts/cmas/. May he rest in peace.
Robert Otto Valdez, Ph.D.
Professor, Health Policy and Management, UCLA
Associate Director, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
National Research Director, IUPLR
Inside the May IUPLR E-mail Update:
* IUPLR Headquarters to move to the University of Notre Dame
* CMAS and UT-Austin invite all to a memorial service for Don Americo Paredes
* Rodolfo de la Garza has edited a new book
* Hispanics in Philanthropy announces their Fourth International Conference
IUPLR HEADQUARTER NEWS
IUPLR Headquarters is moving to the University of Notre Dame, effective August 1, 1999. IUPLR will be a functional part of the newly established Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Gilberto Cardenas will continue to direct IUPLR, with current staff members coming along as well. More information on the move will be available at a later date.
Cynthia Sánchez, assistant to Gilberto Cárdenas since 1994, first as administrative associate with the Center for Mexican American Studies and then as program associate with IUPLR, has accepted a position as executive assistant with the Office of the Vice President for Extended Services at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her new e-mail address is email@example.com.
Mexican American Studies & Research Center
MASRC announces its 1999 edition of the Border Academy. The Border Academy is a unique and intensive seminar that explores the political, economic, and social issues shaping present-day life on the U.S.-Mexico border. The 1999 academy will be offered in three separate three-day sessions, each of which has its own subject and focus. The sessions are: Border Health, Urban Geographies of the Southwest, Borderlands, and Economic Development. The Border Academy's international faculty is made up of scholars and professionals from both Mexico and the United States. Extended field trips are an integral part of the seminars. Each session features a specialized tour of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, or of sites in northern Sonora. Interested individuals can register for all or any combination of sessions they choose. Graduate credit is available. For more information call: (520) 621-7551 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Mexican American Studies, UT-Austin
At the request of the Paredes family, The University of Texas at Austin and CMAS are organizing a memorial for Don Americo Paredes on May 23rd at the UT Austin campus. It will held at the Thompson Conference Center at 2:00 PM. For further information, please call Tino Garza at (512) 232-3310.
Gerald Torres, the H. O. Head centennial professor of real property law and associate dean of academic affairs in the University of Texas School of Law, has been named vice provost of the University of Texas at Austin, effective June 1. Immediately prior to coming to The University, Torres served in the U.S. Department of Justice, first as deputy assistant attorney general for environment and natural resources and then as counsel to Attorney General Janet Reno. Gerald Torres is replacing the seat left vacant by the departure of Dr. Ricardo Romo to the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Dr. Antonio Rios-Bustamante has been appointed professor of history and Director of Chicano/Chicana Studies at the University of Wyoming, Laramie.
Charles Ramírez Berg, associate professor in the Department of Radio, Television, & Film and CMAS faculty associate, was recently awarded the Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship. Berg was first presented with the award on April 8, his birthday, during one of his classes. The award was presented formally on April 10. The Friar award was created to recognize University of Texas at Austin faculty members who have attained special distinction as teachers of undergraduates, and is the largest ($12,000) of its kind at the university.
Rodolfo O. de la Garza, director and vice president of the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute and professor of government at UT Austin, and Louis DeSipio, assistant professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, recently co-edited a book entitled, "Awash in the Mainstream: Latino Politics in the 1996 Election." The book was published by Westview Press, of Boulder, Colorado.
Gary L. Anderson and Martha Montero-Sieburth, from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, have recently published a new book entitled, "Educational Qualitative Research in Latin America: The Search for a New Paradigm." The book was published by Garland Press, New York. It is the first book of its kind in demonstrating how the qualitative research of the Southern hemisphere can be useful and impactful to North American researchers in education.
CONFERENCES and EVENTS
Hispanics in Philanthropy announces their Fourth International Conference, to be held November 4-6, 1999, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The theme of this year's conference is "Latinos and Civic Participation: Challenges for Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector." For more information, contact Maru Echeverria at: Hispanics in Philanthropy, 2606 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, or call: (510) 649-1690, or e-mail at: email@example.com.
The Office of the Director, Office of Minority Health, National Center for Health Statistics, and the Human Resources Management Office,
organizational Development Branch, announce the following training opportunity through the CDC Corporate University: 1999 Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Public Health, on June 14-18, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT via Satellite. Video tapes will be available from the HRMO Learning Library, at (770) 488-1935. The videoconference will emphasize issues and solutions related to collecting and analyzing data for racial and ethnic populations, studying the relationship between race and socioeconomic status, identifying and reducing barriers to conducting research in minority communities, and devising surveys to study minority populations and subpopulations. For more information, contact Sonsiere Cobb-Souza at (404) 639-7220, or see their web site at: http://www.minority.unc.edu.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute announces the 1999 CHCI Issues Conference, to be held in Washington, DC, on September 13-14, 1999. For more information, please contact the Caucus at: 504 C Street N.E., Washington, DC 20002. Please see their web site at: http://www.chci.org.
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families, in collaboration with Columbia University and the Society for Research in Child Development present Head Start's Fifth National Research Conference entitled, "Developmental and Contextual Transitions of Children and Families: Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice." The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC, on June 28-July 1, 2000. The Program Committee invites proposals for presentations of recent research, or a synthesis of findings already in the literature. Abstracts must be postmarked no later than July 15, 1999, and should be mailed to: Cheryl Clark, Ellsworth Associates, Inc., 1749 Old Meadow Road, Suite 600, McLean, VA 22102. For inquiries about the program content, please contact Dr. Faith Lamb-Parker at (212) 304-5251, or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bureau for Labor Statistics and the Joint Center for Poverty Research at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago will host a National Longitudinal Survey of Youth -1997 Cohort Early Results Conference on November 18-19, 1999 at the BLS Offices in Washington, DC. For more information on this conference, please contact Robert Michael at: email@example.com.
Scholars and practitioners are invited to submit competitive papers for presentation at the 1999 annual meeting of the International Academy of Linguistics, Behavioral and Social Sciences, to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 18-21, 1999. Abstracts must be submitted by April 15, 1999. Please send all correspondence to: Professor Giuliana Fazzion, Program Director, James Madison University, Department of >Foreign Languages and Literatures, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 22807. For more information, call (540) 569-6947, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fourth annual "Hijas del Quinto Sol: Studies in Latina Literature and Identity" conference is accepting abstracts of papers, panel proposals, and other suggestions for presentations. Include a short vita with 250-word abstracts and other proposals. Submissions should be sent by May 15 to Bryce Milligan, Hijas Conference, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 1300 Guadalupe Street, San Antonio, TX 78207. For more information, call (210) 271-3151 or e-mail at: email@example.com.
IUPLR E-mail Update compiled by:
Graduate Research Assistant
Inter University Program for Latino Research
University of Texas at Austin
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