It is with profound sadness that we share the news of the passing of our dear friend and colleague Agustín Gurza. He died Saturday, January 8.
UC Riverside News reported UCR ARTS received a $50,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the forthcoming exhibition Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures at the California Museum of Photography. Chon A. Noriega, former CSRC director, is serving as a consultant on the exhibition. The exhibition catalog will be published by CSRC Press in fall 2022.
A feature in ARTnews included discussion of the traveling exhibition Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell, organized by the CSRC in partnership with the Vincent Price Art Museum, and numerous Latinx artists who have been featured in CSRC exhibitions and publications.
UCLA Newsroom summarized key achievements within the UCLA community during 2021, including the announcement that UCLA will seek to achieve the designation of Hispanic Serving Institution by 2025. As noted in the story, the CSRC will play a key role in a helping to build an infrastructure to support future Latinx Bruins,
Investing in the academic success of Latinx students, new faculty leadership, fall events on YouTube, additions to archival collections and updated finding aids, CSRC publications win awards, funding opportunities, and more in the Fall Quarter newsletter!
Former CSRC director Chon Noriega was quoted in a UCLA Newsroom story about the 2021 inductees into the National Film Registry that were created by Bruins. These include Chicana (1979, Syliva Morales) and Requiem-29 (1970, David Garcia). Both films are held in the Chicano Studies Research Center collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
The exhibition Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell, organized by the Vincent Price Art Museum in collaboration with the CSRC, was named one of the best shows of 2021 by the art critics of The New York Times.
The Luskin School of Public Affairs profiled associate professor Carlos E. Santos in his new role as associate director of the CSRC.
UCLA Luskin School, December 6, 2021
A story in the San Antonio Current about the documentary Chulas Fronteras by filmmakers Les Blank and Chris Strachwitz mentions Strachwitz's donation of his Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American recordings to the CSRC, something the writer calls "arguably [Strachwitz's] greatest and most lasting contribution to Mexican American Culture."
Under the general direction of CSRC Director, the Senior Administrator of Campus Initiatives will be responsible for planning and directing complex projects; the creation and implementation of hiring and recruitment processes; programming; coordination; and development related to CSRC's leadership in HSI Infrastructure and Secondary School Ethnic Studies.