Monthly Archives: March 2009

“The Future of the News Media in the Age of Obama”

Author/investigative journalist Juan Gonzalez is a columnist for the New York Daily News and a co-host of Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.

Thursday, April 2
3 to 4 p.m.
Chicano Culture Room
Texas Union 4.206
Free and open to the public

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Latino Media Studies Program Info Session

Are you interested in complementing your undergraduate major in the College of Communication with a concentration in Latino Media Studies?
The Latino Media Studies program is designed to introduce you to issues in media and communication related to Latinos in the United States and Latin America, and to provide the opportunity to prepare for professional work in this field.

4:00 p.m.
CMA 4.140 (Burson Conference Room)
The University of Texas at Austin

Why should you consider this option?
Important demographic and social trends in the U.S. are putting a multicultural spin on everything from business and politics to entertainment and technology. The growth of ethnic media within the U.S., and of transnational/regional media in the Americas is unprecedented.
Organizations intent on communicating with Latinos, whether at a local, regional or international level, are finding it imperative to build teams of professionals with a nuanced understanding of Latino communities, media markets and communication issues. Find out how this certificate program can enrich your academic experience at UT-Austin, and provide you with a certificate that will demonstrate your focused studies in this area, and help distinguish you throughout your professional career.
The program provides access to courses in your area of interest and some outside of your major, information on related events on and off campus, as well as related internship, conference and scholarship opportunities.
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Human Rights at UT: A Dialogue at the Intersection of Academics and Advocacy

The Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice is holding its fifth annual conference this week. This year’s conference, Human Rights at UT: A Dialogue at the Intersection of Academics and Advocacy, will discuss human rights work at UT campuses. To see the schedule and other information related to the conference, click here:

Call for Entries: Contribuciones Latino Short Film Festival (Free)

The Office of Diversity and Equity and the Center for Caribbean and Latin American Studies at Central Connecticut State University, with the support of the New Britain Museum of American Art are accepting entries to the second Latino Short Film Festival for Independent Film-Makers “Contribuciones” being held May 7-9th 2009. The festival will be cosponsored by the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival– LALIFF– and Zeeng online movie download platform. Cash prizes of US$1000, and US$500 will be given to the first two winners. Special awards will be given to the third and fourth winners.
Submission Postmark Deadline: April 10, 2009
This is a non for profit event. It is completely free, we are not charging for submissions or admissions. Entries are limited to one film per director/producer. The festival is open to students and new independent film makers interested in the Latino-Hispanic world. We are accepting short films in analog and digital formats.
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Lone Star Graduate Diversity Colloquium in San Antonio

The Graduate School is working with the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement to coordinate registration for UT students who would like to attend the Lone Star Graduate Diversity Colloquium in San Antonio TX on March 27-28, 2009, an opportunity for under-represented students who are considering a graduate education. Read more about the Colloquium at <>.

March 9: Lecture on the Relationship between the Press and Political Class in Mexico

LLILAS & The Harte Lectureship on Latin America and the Media
Prensa y Poder en México:
De la tiranía invisible a la dictadura perfecta

Jacinto Rodríguez
Journalist and author of “La Otra Guerra Secrete”
Presentation in Spanish (no translation provided)
The author will discuss the relation between the press and the political class in Mexico from the 1960s to the beginning of the 1980s.
Monday, March 9
Hackett Room (SRH 1.313)

The University of Texas at Austin
For more information, please contact Paloma Díaz (512-232-2409;