Strengthening Networks of Support Among Latin@ Students at UO

Supported by the Latino Strategy Group (LSG), Center for Latino/a and Latin-American Studies, Department of Education Studies, and the Department of Romance Languages.

Strengthening Networks of Support Among Latin@ Students at UO
final executive report of the Latino Strategy Group

Executive summary (final) 

Latino Strategy Group research team: 

  • Angel Dorantes, Doctoral Student, Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education
  • Claudia Holguín Mendoza, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Director of Spanish Heritage Language Program
  • Audrey Lucero, Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy Education
  • Luz M Romero Montaño, Ph.D., Romance Languages
  • Analisa Taylor, Associate Professor of Spanish

The Latino Strategy Group (LSG) is an emerging alliance of faculty, staff, students, and community members collaborating to improve educational access and equity among Latin@ students at UO and in the local area. The LSG seeks to make mentoring and advocacy work for and with Latin@ students visible to the wider university community, to coordinate with networks of support already in place, and to advocate for the expansion of resources in accordance with increasing Latin@ student enrollments. In 2015, with a grant from Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, we researched how UO Latin@ students perceive and negotiate the academic and sociocultural expectations of a flagship state university. We sent a Qualtrics survey to 1,700 undergraduate students, who self identified as “Latin@”. One hundred and seventeen students responded. This research gathered useful information for administrators and faculty members as they continue to improve the recruitment, retention, and on-time graduation of Latin@ students.

For the full report: Executive summary (final)

Julie Weise Wins 2016 Merle Curti Award for Best Book in U.S. Social History

weise_corazon_PB-199x300Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South Since 1910, written by UO assistant professor of history Julie Weise and published by University of North Carolina Press, has been chosen to receive this year’s Merle Curti Award for Best Book in U.S. Social History from the Organization of American Historians.

Corazón de Dixie also received an Honorable Mention for the Theodore Saloutos Award for best book in immigration history from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society.

Professor Weise is an affiliated faculty member of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS). For more about her book, see: http://cllas.uoregon.edu/6369-2/

Es un tema latino, pero las fuentes de la prensa en inglés no son latinas – The Washington Post

Ricardo Valencia analiza cómo se trató el tema de los niños migrantes en varios periódicos

Ricardo Valencia

Ricardo Valencia

Source: Es un tema latino, pero las fuentes de la prensa en inglés no son latinas – The Washington Post — April 3, 2017

CLLAS graduate student grantee Ricardo Valencia, a PhD candidate in the UO School of Journalism and Communication, was recently interviewed about his research on undocumented children for El Tiempo Latino, the Washington Post’s Spanish-language supplement.

Valencia gave a talk on campus in late January about his research, “At the Border: A comparative analysis of U.S.newspaper reporting about unaccompanied immigrant children.”

Winona LaDuke

November 19, 2016
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Erb Memorial Union
EMU Ballroom
1222 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus

Save-the-date for this public talk by Native American activist and tribal leader Winona LaDuke.

Sponsored by the UO Department of Ethnic Studies and Native American Studies.

2016 Leona Tyler Lecture: Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa

October 14, 2016

Save-the-Date
Time & location TBD

Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa will be the 2016 speaker for the Leona Tyler Lecture. His lecture will be on Friday, October 14, 2016 (late afternoon; specific time and location to be
determined).

For those of you less familiar with his work, his expertise is in public policies and programs related to immigration, early childhood, and poverty reduction on children’s development in global contexts. His work is relevant to many in CLLAS. Here is a link to his full bio: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/faculty/Hirokazu_Yoshikawa

Ta-Nehisi Coates: 2017 Ruhl Lecture

February 3, 2017

Save-the-Date
Time & location: TBD

Ta-Nehisi Coates will deliver the 2017 Ruhl Lecture on the UO campus on Feb. 3.

For more about Mr. Coates and his visit: Ta-Nehisi Coates to be the SOJC’s 2017 Ruhl Lecturer | Around the O



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