Monthly Archives: September 2008

Communication Career Fair- NAHJ

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists is coming to the Fall Career Fair (Wed Nov. 5, 12-5pm, Texas Union Ballroom) to seek full time positions with their organization. Interested students should plan to attend. You should also meet with Communication Career Service staff for resume writing, interviewing, etc. guidance in preparation for the Career Fair. More information about the fair can be found: http://communication.utexas.edu/ccs/students/fairs/fall08-fair.html
The list of employers will be updated in the future to reflect NAHJ’s addition.

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Latin America enters Oscar race: Duo selected for foreign-language category

(Variety.com)– By ANNA MARIE DE LA FUENTE.Tue., Sep. 23, 2008, 1:45pm PT
Colombia’s National Council for Arts and Culture has selected Carlos Moreno’s “Perro come perro” (Dog Eat Dog) to represent the country in this year’s foreign-language Oscar race.
Drug thriller set in the underworld of Cali was the first Colombian film to compete at Sundance. Moreno’s feature debut has been picked up by IFC in the U.S.
Venezuela also has tapped a newcomer’s film to represent the country: Alejandro Bellame’s “El tinte de la fama” (The Taint of Fame).
Link to full article: http://www.variety.com/awardcentral_article/VR1117992674.html?nav=news&categoryid=1982&cs=1

Ten films about the revolution in Mexico at Austin MACC

SE BUSCA: LA REVOLUCION MEXICANA
A film series about the Mexican Revolution will be presented from September 24 to October 20 at the Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC, 600 River Street). The series SE BUSCA: LA REVOLUCION MEXICANA, presented by the MACC and Cine Las Americas portrays an event that forever transformed the landscape of Mexican politics and its social and cultural life. In many ways, Mexico is still coming to terms with a revolution that shook the political foundations of the country from 1910-1920, and continued as a civil war through 1929. This series of 10 feature films and documentaries serve as a cinematic legacy of the characters and events of an unconcluded revolution.
All screenings at the Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)
600 River Street, Austin, Texas 78701 MAP
All films in Spanish with English subtitles
Free
More info: http://www.cinelasamericas.org/yearound/sebusca/

2008 Hispanic Creative Advertising Awards Announced

Read the full story in AdAge. It includes links to the winners.
http://adage.com/hispanicawards08/

Sept. 19: Beyond Slavery: Africanizing the Early Iberian Atlantic World

UT LLILAS Speaker Series: Beyond Slavery: Africanizing the Early Iberian Atlantic World
James H. Sweet,
Dept of History, University of Wisconsin
Friday, Sept. 19
Noon
Hackett Room, SRH 1.313
Refreshments and snacks served
For more information, please contact Paloma Diaz
(232-2409 – p.diaz@austin.utexas.edu

The Senate Hispanic Research Council, Inc. is currently accepting applications for its 2009 Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program

The Senate Hispanic Research Council, Inc. is currently accepting applications for its 2009 Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program.
Applications for this position can be downloaded from the SHRC website at www.tshrc.org .
Through this unique program undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to gain experience and develop leadership skills as full-time legislative assistants in the Texas Senate.
Each student is assigned to the office of a state senator or the Lieutenant Governor to perform a variety of legislative tasks, including legislative research summaries, bill tracking, constituent correspondence and drafting floor statements, articles, press releases. Weekly leadership development sessions and presentations, professional training workshops, and meeting will enhance the intensive work experience.
The application deadline for this program is Friday, October 17, 2008.
The program will begin January 7, 2009 and end on the last day of the legislative session, June 1, 2009. Program participants will receive a $2,000 monthly stipend to assist with living expenses.
The Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program is named after the late Senator Gregory Luna, a well-known education advocate and former Chair of the Senate Hispanic Caucus who served as State Senator from Bexar County from 1993 until his passing in 1999.
For more information please contact Sarah Saenz, Executive Program Director, at 512-499-8606 or sarah@tshrc.org.