Roberto Omar Cabello-Argandoña, one of the CSRC's founding librarians, passed away October 24 at the age of 78. Among his many degrees, he earned a bachelor's degree in political science and later dual master's in business administration and library science at UCLA. As detailed in his obituary published in the Los Angeles Times, Cabello-Argandoña dedicated his life to education, research, and writing. Roberto Omar Cabello-Argandoña, presente!
The UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC) invites applications for support of research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os for 2022–2023. The Institute also invites proposals on interethnic relations that will increase collaboration between the Centers and/or between the Centers and other campus units. Deadline to apply: March 1, 2022
The Institute of American Cultures (IAC) offers in-residence appointments to support research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os. We especially encourage applications that advance our understanding of new social and cultural realities occasioned by the dramatic population shifts of recent decades. Deadline to apply: January 6, 2022
Chon A. Noriega, professor of film and television and former CSRC director, and Pilar Tompkins RIvas, chief curator at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and former CSRC arts project coordinatore, were quoted in a feature on the forthcoming Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture.
The CSRC's online Dia de los Muertos event on November 1 was included in a story about virtual an in-person celebrations in Los Angeles.
KFI-AM 640, November 1, 2021
UCLA Newsroom ran a preview story on the CSRC online event, "Dia de los Muertos: Love and Loss During the COVID-19 Pandemic," to be broadcast November 1. The event is open to the public.
José Montoya, by Ella Maria Diaz, associate professor of English and Latino/a studies at Cornell University, won Best Biography (English) and Best Arts Book at the 23rd International Latino Book Awards. The book is published by CSRC Press.
Cornell College of Arts & Sciences, Latina/o Studies Program, October 27, 2021
UCLA Newsroom profiled CSRC director Veronica Terriquez and her vision for the CSRC during her term. Terriquez will draw on her background as a community organizer to enhance Latino community
networks and presence on campus, and support university-community partnerships.
UCLA Newsroom profiled the CSRC-led research project "Critical Mission Studies at California's Crossroads," which is funded by a grant from UC Multicampus Research and Programs Iniatives. Charlene Villaseñor Black, professor of art history and Chicana/o studies and former CSRC associate director, is co-PI on the project.