Monthly Archives: November 2007

“Frida” (2002) Showing on Campus

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, the Mexican Center at LLILAS and the
Center for Mexican-American Studies present:
Frida (2002)
Directed by Julie Taymor.
Starring Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina.
Tuesday, November 27
6:30 p.m. in Calhoun 100

Admission is free.
“Frida” chronicles the life of the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, her work
as an artist and her tempestuous relationship with husband Diego Rivera as the
couple takes the art world of the 1930s and 1940s by storm.

Latin American film fans ask, Where are our movies?

SAO PAULO (Reuters) By Fernanda Ezabella Thu Nov 15, 10:28 AM ET- Latin American cinema may be enjoying a Golden Age, but the movies must sometimes travel the world before they can get a showing on their home turf.
The governments of Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil and others are handing out money to encourage local productions, and the results are gaining wide acclaim, but they are struggling in a continent saturated with Hollywood blockbusters.
Link to the full story here.

Student reporters needed for ASNE convention in Washington, DC. April 2008

We are starting to organize next year’s ASNE Reporter, our daily newspaper that covers the ASNE annual convention in Washington, DC. Dates: Friday April 11 – Wednesday April 16.
We are looking for college students who are juniors, seniors or graduate students who work for the college newspaper and have at least one internship at a daily paper. We are particularly interested in students with online and multi-media experience.
If you are selected for the staff, we will pay your expenses plus a small stipend.
You will work with editors from daily newspapers around the country. It’s a great way to get wonderful experience, make great contacts and find internships.
Deadline: Friday, Dec. 14, 2007
Application information:
This is a joint convention with the publishers. The President and the presidential candidates will be invited to speak.
Bobbi Bowman
ASNE Diversity Director
Phone: 703-453-1126

Social Innovation Competition

Everyone Has A Dream To Change the World. What’s Yours?
2008 Social Innovation Competition – Enter To Win $50,000 and Put Your Idea Into Action!
The RGK Center at the University of Texas is looking for undergraduate and graduate level college students nationwide with ingenious entrepreneurial ideas that will change the world. Dream up a plan that combines creativity and innovation to tackle a pressing social issue, and you can win $50,000 to put your plan into action!
Social entrepreneurship uses innovation and creativity to capitalize on opportunities for social change. While conventional entrepreneurs measure their performance just in profits, social entrepreneurs evaluate their success in terms of their contribution to society with a sustainable bottom line.
The 2008 Social Innovation Competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students in any field of study. Entering teams can be comprised of individuals or groups of students.
The competition is similar to a tradition business plan competition and takes place in three elimination rounds:
1. Executive Summary – submit your idea online in 5 minutes!
2. Social Venture Plan – A select group of semi-finalists are invited to write a detailed business plan.
3. Final Presentation – Three finalist teams are flown to Austin to compete live for the $50,000 grand prize.
The deadline to enter is February 1, 2008.
Also, the RGK Center is teaching a Social Innovation Laboratory class open to all UT undergraduate and graduate level students who have an idea and want help writing your plan. Check out the details here
To learn more and enter your idea, please visit the competition website:
Also, join our Facebook group “2008 Social Innovation Competition” to receive updates, find group members, and network with other students who share your interest in social entrepreneurship.
Questions? Contact Heather Alden, , or 512-471-4096.

Talk explores ‘Selena’s Civic Memorial and Civic Maintenance in the Borderlands’

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: E.P. Schoch Building, Room 1.128
Admission: Free
The Americo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies – Cultural Studies Portfolio Program speaker series presents “Selena’s Memorial and Civic Maintenance in the Borderlands,” a lecture by Theatre and Dance Professor Deborah A. Paredez. Paredez’s recent work has focused on U.S. Latina/o performance and popular culture.

Film screening: Hutto, America’s Family Prison

When: Friday, November 16
Where: LBJ School of Public Affairs, Sid Richardson Hall, room 3.109
Time: Screening begins at 4pm
Also: Happy hour to follow at 5pm (Scholtz Garten, 17th & San Jacinto)
You are invited to join LBJ’s Progressive Collective and local filmmaker Mattew Gossage for the Austin premiere of Hutto: America’s Family Prison. This documentary investigates the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, a privately-owned family detention center that houses immigrants and asylum seekers. Hutto is located thirty minutes outside of Austin in Taylor, TX, and houses 512 immigrants, more half of them children.
The immigrants and asylum-seekers at Hutto hail from Central America, Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Canada. Please join us to hear their stories and learn about the phenomenon of family detention and efforts to promote alternatives. The filmmaker and other guest speakers will be present to discuss the film and issues of immigrant detention.
We hope that you will join us. For more information, please email or .

Division hosts discussion on internalized racism

Tuesday, November 13
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: Jester West Human Development Center
Admission: Free and open to students, faculty and staff
The UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement hosts a roundtable discussion of how white, European-American standards of attractiveness have affected how skin color, hair texture and facial features are regarded in communities of color in the U.S. The film “A Question of Color” will also be screened.