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Three CLLAS affiliated faculty members win Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards

Rocio Zambrana / photo by Alice Evans.

June 19, 2018—Three CLLAS affiliated faculty members are among the 15 UO faculty members selected for the prestigious Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards for 2018-19, which were announced this week by UO Provost Jayanth Banavar.

The three scholars are:

  • Christopher Chávez, associate professor, advertising
  • Ernesto Martinez, associate professor, ethnic studies
  • Rocio Zambrana, associate professor, philosophy

Professor Zambrana is a current member of the CLLAS Executive Board. Professors Chávez and Martinez have previously served on the Board.

From the Around the O article: “The Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards was established in 2006 through the support of Lorry Lokey and increases the academic quality and reputation of the University of Oregon by highlighting and supporting world-class research and teaching.

“The fund is designed to recognize, reward and retain nationally competitive faculty members who have a record of excellence in research, scholarship, creative accomplishment and education. More than 150 faculty members have now received the award.

“Candidates are nominated by deans, with advice from faculty and unit heads, and nominations are reviewed by the Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards review committee before a final determination is made by the provost. The awards provide faculty members with a $20,000 salary supplement or $30,000 for research support.”

For the full article and the full list of 15 recipients, go to: Around the O / Fund for Faculty Excellence.

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Education professor Lauren M. Cycyk among first recipients of new UO-OHSU seed funding

Lauren Cycyk

Around the O / June 15, 2018—CLLAS-affiliated faculty Lauren M. Cycyk, assistant professor in Communication Disorders and Sciences in the UO College of Education, is among those announced as a recipient of the new UO-OHSU seed funding.

Cycyk was selected along with Katherine Zuckerman of OHSU for the project “Addressing Disparities in the Assessment and Treatment of Communication Disorders for Young Children from Latino Backgrounds.” 

Lewis Taylor, UO Communications, wrote for Around the O:

“Collaborative research teams examining everything from healthcare-associated infections to carbon nanotubes have been awarded funding to jump-start research projects as part of the 2018 OHSU-UO Collaborative Seed Grant program.

”Ten teams were chosen as part of the program, which creates new collaborations between researchers at Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Oregon.”

For the full story, go to “First recipients of new UO-OHSU seed funding announced.” 

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University Theatre season closes with lost comedy of New Spain

Editor’s Note: There is still time left to see this play recently unearthed by UO Latin American studies director Pedro García-Caro. The director is UO doctoral candidate Olga Sanchez Saltveit, who is a 2018-19 CLLAS Graduate Student Research Grant awardee. Ticket info

From Around the O: University Theatre is putting on the first-ever English translation of a 1789 Spanish Enlightenment comedy that looks at Latino culture and racial classification in the New World.

The play, “Tricks to Inherit: A Nephew and his Uncle,” originally was written by Fermín de Reygadas in Mexico City and was recently unearthed by UO Latin American studies director Pedro García-Caro.

Shortly after its transcription, director and UO doctoral candidate Olga Sanchez Saltveit translated the play into English and added a modern flair to illuminate the play’s complex themes.

“It’s part of reclaiming Hispanic history in California,” Sanchez Saltveit said. “I think it’s in keeping with the kind of theater that matters.”

Students and community members will be able to see Sanchez Saltveit’s adaptation, “Tricks to Inherit,” at Robinson Theater May 25-26, June 1-3 and June 8-9. UO students are admitted free by claiming tickets at the box office one hour before the show. › Continue reading

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Katie Meehan is engaged in a 3-year-research project funded by NSF

Katie Meehan

April 2018—Last summer, Katie Meehan, associate professor in the UO Department of Geography,  started a three-year research project funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, exploring how scientists integrate and mobilize climate change knowledge across disciplinary cultures, spatial scales, and international borders. The project examines three case studies of research initiatives in the Americas, including a US-Brazil project, the Fulbright NEXUS, and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI). Here is the link to the project website: https://www.knowledgeintegrationproject.org/

This research was profiled in a short media story by reporter Emily Halnon for Around the O: https://around.uoregon.edu/content/uo-researcher-trails-intriguing-subject-other-researchers.

Go here for Meehan’s recent article based on a hemispheric study of climate change knowledge at the science-policy interface across the Americas, supported by the Fulbright NEXUS grant: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0162243917745601

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Ana-Maurine Lara’s “Kohnjehr Woman” a finalist for Lambda Literary Award

March 6, 2018—Kohnjehr Woman, a book of poetry by Ana-Maurine Lara, has been nominated as a finalist for the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards.

Lara, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon and a CLLAS affiliated faculty member, is an award-winning poet and fiction writer whose novels include Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press 2006) and When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones 2011).

As the foundation states, “The Lambda Literary Award is the most prestigious LGBTQ book prize in the world. With nearly 1000 total submissions considered for nomination it is a significant achievement to be named a finalist.”

Lara will be performing at the 2018 CLLAS Symposium on March 8 at Gerlinger Lounge during the reception (6 pm to 7:30 pm) as part of Riffiando: Dominican Artists in the House!

For a complete list of finalists: https://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/news/03/06/lambda-literary-award-finalists/

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Angel Dorantes: CLLAS Graduate Research Series

May 31, 2018
3:30 pmto4:30 pm

 

 

Diamond Lake Room
EMU 119

CLLAS Research Series, Graduate Student Grantee Presentation

Translation & Interpretation Experiences & Perceptions among Latina/o High School Language Brokers in Oregon

Angel Dorantes, Department of Education Studies

Angel Dorantes is a doctoral candidate in the Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education program. His research agenda includes issues of access and equity in education, and the experiences of Latina/o children/adolescents who translate for their parents. Recently, he co-authored a journal article, titled, “Reforzando las Redes: Supporting Latina/o Undergraduates at a State Flagship University,” that was published in the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education.

Angel’s dissertation explores the experiences of Latina/o high school students who translate and/or interpret for their parents and their perceptions regarding benefits and concerns commonly associated with this practice and their views on their own acculturative processes.

This event is free and open to the public.

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