Daniel Tichenor, a UO political science professor and CLLAS faculty affiliate, is engaged in a “States of Immigration” study with professors Robin Dale Jacobson from the University of Puget Sound and Elizabeth Durden of Bucknell University. The researchers were recently awarded a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help them pursue this research over the next two years.
“Their project is unusual in its in-depth analysis of how attitudes, laws and experiences differ across states, especially in states that are not the typical receiving grounds for immigrants, like Texas, California and New York. Instead, their research will examine two pairs of neighboring states — Arizona and New Mexico, and Virginia and Maryland — that have markedly different immigration laws and policies.
“‘The states with the highest immigrant populations tend to inform many people’s views on this hot-button issue,’ Tichenor said. ‘Examining pairs of states that are less studied and have strikingly different attitudes on immigration should give us a deeper understanding of the historical and contemporary challenges surrounding immigrant integration.’”
Out of a wish to celebrate and make audible as well as visible the many, many languages we speak, you are invited to participate in a multi-lingual “speak out” at the EMU amphitheater, Nov. 29, 11:00-3:00. (We’ll move indoors if we have to, but there will be a tent against rain.) This will be an open-mic, drop-in event, but if you know you’d like to speak, please stop by the Romance Languages department office in 102 Friendly; we’ll have a sign-up sheet available. You can also sign up at the event.
Come say a few words in a language that’s meaningful to you—one you’re studying, one you learned at home, one that belongs to your family’s heritage, one you use in research. It might take the form of a testimonial (“what studying French has meant to me”), or the reading of a poem or a short passage of prose. A person might simply introduce herself as a speaker of Arabic or Swedish or Swahili. Some people might want to sing a song, chant nursery rhymes, or recite a soliloquy from a classic play. All languages are welcome (ASL emphatically included). › Continue reading
Bicycle Justice and Urban Transformation: Biking for all?
Edited by Aaron Golub, Melody L. Hoffmann, Adonia E. Lugo, Gerardo F. Sandoval (2016, Routledge, 270 pages).
How can our cities better provide for all bicyclists, not simply prioritize those with the privilege of biking for fitness and fun? CLLAS co-director Gerardo F. Sandoval’s newly released book on bicycle justice provides multiple perspectives on re-designing cities for people on bike with a lens of equitable planning, policy, and advocacy. Along with coeditors Aaron Golub (Portland State University), Melody L. Hoffmann (Anoka Ramsey Community College), and Adonia E. Lugo (California State University-Los Angeles), Dr. Sandoval has drawn from multiple disciplines to provide a timely perspective on how cities’ increasing move to enhancing their bicycle transportation systems can do so in a way that serves all community members. Dr. Sandoval is an associate professor in the UO Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management. › Continue reading
July 15, 2016—“Juan-Carlos Molleda starts each day with a cup of freshly ground Colombian coffee and a good dose of NPR. Then he scans The New York Times, Washington Post, Oregonian, Economist and his Twitter feed to see what’s happening in global news.
“‘It’s a challenge to remain optimistic, but for me it’s a priority,’ he says.
“Optimism is a given for the new Edwin L. Artzt Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication, who also brings a fresh perspective and a firm commitment to ensuring a vibrant future for the SOJC.
“‘I have big shoes to fill but I am so excited,’ Molleda said. ‘I will be articulating the message of the school and building bridges not only in local and state communities, but nationally and internationally. I’m also looking forward to collaborating with my colleagues and helping them achieve greater heights.’
“Formerly chair of the Department of Public Relations at the University of Florida, Molleda created and directed UF’s online master’s program in global strategic communication, was an affiliated faculty member of UF’s Center for Latin American Studies, and served as a Fulbright senior specialist.”
Erb Memorial Union
1222 E. 13th Ave.
Winona LaDuke is a celebrated Native American activist and leader, environmentalist, speaker, and author. Residing on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, Ms. LaDuke is the Executive Director of Honor the Earth, where she works on the national level to advance Native environmental issues and sustainable Native communities.
The former Green Party nominee for Vice President of the United States and Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year is also a founding director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project. LaDuke will debunk the widely-held notion reducing Nature to property and discuss the international movement dedicated to legally recognizing Nature’s right to exist, persist and naturally evolve.
Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and by Ethnic Studies, Environmental Studies, and Native American Studies and by the Center for the Study of Women in Society.
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