CSRC Newsletter - April 2004
CSRC Newsletter Volume 2, Number 8
Welcome back from Spring break!
Chon A. Noriega, Director and Professor
Getty Grant for Library Project
CSRC has been awarded a $124,000 grant from the Getty Grant Program for a survey of materials related to Latino arts in Southern California. This grant allows CSRC to build upon the Haynes Archival Grant we have this year and to expand our working relations with the Latino arts organizations in the Los Angeles area. In February, we hosted the first ever meeting of these groups; and we also have a community partnership grant this year with Self-Help Graphics.
Exhibition in the CSRC Library
Viva La Causa! -an exhibition showcasing political posters and original artworks addressing Chicano identity, labor, immigration, and international relations-was on display in March in the library. Students Claire Rudolph and Zachary Rosemoore curated the exhibition. Contact the CSRC Library for more information.
CSRC Events This Month
Former CSRC Director to Lecture
Guillermo Hernandez , professor in the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese and former CSRC Director, will lecture on Agravios, calamidades y venganzas: Una historia del Corrido , as part of the Work in Progress discussion series on Friday, April 9 , at 2:00 p.m. in the Lydeen Reading Room (4302 Rolfe Hall). To obtain a copy of the paper beforehand or for more information, please contact Heidi Arbisi-Kelm.
Faculty Research Exchange Presentation
The Faculty Research Exchange lecture series resumes with a joint talk by visiting scholars Robert Romero and Cathy Komisaruk on Wednesday, April 21 , at 4:00 p.m. in Haines 179. Dr. Romero's talk will focus on "Chinese-Mexican Intermarriage in Early Twentieth Century Mexican Culture"; Dr. Komisaruk's presentation discusses "Changing Communities, Changing Identities: Indians in Colonial Mesoamerica." Light refreshments will be provided; please RSVP to the front office.
UCLA MEChA resumes its film series for the spring quarter on Thursday, April 22 , at 5:00 p.m. in the CSRC Library. The title will be announced.
The CSRC and the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology present New Directions in Chicano Music and Musicology: A Symposium on Friday, April 23 , from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. in 1325 Schoenberg Hall. The event was organized by Professors Steve Loza , UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology, and Chon Noriega , CSRC Director. Participants include both established and up-and-coming scholars working on Chicano music. The event represents a major re-assessment of the field and will result in book publication. For more information, contact the front office.
LA Times Book Festival
The CSRC will have a booth at this year's festival, which over 150,000 people attend. The festival is a great place to hear authors and view an immense variety of publications as well as to meet the staff of the center. We will be selling our books and journals and handing out literature about the mission of the center. Some local Chicana/o writers will be available to sign their books. Partnering with us are AltaMed health organization and Self-Help Graphics, who will be disseminating information on their important work. In a special service, college counselors will be on hand at the center to talk with parents who would like their children to attend college or university. The festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25 , and we are at Booth 167 in the Wilson Plaza. Additional materials will be available at the center in 193 Haines Hall. Contact the CSRC Press for more information.
Chicano studies faculty and students are invited to meet candidates for a new Chicano studies position in Information Studies. The CSRC and Information Studies are conducting a joint-search to fill a Chicano Studies Research Center Institutional Faculty FTE. Faculty and students are encouraged to attend the job talk and to provide feedback to the search committee. The appointment in Information Studies will have significant implications for the development of Chicano studies at UCLA . On Monday, April 26, Mari CastaÃ±eda Paredes will give a talk on her work, with the time and location to be announced. Please contact front office for more information.
Wendy Belcher , publications coordinator for the CSRC Press, will conduct a workshop on The Rules of Peer Review: An Insider's Look at the Journal Submission Process on Wednesday, April 28 at 5:00 p.m. in 144 Haines Hall. The workshop will last one hour and will address the details of the peer review process and how to avoid common submission errors. For more information, contact CSRC Press.
Library Fund Now On-Line
In order to continue our development of a state-of-the-art library serving the community, we are asking for contributions to the CSRC Library Fund at UCLA Giving.
We Come to You!
CSRC Library now offers Document Delivery; for more information go to CSRC Library Document Delivery.
Anthology Now in Third Printing
The Chicano Studies Reader: An Anthology of Aztlan, 1970-2000 , an anthology of seminal articles from the premier journal in the field, is breaking sales records! We are now going into our third printing as the book has been adopted in a number of introductory Chicano studies courses across the country. In a close second is our other anthology: La Obreras: Chicana Politics of Work and Family . If you are interested in receiving a desk copy to consider it for classroom adoption, email the CSRC Press.
I Am Aztlan: The Personal Essay in Chicano Studies
The CSRC Press is in the last stages of preparing an exciting new anthology for publication. In ethnic studies, the "I" has been an assertive part of scholarship. One has only to look at the history of Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies (founded in 1969) to observe the way the personal and the textual have intertwined to shape the field since the beginning. We have selected twelve essays to demonstrate the range of personal writing in Chicano studies and how scholars see their identities shaping their scholarship. Essays address fathers, classrooms, fieldwork, cinema, home, family, cockfighting, Latina lesbian publishing, censorship, and art to break down barriers. To order a copy in advance now, email CSRC Press.
The CSRC Press is launching several new series, including collection guides on CSRC Library special collection and DVDs of early documentaries and video art. We will keep you posted!
Subscribe Now to Aztlán and Other Series
The spring issue of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies has been sent to subscribers. If you are not a subscriber and want to be one, e-mail your postal address to the CSRC Press in order to receive a subscription package!
If you would like to receive electronic versions of the Latino Policy & Issues Brief or the CSRC Research Report, please email CSRC Briefs and Reports and include in the body of your message the line (and nothing but the line) SUBSCRIBE CHICANO [first name, last name] (don't enter the brackets, just your name)
IAC Research Grant Program in Chicano Studies
The Institute of American Cultures (IAC), in conjunction with the CSRC, announces the availability of small grants for support of research on Chicana/os. UCLA faculty, staff, graduate students, and IAC postdoctoral fellows/visiting scholars are eligible. Application forms can be obtained from the CSRC or the IAC Office, or on-line at the IAC website . The IAC particularly encourages proposals that will make a contribution to the CSRC. It also invites proposals on interethnic relations that will increase collaboration between the UCLA ethnic studies centers and/or between the centers and other campus units. Prior to submission of the research proposal, applicants are encouraged to contact the CSRC Assistant Director Carlos M. Haro to discuss their proposal. Applications must be received no later that 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 30, 2004 . Awards will be announced beginning June.
CSRC Latino Research Program Grants
UCLA faculty members are invited to apply for research grants from the CSRC Latino Research Program (LRP). The program places an emphasis on applied and policy-oriented research and receives support through the University of California Committee on Latino Research. For more information, visit the IAC website or contact Carlos M. Haro . In order to apply, use the IAC grant form and check the "Latino Policy Studies" box. To be considered for IAC and LRP funding, check both boxes. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 30, 2004 .
Millennium Foundation Grants
Millennium Momentum Foundation, Inc. will be awarding 10 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for the 2004-2005 academic school year to ethnic minority students pursuing careers in public administration, public policy, and corporate public affairs. The deadline for scholarship application submittal is Friday, April 30, 2004 at 5:00 p.m. Interested students can access the Millennium Momentum Foundation, Inc.
Smithsonian Summer Program
Designed to create a dialogue and enrich the experiences of cultural workers and scholars, the Smithsonian Institute for the Interpretation and Representation of Latino Cultures (SIIRLC) is a combination of lectures, workshops, and two weeks of hands-on learning at the Smithsonian Institution. The program aims to develop creativity and leadership of new talent in the fields of cultural work in community cultural centers, museums, and theater. A group of fifteen applicants will be chosen by a selection committee composed of scholars, artists, museum professionals, and cultural center directors. The application deadline is Friday, April 9, 2004 . Selected applicants will be informed of their selection by May 3, 2004. For more information visit the Smithsonian website or send an e-mail to Maritza Solano or contact her at 202-786-3112.
Opportunities for Students
The CSRC welcomes undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Chicano studies to work as interns and volunteers in various areas of the center. If interested, send an email to Carlos M. Haro.
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