The award is given by the Gold Shield Alumnae of UCLA to a mid-career faculty member who has displayed outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and community service.
Volume two of Regeneración Tlacuilolli: UCLA Raza Studies Journal is now available through eScholarship. Regeneración Tlacuilolli is an interdisciplinary Chicana/o and Raza studies journal published electronically once a year.
The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has received a $69.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). CTSI is a research consortium comprised of UCLA, Cedars–Sinai Medical Center, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, and was established by the NIH to enhance biomedical research.
The L.A. Weekly previewed a concert by Los Tigres del Norte to take place June 25 at the Forum in Los Angeles. The preview mentioned the Los Tigres del Norte Fund at the CSRC.
Fusion Magazine featured a Q&A with filmmaker Willie Varela. Varela's work is the focus of Video Art by Willie Varela, volume 9 in the CSRC's Chicano Media and Video Art DVD series. (Photo by R. Ted Carrasco)
The National Endowment of the Humanities featured the Frontera Collection on its website, which is funded in part by the NEH. The collection is under the stewardship of the CSRC.
New York-based artist Freddy Rodriguez, a native of the Dominican Republic, has been awarded a 2016 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship.
Ramón García, author of the CSRC's award-winning A Ver volume on the artist Ricardo Valverde, was named by The Culture Trip as one of the top ten Los Angeles-based poets to know.
New appointments, fond farewells, forthcoming publications, a visiting scholars report, and more in this month's newsletter. (Image: Students pack textiles from CSRC collections during a workshop now viewable on CSRC YouTube)
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega's 2009 Aztlán article was reprinted in Joe Ortiz's blog, It Seems to Me... The article discusses the portrayals of Mexicans in silent-era Hollywood Westerns and the equally problematic scholarship on race in the Western genre and its "greaser" subgenre.