Monthly Archives: March 2008

4/4: Student Application Deadline for Unity Convention ’08

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Get Training and Cover the Industry’s Largest Gathering of Journalists, UNITY ‘08 <>
Work in a “converged” newsroom at the UNITY ’08 Convention and meet hundreds of professional newspaper, radio, TV and online journalists. This experience can be yours if you apply for, and are accepted into, the UNITY ’08 Student Projects, which run from July 20-27 in Chicago. UNITY will pay for participants’ meals, travel and lodging.
The UNITY ’08 convention will be the largest gathering of journalists in the country and a great opportunity to learn newsroom skills from veterans. The UNITY web publication will become the main medium for students’ content and a prime source of news and information about this historic gathering for convention participants and online users across the country. Students will also continue publishing a daily newspaper and producing radio and a television newscast while also being trained in video, audio, webcasting, podcasting and a mix of multimedia skills that are now key to building a solid résumé.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY APRIL 4, 2008. For more information and to apply:
Earn Money for College, Apply for an NAHJ Scholarship! <>
Since the inception of the Rubén Salazar Scholarship Fund and Educational Programs in 1986, NAHJ has awarded more than $1.4 million to 525 students. With these scholarships, NAHJ encourages and assists Latino students pursuing a career in journalism. Hispanics remain woefully underrepresented in mainstream U.S. newsrooms and with these scholarships, NAHJ wishes to help more qualified Hispanic students move from the classroom to the newsroom. Apply today! The awards range from $1,000 to $5,000. Application Deadline : Friday, April 4, 2008
For more information about NAHJ’s scholarships please visit:

4/2: Film Screening- María llena eres de gracia (2004)

The Spanish and Portuguese Department Film Series and LLILAS presents:
Cinema about Colombia
Maria llena eres de gracia (2004)
by Joshua Marston
Wednesday April 2nd 2008
8:30pm in CAL 100
The University of Texas at Austin
maria llena eres de gracia
English subtitles
Free Admission
For more information about this event please contact us at:

4/3: Lecture on Nature, Empire and Nation

LLILAS Faculty Speaker Series
Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, Department of History
Presents his book
Nature, Empire, and Nation
Stanford University Press, 2007
Thursday, April 3, 2008
12:00 P.M.
Hackett Room, SRH 1.313, LLILAS
The University of Texas at Austin

Light Lunch Served
This collection of essays explores two traditions of interpreting and manipulating nature in the early-modern and nineteenth-century Iberian world: one instrumental and imperial, the other patriotic and national. Imperial representations laid the ground for the epistemological transformations of the so-called Scientific Revolutions. The patriotic narratives lie at the core of the first modern representations of the racialized body, Humboldtian theories of biodistribution, and views of the landscape as a historical text representing different layers of historical memory.
Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin, received his PhD in History at the University Wisconsin-Madison in 1995. He is author of the award winning How to Write the History of the New World (Stanford University Press, 2001). His research interests include early modern Atlantic history; history of science and colonialism.
For more information, please contact Paloma Diaz (232.2409)

3/30: Film screening- “Las Mujeres de la Caucus Chicana” and Conversation with Director

CineMACC Presents
“Las Mujeres de la Caucus Chicana”
a film by Linda Garcia-Merchant

Sunday 3/30, 1 pm
at the Mexican American Cultural Arts Center
600 River Street (Austin)
Free Admission
Emerging from the Feminist and Chicano movements of the 60s and 70s
is the story of six Latinas who, through a series of “Aha!” moments, answered the call to action. Join us for a discussion after the film with director Linda Garcia-Merchant and one of the founding members of the Raza Unida Party, Martha Cotera.
Mujeres Chicana

4/4: Lecture on Latino Media Advocacy Issues, by Angelo Falcón

Angelo Falcón, President of the National Institute for Latino Policy is the Carnegie Distinguished Lecturer for this event:

Friday, April 4
12 Noon
CMA 3.120
College of Communication
The University of Texas at Austin

Information on Angelo Falcón:
This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the School of Journalism, with a grant made possible by the Carnegie Corporation, and the College of Communication Latino Media Studies Program

3/30: Book Signing- The Mass Media and Latino Politics

Arboretum Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for The Mass Media and Latino Politics, the First Book to Analyze the Relationship Between Latinos, Politics and the Media in the United States
Author Dr. Federico Subervi will be on hand to answer questions and sign copies of the book
Dr. Subervi, author of new book, The Mass Media and Latino Politics, will be available on March 30, 2008 at 2:00 PM for a book signing at the Arboretum Barnes & Noble. The book, a 20-year study on how the media have covered Latinos and Latino aspects of electoral campaigns in the US, is the first-ever to analyze this relationship during the last four presidential elections. Since its release in January, Dr. Subervi has appeared on CNN International and CNN in Español, as well as in other media outlets, to contribute his expertise and commentary to the 2008 elections and the role of the Latino voter.
Federico Subervi is a professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Texas State University – San Marcos. Since the early 1980s, he has been conducting research, publishing and teaching on a broad range of issues related to the mass media and ethnic minorities, especially Latinos in the United States. “This book serves as a benchmark for what will certainly be many more studies of the role of the media in Latino political life in the U.S.,” says Dr. Subervi. In a time when the Latino vote has become so pivotal in the outcome of elections it is necessary that we, as a society, fully understand the role it has played and continues to play in the process. “The book offers numerous insights to better understand how media contribute, but also, at times, do not enhance the political knowledge and participation of Latinos. The chapters that focus on the campaign strategies are of particular importance to learn about how Democrat and Republican presidential candidates use the media and distinct ideologies and communication strategies to win Latinos votes.”
Currently, Dr. Subervi is the Principal Investigator of two research grants (one from the Ford Foundation, another from the Social Science Research Council) focused on analyzing the diversity of Latino-oriented media in Central Texas. He is also the PI of a grant assessing the practices and policies of Texas and Illinois for communicating with non-English-speaking populations during emergency situations. Over the years, Dr. Subervi has been featured in Hispanic Trends, and been interviewed and quoted for stories in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, the Las Vegas Sun, The Miami Herald, the British Broadcasting Corporation, AP Wire Services, Hispanic Business, Hispanic Magazine, La Opinión (Los Angeles), El Diario-La Prensa (New York), El Nuevo Día (Puerto Rico), Al Día (Dallas), Univisió, Latino USA, and Folha de São Paulo, among others.

4/5: Symposium on Brazil and Dida Educational And Cultural Association

Dida in Perspective: Race, Class, and Gender in Brazil
Saturday, April 5
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thompson Conference Center 2.120
A day of panel discussions about the social, cultural, political, and economic realities of contemporary Brazil and the ways that Dida Educational and Cultural Association (Salvador, Brazil) works to empower poor Afro-Brazilian women and children. Special guests Neguinho do Samba and Viviam de Jesus Queiros. Featured as part of the UT-Dida Project. Free and open to the public. For more info., contact Natalie Arsenault at 512.232.2404.
Sponsors: LLILAS, Performing Arts Center, School of Music, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University