Archive for January, 2012

Winter 2012 CLLAS Newsletter Now Available


This edition of  CLLAS Notes includes:

  • “From the Director”—a letter from interim director David Vázquez
  • The Oregon Latino Heritage Collaborative
  • Reporting on CLLAS Graduate Student Research Grants
  • Spain and Latin America through Contemporary Poetry
  • Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change Initiatives

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Glenn Anthony May a Finalist for the 2012 Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction

Congratulations to UO history professor Glenn Anthony May, selected as a finalist for the 2012 Oregon Book Award for general nonfiction for his book Sonny Montes and Mexican American Activism in Oregon (Oregon State University Press)

Now in their 25th year, the Oregon Book Awards are conferred by Literary Arts in Portland. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on April 23 at the Gerding Theater at the Armory in Portland (128 NW 11th Ave). The ceremony honors the state’s finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction and young readers literature.

Monday, January 9th, 2012 Books, Research No Comments

Call for Applications—Student Conference: “Indigenous People, Climate Change, and Environmental Knowledge”

March 1, 2012
Call for Student Participants/Applications

Application Deadline: March 1, 2012

Students researching any aspect of climate change and indigenous peoples anywhere in the Americas are invited to submit proposals to present their work at a student-focused conference at the University of Oregon on May 23-24, 2012. Research from any discipline and any geographical region within the Americas is acceptable. Topics may range from public perceptions of climate change, climate science, policies, climate change impacts, adaptation, mitigation, history, or traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). The goals of this conference are to promote student research, provide professional experience for students, and generate dialogue about the critical issues facing indigenous peoples related to climate change. › Continue reading

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 Events, Indigenous Peoples in the Americas No Comments

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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