Noticiero de IUPLR
Census 2000 Update
Race by Hispanic
Country of Origin in Census 2000
Our Website has posted various Latino population numbers from the Census
2000 short form (SF 1) since May last year. We have been limited to producing
tables on just Latino population and various indices because the long
form data (SF 3) from Census 2000 was not available to users. It is the
long form data that provides demographic, social, economic and housing
information for persons and families. The Census Bureau so far released
the long form data (SF 3) for 33 states on its Website (http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2002/sumfile3.html).
We will post various Latino socio-economic indicators from the Census
2000 long form (SF 3) once all 52 states’ data are released.
We earlier profiled the size of the major Latino subgroups that comprise
the Latino population (i.e., Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans,
and all other Latinos) on our website (http://www.nd.edu/~iuplr/cic/origins_sept.html).
What we have done this month is to profile race of these Latino subgroups
at division and state levels in the United States using Census SF 1 data.
We retrieved the data from the Advanced Query System where the general
public is not allowed to download data. Unfortunately, confidentiality
guidelines prevented us from retrieving race data for small to medium
Hispanic groups. Thus our race data are available only for Mexicans, Cubans,
Puerto Ricans, and other Hispanic groups.
The Census 2000 considers race and Hispanic origin to be two separate
and distinct concepts. These separate questions enable us to investigate
Hispanic and non-Hispanic variance of racial self-identification across
division and state. According to a census brief, nearly half (48 percent)
of Hispanics reported only White while approximately 42 percent reported
only Some other race. Less than 4 percent of Latinos reported Black or
African American alone, American Indian and Alaska Native alone, Asian
alone, or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone. In contrast,
79 percent of the non-Hispanic population reported only White and 0.2
percent reported only Some other race. Approximately 6 percent of all
Hispanics reported two or more races, compared with just under 2 percent
of non-Hispanic (see http://www.census.gov/prod/2001pubs/c2kbr01-1.pdf).
We further subdivided
the Hispanic and non-Hispanic comparison into non-Hispanic and Hispanic
subgroups. Are different Latino subgroup residents more likely to self-identify
their race in different regional divisions? Table One deals with this
issue. Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and other Hispanic residents in the
South are more likely to self-identify White alone as their race than
counterparts in other divisions. However, the reason for this White race
dominance in the South may vary across Latino subgroups, depending upon
what impact migration or settlement patterns of each subgroup have had
on its own racial identification. Another interesting finding is that
Cubans are far more likely to choose White alone as their race than other
Hispanic groups. The selection process influencing Cuban migration in
the United States may explain the White race dominance phenomenon among
Cuban-Americans. The remaining five tables further analyzed race, at state
level, for non-Hispanic, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and other Hispanic,
We also post PowerPoint slides about the Latino population: 1990-2000,
which we presented at various workshops and conferences. These slides
may be copied in part or entirety for presentation to the public.
To access the tables
and slides please go to the IUPLR home page< http://www.nd.edu/~iuplr/>.
Then click on the link for Census 2000 Census Information Center (CIC).
The URL is <http://www.nd.edu/~iuplr/cic/index.html>.
There you will find the new (and old) tables we have generated.
Institute for Latino Studies
University of Notre Dame
INSIDE the September 2002
Noticiero de IUPLR:
- Noticiero begins
its seventh year as an electronic information outlet
- IUPLR Member Centers
announce their Fall calendar of events
- Dr. Martha Menchaca
is first Latina full professor at UT-Austin’s College of Liberal
- The Hispanic Scholarship
Fund announces its General College Scholarship Program. Scholarship
Deadline: October 15, 2002
- Bates College,
University of Minnesota, and Northwestern University announce faculty
positions at various levels
- The National Association
of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) will convene its Fourth National
- 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,” to be held November
- The Hispanic Association
of Colleges and Universities (HACU) announce their 16th Annual Conference,
October 26-29, 2002, in Denver, Colorado
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: email@example.com.
HEADQUARTER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITES
The Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame seeks
applications for the Director of Research. The Director of Research is
the principal or co-principal investigator for all research projects launched
by the Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) or by the Inter-University Program
for Latino Research (IUPLR), a research consortium headquartered within
the ILS. The incumbent is also responsible for managing IUPLR’s
Census Information Center (CIC).
main activities will be divided among:
- generating research proposals for ILS and/or IUPLR;
- managing the completion of research deliverables;
- managing the acquisition of primary and secondary data sources;
- managing IUPLR Headquarter activities, including the CIC project;
- training faculty, students, and staff in research methodologies; and
- supervising a small team of research associates.
Successful candidates must have demonstrated planning, management, technical,
and analytical skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.
A Ph.D. in a relevant social science or education is desirable, along
with a minimum of eight years experience conducting and/or directing research
projects, preferably focused on Latino issues or concerns, and the production
of scholarly reports and monographs.
Please send a
cover letter and CV to:
Institute for Latino Studies
University of Notre Dame
230 McKenna Hall
P.O. Box 764
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0764.
Or via E-mail to:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Director of Research
in the subject line).
University of Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Research Center, UCLA
The Chicano Studies Research Center has a new director, Dr. Chon Noriega.
Dr. Noriega is a Professor of Film, Television, and Digital Media at UCLA.
Dr. Noriega has noted that as the new director of the CSRC, he will be
placing a special emphasis on several key areas including:
- Student Training
“One of my major tasks will be to ensure that the CSRC continues
to be an essential part of undergraduate and graduate training in Chicano
Studies. The CSRC offers unique opportunities for students to work on
research projects, center publications, and archival and library projects.”
- Library Resources
“I will be increasing staff and budget support for the library,
including a new Curator of Special Collections position, in order to
expand our holdings and facilitate greater access.”
- Research Projects
“The CSRC will be developing or bringing to the center more projects
in the social sciences…I look forward to working with you and
with our supporters in the community, government, business, and academia
as we pursue our research mission with the goal of making a difference.”
For more information about CSRC projects and events, please contact the
Center at (310) 825-2363.
Latino/a Research and Policy Center, University of Colorado at
The Southwest Voter Registration Education Project will be hosting a
“Latino Academy” in Denver in conjunction with the Latino/a
Research & Policy Center at UC-Denver. The Latino Academy is an intensive
training conducted for active community members and leaders. The Academy
provides course work in areas such as project organization and structure,
civic participation ideology and political policy in Latino issues. Since
its inception in 1997, hundreds have obtained training through the SVREP
Academy. The Academy will focus on the Latino Vote through Community Organizing
and Youth tracks. Training sessions will provide the expertise of elected
officials, educators, and civic-minded professionals. Ultimately the Academy
in association with SVREP wishes to provide a vehicle for which to conduct
a successful grassroots organizing campaign.
For more information on the Academy please contact Ivonne Cabrera at
(210) 922 0225, or send an e-mail to: email@example.com.
Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University
In observance of
Michigan Farmer Appreciation Month (July), JSRI recently held a series
of events, including a memorial dinner and platicas politicas. Featured
speakers included Baldemar Velasquez of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee
and U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow.
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
Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives, Smithsonian Institution
The following is a list of upcoming Fall 2002 events and exhibits:
- 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.
- September 8-20, 2002
Smithsonian Environmental Leadership Course. Strong leadership and communication
skills are essential for effective conservation. For more information
- October 3, 2002. 6:00-8:00pm
“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. 3:00-5:00pm
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 and to RSVP by Monday, 09/30/02, please call (202) 357-1600.
Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame
The following is a list of upcoming September 2002 events for the Institute:
- September 3rd, 7:30pm
Film Series: Crossing Borders/Cruzando Fronteras
“Novia que te vea,” will be shown at the Hesburgh Auditorium.
Co-sponsored with the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies
- September 17th, 7:30pm
Film Series: Crossing Borders/Cruzando Fronteras
“El Norte,” will be shown at the Hesburgh Auditorium. Co-sponsored
with the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies
- September 18th, 4:00pm
Join Fr. Daniel Groody for an informal discussion on his book: “Border
of Death, Valley of Life: An Immigrant Journey of Heart and Spirit.”
The event will be held at McKenna Hall, Room 208 and a reception will
- September 21st, 10:00-4:00pm
Community Celebration: Fiesta Michiana
Location: Howard Park, intersection of Jefferson Blvd. and Niles Ave.
Chicano Studies Research Program, University of Texas at El Paso
On August 29th, the CSRP held a "Commemoration of the Chicano Moratorium."
The evening featured live music, poetry, and guest speakers. A remembering
of the tragic death of the El Paso/Juárez Chicano journalist Rubén
Salazar also took take place.
For more information on CSRP-UTEP upcoming events, please call (915)
Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
CMAS and the College of Liberal Arts are hosting a CMAS Bienvenida welcoming
new CMAS faculty, students, & staff on Friday, September 6, 2002,
4:30-7:00 p.m. The Bienvenida will be held in Conference Room, 5.134,
5th Floor, West Mall Bldg. For more info on Center events, visit their
website at http://www.utexas.edu/depts/cmas.
It has been an outstanding year for Martha Menchaca, associate professor
of anthropology and Mexican American studies at the University of Texas
at Austin. This Spring semester, she was notified of her promotion to
full professor, becoming the first Mexican American woman to attain this
rank in the 119-year history of the College of Liberal Arts at the University
of Texas at Austin. Additionally, in Fall 2001, Menchaca’s second
book, “Recovering History, Constructing Race: The Indian, Black,
and White Roots of Mexican Americans,” was published by University
of Texas Press. This book offers the first interpretive racial history
of Mexican Americans, focusing on racial foundations and race relations
from pre-Hispanic times to the present. Menchaca uses the concept of racialization
to describe the process through which Spanish, Mexican, and U.S. authorities
constructed racial-status hierarchies that marginalized Mexicans of color
and restricted their rights of land ownership. Menchaca holds a B.A. in
cultural anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara
(1978), and both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in cultural anthropology
from Stanford University (1983, 1987). She joined the UT Austin faculty
as an assistant professor in 1988, becoming an associate professor in
1995. Her promotion to professor is effective August 2002. Her research
and teaching interests include anthropological theory, race and ethnicity,
oral traditions, acculturation, and legal theory.
A new Latino Policy and Issues Brief released by the UCLA Chicano Studies
Research Center reveals a dramatic disparity between Spanish-speaking
broadcasters and their English-language counterparts, particularly in
terms of income, benefits, working conditions and union representation.
Dr. Abel Valenzuela, UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research,
and Dr. Darnell Hunt, UCLA Center for African American Studies, authored
the recent study. While Spanish-speaking broadcasters are an essential
part of the industry’s growth and ratings, researchers believe employers
have been slow to recognize and reward their role at community assets.
For more information on this Brief, contact: Wendy Belcher, Publications
Coordinator, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, 193 Haines Hall, Los
Angeles, CA 90095-1544, or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
of Minnesota Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts
is seeking individuals for two Assistant and one Associate Professor positions
to begin August 25, 2003. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or be ABD with
expectation for completion by May 23, 2004. For a complete job description
visit their website (www.soc.umn.edu/employ/employ_home.shtml) or call
(612) 624-4300. All applications must include: current vita, samples of
written work, cover letter describing the applicant's research agenda,
evidence of teaching effectiveness or a commitment to teaching, and three
letters evaluating the applicant's potential for scholarly distinction.
Applications must be received or postmarked by September 15, 2002. Applications
may be faxed (612-624-7020), e-mailed (email@example.com),
or mailed to: Professor Elizabeth Boyle, Faculty Search, Department of
Sociology, University of Minnesota, 267 19th Avenue South, Room 909, Minneapolis,
University is searching for two or more advanced Assistant/Associate
Professor faculty in speech, language, hearing, and learning science for
appointments beginning in Fall 2003. Duties include the continuation of
a fundable research program, undergraduate and graduate teaching, directing
student research, and academic advising. Qualifications for the position
are a Ph.D. in Speech, Language, Hearing, or Learning Science; Neuroscience;
Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Cognitive Science; Psychology or related
fields. Interested applicants should send a letter describing research
and teaching interests and experience, current vitae (including an e-mail
address), reprints, and three letters of recommendation by October 1,
2002 to: Charles Larson, Ph.D., Communication Sciences and Disorders Department,
Northwestern University, 2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208.
EVENTS, CONFERENCES, OTHER
The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) will convene
its Fourth National Conference, New Americas: A Transnational Paradigm,
in Austin, Texas from September 4-8, 2002. NALAC extends an invitation
to artists, arts administrators, advocates, educators, students, funders
and policy makers from across the Americas to attend and participate in
a unique opportunity for reflection and dialogue that specifically focuses
on social, political and aesthetic issues relevant to the community based
Latino arts and cultural field. This year's conference will provide opportunities
to explore many critical issues that cross the multiplicity of nationalities
and cultures throughout the Americas. Panel presentations and workshops
on advocacy, capacity building and direct technical assistance will be
offered as well as many diverse performances. For more information on
NALAC and their 4th National Conference, visit their website at: http://www.nalac.org/.
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
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.
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