CLLAS Associate Director Gerardo Sandoval Named Winner of 2014 Chester Rapkin Award

Gerardo Sandoval

Gerardo Sandoval

Gerardo Francisco Sandoval has been named the 2014 winner of the prestigious Chester Rapkin Award for best article from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Dr. Sandoval is the associate director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies at the University of Oregon and an assistant professor, Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management.

The Chester Rapkin Award Selection Committee announced October 16 that Professor Sandoval won the prize for the best paper for this award year in the Journal of Planning Education and Research for his article “Shadow Transnationalism: Cross-Border Networks and Planning Challenges of Transnational Unauthorized Immigrant Communities” (Vol 33 (1), pp. 176-193).

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Teaming up in Medford: Latino Roots and the Latino Civic Participation Project

Medford, OR – The Latino Roots Exhibit on display at the 2014 Multicultural Fair.

Medford, OR – The Latino Roots Exhibit on display at the 2014 Multicultural Fair.

September 26, 2014—Gerardo Sandoval, associate director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, took his graduate students to the Greater Medford Multicultural Fair in Medford, Ore., on Saturday, September 26 to explain findings from the Latino Civic Participation Project. Sandoval, an assistant professor in the UO Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management, said that he was able to connect with about 25 key people who work with diversity issues in Medford. He and his students also spoke about their findings with about 100 Latinos who attended the fair. Professor Sandoval is the project coordinator for the CLLAS Advancing Latino Equity in Oregon Project.

CLLAS Director Lynn Stephen Receives UO Fund for Faculty Excellence Award

Lynn Stephen / photo by Jack Liu.

Lynn Stephen / photo by Jack Liu.

CLLAS director Lynn Stephen has been named a recipient of a University of Oregon Fund for Faculty Excellence Award for AY 2014-15. She is among 13 UO faculty members chosen for this award.

Dr. Stephen is a Distinguished Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology, and director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

In making the announcement, UO acting senior vice president and provost Frances Bronet said: “The Fund for Faculty Excellence is designed to further the university’s strategic commitment to improving its academic quality and reputation by recognizing, supporting, and retaining world-class tenure-related faculty. 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.”

For a full listing of recipients, go to: Office of Academic Affairs newsletter.

UO historian Julie M. Weise interviewed for story on NPR

CLLAS affiliated faculty member Julie M. Weise, an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Oregon, spoke about her research and was identified as a UO historian in a piece that aired on NPR’s All Things Considered on October 19, 2014. The story was about anti-immigrant backlash in suburbs. It can be accessed online at “Residents Uneasy About Immigrant Shift Into Suburbs.”

CLLAS Graduate Student Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

January 22, 2015
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Location: TBD

Please join us for a valuable session with a panel of faculty and grad students who will share tips and strategies for writing successful grant proposals.

For more information about CLLAS Graduate Student Research Grants, visit our Funding pages.

 

CLLAS Symposium: “Public Engagement in Latin@ and Latin American Studies”

March 12, 2015

Save the Date
Events in Knight Library Browsing Room
and Gerlinger Alumni Lounge
http://cllas.uoregon.edu/symposium-2015/

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The symposium will be a space for students, teachers, researchers and activists to come together to hear about exciting work being done on issues of Latino/a equity, human rights, and culture.

Panel Presentations — Knight Library, Browsing Room
Keynote Address
Reception and Music Performance — Gerlinger Hall, Alumni Lounge

 



Giving to CLLAS

Follow the link below for instructions on how to give to the University of Oregon. If you want your gift to directly support CLLAS, please enter “Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies” under “Other."

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