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CLLAS Graduate Student Grantee Presentation: Theresa Gildner, Anthropology

November 19, 2015
3:00 pmto4:30 pm

Theresa-Gildner_Indigenous-Shuar-Research-PresentationOak Room
Erb Memorial Union
1222 E. 13th Ave.

Diurnal Testosterone Variation Among Indigenous Shuar Men from Amazonian Ecuador

Theresa Gildner, a PhD candidate in the UO Department of Anthropology, received a 2015 CLLAS Graduate Student Research Award for her research on the Shuar in Ecuador.

  • Theresa Gildner, PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology, Abstract: Lifestyle change, hormone levels, and parasitic disease risk among the Shuar in Ecuador—This study examines how hormone levels and economic change influence parasitic infection by comparing rural and urban areas with respect to testosterone profiles and parasite load as part of the Shuar Health and Life History Project. The results will clarify associations between lifestyle change, hormone levels, and parasitic disease risk and will also help target public health strategies and produce knowledge that will be used to help alleviate the physical suffering of participant communities.

CLLAS Executive Board Member Gabriela Martínez Honored with UO Fund for Faculty Excellence Award

Gabriela Martínez

Gabriela Martínez

June 8, 2015—Gabriela MartÍnez, associate professor of journalism and a key founder of CLLAS, is one of 14 UO faculty members chosen as a recipient of the 2015-16 Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards in recognition of their research, teaching and leadership.

Recipients receive a one-time salary stipend of $20,000 or may elect to take the award as research funds of $25,000. The awards honor tenured UO faculty at the forefront of research and discovery who have demonstrated academic excellence and world-class teaching.

“The recipients of this honor have been chosen on the basis of scholarly impact within their respective fields, their contributions to program and institutional quality at the UO, and their academic leadership,” acting Provost Frances Bronet wrote in an email announcing the awards.

Source: UO professors honored with Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards | Around the O › Continue reading

Monday, June 8th, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments

Gentrification: In Portland, as in Spike Lee’s Brooklyn, a complicated question of race and class

Gerardo Sandoval writes about the revitalization of the MacArthur Park area of Los Angeles in his book.

Gerardo Sandoval writes about the revitalization of the MacArthur Park area of Los Angeles in his book.

Gentrification: In Portland, as in Spike Lee’s Brooklyn, a complicated question of race and class | OregonLive.com.

CLLAS associate director Gerardo Sandoval is one of several experts consulted by The Oregonian for an article that explores gentrification in Portland and around the country. Sandoval, an assistant professor in the Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management at the University of Oregon, is quoted extensively in the article, which is archived on OregonLive.com (March 7, 2014). Sandoval, who wrote a book about the successful revitalization efforts in the MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, where he grew up, is quoted as saying that through policy tools such as inclusionary zoning, it is possible to revitalize an area without pushing out an entire class of people.

MacArthur Park, he said, “was a rough area in the 1980s, the center of drug activity, a lot of homicides, a lot of drug violence. Today, it’s a vibrant urban place, dense, linked to regional transportation, good access to a bus line, very walkable, strong public spaces. They managed to do it without forcing all the Latino folks out.” › Continue reading

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 Books, People, Public Policy, Uncategorized No Comments

“Reviving a History of Inequality in Immigration,” a New York Times article by UO professor Daniel Tichenor

Reviving a History of Inequality in Immigration – NYTimes.com.

New York Times, February 4, 2014—an article by Daniel Tichenor, a professor of political science at the University of Oregon and a senior fellow at the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.

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Latino Advocacy Council in Eugene | The League of United Latin American Citizens approves the expansion here as its first in Oregon

Latino advocacy council in Eugene | The League of United Latin American Citizens approves the expansion here as its first in Oregon.

By Kelly Ardis /  The Register-Guard /  Published: March 11, 2013

“Even with 900-plus local councils scattered across the country, the League of United Latin American Citizens has never had a presence in Oregon — until now. Lane County is making history as the first Oregon LULAC council since the organization was established in 1929, and Juan Carlos Valle said he is honored to be the local council’s first president.” Read more …

Monday, March 11th, 2013 Human Rights, News, Uncategorized No Comments

Hispanic Student Enrollments Reach New Highs in 2011 | Pew Hispanic Center

Hispanic Student Enrollments Reach New Highs in 2011 | Pew Hispanic Center.

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