Apply now for CLLAS Graduate Student Summer Research Grants

February 5, 2016
12:00 pm

Due at noon on Feb. 5, 2016
Applicants will be notified by March 11, 2016.
2016 Call for Grad Proposals

Graduate Student 2016 Summer Research Grants

In order to encourage and support interdisciplinary graduate student research in the areas of Latino/a and Latin American Studies, CLLAS announces a program for  summer  research support. We expect to award up to three summer grants for $1,000 each to advance research for either master’s or doctoral candidates. The award will support research-related activities carried out from July 1 through September 30, 2016. We are especially interested in projects that link Latino/a Studies or Latin American Studies with other disciplines. › Continue reading

“Chicano Park Anchor of Barrio Logan,” a talk by Hector Villegas, Chicano Artist

February 8, 2016
4:00 pmto5:30 pm




Lawrence 115
1190 Franklin Blvd.
UO campus

Talk title: Chicano Park Anchor of Barrio Logan

Hector Villegas is a community artist and neighborhood activist in Chicano Park’s Barrio Logan, San Diego. Chicano Park is a public space of cultural and artistic resistance that emerged over struggles of community empowerment and self-determination in the 1970s. The park is home to the country’s largest collection of outdoor murals. Today, the neighborhood is experiencing pressures of housing and retail gentrification and neighborhood activists are struggling to maintain their neighborhood. Hector Villegas’s talk will trace the history of activism in Chicano Park, and discuss his art work and today’s neighborhood movements to protect Barrio Logan against gentrification.

HectorsArtOne of his artworks in progress is the pillar at Chicano Park shown in the photograph on the left. You can view more images of his work on Instagram@ mexikota art and on Facebook @ hector mexikota villegas.

Sponsored by the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) and the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts. › Continue reading

College of Education to showcase work of artist Jean Foss

February 4, 2016
4:30 pmto5:30 pm
Jean Foss at her easel.

Jean Foss at her easel.

230T HEDCO Education building


Through its OUR SPACE INITIATIVE, the HEDCO College of Education building now features 15 art pieces from artist Jean Foss—an alumna of the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts (B.S. in Fine Arts, class of 2001). A reception will be held at 230T HEDCO, February 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m. UO faculty Dr. Stephanie Wood will introduce attendees to Oaxacan history and culture, and attendees will be invited to tour the building to view Jean’s art. Refreshments will be served.

Jean moved to Oaxaca, Mexico in 2001 and is a Mexican citizen. Her art is inspired by the landscape and culture of Oaxaca—especially its vibrant colors, its plant diversity, and its strong pre-Hispanic roots infused into modern life. She lives in San Andrés Huayapam with her artist husband Chucho, their daughter Xochitl, 11 adopted dogs and two cats. In addition to painting, she plays viola and writes poetry and prose. All of Jean Foss’ artwork may be viewed at JEANFOSS.COM. Thanks to Frank Stahl and Jette Foss, Jean’s parents, for loaning the art.—College of Education, University of Oregon

3rd Annual National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

February 18, 2016toFebruary 20, 2016


The University of Oregon Department of Romance Languages will host the 3rd Annual National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language on February 18- 20, 2016 at the University of Oregon.

1440186747For a description of the symposium, Call for Papers, invitation to participate in the Spanglish Creative Writing Contest that is happening in October as part of Hispanic Heritage Month – and, soon to be added, registration details
for the symposium), here is the website link:

  • Deadline for Spanglish Creative Writing Contest student submissions: October 31st
  • Deadline for abstract submissions for the Symposium: December 2nd

Please share with any colleagues and/or friends (high school and college-level educators working in heritage language, dual-inmersion, bilingual education, sociolinguistics, etc. – both researchers and classroom teachers) who you think might be interested in attending and/or presenting.

Educational Workshop: Centro Latino Americano

February 16, 2016
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Microsoft Word - flyer for final workshops-2.docxOur Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
1025 N. 19th St.
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Centro Latino Americano will host an educational workshop about the current immigration reforms: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of American Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), as well as talking about different types of visas, labor rights and much more. During the event there will have lawyers present to help answer questions throughout and after the workshop. This workshop will be free and open to all community members. and will be a SAFE place for anyone to ask questions. The next event will be on February 16 at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church located at 1025 N. 19th St. Cottage Grove, OR 97424 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Additionally, Centro is offering one-on-one appointments for individuals who believe they may qualify for any of the above mentioned processes, and I ask that you please help us spread the word if you know anyone who might be interested. I have attached a flyer that has all the additional information about the workshop as well as additional dates of future workshops. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Beatriz Hernandez at 541-687-2667 x116.

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

Access the above link for giving to the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund. Online gifts may be made using the form available at this link; all gifts are processed by the University of Oregon Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization responsible for receiving and administering private donations to the University of Oregon.

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