El Noticiero de IUPLR
The Electronic Monthly Newsletter for the IUPLR network of member centers,
associates, researchers and scholars.
Volume 8, No.11
October 8, 2001
Last month we presented some of the latest information available for the
US Latino population by country of origin. The tables we posted included
the top ten states with the largest population of each of the major Latino
subgroups in 2000, population changes from 1990 to 2000 by state, and
the distribution of racial categories that Latinos self-identified themselves
as in 1990 and 2000. This month we are listing Census 2000 population
counts for the major Latino subgroups by county with indicators of the
change in population size that took place between 1990 and 2000. Eventually
our comprehensive listing of the Latino population by country of origin
will span the nation, states, metropolitan statistical areas, counties,
and places (e.g., cities or townships).
Our new web site posting has five tables that list 2000 population counts
by Latino subgroups. The first table displays the top 10 counties where
each of the 28 Latino subgroups resided in 2000. The remaining tables
list population counts in each county for the Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban,
and Dominican subgroups, respectively. The county level data reveal that
Los Angeles county (CA), Miami-Dade county (FL), Harris county (TX), Bronx
county (NY), New York county (NY) and Queens county (NY) are the counties
where most of the major Latino subgroups are likely to reside. For example,
Los Angeles County accounted for the largest groups of Mexicans, Costa
Ricans, Guatemalans, and Salvadorians. Miami-Dade County was home to large
numbers of Cubans, Hondurans, Nicaraguans, Argentines, Chileans, Columbians
and Peruvians. Puerto Ricans were concentrated in Bronx county and Kings
county. Regarding the population growth of Latino subgroups from 1990
to 2000, Maricopa county (AZ) and Clark county (NV) had their Mexican
population more than double, although Los Angeles County is still the
place with the largest Mexican origin population. The Cuban population
in Broward County (FL) increased dramatically, but it was still much smaller
in actual size than the Cuban population in Miami-Dade County. In the
state of New York, Bronx County, Kings County, and New York County experienced
declines in their Latino populations between in 1990 and 2000.
of last months Census 2000 update concerning population counts by
country of origin generated a lot of feedback from readers. Professor
David Lopez at UCLA, for instance, reminded us about how differently the
specific Latino subgroups are enumerated by the Census Bureau. The Census
2000 form allowed those that identified themselves as Hispanics to further
identify themselves as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or other Hispanic
or Latino by checking off an appropriately labeled box. Those that marked
the box for other were then asked to write in a designated space their
country of origin. Of the 10 million Latinos that marked other, nearly
4 million wrote in a specific country of origin. Roughly 3.5 million wrote
Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino. Just over 1.7 million left the space blank.
Professor Lopez believes that the counts are highly suspect for all the
subgroups not specifically listed on the 2000 questionnaire. For the greater
Los Angeles area he sites Salvadorians and Guatemalans as Latino subgroups
that were certainly undercounted. In New York City he suspects the same
is true for Dominicans, Colombians, and Venezuelans. Mr. Angelo Falcon,
of Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDF), holds similar
thoughts. PRLDF has sent a formal communication to Census Bureau director
about the issue of the underreporting of selected Latino subgroups. For
a copy of the PRLDF letter, please visit the following web site: www.prldef.org/IPR/Census2K.htm.
The figures on Latino
Subgroup by county will be posted by 10-9-01. Please visit our web site
Institute for Latino Studies
University of Notre Dame
INSIDE the October 2001 Noticiero
* Noticiero begins
its sixth year as an electronic information outlet.
* IUPLR Member Centers announce their Fall 2001 Calendar of Events.
* Cal State Monterey announces a tenure-track position in Chicana/o Studies.
* Fordham University has two tenure-track faculty openings.
* TACHE announces its annual conference, December 2001.
IUPLR HEADQUARTER NEWS
This is the Noticieros
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 email@example.com.
Institute, Florida International University
CRI presents the 4th CRI Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies,
March 6-9, 2002, at Florida International University. For more information
on this international scholarly conference, please visit the CRI website
at: http://lacc.fiu.edu/cri/events/4th_cri_conference.htm. For more information,
please call (305) 348-1991.
Chihuahua, Mexico & San Antonio, Texas
For a complete Fall 2001 calendar of events, visit the Mexico-Norte website
Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University
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
for Latino Initiatives, Smithsonian Institution
The following is a listing of upcoming Fall 2001 events at the SCLI
6, 2001, 11:00 - 2:00 p.m.,Family Day: A Picture of Me! -- Arts &
Industries BuildingRotunda, 900 Jefferson Drive, SW. For reservations
call: 202.357.4552. Join us for a day of events for the entire family
with music and entertainment. Activities include hands-on-workshops in
photography with local photojournalist from the Washington Post, El Tiempo
Latino and Tiempos del Mundo.
* October 10, Enlaces: Connecting Communities through Latin Music presents:
Arturo Sandoval! - Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History.
The Smithsonian Latin Music Initiative Project is a collaboration between
the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives and the Postal Museum. For
further information call Enlaces Program Manager, Judith Scott at 202
* October 10, 5:30-7:00pm, Low and Slow: Images of Lowrider Art, Marion
and Gustave Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Slide
presentation by Chicano artist Gilbert Magu Lujan. This slide presentation
by Chicano artist Gilbert Magu Lujan takes the social phenomena of lowriding
graffiti and presents it as an artistic outlet for public appreciation
*October 13 January 6 , AMERICANOS: Latino Life in the United States/La
Vida de los Latinos en los Estados Unidos. Museum of Fine Arts. 255 Beach
Drive, NE. St. Petersburg, Florida. 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. The exhibition has been organized
by the Smithsonian Center of Latino Initiatives and by the Smithsonian
Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
*October 16, 12noon to 1pm, A Conversation with Celia Cruz. Carmichael
Auditorium, National Museum of American History. Know as the "Queen
of Salsa" Celia Cruz will join National Museum of American History
curator Marvette Perez for a conversation about her life, her work and
her music in the museum's Carmichael Auditorium.
Center for Mexican
American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
CMAS hosted a Bienvenida for all its new and continuing faculty, staff,
and students on Friday, September 28. It was a chance to catch up with
old friends and make new ones. CMAS has hosted a Bienvenida at the beginning
of each academic year for several years, and it continues to serve as
the official welcome for the Center and for all students,
faculty, and staff that define it.
Chicano Studies Research Program, University of Texas
at El Paso
Fall Calendar of Events:
29, 2:00 p.m: Reading and Book Signing of Man from Aztlán:
A Biography of Rudolfo Anaya, by Dr. Abelardo Baeza. Barnes &
Noble, 705 Sunland Park Drive.
*October 4, 7:00 p.m.: "Chicano Student Activism: In Retrospect."
Panel Discussion. Templeton Suite, Union Building East, Third Floor.
*October 6, 2:30 p.m: "Paso del Norte." A reading by Carlos
Morton of his latest play. Fox Fine Arts Center, Studio Theater.
*October 6 December. 22: Heritage of Color/Herencia de Color: Seven
Masters. Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit, featuring the work of seven El
Paso Masters: Ernesto Martínez, Carlos Callejo, Lupe Casillas-Lowenberg,
Antonio Castro, Gabriel S. Gaytán, Martha Arat and Paul Huereque.
*October 11, 7:00 p.m.: "Access to Health in El Paso Region and Other
Health Issues for Latinos." Roundtable discussion with Senator Eliot
Shapleigh, Dr. Joe Luna and Dr. Elaine Barrón. Templeton Suite,
Union Building East, Third Floor.
*October 11-13: "Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference
(HENAAC)." UTEP Campus and El Paso Convention and Performing Arts
*November 10, 9:00 4:00 p.m.: Raza Youth Conference. Conquistador
For more information
on CSRP-UTEP events, please call (915) 747-5462.
The Human Communication/
Humanities department at Cal-State Monterey Bay invites applications from
talented teachers and scholars with earned doctorate or equivalent by
Fall 2002. Applicants must have primary expertise in Chicana/o Studies
and one or more of the following: cross-border studies, ethnic and critical
race studies, cultural studies, and gender and sexuality. We welcome candidates
with commitment and ability to mentor students of Chicano/Mexicano heritage,
who comprise 25% of our student body, and to advance community relations.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to address the complete job description
and submit materials as requested. For full job description, visit http://www.csumb.edu/general/fac-recruit.
Priority screening deadline is October 18, 2001.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, is hiring (pending administrative
approval) a sociologist specializing in stratification or family with
preference to those focusing on urban issues. The candidate will be expected
to contribute to core undergraduate major courses in theory or survey
methods. The position is for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at
the Assistant Professor level, effective September 1, 2002. Principal
teaching responsibilities will be at the Lincoln Center campus in the
department's undergraduate program with occasional teaching in the undergraduate
program at the Rose Hill campus. By the closing date of December 15th,
2001, please send a letter of application, vita, evidence of teaching
record from peer or student evaluations, two samples of publications/written
work, and three reference letters to: Orlando Rodriguez, Chair, Department
of Sociology and Anthropology, Fordham University, 441 East Fordham Road,
Bronx New York 10458.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, is hiring (pending administrative
approval) a socio-cultural anthropologist with an interest in anthropological
linguistics and urban anthropology for a full-time, tenure-track appointment
at the Assistant Professor level, effective September 1, 2002. Excluding
East Asia, geographic location is open. Principal teaching responsibilities
will be at the Lincoln Center campus in the department's undergraduate
program with occasional teaching in the undergraduate program at the Rose
Hill campus. By the closing date of December 15th, 2001, please send a
letter of application, vita, evidence of teaching record from peer or
student evaluations, two samples of publications/written work, and the
names and addresses of three references to: Orlando Rodriguez, Chair,
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Fordham University, 441 East
Fordham Road, Bronx, New York 10458.
The University of
Oregon Department of Anthropology announces a tenure-track position for
a cultural anthropologist at the assistant professor level to begin September
16, 2002. They seek a person with strength in research and teaching focused
on one or more of the following topics: the politics of language and/or
cultural production; political economy; or political ecology. The successful
candidate will be able to teach a graduate level course in language and
culture, introductory cultural anthropology courses, and courses in their
specialty. Geographic area is open but preference will be given to candidates
with major research focus in Asia or the Americas. Send letter of application,
vita, names, addresses, phone numbers and emails of three references,
and syllabi/teaching portfolio to: Search Committee, Department of Anthropology,
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1218. No applications received
after October 26, 2001, will be considered. For more information, call
541-346-5168, or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Texas Association
of Chicanos in Higher Education will host its annual conference in Austin,
Texas, at the Downtown Omni Hotel, December 2-4, 2001. This year's conference,
entitled "Closing the Gaps: A Question of Will", will feature
the following topics: Closing the Hispanic Professional Workforce Gap,
Hispanic students and issues of participation and success, Private and
Corporate Foundation Grant Development, Latina Issues in Higher Education,
and a Higher Education Policy Forum. For more information regarding the
Conference, please visit the TACHE web site at: http://www.tache.org.
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