El Noticiero de IUPLR
INSIDE the October 2002 Noticiero
- Various IUPLR member centers announce their Fall 2002 events calendar.
- The Institute for Latino Studies announces the exhibit, The
Latino Student at Notre Dame: From Early History to the Modern Experience,
- The Hispanic Scholarship Fund announces its General College Scholarship
Program. Application DEADLINE is OCTOBER 15, 2002.
- El Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos at Hunter College announces
an opening for the position of Archivist.
- The Dean of Students Office and Office of Residential Education at
Stanford University announces the position of Associate Dean/Multicultural
- The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University is currently searching
for a full-time Research Associate who will focus on issues of equity
and K-12 education.
- The Department of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College invites
applications for a tenure track position in Hispano/Chicano Studies.
- The Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives in collaboration with
IUPLR is sponsoring a national conference titled, The Interpretation
and Representation of Latino Cultures: Research and Museums.
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.
Institute, Florida International Universityy
The Cuban Research
Institute recently hosted a special presentation of the film Memoria
del silencio por Uva de Aragón, on Friday, September 27,
2002. Held at University Park, the evening was moderated by Lisandro Perez
and Juan Manuel Salvat, and the film was introduced by Lillian Manzor
of the University of Miami and Rafael Rojas, of the Centro de Investigaciones
y Docencias Económicas, México, D.F.
de Estudios Puertorriquenos, CUNY-Hunter College
The following is
a list of upcoming Fall 2002 lectures and symposia for the Center:
- Thursday, October
10th, 2002, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Reflections on the History of Puerto Ricans in New York City: 1950's
- 1980's, presented by Gilberto Gerena Valentín. President's
Conference Room, East 17th Floor, Hunter College.
- Thursday, October
17th, 2002, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Women, Education and Community: The Case of the East Harlem Block Schools,
presented by Tom Roderick, Carmen Ward Dianne Morales and Carmen Gonzalez.
Hunter West 217, Hunter College.
- Friday, November
8th, 2002, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Four Decades of Puerto Rican Poetry in New York City, presented by Pedro
López Adorno, Noel Luna Carmen Valle and Pedro Pietri. Ida K.
Lang Recital Hall, Hunter North 4th Floor, Hunter College.
- Tuesday, November
12th, 2002, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Beyond the Marine Tiger: The Journey of Steamships from Puerto Rico
New York City, presented by José Rafael Méndez. Main Library,
3rd Floor Lounge, Hunter College.
- Thursday, November
14th, 2002, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Book presentation/Panel Discussion, The Puerto Rican Nation on
the Move: Identities on the Island and in the United States, presented
by Jorge Duany, Author, as well as Arlene Davila and Juan Flores. Hunter
West 217, Hunter College.
For more information on Centro events, call (212) 772-5714 or e-mail
Research Center, UCLA
Chicano Studies Research
Center will host an Open House on Thursday, October 17, 2002, 4:30-6:30
pm, at 193 Haines Hall on the campus of UCLA. They invite everyone to
join them in celebrating over thirty years of achievement at the Center.
They will be welcoming new Chicano/Latino faculty, administrators, and
staff on campus, including the new director of the CSRC, Dr. Chon Noriega,
and honoring Dr. Guillermo Hernandez, our previous director, and Ray Soto,
recently retired Librarian. For more information to follow, contact Tanya
Boykin at email@example.com.
Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University
On October 11, 2002,
JSRI is hosting a lecture by visiting professor Roberto Aponte entitled,
Beyond Black & White: The Latinization of America. Fueled
by record-breaking, immigration-based growth, Hispanics (Latinos) now
outnumber African Americans as the nations largest minority despite
trailing them by over 20 million persons just three decades ago. The lecture
will take place at 3pm, at 206 Old Horticulture, MSU.
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:
Institute, University of Massachusetts at Boston
The Mauricio Gastón
Institute presents the Fall 2002 Speakers Series.
8, 2002 at the Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts, "Workforce
Development and Disadvantaged Workers," Library Staff Lounge, 11th
Floor, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston from 1:00 to 2:30pm. Lunch will be
served. The keynote speaker Dr. Ramon Borges-Mendez, new faculty member
of U Mass Boston's Ph. D. Program in Public Policy. His lecture will discuss
an ongoing national research project and present finding from case studies
of community-based organizations and workforce development agencies in
a number of U.S. cities, including Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Detroit, Milwaukee,
Menlo Park, Sacramento, and Fort Wayne.
November 7, 2002.
Next Speakers Series "Diabetes and Latinos: Addressing health literacy
issues." "This study aimed to increase knowledge about diabetes
among Spanish-speaking Latinos through the use of easy-to-understand diabetes
materials based on personal testimonial accounts." The guest speaker
Dharma Cortés, senior research associate at the Gastón Institute
and a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School's Department of Psychiatry.
Her research focuses on culture, acculturation, access to health care,
and mental health among Latinos.
For more information,
send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Latino Initiatives, Smithsonian Institution
The following is
a list of upcoming Fall 2002 events and exhibits. Some of these events
are in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month:
- The traveling
SCLI exhibit Americanos: Latino Life in the United States/La Vida
de los latinos en los Estados Unidos will be at the McAllen International
Museum in McAllen, TX, from August 24, 2002 to November 17, 2002. This
exhibition presents an intimate portrait of the Latino community through
the work of 30 prize-winning photographers. The 120 photographs in the
exhibition are organized around themes such as family, community, work,
and sports, and reflect the breadth and variety of the Latino experience.
- October 3, 2002.
Remembering the Alamo: Memory, Modernity, and the Master Symbol.
The Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives and The Center for Mexican
American Studies (CMAS) at The University of Texas at Austin invite
all to a lecture and reception by Richard R. Flores, author of "Remembering
the Alamo." Dr. Flores is an associate professor in the Department
of Anthropology & director of the Americo Paredes Center for Cultural
Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. At the Smithsonian Castle
Library. For additional information about this event and to RSVP by
Monday, 09/30/02, please call (202) 357-1600.
- October 4, 2002.
The Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives invites you to a lecture
and reception by Victor Villasenor, author of "Thirteen Senses."
At the Smithsonian Castle Library. For additional information about
this event call (202) 357-1600.
- October 8, 6 pm
Talk, Cheech Marin, Arts and Industries
- October 10, 10:00-11:30am
and Fries! Voice of America Auditorium, 10 am and
- October 15, 7pm
Performance, Conjunto Folklorico Cutumba, Natural History, 7 pm
Research Program, University of Texas at El Paso
The following is
a list of upcoming October 2002 events:
- Friday, October
4. Lecture: "Making a Mexican Saint: Juan Diego, La Virgen de Guadalupe
and the Sacred Hill," by Dr. Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine
Professor of the Study of Latin America, Harvard Divinity School. 11:30
a.m. Liberal Arts Building, Room 222. Sponsored by the Department of
Sociology & Anthropology.
- Tuesday, October
8. Lecture: "Remembering/Forgetting 1848: Empire and the Culture
of Sensation," by Dr. Shelley Streeby, University of California
at San Diego. 6:00 p.m. Blumberg Auditorium, First Floor, Library. Sponsored
by Womens Studies, History Department, English Department and
- Saturday, October
12. Discussion: "Contemporary Chicano Literature," by Benjamín
A. Sáenz, Chicano Studies/English Department and Bobby Byrd,
Cinco Puntos Press. 2:00 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 705 Sunland Park Drive.
Sponsored by Barnes and Noble and Chicano Studies.
- Tuesday, October
15. Lecture: "Emiliano Zapata," by Dr. Felipe de Avila, Colegio
de México. 3:00-5:00 p.m. Undergraduate Learning Center, Rm.
116. Sponsored by the History Department. Contact 747-5508.
- Thursday, October
24. Lecture/Video Presentation: "Going Back to Where We Came From,"
by Roberto Rodríguez and Patrisia Gonzales. 12:00 p.m. Education
Building, Room 303. Sponsored by Chicano Studies.
- Saturday, October
26. Reading and book signing of Cantos Al Sexto Sol: An Anthology of
Aztlanáhuac Writings by Roberto Rodríguez and Patrisia
Gonzales. 2:00 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 705 Sunland Park Drive. Sponsored
by Barnes and Noble and Chicano Studies.
- Thursday, October
31. Lecture: "The Future as Through a Rear View Mirror," by
Willie Varela. 6:00 p.m. Fox Fine Arts Building, Room 452.
For more info on Center events, contact (915) 747-5462, or visit their
website at http://www.utep.edu/chicano/events.htm.
Center for Mexican
American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
CMAS announces a
new exhibit, En el Nombre de Dios: Photographs of the Indigenous
Peoples of Mexico, an exhibition of photographs by Alejandra Platt.
The opening reception for this exhibit will be held on Wednesday, October
9, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The reception will be in the Fourth Floor Gallery
of the College of Liberal Arts, Dorothy Gebauer Building. Ms. Platt will
be present at the reception, and offer a brief introduction to the exhibition,
which is being sponsored by the Mexican Community Center and the Consulate
General of Mexico at Austin in cooperation with the Center for Mexican
American Studies and the College of Liberal Arts of the University of
Texas at Austin. Award-winning photographer Alejandra Platt spent seven
years traveling extensively throughout Mexico, creating a photographic
record of its people. Her book, "En el Nombre de Dios: Fotografías
de los pueblos indígenas de México," was published
in 2000 by High Tech Editores, Mexico City. She has exhibited at Casa
de las Imágenes, in Hermosillo; Patio de los Ángeles, in
Guadalajara, Jalisco; La Universidad de Baja California, in Mexicali;
and Casa de la Cultura de Nuevo León, in Monterrey. Her work is
in numerous collections, including that of the Museo Nacional de Antropología,
in Mexico City. The exhibition, which comprises fifty works, will run
through December 13. For more information, call (512) 471-4557.
FOR YOUR STUDENTS
The Hispanic Scholarship
Fund announces its General College Scholarship Program. The scholarships
are available on a competitive basis for community college, four-year
college, and graduate students of Hispanic heritage. Awards generally
range from $1000 to $3,000. Applications are now available on-line and
the deadline is October 15, 2002. To download an application, visit the
HSF website at http://www.hsf.net/.
Additional inquiries should be sent to: College Scholarship Program Application,
Hispanic Scholarship Fund, 55 Second St., Suite 1500, San Francisco, CA
The Latina/o Studies
Program and the Department of History at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign invite applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment
at the assistant-professor level in U.S. Latina/o history to begin August
21, 2003. This will be a 50/50 joint appointment in the Program and in
the Department. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of
research in Chicano/a or Mexicano/a history. Successful candidates will
also be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and to participate
in curriculum development in Latina/o Studies and History. A Ph.D. at
time of appointment is required. Full consideration will be given to applications
received by December 1, 2002. Interested applicants should send a cover
letter, curriculum vita, transcripts, a writing sample, and three letters
of reference to: Chair, Latina/o-History Search Committee, Department
of History, 309 Gregory Hall, 810 S. Wright St. Urbana, IL 61801. For
information about Illinois, please visit our websites at
Studies Program and the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite applications
for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the assistant or associate
professor level to begin August 21, 2003. The successful candidate must
have a strong record of research in U.S. Latina/Latino feminism and in
one or more of the following areas: gender studies, literary analysis,
and cultural studies. For full consideration please send a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, writing samples, teaching evaluations, and three letters
of reference, no later than December 1, 2002 to: Professor Pedro Cabán,
Director, Latina/Latino Studies Program and Professor Ronald W. Sousa,
Co-Chairs, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 510 East Chalmers,
Urbana, IL 61820.
The Civil Rights
Project at Harvard University is currently searching for a full-time Research
Associate who will focus on issues of equity and K-12 education. In particular,
the individual will assist with research, policy analysis and conferences
related to dropouts, as well as the value of diversity in K-12 education,
high stakes testing, Title I, and other areas. For more information on
this opportunity, go to: http://www.law.harvard.edu/civilrights/jobpostings/current.html.
For more information about The Civil Rights Project, go to: http://www.law.harvard.edu/civilrights/.
For more info, e-mail the Civil Rights Project at email@example.com.
The Dean of Students
Office and Office of Residential Education at Stanford University announces
the position of Associate Dean/Multicultural Educator. The person in this
position will be expected to be the campus expert on multicultural issues
impacting student development whether referring to graduate or undergraduate
life. The Associate Dean/Multicultural Educator should have the respect
of peers at a national level in the field of multicultural education and
student development. The Associate Dean must also develop and implement
initiatives on campus complementing the multicultural education curriculum,
promoting learning through inquiry, discovery and communication. A Masters
degree is required with five years professional experience in the area
of diversity or multicultural education and training. For more info, please
El Centro de Estudios
Puertorriquenos at Hunter College announces an opening for the position
of Archivist. Duties include carrying out all professional archival functions
with emphasis on processing collections in collaboration with other professional
staff and under the direction of the Associate Director for Library and
Archives. Candidate must know standard archival techniques in the arrangement
and description of historical records, and be familiar with MARC-AMC.
Some reference work will be required. This is a two-year grant funded
position. Qualifications include a B.A. plus at least two years of archives
experience preferably in a special collection in a college or university
setting. Bilingual English/Spanish reading and writing skills are a must.
Qualified applicants should submit a resume and a list of three references
to: Nélida Pérez, Associate Director for Library and Archives,
Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue,
New York, NY 100212. For additional information, visit the Centro website
The Political Science
Department of Bates College invites applications for a tenure-track position
in Latin American Politics beginning Fall 2003. They are especially interested
in candidates with interdisciplinary strengths who might enhance the diversity
of perspectives in the department. Those applying should show a strong
commitment to excellence in research and undergraduate teaching. Bates
College is a highly selective liberal arts college of 1,750 students,
located in Maine, 2.5 hours north of Boston. Consideration of applications
begins November 15, 2002, and will continue until the position is filled.
Please send a letter of application, C.V., graduate and undergraduate
transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and a
graduate school dossier (if available) to: Politics of Latin America Search
(#R2413), c/o Bates College, Academic Services, 2 Andrews Road, 7 Lane
Hall, Lewiston, ME 04240. For more information on Bates College, visit
their website at http://www.bates.edu.
The Department of
Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College invites applications for a tenure
track position in Hispano/Chicano Studies at the experienced Assistant
or Associate Professor level. A Ph.D. and teaching experience is required.
The selection criteria will include scholarly publications, administrative
experience, and an ability to communicate well with the Hispano/Chicano
communities of the Southwest. The position, with a focus on the United
States Southwest, requires an ability to offer courses in Hispano/Chicano
history, culture, and related subjects. Research and teaching interests
in the areas of folklore, art, and cultural studies are particularly desirable.
Review of applicants begins October, 15, 2002. Submit a letter of application,
curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Robert Bunting,
Search Committee Chair, Department of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College,
1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301-3999.
EVENTS, CONFERENCES, SUBMISSIONS, OTHER
The El Paso and the
Southern New Mexico Societies for Human Resource Management announce their
Second Bi-National Human Resource Management Conference, Tuesday, October
8. Topics of this conference include global labor trends, cross-cultural
dynamics, U.S. and Mexican labor laws, immigration and work permits. The
conference will be held at the Camino Real Hotel, 101 S. El Paso Street.
For information about specific sessions, registration fees, student discounts
and training certificates, contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) announce
their 16th Annual Conference, October 26-29, 2002, in Denver, Colorado.
This year's conference, Hispanic Empowerment: America's Key to Prosperity
, will provide a forum for sharing information and ideas to enhance Hispanic
educational success; discussing national and international issues of interest
to Hispanic-Service Institutions (HSIs); establishing or strengthening
partnerships; developing collegial networks among faculty, administrators,
and federal and corporate representatives; and highlighting the best and
most promising collaborative practices in higher education. For more information,
visit the conference website at http://www.hacu.net/annual_conference/index.shtml.
The Smithsonian Center
for Latino Initiatives in collaboration with the Inter-University Program
for Latino Research is sponsoring a national conference titled, The
Interpretation and Representation of Latino Cultures: Research and Museums.
The conference will be held November 20-23, 2002 at the Smithsonian Institution
in Washington, DC. This conference will bring together scholars of Latino
Studies, archivists and museum professionals who will examine the current
status of the research and literature on the interpretation, representation
and documentation of Latino cultures in museums and academic programs
in the United States including Puerto Rico. The purpose of the conference
is to convene for the very first time former participants in the Smithsonian's
Graduate Training Seminar in Qualitative Methodology, "Interpreting
Latino Cultures: Research and Museums" (1994-2001), and Fellows of
the Rockefeller Foundation's Humanities Fellowship in Latino Cultural
Research in a National Museum Context (1998-2001). Conference attendees
will engage in a scholarly dialogue on the interpretation and representation
of Latino cultures in museums. For more information, please visit the
conference website at
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