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.
The award is given by the Gold Shield Alumnae of UCLA to a mid-career faculty member who has displayed outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and community service.
Volume two of Regeneración Tlacuilolli: UCLA Raza Studies Journal is now available through eScholarship. Regeneración Tlacuilolli is an interdisciplinary Chicana/o and Raza studies journal published electronically once a year.
The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has received a $69.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). CTSI is a research consortium comprised of UCLA, Cedars–Sinai Medical Center, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, and was established by the NIH to enhance biomedical research.
The L.A. Weekly previewed a concert by Los Tigres del Norte to take place June 25 at the Forum in Los Angeles. The preview mentioned the Los Tigres del Norte Fund at the CSRC.
Fusion Magazine featured a Q&A with filmmaker Willie Varela. Varela's work is the focus of Video Art by Willie Varela, volume 9 in the CSRC's Chicano Media and Video Art series. (Photo by R. Ted Carrasco)
NEH.gov showcased the informative and newly interactive Frontera Collection website, funded in part by the Endowment. The collection is under the stewardship of the CSRC.