September issue 2017 | HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
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The tenure of the nation’s first African-American president has been met with a wide variety of critiques and praises from the diverse ethnic groups that call America home. Presidential success is often gauged by the ability to compromise and enhance the status quo of the ethnic groups that make up our great nation in troubling and difficult times.
In October of 1933, one of the most important Generation of ‘27 Spanish poets—Federico García Lorca—arrived in Buenos Aires to premiere his play, “Blood Wedding.” He also gave an unforgettable speech, “The Play and Theory of the Duende,” that would forever leave its imprint on the world and would inspire me as I wrote my novel, “Child of Duende: A Journey of the Spirit.”
Theresa “Terry” Martinez believes in the power of honest dialogue and difficult conversations. That is what has anchored her and driven her in a more than 30-year career revolving around student life and advocacy at various higher education institutions including Columbia and Johns Hopkins. But perhaps it also stems from almost having her own voice silenced at a young age.
Writer-in Residence for St. Mary’s University English and Communication Studies Department, Professor Diane Gonzales Bertrand is an award-winning author with works spanning several genres. Her accolades for her bilingual picture books include the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation Award (Texas Institute of Letters) for “THE PARTY FOR PAPÁ LUIS/LA FIESTA PARA PAPÁ LUIS,” the 2011 Bronze Medallion in Children’s Literature for “THE PARK OUR TOWN BUILT/EL PARQUE QUE NUESTRO PUEBLO CONSTRUYÓ” and the American Library Association Schneider Family Book Award for “MY PAL, VICTOR/MI AMIGO, VÍCTOR
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Judging by their eagerness to answer questions, it’s hard to tell that some students in Andy Bishop’s fourth-grade class at Jefferson Elementary School once struggled to speak English.
GALLOWAY, NJ -- Stockton University has been approved by the Panamanian Ministry of Education to offer training to teachers from Panama as part of the government’s Bilingue Initiative.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In 2016 “Moonlight” won best picture and “Hidden Figures” was the 14th highest grossing film of the year, but popular Hollywood films remained as white and male-dominated as ever.
In the spring of 2015, I was selected to attend the 2016 American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Conference as an AAHHE Graduate Student Fellow. Prior to attending,
California State University, Northridge and Southwestern Law School have joined forces to bring a clinic to the CSUN campus. The Student Legal Clinic, which is located on the second floor of the Delmar T. Oviatt Library, is designed to provide students and the community with pro bono legal assistance on immigration issues.
Recognized both in Puerto Rico and abroad for educational service and research achievements, Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) has for 37-years focused on a variety of disciplines including medicine, clinical psychology, biomedical sciences and public health. In addition, this for-profit medical school has put a special emphasis on bilingual and bicultural training for its students to help ensure their selection for and success in medical residencies. The following are some of PHSU’s most recent achievements:
Ponce, Puerto Rico -- Dr. Kenira Thompson, the president of Ponce Research Institute and vice president of research at Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU), has been selected to serve a three year term on the National Steering Committee for the Group on Research Advancement and Development (GRAND) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The mission of GRAND is to provide a national forum for the promotion, development and conduct of biomedical research in medical schools and teaching hospitals.