UO professor studies effects of climate change in Peru

Mark CareyUO professor Mark Carey teams up with University of Texas colleague to study effects of climate change in Peru | AroundtheO

Editor’s Note: Mark Carey is a member of CLLAS Advisory Board

December 19, 2013—Mark Carey, an associate professor of history in the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, has teamed up with several researchers, including Professor Kenneth Young in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas, as part of a National Science Foundation grant. Carey and Young serve as principal investigators on the project that is studying how environmental changes in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca mountains affect downstream water supplies and water management.” Read the full AROUNDtheO article

UO College of Education professor named to Oregon State Board of Education

Martinez, Charles_1UO College of Education professor named to Oregon State Board of Education | AroundtheO

Editor’s Note: Charles Martinez directs the UO Center for Equity Promotion

“Charles Martinez, head of the Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership in the UO College of Education, was confirmed to the Oregon State Board of Education by the state senate in a Nov. 21 vote. He will represent Oregon’s 4th Congressional District through June 2017.” Read the full AROUNDtheO story.

“20 Years Later, NAFTA’s Dramatic Impact on Oregon” | CLLAS Director Lynn Stephen Interviewed on KLCC

By Jacob Lewin

December 2, 2013—“Twenty years ago this month President Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement into law. Few foresaw that it would change the face of Oregon.”

To read or listen to this interview on KLCC radio with Professor Lynn Stephen and others, go to:

20 Years Later, NAFTA’s Dramatic Impact on Oregon | KLCC.

UO publication about police archives in Guatemala featured in The New York Review of Books

From Silence to Memory_coverGlimmers of Hope in Guatemala by Stephen Kinzer | The New York Review of Books

Now published on the website of The New York Review of Books at the above link, this article will be published in the print edition on December 5, 2013. The author talks about his experience visiting the police archives in Guatemala, and he cites the UO Libraries publication of From Silence to Memory: Revelations of the Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (translated into English by CLLAS board member Carlos Aguirre and Kate Doyle, and with a foreword by  Aguirre and a preface by Doyle; University of Oregon Libraries, 476 pp., available at scholarsbank.uoregon.edu).

Backstory
In 2005, a massive amount of documentation belonging to the former Guatemalan National Police was discovered. The archive contained information on systematic human rights violations committed during the country’s civil war from 1960 to 1996. › Continue reading

UO Libraries publication cited in New York Review of Books

UO Libraries publication reviewed in New York Review of Books | AroundtheO.

Jimena Santillan: CLLAS Grad Grantee Presentation

January 23, 2014
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Jimena's-PosterErb Memorial Union (EMU)
Walnut Room
1222 E. 13th Ave., UO campus

INHIBITORY CONTROL IN THE BILINGUAL BRAIN:
Testing the Bilingual Advantage Hypothesis

Jimena Santillan, a graduate student in the UO Department of Psychology, received a 2013 CLLAS Graduate Student Research Grant for his project, “Bilingualism and Cognitive Conflict Resolution.”

Jimena’s research explores the proposed hypothesis that when bilinguals want to produce one of the two languages they speak, the non-target language has to be inhibited in order to produce the target language. This is the basis for the bilingual advantage hypothesis, the idea that bilinguals enjoy an advantage in inhibitory control. To date, multiple studies testing this hypothesis have yielded inconsistent evidence. The study I will be presenting on brought the tools of cognitive neuroscience to bear on this question. Taking advantage of the high temporal resolution of the event-related potential (ERP) technique, which allows to record and measure in real time electrical brain activity, this study examines whether there are differences between English monolinguals and Spanish-English bilinguals in very early stages of inhibitory control processing.



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