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

Latino Roots Celebration to showcase student films on immigration experience

Source: Latino Roots Celebration to showcase student films on immigration experience | Around the O

Latino Roots Celebration

June 4, 2015
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

2015_latinoroots_posterKnight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

We look forward to seeing you at the third celebration of University of Oregon student work and continuing collaborations between the UO and Latino community partners.

This year’s event includes:

  • Mariachi del Sol from Springfield High School
  • Latino Roots student short documentaries and student presentations
  • Jaime Arrendondo, PCUN Secretary-Treasurer
  • CAPACES Leadership Institute and PCUN archives
  • Scott Coltrane, UO Interim President
  • Adriene Lim, Dean of Libraries and Philip H. Knight Chair
  • Food and music

Students from the two-term Latino Roots class will share clips from their documentaries and talk about the research that went into producing the stories. Their documentary clips will be shown throughout the event and a full screening will be held in Special Collections Classroom (2nd Floor Knight Library) beginning at 5:00 p.m. › Continue reading

Discussing Genocide and Human Rights in the Classroom: Challenges & Opportunities

June 5, 2015
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Human-Rights-Curriculum_final140 Allen Hall
UO campus

PDFs now available for these presentations at http://cllas.uoregon.edu/?p=5692

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) presents:

Teaching Human Rights in the Context of the Museum

  • Stephanie Wood, PhD, Director, Wired Humanities Projects, University of Oregon
  • June Irene Black, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art / Assistant Curator for the Arts of the Americas and Europe, University of Oregon

The Thirst for Rights: The Struggle for Water in Latin America and Africa

  • Erin Beck, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Oregon
  • Yvonne Braun, Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies and International Studies

“Gustavo Germano: Ausencias” Exhibit is available to view at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art through August 2015. For more information, visit:   http://jsma.uoregon.edu/exhibits/

Retreat for Middle and High School Teachers: Human Rights

June 6, 2015
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Knight Library 144
Edmiston Classroom

This retreat will include these panels:

Topic 1: “Gender, Violence and Impunity in Latin America and South Asia,” led by Dr. Lynn Stephen (Anthropology) and Dr. Lamia Karim (Anthropology).

Topic 2: “Teaching Human Rights in Latin America: Problems, Sources, and
Methods,” led by Dr. Carlos Aguirre (History) and David Woken, History & Latin American Studies Librarian.

Topic 3: “Art and Human Rights in Latin America: Pedagogical Approaches,” led by June Black, Stephanie Wood, and Lisa Albrich

Congreso LASA 2015: El enorme trasero de América Latina | Cultura | EL PAÍS

Lynn Stephen, Mare Advertencia y Mayra Santos-Febres. / photo by  NEYSA JORDÁN

Lynn Stephen, Mare Advertencia y Mayra Santos-Febres. / photo by NEYSA JORDÁN

El congreso LASA de estudios latinoamericanos reclama más autocrítica por la velada pervivencia del racismo en la región

Source: Congreso LASA 2015: El enorme trasero de América Latina | Cultura | EL PAÍS

This article in Espagnol talks about the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) opening of the annual meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 27, 2015, for which Professor Lynn Stephen, director of CLLAS, was the moderator. The opening included the hip-hop artist Mare Advertencia Lyrika, who visited UO last September, and also Mayra Santos-Febres.

Dr. Stephen delivered the Martin Diskin Memorial Lecture at the LASA annual meeting.

The full article can be found at http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2015/05/28/actualidad/1432787619_549813.html



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