OLLAS celebrates 2013 graduates and faculty
Faculty, parents, siblings, community members and peers joined in a celebration of the 2013 graduates with a major in Latino/Latin American Studies and a minor in Chicano/Latino Studies. Special faculty recognitions were given to Dr. Mike Carroll, co-founder of Chicano/Latino Studies, who will be retiring this year. Also recognized for their dedicated teaching to our program were Dr. María Arbeláez, Dr. Ramón Guerra, Dr. Troy Romero, and Dr. Thomas Sanchez.
Students displayed Senior Project posters and delivered presentations about their work. Click here to see a picture of the posters. They will be on display in Arts and Sciences for others to admire.
Congratulations to our graduates: Roxana Cortés, Mariana Estrada, Natasha Mann, Gerson Manriquez, Laurenso Montalvo, Sanjuanita Murguia, María G. Olvera Hernández, Stacey Pirtle, and Deibi Sibrian.
Don't forget to schedule your advising appointment with OLLAS!
If you have a major or minor, you are required to make an advising appointment at OLLAS, so stop by OLLAS in Arts and Sciences Hall 102 to schedule your appointment.
Visit the OLLAS advising website for more information.
Presenting the new Latino/Latin American Studies Library Guide Webpage
Introducing the new Latino/Latin American Studies Library Guide webpage created by our subject librarian, Linda Parker.
We encourage you to use it to direct you to sources at the UNO Criss Library and on the web for information related to Latino/Latin American Studies. Linda's page has links to her other fascinating subject pages as well.
|Latino/Latin America Analyses.|
|Read about the latest Latino/Latin American
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OLLAS End of the Year Celebration
◊ Viewed the first annual senior project posters and presentations
◊ Honored the accomplishments of LLS majors and CLS minors
◊ Recognized all of you who make OLLAS possible!
The event was held at the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room (third floor) on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 3:30-5:00pm.
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OLLAS Charla Featured Discussion on New Masculinities and Migration
The 2012-2013 OLLAS Charla Series continued on Thursday, April 11, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Collaborating Commons, room 132D, with a presentation by Dr. Maria Tapias titled “Men on the Move: Masculinities and the Ambivalence of Ambition in the Context of Migration.” Dr. Tapias explored issues of gender structures and newly defined roles at home and work that often accompany migration.
Puerto Rican Social Activist Spoke About Student Strikes
Gamelyn F. Oduardo Sierra, a Puerto Rican lawyer and social activist, was on campus Friday, April 5, to speak about the 2010 and 2011 student strikes in Puerto Rico that shut down all but one of the University of Puerto Rico campuses. The event took place in 132D College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Commons, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information, contact Dr. Thomas Sanchez, UNO-AAUP (University of Nebraska at Omaha chapter of the American Association of University Professors) at 402-554-4977 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activista social puertorriqueño habló sobre las huelgas estudiantiles
Gamelyn F. Oduardo Sierra, abogado puertorriqueño pro-independentista y activista socialista, estuvo en el Centro Laboral (Heartland Workers Center) viernes, el 5 de abril, para hablar sobre las huelgas estudiantiles en Puerto Rico que se llevaron a cabo entre los años 2010 y 2011 las cuales cerraron 10 de los 11 recintos de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. El evento tuvo lugar en las instalaciones del Centro Laboral (4923 South 24th Street, Ste. 3A, Omaha NE 68107) a las 6:00pm.
UNO Officials Traveled to Peru for Research, Education Partnership
Researchers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) traveled to Lima, Peru, on Nov. 3, along with several other university officials, as part of an inter-university agreement with the Universidad Antonio Ruiz Montoya.
Funded by a grant from the University of Nebraska Foundation, the focus of the trip will be to establish a study-abroad and service learning specializing in water quality and water access in Latin America.
Cinemateca 2012 is the 3rd biennial celebration of Latino, Latin American, and Spanish film. The series ran from August 31 to October 2 and included movies from the US, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Special screenings featured guest speakers, including Jonathan Paley, one of the directors of Pelotero, author Rob Ruck, as well as OLLAS faculty.
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Click for Summit Conclusions (English, Español and Clossing Session Presentation), bilingual workshop summary, presentations, photo gallery, reading list and evaluations from Cumbre 2010!!! and read more about Cumbre below. Go to: Cumbre 2010 webpage
Cumbre 2010 brought more than 500 participants from four continents, 15 countries, 14 states and a number of communities in Nebraska. We thank our supporters, volunteers and cosponsors for this success.
Here is one example of the many positive comments we have received about Cumbre 2010 and which summarizes many of the things we hope we are and wish to be (Para español ver más abajo):
"Thanks to the OLLAS team and volunteers for your organizational capacity, team building, your capacity to build alliances across institutions, your commitment with migrant communities, your capacity to offer friendship and enjoy life."
"Gracias al equipo de OLLAS y voluntarios por su capacidad organizativa, construcción de equipo, facilidad de construir alianzas institucionales, compromiso con los migrantes y sus comunidades, capacidad de ser amigos y disfrutar la vida."
Cumbre 2010 is cosponsored by the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS), the International Network on Migration and Development (INMD), the National Association of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC) and a variety of local and national organizations.
The summit is being considered as one of the meetings being held in anticipation of the 2010 IV Global Forum on Migration and Development (Mexico), and the IV World Social Forum on Migration (Ecuador). A discussion about the significance of these forums as spaces for global immigration policy-making and a workshop to deepen civil society capacity to participate in these policy-making processes will be part of the summit’s activities
Cumbre 2010 provides a forum for diverse, international and local publics to engage in critical dialogues that speak to this year’s theme. Our main objectives are to share knowledge and increase our collective capacity to inform policy and effect change. Our focus is on Latino, migrant and Latin American communities within this hemisphere and across the globe. We welcome comparative analyses with, and experiences from, other migrant, ethnic and racial groups within and outside the United States. Read more...e Office of Latino/Latin American Studies of the Great Plains at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), was established in the summer of 2003 as the result of ongoing efforts by the faculty, staff, and students of the UNO Chicano/Latino Studies (CLS) Program and a federal appropriation made possible by the U.S. Department of Education and the support of the Greater Omaha community.
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The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies of the Great Plains at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is turning 10 in 2013! Help us celebrate our accomplishments!
Two UNO, UNMC Reports Show Major Disparities in Health and Access to Care for Latinos and Immigrants in Nebraska and Iowa
The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS) has released a report and policy brief, in conjunction with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), describing the serious health problems facing the growing Latino and immigrant populations in Nebraska and Iowa, particularly the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. Read more...
The policy brief presents evidence for major barriers to access medical care for Latinos and immigrants and the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to improve health insurance coverage. The brief also outlines some potential solutions. Read more...
Read the Press Release for more information about this OLLAS-UNMC Collaboration.
Dos informes de UNO, UNMC demuestran grandes disparidades en la salud y acceso al cuidado para los Latinos e inmigrantes en Nebraska y Iowa
Fall 2013 Class Offerings
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Although recent research from the Pew Hispanic Center suggests that the rate of recent immigration to the United States has slowed considerably, other studies clearly show that immigrants make substantial economic contributions to the communities in which they settle.
Using the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) data for the sample period 2006-2010, this report focuses attention on the quantitative economic impact of first-generation, foreign-born individuals on the Omaha-Council Bluffs economy as well as the Nebraska and Iowa state economies in 2010. More ►
El impacto económico de los latinoamericanos y otros inmigrantes
Este resumen está basado en un reporte en inglés titulado: "The Economic Impact of Latin American & other Immigrants in Iowa, Nebraska & the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area". Este resumen, en español e ilustrado, es una herramienta que permite a la comunidad conversar sobre asuntos complejos en un lenguaje accesible. Este tipo de publicaciones responde a la misión y las metas de la Oficina de Estudios Latinos y Latinoamericanos (OLLAS) de crear espacios de aprendizaje más allá de las aulas universitarias.
Investigaciones recientes del Centro Hispano Pew estiman que la tasa de inmigración en los Estados Unidos se ha reducido considerablemente. Sin embargo, otros estudios también demuestran que los inmigrantes contribuyen de manera significativa a la economía de las comunidades en donde se establecen. Leer más ►
UNO Summer Study Abroad to Peru with Scholarship!
Application period now closed.
Tuition SCHOLARSHIP provided by the University of Nebraska Foundation.
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University of Nebraska Summer Scholarship Abroad – Brazil: Critical Issues
Application period now closed.
SCHOLARSHIP sponsored by University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken with support from the University of Nebraska Foundation.
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Latin America-UNO (LAUNO) Partnerships Earn Grant for Further Student Travel Opportunities through OLLAS
A UNO program focused on developing academic partnerships in Latin America and providing study abroad experiences for students has received $115,000 grant from the University of Nebraska Foundation.
The grant supports Latin America–UNO (LAUNO) Partnerships, a program created in collaboration with the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS), Service Learning Academy, Department of Biology, and Department of Foreign Languages and Literature. With the funding, LAUNO will offer study abroad opportunities to South America, including Peru, Brazil and Costa Rica, and will integrate service learning aspects and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs. READ MORE ►
New OLLAS Metro
Area Latino Population Fact Sheet
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This is the first installment of fact sheets about the Latino population in the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Statistical Area. Together, these fact sheets will provide the context for a forthcoming report on the economic and fiscal impacts of this population in the metro area. Read more...
Haz clic en el imagen arriba para leer el boletín informativo.
Este es el primer número de una serie de boletines informativos acerca de la población latina en el área estadística metropolitana de Omaha-Council Bluffs. Esta serie servirá de contexto al reporte venidero sobre los impactos económicos y fiscales de la población latina y migrante en el área metropolitana. Leer más...
The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies of the Great Plains (OLLAS) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has released a data brief examining the extent to which Latinos in the state – and within specific districts and counties – are eligible to vote. The brief, coauthored by Lourdes Gouveia and Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, utilizes estimates from both the 2010 Census and the recently published data from the 2005-2009 American Community Survey (ACS).
La Oficina de Estudios Latinos y Latinoamericanos (OLLAS) de la Universidad de Nebraska en Omaha ha publicado el informe "Latino Voting Eligibility in Nebraska" en español. En dicho informe se utilizó datos estadísticos del Censo 2010 y de la Encuesta de la Comunidad Americana 2005-2009 (ACS por sus siglas en inglés).