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DuckFunder: Help our UO Dreamer Students Pay for College!

UO Fund the Dream Scholarships
Help our UO Dreamer Students Pay for College!

Help the UO Dreamers Working Group raise scholarship funds for our undocumented and Dreamer students. Every year in Oregon, Dreamer students transition from high school to college to continue their education. Undocumented students, including Tuition Equity and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), do not qualify for Federal Financial Aid. They are also ineligible for many other forms of financial aid that students typically use to fund their education. It is very common for them to take a term off every year to work and raise money for tuition.

Our Dreamers are hard working, bright, determinedDucks!They are just like every other Duck.They have goals of owning their own business, working in our communities, and supporting their families. We believe nothing should stand in their way of a college degree.And though our Dreamer students face many stressors,we can help them graduate! This scholarship aims to provide some financial relief, allowing them to complete their degrees and fulfill their goal of becoming a Duck Alumnion graduation day!

Go to: DuckFunder for Dreamers

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Monday, December 3rd, 2018 Funding No Comments

Scholar Stephanie Wood soon to launch glyph translation tool: “Visual Lexicon of Aztec Hieroglyphs”

A glyph translation tool: The Visual Lexicon of Aztec Hieroglyphs

Stephanie Wood, an ethnohistorian and specialist in Mesoamerican culture who is affiliated with the UO College of Education, will soon be launching the creation of a glyph translation tool, the “Visual Lexicon of Aztec Hieroglyphs,” which unites the work of scholars in Mexico, the U.S., Germany, and the Netherlands.  

The tool will be created with the participation of a Latinx student team at the UO. The result will be a free, online, searchable database of the atomic parts of compound glyphs, all named, annotated, and with attestations of the ways that they appear in compound glyphs in known 16th-century codices, such as the Codex Mendoza, the Codex Xolotl, and others.  The resulting site will be at least trilingual, using Nahuatl, Spanish and English.

The goals of the Visual Lexicon are manifold: 1) to provide a tool for scholars deciphering glyphs in under-studied or newly discovered codices; 2) to help with the teaching and self-study of glyph decipherment; 3) to deepen our understanding of the Aztec writing system (reading order, phoneticism, regional styles, etc.); 4) to prepare pedagogical pathways that highlight Aztec cultural hallmarks; and, 5) to be merged with the online Nahuatl dictionary Wood serves from Oregon, besides standing alone .

This project is a collaboration with professor and principal investigator Benjamin D. Johnson at the University of Massachusetts, and it is funded out of his three-year grant from National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Latinx students find support, community and a home at the UO

The UO Home Page currently carries an extensive set of stories and resources for and about LatinX students. You can reach the full set of stories through this link:

 https://around.uoregon.edu/patos?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=immersive

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 Students No Comments

CLLAS Town Hall with Mae Ngai: “Citizenship and Denaturalization in the Era of US Nationalism”

January 17, 2019
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Mae Ngai

 

 

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CLLAS Town Hall with Mae Ngai

“Citizenship and Denaturalization in the Era of US Nationalism”

Mae Ngai is the 2018-19 Wayne Morse Chair. She is the Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History, Columbia University. Her research focuses on immigration, citizenship, and nationalism. Ngai is the author of Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (2004), which won six major book awards; and The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America (2010). Ngai has written on immigration history and policy for The Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Nation,and the Boston Review. Before becoming a historian, she was a labor-union organizer and educator in New York City, working for District 65-UAW and the Consortium for Worker Education. Her upcoming book is Yellow and Gold: The Chinese Mining Diaspora, 1848-1908, a study of Chinese gold miners and racial politics in nineteenth-century California, the Australian colony of Victoria, and the South African Transvaal.

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Alaí Reyes-Santos: “What It Means To Be a Black Latina in Higher Education”

by Alaí Reyes-Santos, Associate Professor, UO Department of Ethnic Studies
posted in Hip Latina,

“I have been asserting my blackness since I can remember.

“Growing up in the mountains of Puerto Rico, my curls —‘pelo malo,’as friends called it—betrayed my family’s attempts to claim whiteness by invoking our Spanish great grandfather. Why would my grandmother, who loved me deeply, say that my hair ‘does not come from our side of the family’?

“As we experience university responses to the Black Lives Matter Movement, Black Latinxs relive the everyday violence I faced during my childhood. Black Latinas are made invisible by intellectual and pedagogical initiatives. Data rarely documents Afro-Latino experiences in education, housing and employment, though they are similar to African American ones; AfroLatinx activists and Afro-Latinx Studies scholars seek that recognition.”

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2018 CLLAS Impact Report now available

October 15, 2018—Our 2017-18 CLLAS Impact Report will soon be available in hard copy for those who request it. The PDF version can be accessed now at: 2017-18 CLLAS Impact Rpt final WEB

This report includes a discussion of project highlights, research funding, and events from AY 2017-18.

It also showcases the CLLAS Town Hall with Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist José Antonio Vargas from last October, the awarding of the inaugural Latinx Studies Seed Grant to Ernesto Martínez, associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies, for his project “A Child Should Not Long for Its Own Image: Literature and Visual Media for Queer Latinx Youth,” a letter wrapping up all of last year’s key events from director Gabriela Martínez, and important statistics reflecting CLLAS’s impact on campus.

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Monday, October 22nd, 2018 Publications No Comments



Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies Gift Fund

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