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DACA and DREAMer students see new face of support

Source: DACA and DREAMer students see new face of support | Around the O

Justine Carpenter

July 17, 2017—“Students who are Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals, more commonly referred to as DACA students, have a new face of support in Justine Carpenter.

“Carpenter has been named director of multicultural and identity-based support services, with an expansion of her role to include supporting DACA and DREAMer student services within the Dean of Students Office.

“Jane Irungu, assistant vice president of student engagement, has been serving in the role, but will be leaving the university for a new position at the University of Oklahoma as director of the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies. › Continue reading

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 Academics, News No Comments

Spring 2017 CLLAS Notes now available

Spring 2017 CLLAS Notes

This spring issue of CLLAS Notes includes descriptions of three student-made documentary films that were produced in the 2017 Latino Roots classes. A celebration on June 8 will feature clips from student films, an exhibit of archived materials, and music by Springfield High School Mariachi del Sol and by Latin American guitarist, Ricardo Cardenas. 

Gabriela Martínez, an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Communication and the 2016-17 interim director of CLLAS, discusses the highlights of the many winter and spring events sponsored by CLLAS. Professor Martínez will continue as codirector of CLLAS in 2017-18, along with Alaí Reyes-Santos, associate professor, Department of Ethnic Studies.

In this issue of CLLAS Notes, Professor Reyes-Santos writes about the CLLAS-supported research she is working on with anthropology professor Ana-Maurine Lara in “Decolonizing Knowledge: Afro Indigenous Women Healers in the Caribbean and Its Diasporas.” › Continue reading

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CLLAS staff member Cecilia Valdovinos wins Outstanding Student Award

Cecelia Valdovinos

June 10, 2017—In a ceremony yesterday on the University of Oregon campus, the UO School Psychology Program honored master’s student Cecilia C. Valdovinos with an Outstanding Student Award for outstanding work, positive attitude, and overall contributions to the UO School Psychology Program.

Valdovinos has been a student employee at the Center for Latino/ Latina and Latin American Studies the past two years, working as a graduate employee during the 2016-17 AY in the role of CLLAS project and outreach coordinator. Among other projects, she coordinated the recent Latino Roots Celebration.

Valdovinos is working toward a master’s degree in School Psychology, Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences.

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 Awards, News, staff No Comments

Gerardo Sandoval named to Oregon State Housing Stability Council

Gerardo Sandoval

May 11, 2017—Current CLLAS executive board member Gerardo Sandoval has joined the Oregon State Housing Stability Council, tapped for his expertise on gentrification and rural community development issues and for his experience in outreach to Latino communities throughout Oregon. An associate professor in the University of Oregon Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, Dr. Sandoval was nominated to this position by Governor Kate Brown and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. His first meeting with the council took place on May 5.

The role of the Oregon State Housing Stability Council is to “provide leadership in, and review and set policy for, the development and financing of affordable housing throughout the state of Oregon.”

A message from the director of Oregon Housing and Community Services dated May 5, 2017 states: “We look forward to [Dr. Sandoval’s] expertise on gentrification, the nexus between housing affordability and transit-oriented development in low-income neighborhoods, and creating mechanisms of public participation. OHCS will also surely benefit from his research and outreach experience in Southern and Eastern rural Oregon, as well as his insight as a disabled military veteran and interest in affordable housing for Oregon veterans.” 

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Thursday, May 11th, 2017 News, People, Public Policy, staff No Comments

UO professor Lynn Stephen to lead world Latin America scholars association

Professor Lynn Stephen (right) in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Editor’s Note: Lynn Stephen is the founding director of CLLAS.

March 31, 2017 (from Around the O) — “UO anthropology professor Lynn Stephen, an internationally known Latin America scholar, is in line to lead the largest association of researchers in the field after being elected vice president of the Latin American Studies Association.

“Stephen will begin a one-year term in June and will then serve as president of the association for a year beginning in June 2018. After that, she’ll spend a year mentoring the next generation of the group’s leaders.

 “‘I am honored by my election as future LASA president,’ Stephen said. ‘I will use the office to continue building hemispheric relations in the Americas and beyond in the face of isolationist policy proposals.’”

For the entire story, go to: UO professor to lead world Latin America scholars association | Around the O

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Monday, April 3rd, 2017 Academics, Advisory Board, News, Research No Comments

Now available: Winter 2017 CLLAS Notes

0117_cllas_notesWinter 2017 CLLAS Notes

This winter issue of CLLAS Notes does not include some late-breaking news that we will formally announce at the start of our winter term (yes, this is a teaser!).

But what we do have in this issue is a warm letter from interim director Gabriela Martínez that includes a wrap-up of our fall events and a look at coming events, updates on our Research Action Projects, research articles from our CLLAS Graduate Research Award winners, book news and news & updates from our campus community, brief profiles of faculty and staff members who are new to campus, and other exciting bits and pieces about the ongoing work of CLLAS and its community and faculty affiliates.

Those of you on our campus and community mailing list will receive printed copies after the start of winter term.

Meanwhile, we extend warm holiday wishes.

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Friday, January 6th, 2017 News, Publications No Comments


2017 Latino Roots Celebration


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