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Latino Donor Collaborative: Latino Involvement in STEM Fields on the Rise

The Latino Donor Collaborative, alongside the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, highlights the growing presence of Latinos in STEM fields, particularly in engineering and technology. This trend counters an impending shortage in engineering and tech fields, highlighting the need for support from corporations, academia, and government to sustain competitiveness.

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Top 50 Community Colleges for Hispanics

Each year, Hispanic Outlook recognizes the invaluable support that community colleges across the country offer to Hispanic/Latino students, as part of their mission to provide opportunities to students from the widest spectrum of American society – particularly those who are better served by local, flexible course schedules, affordable fees and practical, career- oriented pathways. 

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Embracing Cultural Pride: Empowering Hispanic Futures in Higher Education

Dr. Godinez explores the intertwining of Hispanic heritage and the Back-to-School experience, highlighting cultural pride, educational challenges, and empowering futures. It emphasizes how cultural pride shapes identity, addresses educational obstacles, and empowers Hispanic students to advocate for their community and future generations through higher education

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Arts and Media July 2016

LA POET LAUREATE Luis J. Rodriguez Teaches as Scholar-in-Residence at CSUN, By California State University, Northridge

Aspiring writers and poets at California State University, Northridge had the opportunity to learn from the ultimate mentor this spring. None other than the Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Luis J. Rodriguez, a lifelong Angeleno and self-proclaimed “Valley Guy,” is serving as scholar-in-residence this semester and teaching a literature course in the Department of Chicana/o Studies. The class, “The Heartbeat at the Periphery: How Marginalized and Oppressed Literature is Moving the Culture,” focuses on works by people of color and labeled as “other” in the United States, including Chicana/o, Native American, African-American and LGBTQ writers, Rodriguez said. The graduate-level class includes undergraduates and graduate students. “I link literature to real life, to the world we’re in —poetry and its various rhythms, and its impact on people’s lives,” Rodriguez said. “Most of the time, young people are not exposed to great literature any more. Often, the canon is narrowed to white writers. My goal is to connect this great literature to the real world.”

Arts and Media June 2016

Dora De Larios, The Fierce, The Warrior, The Artist, by Sylvia Mendoza

Internationally acclaimed ceramic and clay artist Dora De Larios wasn’t going to marry the first man that came along and proposed, even though he was a keeper—and any other sixteen year old would have jumped at the chance. It was the 1950s, after all, and what young women often did—even if they aspired to go to college, which she did.

Arts and Media June 2016

Alex Rivera, A Filmmaker with an Agenda, by Michelle Adam

As a child growing up in New York State, Alex Rivera lived near Pete Seeger, the American folk singer and activist who inspired him to become the artist with a social message that he is today. Rivera was always interested in the arts—he tried his hand at drawing, painting and music—but one day discovered that the best medium for him to combine beauty, story, humor, politics and culture would be through film.

Arts and Media June 2016

The Library of Congress Appoints its First Hispanic Poet Laureate

One of Librarian of Congress James H. Billington’s last official acts before his retirement in October was to announce the appointment of Juan Felipe Herrera as the Library’s 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2015-2016. With that announcement, a historical milestone was reached. Herrera who succeeded Charles Wright as Poet Laureate is the first Hispanic poet to serve in the position.

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