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Library Notes

Happy New Year to all of you! Last fall, I attended the International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico, La FIL as it is known to the locals. From November 30 th  to December 8 th , 2018, thousands of people congregated at the Guadalajara Convention Center to see and to be seen at the greatest book fair […]

PRSA Conference

Contributed by Felix Padilla-Carbonell The Puerto Rican Studies Association (PRSA) met at Rutgers University for its 13 th biennial conference, 25-28 October 2018. This was the first PRSA conference to meet since Hurricane María devastated the island. The conference theme was “Navigating Insecurity: Crisis, Power, and Protest in Puerto Rican Communities.” Attendance, of academics, scholars, […]

Tinker Spotlight

Contributed by Ari Romano-Verthelyi In the U.S., Latino children are more likely than non-minority children to have unmet mental health needs. In order to understand and promote Latino families’ treatment engagement, several studies have examined the contribution of socio-cultural factors, identifying stigma as a key barrier. However, the term “Latino” encapsulates different national origins, which […]

The U Turn

Contributed by Megan Fountain On May 12, 2008, the U.S. government sent 900 heavily armed immigration agents to the tiny town of Postville, Iowa, to arrest 389 undocumented immigrant workers in the Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse and meatpacking plant. This event forms the backdrop for Luis Argueta’s documentary film, The U Turn. Argueta visited UConn in […]

Tertulia Con Solsiree del Moral

Contributed by Julia Marchese On October 10th, 2018, Dr. Solsiree del Moral (Visiting Professor in History from UMass Amherst) discussed her forthcoming book Street Children, Crime, and Punishment. It is the first historical study of street children and incarcerated youth in post-World War II Puerto Rico. Minors in jails and correctional schools suffered from dire […]

The History of the Largest Foreign-Born Population in the State

Dr. Fiona Vernal’s research on Connecticut’s West Indian immigration history has been featured on the Uconn Today page. Dr. Vernal’s research discusses– “Guest workers arrived in America through bilateral labor agreements between British West Indian colonies and the United States, says Vernal, whose family origins are in Jamaica. They were men who replaced the thousands of […]

Dr. Maria Martinez, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success

Dr. Maria Martinez, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success, will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education (CALAHE) on Friday, November 16, at the Association’s annual meeting at Goodwin College. This is CALAHE’s highest honor, recognizing those individuals who have made significant contributions to the educational and […]

Daisy Reyes Book Talk

Contributed by Victoria Almodóvar   Students, friends, and faculty gathered in the UConn Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center community room on October 22nd to get a preview of Dr. Daisy Verduzco Reyes’ book, Learning to Be Latino, a book she just published with Rutgers University Press. Reyes, an Assistant Professor with a joint […]