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December 14, 2012

If you didn’t know who Jenni Rivera was before December 9, 2012, by now you’ve surely heard of the Diva of Banda. You know that in addition to being a singer she was a successful actress who was about to cross over into the living rooms of non-Latino, English-speaking America with a reality TV show on ABC.

December 14, 2012
The Institute of American Cultures (IAC), which oversees the CSRC and the three other ethnic studies centers at UCLA, has posted information on its website concerning fellowships and grants for the 2013-2014 academic year.
December 11, 2012
Agustin Gurza, music journalist and CSRC author, remarks on Jenni Rivera's success as cultural symbol in this story following the Mexican American singer's death.
December 7, 2012
The L.A. Xicano catalog essay by Pilar Tompkins Rivas was excerpted in Spanish the latest issue of Carta, the magazine of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain.
December 6, 2012
Maria Elena Ruiz, who served as CSRC associate director for 2010-12, was awarded an Institute of American Cultures (IAC) grant for research assistance during the 2012-13 academic year for a literature review on the Cuban health system with regard to its implications for the U.S. Affordable Care Act.
December 3, 2012

“Ethno-Racial Profiling and State Violence in a Southwest Barrio," by Pat Rubio Goldsmith, Mary Romero, Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith, Manuel Escobedo, and Laura Khoury, is the recipient of the Latin American Studies Association Latino Studies Section Article Award.

December 1, 2012
A summary of the latest CSRC news, events, Library collections, and Press publications.
November 27, 2012
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega is cited as among the curators who signed an open letter and petition demanding "New York Times" art critic Ken Johnson acknowledge racist and sexist language in his recent writings.
November 26, 2012
The CSRC Latina/o LGBT Initiative, devoted to preserving LGBT collections and making them accessible to the general public, is asking for support through a donation of $50 for its 50th, that is, the 50th anniversary of the CSRC in 2019.
November 26, 2012
In the new release "Latinos Beyond Reel: Changing a Media Stereotype," filmmakers Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun examine US media and its portrayals of Latinos. CSRC director Chon Noriega, along with other Latino scholars, provide insight over these representations.