Vanessa Díaz, this year’s IAC visiting researcher at the CSRC and a Ford fellow, was quoted in the L.A. Times regarding the great public interest in the divorce of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
A study titled “California Identity Project,” which was published by the CSRC in 1992, was mentioned in this story on the meaning of Hispanic Heritage Month.
The CSRC-organized exhibition, Home—So Different, So Appealing, was mentioned in The Architects Newspaper.
Selections from “Star Montana: Tear Drops and Three Dots,” on display at the CSRC Library until October 28, was profiled in the ARTnews online feature “Pictures at an Exhibition.”
The iconic Zoot Suit film poster by Ignacio Gómez, a holding of the CSRC, will be displayed in Tastemakers & Earthshakers: Notes from Los Angeles Youth Culture, 1943 – 2016, on view October 15 through February 25 at the Vincent Price Art Museum.
Abigail McEwen, assistant professor of art history and archaeology at University of Maryland, College Park, reviewed Luis Cruz Azaceta from CSRC Press, calling it "the definitive publication on the artist."
Chantal Rodriguez has been appointed the new assistant dean at Yale University's School of Drama. Rodriguez previously served as programming director and literary manager at the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC) and was an adjunct lecturer of theater at UCLA, CalArts, California State University - Northridge, and Loyola Marymount University.
Congratulations to artist and professor Pepón Osorio! On July 13, President Obama announced that he will nominate Osorio to serve on the National Council for the Arts (NCA). The nomination is pending confirmation by the Senate. Osorio teaches in the division of Community Arts Practices at Temple University's Tyler School of Art and is the subject of an award-winning monograph from CSRC Press.
M. Belinda Tucker, previously vice provost of the UCLA Institute of American Cultures, has been elected president of the 2016-17 Board of Governors of the UCLA Faculty Center Association. Carlos M. Haro, CSRC assistant director emeritus and project coordinator, has been elected a member-at-large.
The CSRC congratulates Abel Valenzuela, Jr. on his new appointment as director of UCLA’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE). Valenzuela, who is a professor of urban planning and Chicana/o studies at UCLA, was previously chair of the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies and is a longstanding member of the CSRC Faculty Advisory Committee.