UT Austin: CMAS Events and Announcements

CMAS Annoucements:

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Familia de CMAS,

We are very pleased to announce a one-year CMAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Mexican American Studies.

The CMAS Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to be in residence during the fellowship year (2010-2011) and to make a contribution to the research activities of the center, including teaching one course during her/his residency and delivering a public lecture in the spring semester. The CMAS Postdoctoral Fellow will receive an academic year stipend of $46,000, plus benefits and a moving allowance.

Ph.D.s should send a letter of application (not to exceed two pages detailing completed research, research plan for award period, and teaching experience/philosophy), curriculum vitae, writing sample (not to exceed 30 pages), and a proposed course description to:

Dr. Domino Renee Perez, Acting Director
Center for Mexican American Studies
University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station F9200
Austin, Texas 78712.

Applications Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2010

Please visit the CMAS website (http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/cmas/) for more information.

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The Center for Mexican American Studies
Proudly Announces


CMAS is proud to announce the upcoming dedication of its new Gloria Anzaldúa Student Activities Room on Wednesday March 31, 2010 from 5-7 pm. In honor of the room’s dedication, CMAS is sponsoring a Student Poster Art Scholarship Competition. We invite all UT students to submit a poster design that captures the spirit of Gloria Anzaldúa’s legacy and/or Mexican American Culture. Scholarship awards will be granted in the amounts of $1000 for First Prize, $500 for Second Prize and $250 for Third Prize. The winning entry will have a limited edition of 50 prints produced at Coronado Studio and will be framed for permanent display in the Student Activities Room. The First Prize winner will receive 10 prints, and the winning design will also feature prominently in the CMAS 40th Anniversary Image.

Submission deadline is Wednesday March 3, 2010.

Scholarship winners will be announced on Friday March 12, 2010. Official unveiling of all winners will be at the Gloria Anzaldúa Student Activities Room Dedication on Wednesday March 31, 2010 5-7pm.

Entries can be submitted as original hard copy or digital design. Artists should submit entries in electronic form to Deborah Paredez, CMAS Associate Director, at paredez@mail.utexas.edu or in hard copy to the CMAS office on the 5th Floor of the West Mall Building.

Artists must adhere to the following specifications in submission design:

For all submissions:
Maximum image size 16 X 22 inches vertical or horizontal
Maximum three colors on white paper/background/support

For original digital images:
Must be at least 300 dpi
Text must be bold and no smaller than 12 point

For original paintings:
Must be accompanied by .jpeg or .pdf image of the work.

For further questions, please contact:
Natasha Saldana, CMAS Undergraduate Advisor, at 471-2134.
The winning entry becomes the sole property of CMAS.

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A Note from the Benson Latin American Collection:

CMAS faculty and students,

Welcome back from all of us here the Benson!

We have recently rewritten our lending policies that will allow many of our books currently marked ‘Library Use Only’ to be checked out. At this time we don’t have the resources to go through our whole collection and switch the relevant books, however, whenever you see a ‘Library Use Only’ book that you would like to check out, bring it down to the Information Desk and we’ll see if we can change the status to allow it to circulate. Some books will still be restricted to the library (fragile or hard-to-replace books, for instance), but a large portion will fall under our relaxed lending policies.

In addition, if you have books checked out to a carrel, you are welcome to bring those down to the desk and we will check them to see if we can change their status. If you have a large number of books you would like checked, please contact me in advance and I am happy to look through them for you.

Feliz Año Nuevo,

AJ – for the Benson staff

Adrian Johnson
Benson Latin American Collection

University of Texas at Austin Libraries
(512) 495-4586

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Abriendo Brecha VII
Seventh Annual Activist Scholarship Conference at the University of Texas at Austin
FEBRUARY 18-20 (9:30AM – 5:00PM)
The Texas Union (main campus of UT Austin)
Abriendo Brecha is an annual conference at the University of Texas at Austin dedicated to activist scholarship; i.e. research and creative intellectual work in alignment with communities, organizations, movements and networks working for social justice. Abriendo Brecha VII calls for a renewed discussion on the meanings and practices of activist scholarship, particularly as it relates to the challenges of the present moment. Some themes for this year’s conference include: Race and Inequality throughout the Americas; Environmental Justice Movements; and The Global Economic Crisis. This year’s conference will consist of a mixed format that includes panels, workshops, poster presentations, performances and film. Featured speakers and artists include:

+ Iris Morales-Activist, filmmaker and former leading member of the Young Lord’s Party. (Keynote) Thursday, 5pm, Santa Rita Room

+ Omi Osun Olomo/Joni Jones-Director, John. L. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. (Keynote). Friday, 12pm, Santa Rita Room

+ Javier Auyero-Lozano Long Professor of Latin American Sociology, University of Texas at Austin. Friday, 2pm, Texas Union Theater

+ Alejandro Cerda-sociologist at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana de México, Unidad Xochimilco; expert on autonomy in Zapatista municipailites in Chiapas. Saturday, 4pm, Chicano Culture Room

+ Eli Efi- former front man and founder of the politically charged Brazilian rap group DMN. Friday, 5pm, Texas Union Theater

+ Hilda Kurtz-Associate Professor of Geography, University of Georgia. Friday, 2pm, Texas Union Theater

+ Loira Limbal (aka DJ Laylo)-Hiphop artist, co-producer of award winning documentary "Estilo Hip Hop." Friday, 5pm, Texas Union Theater

+ Adrienne Pine-Assistant professor of Anthropology and author of Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras. Saturday, 4pm, Chicano Culture Room

+ Max Rameau-Community organizer, writer and leader of Miami’s Take Back the Land. Saturday, 4pm, Chicano Culture Room

+ Alvaro Reyes-post-doctoral fellow, Department of Geography, Duke University. Friday, 2pm, Texas Union Theater

+ Julie Sze- Associate Professor of American Studies, founding director of the Environmental Justice Project for UC Davis’ John Muir Institute for the Environment. Saturday, 2pm, Texas Union Theater.

For full conference program visit: www.utexas.edu/diversity/abriendobrecha
Sponsored by: Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) Community Engagement Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Cosponsors: Center for Asian American Studies, Center for Mexican American Studies, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, College of Liberal Arts, John L. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies, Mexican Center, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies.

* PDF Attached below

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Sueños Realizados Storytime (Dreams Come True)

Description: Starting January 13, visitors to Austin Children’s Museum will hear inspiring, real-life stories of dreams come true in the new Sueños realizados bilingual Storytime program, sponsored by Target®. The six-week program, delivered in both English and Spanish, combines festive songs, activities and inspiring stories from books written and illustrated by acclaimed artist Carmen Lomas Garza.

The Sueños realizados (Dreams Come True) Storytime program takes place in the Museum’s En Mi Familia exhibit, where children and adults can immerse themselves in 3D scenes of Carmen’s artwork while listening to the real-life stories of young Carmen who followed her dreams to become an artist with the support of her family.

Place: Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado St.

Date/time of event:
Sueños realizados (Dreams Come True) Storytime Schedule
January 13 – February 24, 2010
Wednesdays: 6-6:30pm (excluding 1/27 & 2/10)
Sundays: 3-3:30pm & 4-4:30pm

Cost: $1 suggested donation on Wed.; $4.50-$6.50, kids under 12 mos. free; 4-5pm FREE admission on Sun.

Contact: 512-472-2499

Web link: http://www.austinkids.org/Programs/Gallery-Programs/Sueños-Realizados-Storytime.aspx <http://www.austinkids.org/Programs/Gallery-Programs/Sue%C3%B1os-Realizados-Storytime.aspx>

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Institute for Strategic Funding Development
Strategic Grant Writing Proposal Workshop (Sponsored by ISFD <http://isfdsonline.com/> )
Location: St. Mary’s University
February 8 -10, 2010 ~ 8:30AM – 4:30 PM
CFRE Accredited Course for 20 contact hours or 20 CFRE Continuing Education Points! Participants completing the ISFD grant writing workshop will receive the following: a Certificate of Completion accredited by CFRE, grant funding CD, bonus fundraising CD, expert grant training instruction from grant industry leaders and much more! Please visit our website <http://isfdsonline.com/> or give us a call 877.414.8991 to sign up now.

Educators, non-profit professionals, graduate students, administrators & researchers in the sciences and social sciences should register as soon as possible. Spaces fills up quickly, which means registration is on a first-come-first serve basis.

The Institute for Strategic Funding Development’s grant writing workshop designed to teach the basics of grant writing for industry professionals. It provides a comprehensive overview of effective grant development techniques, including: finding best fit funding sources, creating innovative programs, and planning for funding sustainability. The workshop is great for government, academic, research, health and non-profit professionals new to the grant writing world as well for professionals looking to expand their grant writing knowledge. The workshop will provide an intensive and interactive grant proposal development experience where you will learn the proposal writing process in its entirety. As an added bonus, you will be able to develop a draft proposal or have our instructor review one of your existing grant proposals.

The Strategic Grant Writing Proposal Workshop will be presented in 3 sessions:

Strategic Proposal Writing
Preparing a successful written proposal requires an organized, systematic approach to effectively convey your story. It demands disciplined strategies to align your content to what a grant maker is looking for. This workshop provides a step-by-step writing process to deal with any and all application requirements. What’s more, you will learn why proposal writing is much different than other kinds of writing.

Strategic Program Planning
Planning a winning proposal requires developing ideas that are clear, significant and compelling. Your ideas must not only meet the criteria of a grant maker, but they must also demonstrate your in-depth knowledge about a grant maker. Effectively strategizing your proposal idea is what this workshop will emphasize.

Strategic Grant Research
Through interactive exercises, discussions, applicable research assignments and individual consultations, you will learn how to strategically identify appropriate funding agencies. This course will expose you to database applications, online research tools, as well as traditional publications that contain information about multiple grant opportunities. Once identified, you will learn how to initiate contact and cultivate effective relationships with potential grant makers.

Tuition for our three-day grant writing workshop is $598 per person, with a $50 discount for early sign-ups (14 business days or more before the workshop). Each participant will receive the following:

* ISFD Certificate of Completion accredited by CFRE with 20 Continuation Education Units (CEU) or 20 Contact Hours
* Strategic Grant Proposal Writing Workbook and Fundraising & Research CD

* Strategic Grant Proposal Personalized Materials
* On-Going Consulting Services with ISFD Instructors & Staff

1) Online <http://isfdsonline.com/>

2) Phone – Call us at 877.414.8991. An ISFD consultant will be more than happy to assist you with your registration and answer any questions or concerns.
3) Email – Send an email to info@isfdonline.com with your basic contact information and a seat will be reserved.

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The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy (HJHP) is currently seeking submissions for its 22nd Volume. The HJHP is a non-partisan scholarly review published annually at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Articles and commentaries should explore the relationship between policymaking as it relates to the political, social and economic environment affecting Latinos in the United States. Book reviews should critically assess a book of importance to the Latino community. All submissions meeting these criteria are welcome. For the 22nd Volume, HJHP especially encourages contributions from or about:

Latinos and the Obama Administration; the impact of the economic downturn on Latinos, including issues such as banking, housing, small business ownership and foreclosure; Latino public health issues, including mental health and the recent H1N1 outbreak; the 2010 Census; Latinos in the military; the growth of Latinos in non-traditional regions in the U.S.; and economic observations on trends in remittances and immigration.


Articles must be:
Original and unpublished
15-25 double-spaced pages
All figures, tables and charts must be submitted as entirely separate files.

Commentaries must be:
5-10 dou
ble-spaced pages

Book reviews must be:
3-10 double
-spaced pages

In addition, all authors must observe the following:
Submissions mu
st be formatted on any version of Microsoft Word.
Citations must be formatted in the author-date system via running text, according to the guidelines in The Chicago Manual of Style. Footnotes are not accepted.
Authors must submit a cover letter with the author’s name, address, email address, daytime phone number and a brief biography; one hard copy of the submission.
Authors must submit an electronic copy of the submission on CD or by e-mail to adam_gonzales@hks09.harvard.edu by the February 8 deadline.
If submitting an article,
include a 100 word abstract.
Authors are required to cooperate with editing and fact checking.
HJHP is also accepting content to be published on its website. Submissions may include any work of academic or creative merit. Examples of web content include op-eds, short stories, photo essays, etc. Please specify that the submission is for web content.

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A screening of the film "THE OTHER SIDE OF IMMIGRATION,"
followed by a discussion with director Roy Germano
Monday January 25, 2010 @ 7:00PM
Sponsored by the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edward’s University (3001 S. Congress Ave.)
Jones Auditorium in the Ragsdale Center
Contact: Meridith Schmittou (meris@stedwards.edu)
More information at http://www.TheOtherSideOfImmigration.com

ABOUT THE FILM: Based on over 700 interviews in Mexican towns where about half the population has left to work in the United States, The Other Side of Immigration asks why so many Mexicans come to the U.S. and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. Through an approach that is both subtle and thought-provoking, director Roy Germano provides a perspective on undocumented immigration rarely witnessed by American eyes, challenging audiences to imagine more creative and effective solutions to our illegal immigration problem.

55 minutes / in Spanish with English subtitles

"The Other Side of Immigration is an intelligent, thought-provoking, beautiful, and caring look at the costs of policies in Mexico and the United States that lead to illegal immigration by so many. It is an understatement to say that the film has made me think…"

– Liza Finkel, Associate Professor of Education, Portland State University

"I recommend [The Other Side of Immigration] with enthusiasm for a wide range of audiences, including community groups, higher education institutions, public schools, and policy makers."
– Scott Fletcher, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Lewis & Clark College

"Germano is eloquent and passionate in the discussion of his work and is able to draw out the wider implications of this short, one-hour insight. It would be no surprise to me to see his work as a source of inspiration for policy makers on both sides of the border."

– Bill Davies, Assistant Professor of Law and Society, American University

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Roy Germano directed, produced, shot, and edited The Other Side of Immigration. He holds an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Government at the University of Texas at Austin, where he does research on Mexican immigration, remittances sent to Mexico, Mexican politics, agricultural policy, and economic development. Germano has done extensive research in the Mexican countryside and in 2008 directed the Emigration & Politics Study, a survey of 768 rural Mexican households sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The Other Side of Immigration is his first film.

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* To submit an event or announcement please email the information to ileana.cerda@mail.utexas.edu no later than Mondays at 8am. Thanks!

Center for Mexican American Studies
The University of Texas at Austin
West Mall Building 5.102
1 University Station F9200
Austin, TX 78712

(512) 471-4557
(512) 471-9639 Fax



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