CSRC Newsletter - January 2005
CSRC Newsletter Volume 3, Number 4
In the 1960s, I would ponder reaching the next millennium, when I would be an unthinkable age, older even than my parents. In the 1970s, my focus narrowed, as I yearned to become an adult, which meant turning twenty-one. In the 1980s, I worked like a dog, but I wanted to party like it was 1999. In the 1990s, I did. Now, in 2005, I find myself in an undiscovered country, several years into the other side of my—and our—millennial fantasies. Prince never wrote about what happened once we got past 1999. Getting there was everything. Now we are there, here. Like everyone else, I leave behind the friends and family who did not make it this far. I live with their absence, but I also hold their memories above ground. They connect me to my own past and make looking ahead more meaningful … and realistic. On behalf of my beloved sister, Reni Celeste (1963-2004), this year I resolve to live, work, party, and remember like it's 2005.
Chon A. Noriega , Director and Professor
CSRC Editor Starts Writing Newsletter
The CSRC Press managing editor Wendy Belcher is starting a free monthly electronic newsletter for scholarly writers. Flourish will provide encouragement and information to graduate students and faculty writing for publication. If you are interested in subscribing, please go to the subscription web page and register.
CSRC Events This Month
A Ver: Revisioning Art History Book Series Launch
On February 3, the CSRC will publicly launch the A Ver: Revisioning Art History book series at Royce Hall from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the West Lobby and Terrace. A Ver is a groundbreaking new series, the first ever devoted to the cultural and artistic contributions of U.S.-based Latino artists. This event will bring together A Ver's national advisory board as well as the artists and writers for the first ten books. Our affiliated institutions will also be present – including LACMA and the Museum of Fine Arts , Houston , but also major Latino arts centers, museums, and organizations around the country. To RSVP, please contact the front office.
CSRC Panel at LACMA
In conjunction with the A Ver launch, the next day the LACMA Institute for Arts and Cultures will present the panel "From Ike to Iraq: Conversations with Latino Artists on Six Decades of Art and Politics," on February 4, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Dorothy Collins Brown Auditorium, LACMA. This event is the first resulting from the CSRC-LACMA agreement announced in late October 2004.
SIGLO XXI: Latino/a Research into the 21st Century Conference
The CRSC is cosponsoring the inaugural triennial Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) conference at the University of Texas at Austin , January 26-30. The IUPLR is a consortium comprised of eighteen major Latino research centers located at various universities throughout the country. The primary objective of the conference is to encourage and share the scholarship being generated by researchers who are faculty associates of the IUPLR consortium. For more information on the conference and the IUPLR consortium, please click here.
Collections Available for Research
The CSRC Library is pleased to report that two collections, the Humberto Cané Record Collection and the Robert Legorreta (Cyclona) Collection, have been processed and are now searchable. The Humberto Cané Record Collection includes the albums of Humberto Cané, a Cuban bandleader, composer, and bass player who was an important figure in Mexican salsa music. The Robert Legorreta (Cyclona) Collection features albums and other popular culture items related to Latina/o and Chicana/o stereotypes. Finding aids for these and other CSRC collections can be found on the CSRC Library website and the Online Archive of California website. Finding aids for these and other CSRC collections can be found on the CSRC Library website and the Online Archive of California website.
Latinos on Prime-Time Television
The appearance of Latino regular characters on network prime-time television has steadily decreased over the last three years, according to coauthors Alison R. Hoffman and Chon A. Noriega in a new CSRC Research Report. Latino regular characters appear in just one of the eight series set in Los Angeles County , a region with a 45% Latino population. Latino regular characters account for just 8% of the regular characters on the 16 series set in New York City , a city with a 27% Latino population. 50% of Latino regular characters can be found on ABC programs.
Successful Prevention of Tuberculosis
Since 1990, foreign-born TB cases have increased 22% even as total TB cases have decreased 32%. Latino and Asian populations are especially at risk. But these cultures often hold the key to effective preventative measures, according to co-authors, Donald E. Morisky, Astou Coly, and Michael Kim in a new CSRC Policy Brief. These findings suggest that culture, ethnicity, and youth should not be looked upon as impediments but as potential resources in preventative measures. The report, "Successful Tuberculosis Prevention in Foreign-Born Adolescents," can be read by clicking here.
Are You a Long-time Aztlán Subscriber?
In 2005, Aztlán will have been publishing for thirty-five years! To celebrate this accomplishment, we are going to publish a special thank you to our long-time subscribers. Our records only go back to 1996, so if you have been subscribing to Aztlán for a long time, or have a full set, please email us so we can officially thank you. We are also encouraging long-time subscribers to send for publication a short statement, a sentence or two, on why they subscribe to Aztlán.
Were You Published in the Early Issues of Aztlán ?
Also in honor of Aztlán's thirty-fifth anniversary, we would like to be in touch with authors who published in the early issues of Aztlán. Please email us if you were one of them. If you have a little extra time and want to send us a paragraph on how publishing in Aztlán affected your career or thought, email us.
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CSRC Grants & Fellowships Recipients
The CSRC offers a number of important fellowships and grants in Chicano studies to researchers (see below). For further information about any of these, please contact the CSRC Assistant Director Carlos M. Haro. Applications are available on-line at the IAC website.
IAC Postdoctoral/Visiting Scholar Fellowship in Chicano Studies
The Institute of American Cultures (IAC) in conjunction with the CSRC offers fellowships to postdoctoral/visiting scholars to support research on Chicana/os. Applications are due by January 14.
IAC Predoctoral Fellowship in Chicano Studies
The IAC and the CSRC offer predoctoral fellowships to current UCLA students to aid in the completion of a dissertation. UCLA doctoral students with a demonstrated interest in Chicano studies and who will have advanced to candidacy by the beginning of the fellowship year are eligible to apply. Applications are due by January 14.
IAC Research Grant Program in Chicano Studies
The IAC and the CSRC announce 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. 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. All applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposal before submission with Carlos M. Haro. Applications are due by April 29.
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. To apply, just check the "Latino Policy Studies" box on the IAC form. To be considered for both IAC and LRP funding, check both boxes. Applications are due by April 29.
Opportunities for Students
The CSRC website publishes a list of UCLA graduate students currently doing Chicana/o-related research. To be added to the CSRC Affiliated Graduate Students list, email the CSRC with your information.
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. The Center has openings in the following areas:
web support, manuscript processing, interview transcription (must be bilingual), and research assistance. If interested, send an inquiry to Carlos M. Haro.
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