Oregon governor appoints PPPM professor to Oregon Housing Stability Council

The UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts features an article about CLLAS executive board member Gerardo Sandoval in the June 13, 2017, issue.

Source: Oregon governor appoints PPPM professor to Oregon Housing Stability Council | School of Architecture and Allied Arts

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.

Latino Roots: A Grand Celebration

Mariachi del Sol performed at the celebration / photo by Feather Crawford.

 

June 9, 2017—Yesterday’s Latino Roots Celebration marked the fourth time UO students from Latino Roots classes (Anthro/SOJC)  have presented their ethnographic documentaries before an audience of peers, faculty, staff, and community, including many of the people whose stories are told in those documentaries. It was a huge turnout in the Knight Library Browsing Room, filled with the festive music of Springfield High School’s Mariachi del Sol and the appreciative and off-time eloquent remarks of featured speakers, including UO President Michael Schill, SELCO Community Credit Union Vice President Laura Illig, PCUN Secretary-Treasurer Jaime Arredondo, Oregon Center for Education Equity Director Carmen Xiomara Urbina, and others.

Gabriela Martínez presents award to Laura Illig, Vice President of Marketing, SELCO Community Credit Union / photo by Jack Liu.

This year’s celebration also included the launching of the inaugural Latino Roots Awards given to our community partner SELCO Community Credit Union and Vice President of Marketing Laura Illig, and to UO Senior Vice President and Provost Scott Coltrane. The spirit of the Latino Roots Award is to recognize a member and/or institution from the community for their support and commitment to Oregon’s Latino community through the Latino Roots Project, and to recognize a reprentative from the University of Oregon for service, commitment, and support to enhancing diversity on campus and promoting community engagement by way of the Latino Roots Project and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

Sponsors for the two-hour celebration included: Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, Department of Anthropology, Office of the President, Office of the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, School of Journalism and Communication, SELCO Community Credit Union, and UO Libraries.

Here is an excerpt from the remarks of Lynn Stephen, UO Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, who co-instructs the Latino Roots classes along with Gabriela Martínez, associate professor, UO School of Journalism and Communication.

Comments from Professor Lynn Stephen:

Welcome to a wonderful moment that brings together education, research, creativity, and public engagement. I am so proud to be a part of the team of faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, librarians and archivists, research center staff, and film participants who were all a part of what we are bringing you here today.

Latino Roots began as a small collaborative project between Professor Gabriela Martínez, community consultants Guadalupe Quinn, and Patricia Cortez, the Lane County Historical Museum, and myself in 2008-2009, to mark the 150th anniversary of Oregon as a state. Latino Roots was our exhibit with panels, object exhibits, nine video stories, and a bilingual book that was seen by several thousand people in the museum.  There were exhibits on African-American history, Asian history and Native American history in Oregon to greatly broaden the settler colonial/pioneer narrative, white narrative that has dominated Oregon history. › Continue reading

UO Today: Prof. Christopher Chávez talks about research on Latinos and media

June 2, 2017—An interview on UO Today with CLLAS executive board member Christopher Chávez.

UO Today: Professor talks about research on Latinos and media | Around the O

2017-18 Tinker grantees and CLLAS research grantees announced

May 30, 2017—The Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies recently announced  seven graduate students as the recipients of its first Tinker Field Research Grants. Tinker Field Research Grants are open to students across all academic disciplines and graduate degree programs to assist master’s and doctoral students with travel and field-related expenses for brief periods of field research in Latin America. 

Also, three graduate students will receive CLLAS Graduate Student Grants for research projects to be carried out over the summer.

Additionally, Kristin Yarris, assistant professor in the Department of International Studies, will direct a CLLAS Faculty / Collaborative Grant Project with two graduate students and community organization Centro LatinoAmericano.

Award winners and their projects are listed below. › Continue reading

Kristin Yarris receives one of UO’s highest teaching honors

Source: Eleven faculty members receive UO’s highest teaching honors | Around the O

Kristin Yarris with UO Provost and Senior Vice President Scott Coltrane

May 23, 2017—CLLAS executive board member Kristin Yarris, assistant professor, Department of International Studies, College of Arts and Sciences received the University of Oregon’s Ersted Award for Specialized Pedagogy, in recognition of achievement and expertise in the area of global health.

Prof. Yarris’s “research agenda is centered around the social determinants of health and wellbeing and the cultural shaping of illness and distress in different global locations.”

More on Yarris at: https://intldept.uoregon.edu/profile/keyarris/



2017 Latino Roots Celebration


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