Pilot Intercultural Competency Program ends in success

Pilot Intercultural Competency Program ends in success | Around the O.

Students Benefit from Innovative Partnership on Cultural Competency

by Eli Meyer, Assistant Director, CLLAS

Starr Miller is one of six UO graduate students who underwent special diversity training through the Intercultural Competency Program (ICP), an innovative partnership between CLLAS; the Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management; and the Center for Equity Promotion. When asked what she learned from her ICP experience, Miller—a graduate student in the Department of International Studies who interned with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health in Nicaragua, said that not only had she increased her Spanish language skills by an incredible degree, she improved her field research skills and learned about navigating professionally within a different culture. › Continue reading

UO Study Abroad Programs: Antigua — Human Rights

For more information: http://international.uoregon.edu/guatemala/antigua

Antigua,_GuatemalaThis program is ideal for undergraduate students interested in History, Latin American Studies, Human Rights, Journalism, Anthropology, Sociology, International Studies, Political Science, Cinema Studies, Archeology, and Ethnic Studies. Coursework includes a Latin American Studies course taught in English by three UO Professors: Carlos Aguirre (History), Gabriela Martínez (School of Journalism and Communication), and Stephanie Wood (Wired Humanities Projects, College of Education).

Highlights:
  • Antigua is a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site located in the central highlands of Guatemala, close to the capital city.
  • This 3-week program features excursions to Guatemala City and to the Maya ruins of Copán.
  • Three UO professors will teach a 6-credit seminar called LAS 407: Human Rights in Guatemala: Truth, Justice, and Memory, focusing on the history and legacy of a violent civil war that lasted over 30 years in Guatemala.
  • Students will have the opportunity to hear from local organizations and individuals who are actively involved in the pursuit of social justice, truth, and reconciliation.
  • Using photos, films, primary sources, and other texts, students will write a short research paper with the guidance of faculty leaders.

Héctor Tobar’s Book on Chilean Mine Workers Named among the New York Times “100 Notable Books of 2014”

Tobar_bookcover_WEBThe latest book by CLLAS-affiliated faculty member Héctor Tobar—a visiting professor in the UO School of Journalism and Communication and a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist—has been named among the New York Times “100 Notable Books of 2014.”

Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle That Set Them Free (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, October 2014) is a nonfiction novel that describes the 2010 odyssey of Chilean mine workers. Here is the publisher’s synopsis.

Congratulations to Professor Tobar!

 

Gerardo Sandoval honored for paper on cross-border networks

Gerardo Sandoval honored for paper on cross-border networks | Around the O.

CLLAS associate director Gerardo Sandoval has been named the 2014 winner of the prestigious Chester Rapkin Award for best article from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. See full story in Around the O.

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 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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