The Los Angeles Times announced this year's NEH grant winners, including the CSRC, which received the largest grant of all Southern California institutions that were awarded.
Los Angeles Times, March 25, 2015
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a $200,000 grant to the CSRC to support the three-year archival project “Providing Access to Mexican American Social History in Los Angeles, 1960s and 1970s.” (Photo by Pedro Arias, 1971)
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega was interviewed for a story about Los Tigres del Norte, the San Jose, Calif.–based norteño group, and the cultural significance of one of their new songs, “Era Diferente,” about a lesbian teenager who falls in love with her best friend.
The Advocate, March 21, 2015
In celebration of Flaco Jimenez's 76th birthday, National Public Radio journalist Felix Contreras interviewed Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records and the Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings (online at UCLA), on the German influence on Mexican and Mexican American music.
In the wake of a widely reported incident of racist behavior at a University of Oklahoma fraternity, Dr. Belinda Tucker, Vice Provost of the UCLA Institute of American Cultures, was interviewed on the Southern California Public Radio program "Take Two" on the topic of combating racism and intolerance on college campuses. The story can be heard here.
CSRC associate director Alex Ortega, Professor of Health Policy and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science, was named "Source of the Week" by National Public Radio.
NPR, March 9, 2015
Spotlight on archival research, new appointments and dissertation fellows, new publications by CSRC alumni, UCLA research grants, and more!
In her editorial on viewing race in contemporary art, author Nikki Darling cites the CSRC exhibition Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement.
Maria Elena Ruiz, former CSRC associate director, co-authored the article "Older Latinos: Applying the Ethnocultural Gerontological Nursing Model" in the Journal of Transcultural Nursing. The article was published online on February 3 but is not yet available in print. Ruiz is an assistant adjunct professor in the UCLA School of Nursing, a former CSRC associate director, and CSRC faculty affiliate.
CSRC scholars in the news, 2014 Latina/o Education Summit videos on CSRC YouTube, a conference on Nauatl dialects spoken today, book talks, and more! (Image: CSRC Visiting Scholar Ernesto Chávez. Photo by Christopher A. Velasco, 2014.)