CSRC Newsletter - January 2007

CSRC Newsletter Volume 5, Number 4

Director's Message

Happy New Year! The CSRC ushers in 2007 with more projects than ever before, including the March release of the first book in our A Ver: Revisioning Art History series; new collections and initiatives in the CSRC Library; and our upcoming Latino Education Summit on May 25.   Hoping to see you at one of our events this year!
Chon A. Noriega, Director and Professor

CSRC Events

Student Research Grants Workshop
The CSRC will host an information session for students interested in learning about 2007-2008 Institute of American Cultures (IAC) research grants, which are available to UCLA graduate students as well as faculty and research staff.  The workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in 179 Haines Hall.  Refreshments will be served.  The deadline for IAC grant applications is Friday, April 27, 2007.  For questions about the session, please email Sagrario Hernandez.  To obtain information about IAC research grants and applications, visit their website.  For questions regarding Chicano studies research grants, email Carlos M. Haro or call (310) 267-5290.
Save the Date
The opening of the Lupe Anguiano Archive at the CSRC Library on Monday, March 12, 7:30-8:30, UCLA Korn Hall. This new collection documents Lupe Anguiano's work over fifty years on behalf of human rights, welfare reform, and the environment. Gloria Steinem will give the keynote lecture, followed by closing remarks from Henry Cisneros.  Reception will follow the program.  Please RSVP by March 1 by phone to 310-206-7575 or by email to us.

CSRC Press  

New Press Staff
Who is working for the CSRC Press these days? The old hands are Chon A. Noriega, editorial director (eleven years); Wendy Belcher, press manager (eleven years); Lisa Liang, business manager (eight years); and Erica Bochanty, peer review and permissions coordinator (six years) as well as Bill Morosi, freelance designer (eight years) and Cathy Sunshine, freelance copyeditor (six years).  The new hands (less than two years) are Rebecca Frazier, senior editor, who is now in charge of all book and journal production and has just shepherded the first book in the A Ver series through; Hiwa Bourne, marketing assistant, who is responsible for all that postal mail you’ve been getting (if you haven’t been getting it, send us your address!); Howard Chen, web programmer, who has helped take Aztlán online, created the CSRC online store, and is now working to create a paperless, online submission process for Aztlán; and Ileana Gaxiola, business assistant. Chon and Wendy are grateful for this incredibly talented and dedicated staff.
Policy Brief Coverage
Our last Latino Policy & Issues Brief, titled Hollywood’s Race and Ethnicity and Gender-Based Casting: Prospects for a Title VII Lawsuit got excellent media coverage last month. An article titled “Minorities have legal ground to sue studios” appeared in Daily Variety; and other articles appeared in Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, Hollywood Reporter; and the San Francisco Chronicle. To read the brief, click here.
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Information about all our publications is available at the CSRC Press website.

CSRC Library & Archive

New Donation
Last month Laura Esquivel, a long-time Latina activist, donated a portion of her papers.
Finding Aid Revisions
The archive will be reviewing and revamping its published finding aids on the Online Archive of California. With improvements to the Special Collections Records & Encoded Archival Description interface (SCREAD), we are now able to divide our finding aids into series and sub-series categories. This means that researchers will be able to navigate through finding aids by clicking on clearly labeled series links on the front page of our OAC finding aids. As an example, here are links to the same collection: the first one is not divided into series and the second one is. The difference is significant. This will take some time, but it will make our collection content more accessible. 


Call for Postdoctoral and Graduate Fellowship Applications
The CSRC and the Institute of American Cultures (IAC) offers fellowships to graduate/predoctoral and postdoctoral/visiting scholars to support research on Chicana/os. All fellowship applications are due by 5:00 pm, Friday, January 12, 2007. Submit to Assistant Director Carlos Manuel Haro. For more information on applying or to access the application forms, go to the IAC website.
Call for Faculty and Graduate Student Research Grant Applications
The CSRC, the IAC, and the University of California Committee on Latino Research are offering research grants in Chicana/o Studies and Latino Policy Studies. The deadline for UCLA faculty and student proposals is Friday, April 27, 2007. Visit the IAC website for details and application forms. Please submit complete proposals to Assistant Director Carlos Manuel Haro. 
UCLA Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers
The organizers invite graduate students in the social sciences and humanities to submit an abstract and summary of their original work to the UCLA Graduate Student Conference on Migration and Race titled "Waves, Flows, Streams, and Floods: Migrations Past and Present" on April 27, 2007.  Please send submissions to the organizers’ email by January 31, 2007 for full consideration.   Graduate students who have been accepted will be notified by February 10, 2007.  For questions, please email the conference organizer, Amada Armenta at or visit the conference website.
Ford Motor Company CHLI Leadership Program
As a commitment to advancing the next generation of Hispanic and Portuguese American leaders, Ford Motor Company and the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) combined forces to create this innovative program as a means to provide leadership training and mentoring opportunities to a group of promising students.  For application information, please visit the website.  Or, for more information, email Yisel Cabrera, Program Manager, Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute or call 202-429-2033.
Guillermo E. Hernández Fund
Professor Guillermo E. Hernández, Director Emeritus of the CSRC, passed away this past summer. To keep his memory and spirit alive, the Hernández family and the CSRC have inaugurated a scholarship fund to support graduate and undergraduate students who are doing research in Chicano or Latino culture, literature, or music. You can contribute to the fund by going online to CSRC Giving. An exhibition on his life and academic works will be in the CSRC Library through the winter quarter; a selection of his writings is available online.


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