Thursday, August 28, 2014

Conferencias sobre Cultura Purepecha/ Purepecha Culture Seminars

International Conference of Interdisciplinary Studies ICIS 2015 San Antonio April 16-19, 2015 San Antonio, TX, USA

International Conference of Interdisciplinary Studies
ICIS 2015 San Antonio

April 16-19, 2015 San Antonio, TX, USA


This conference aims at bringing experts from around the world to share their research and experiences in social sciences, arts and humanities, engineering,  technology, to name a few. We are seeking scholars and practitioners from across the world to share their experiences with us at this global forum.

Dr.Osman Ozturgut - Co-Chair
Dr.Murat Tas - Co-Chair

Early Registration Deadline: November 1, 2014

Deadline For Paper Submission: March 31, 2015

Conference Venue : Double Tree by Hilton San Antonio Hotel
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2014 Midterms: The Role of Youth in Competitive House and Senate Races---CIRCLE Update

2014 Midterms: The Role of Youth in Competitive House and Senate Races

The youth vote is important in every election, but CIRCLE's recent analyses of youth voting and demographics suggest that, this November, it may be especially influential in a handful of competitive House and Senate races.
Young voters could have a significant impact on House racesin the Iowa 3rd, Arizona 1st, Arizona 9th, and New York 23rd districts. Youth may also play an important role in the Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, and North Carolina Senate races.
This analysis is based on data featured in two recently released tools for studying young people's political engagement:
Our Congressional district map presents youth voting data from the latest midterm (2010) and presidential (2012) elections; statistics on several economic, social, and demographic indicators; and a snapshot of which 2014 congressional races currently rank as competitive.
Our state-by-state map features data on young people’s turnout and registration rates, in both midterm and presidential elections, going back to 1982. The map also includes current population data.
Some findings from the analyses:
  • In Alaska, youth make up 25.6% of the state’s population—the second highest rate in the country.
  • In the 2010 midterm election, 59.6% of registered youth went to the polls in Colorado, 11 percentage points higher than the national average.
  •  Young people make up almost a quarter of the resident population in the Arizona 9th, and in the last midterm election over 27,000 youth cast a ballot. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) is defending a seat she won in 2012 by less than 10,000 votes.
  • The Iowa 3rd includes many college campuses, and in the 2010 midterm young people cast 13% of votes in the district—more than twice the national average.
Explore our analyses and maps through the above links, or browse through CIRCLE's 2014 Election Center.
Stay connected to CIRCLE on Facebook and Twitter to learn more. Sign up here for CIRCLE’s monthly e-update.

Tenure Track Position in Urban Multicultural Education--Educational Studies - Macalester College

Educational Studies - Macalester College
Tenure Track Position in Urban Multicultural Education

Macalester College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment
as Assistant or Associate Professor of Educational Studies to begin
September 2015. We are seeking candidates with strong interest,
preparation and experience in urban and multicultural education
theory, policy and practice. Candidates should have solid disciplinary
(sociology, anthropology, history, political science, economics,
psychology) or interdisciplinary (curriculum and pedagogy;
social/cultural/historical foundations of education; policy studies in
education) academic training. K-12 teaching or administrative
experience in urban public school settings is required; teaching
experience on the college level desirable. Completion of a PhD,
demonstrated scholarly potential and commitment to undergraduate
teaching in an environment that values diversity, creativity and
social justice are also required.

Responsibilities include teaching courses in urban and multicultural
education spanning the continuum from curriculum and pedagogy to
public policy and reform and reflecting department guiding principles
of integrative theory, engaged inquiry, youth development, pluralism
and equity, and social advocacy. Our new colleague will have
opportunities to design courses that not only engage Educational
Studies majors but also contribute to general education requirements
(e.g. U.S. Identity & Difference) and attract undergraduates from a
wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary (e.g. American
Studies, Urban Studies) curricular programs across campus.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 with fullest
consideration devoted to those received by October 15th. Please upload
a letter of application including a detailed statement of teaching
philosophy and research interests, CV, and three letters of
recommendation to: Questions may be
addressed to Dr. Ruthanne Kurth-Schai, Chair, Educational Studies:

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college
in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a
population of approximately three million and is home to numerous
colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota.
Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates
from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The
College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence
with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and
service to society. We are especially interested in applicants
dedicated to excellence in teaching and research/creative activity
within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity
employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among
its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from
women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

The National Latino & American Indian Scholarship Directory

Dear LEAD Chapters, Partners and Associates,

The National Latino & American Indian Scholarship Directory is the most comprehensive source for Latino and American Indian students to find financing for college! At a time when college graduates carry more than a TRILLION dollars in student loan debt, This next edition of the Directory offers via 2,000+ scholarship funds totaling more than $900 million to help finance college education, reducing the need to use loans to pay tuition and other expenses.

The Directory is published in three formats:
(1) The National Latino & American Indian Scholarship Directory, a traditional printed book with a bound in CD with 4,000+ pages of information and searchable scholarships. This includes everything packages 2 & 3 have.
(2) The CD with a searchable database of scholarships & 4,000+ pages of info.
 (3) The Empowering Students Handbook – 96 pages book of insightful articles about changes in college today, financing college, how to find the best career for you, Latino & American Indian  community insights, and much more.

- Given to students who have won scholarships 
- By counselors 
- For high school students attending programs 
- Financial aid departments 
- For students attending LEAD events 
- In libraries 
- Given to students who have completed programs.

“Today Latinos represent the fastest growing population across the entire USA – 54 million & counting. This Scholarship Directory is exactly what our youth need to both get motivated to go to college - as well as to find the funding necessary to go. This Directory belongs in EVERY home with students.”   Edward James Olmos, actor, activist & author of the book’s introduction

“The National Latino & American Indian Scholarship Directory provides an expansive resource that will be of benefit to any organization invested in the cause of advancing student success in higher education. The electronic database contained on the CD is a great tool for finding specific funding for students with a multitude of financial needs.” Dr. Antonio Flores, President, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

“The competitive strengths of our nation will depend on the positive educational outcomes of our youth. This directory adds to our arsenal to keep our focus on educational equity and achievement, including attending college and beyond.”   Enrique G. Murillo, Jr, PhD,  Executive Director, Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD) Organization

“We will be giving every student in our program a copy of the Directory. We want our youth to succeed.”  Luisa Armijo, Library Director, Tribal Education Center, Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians

“The Directory is relevant and very helpful. Great to see all the scholarship sources listed where people can apply as well as understand who is eligible for Dream Act.  I also like the statistics.  Great Job!  Sincere thanks.”  Roy Jasso, SVP, Wells Fargo Foundation

“We want Scholarship CDs for every student at our LEAD Conference.”  Denise Gutierrez, Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations, University of La Verne

“I love the Directory. I really like the size. I want to get it out to the students we work with.”  Rene Aguilera, Board Member, California Latino School Board Association
For information, please contact:

Kirk Whisler
Latino Print Network
3445 Catalina Dr.
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IUPLR Fifth Biennial Siglo XXI Conference Intra-Latinas/os: Entre Latinas/os: Reconceptualizing Nations, Regions, and Disciplines CALL FOR PAPERS April 23-25, 2015

IUPLR Fifth Biennial Siglo XXI Conference

Intra-Latinas/os: Entre Latinas/os:
Reconceptualizing Nations, Regions, and Disciplines


April 23-25, 2015

Hosted by Institute for Latino Studies

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Inter-University Program for Latino
Research (IUPLR):
Celebrating Over 30 Years of Interdisciplinary
Research & Scholarship!

IUPLR is a national consortium of twenty-five
university-based centers dedicated to the
advancement of knowledge about Latinos in the
U.S. IUPLR is interested in expanding the pool
of Latino scholars and increasing the availability
of intellectual understanding about Latinos
including policy-relevant Latino-focused
research. IUPLR’s efforts strengthens the
network of its member centers in order to
enhance their institutional capacity and foster
faculty research. This is primarily done by
supporting interdisciplinary, inter-university
working groups that have traditionally contributed
to proposing new theoretical paradigms such
as transnationalism, cultural citizenship, and
notions of the working poor. IUPLR has hosted
conferences since the 1980s, and first held the
Biennial Siglo XXI conference in 2005.


The accelerated impact of globalization and its resulting effects on dispersal of populations across the globe and within
nations forces us to rethink the ways nations and regions and disciplines have informed our understanding of Latinos.
That nations do not bound economies, politics, and culture has become more evident. Globalization has also
reconfigured urban demographics as poorer communities are forced to the perimeters and more affluent professionals
are residing in cities. New Latino communities are emerging across the nation in places where there are no established
ones. Simultaneously there is more diversity in established communities creating intersections where multiple Latino
nationalities coexist creating both tensions as well as opportunities to coalesce politically and engage in a variety of
cultural productions.

Guided by narrow questions and often employing single methodologies, traditional disciplines have limited tools with
which to bring about needed paradigmatic changes to capture this complex social phenomena. We encourage scholars
to present work that can challenge categories of nations, regions, and disciplines. While globalization and
transnationalism offer us ways to understand Latinos, what do they mean? What does nation mean in the context of a
global world? Would a hemispheric lens contribute to understanding the changing geographies and identities of
Latinos? Does scholarship on gentrification help us understand dispersal and mobility of communities globally and
nationally? How do we understand new emerging communities in non-traditional receiving regions? What are the cultural manifestations accompanying this rapid mobility? How do we reframe questions of belonging, voice, identity
and place? How does Latino Studies challenge & change the disciplines? In sum, what is next?

Panel Composition:

The primary purpose of this meeting will be to provide opportunities for faculty to share scholarship. IUPLR centers are encouraged to host panels. This year we will encourage panel proposals that include scholars from multiple disciplines addressing similar topics, including advanced graduate students, junior & senior faculty. We also encourage cross-regional perspectives.

How to Submit a Proposal & Conference Papers:

The Program Committee will meet to select papers and create panels of not more than four papers each with a discussant or discussants. It will also review proposals for panels. IUPLR member centers are encouraged to propose panels.

For individual papers, faculty should submit a 2 page abstract and a 1–2 page curriculum vitae (CV) for review by the IUPLR Program Committee. 

Submission Deadline: Monday, October 13, 2014

We will also accept proposals for panels. These should include abstracts for each presentation and CV for all participants.

Submission Deadline: Monday October 13, 2014

Final Papers should be circulated to panel members and
IUPLR headquarters by March 15, 2015. 

Only papers presented by this deadline will be considered for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

All materials should be submitted via e-mail to Associate Director, Luz Acosta:

Registration & Lodging: 

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September 19, 2014
Newington, Connecticut
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September 28-October 3, 2014
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CALAHE 30th Annual Conference:
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October 3, 2014
New Britain, Connecticut
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Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
October 4-6, 2014
Denver, Colorado
National Latino/a Psychological Association (NLPA) 2014 Biennial Conference:
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
October 23-25, 2014
Albuquerque, NM
The Association of American Colleges and Universities:
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January 21-24, 2015
Washington, DC
American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education 10th Annual National Conference (AAHHE):
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Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference

Greetings from Qatar Foundation Research and Development!

With reference to the Annual Research Conference (ARC’14) Call for Abstracts
which you have received please be informed that the deadline for abstract
submission has been extended to Sunday, 31st August 2014, at 23:59 Doha time (AST). The review outcome will be conveyed by mid-October 2014. For more information, please visit the abstract submission site at
This is also a kind reminder that the conference will be held on November 18-19,2014 at the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha. We wish you all the best with your submissions and look forward to seeing you in November.

ARC’14 Organizing Committee

Thursday, August 21, 2014

“16thBiennial European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction”(EARLI 2015) and the “19th Junior Researchers of EARLI” (JURE 2015) Conference. CYPRUS

Dear Colleague,

It is with great pleasure that we are writing to invite you to Cyprus for the “16thBiennial European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction”(EARLI 2015) and the “19th Junior Researchers of EARLI” (JURE 2015) Conference.  

The EARLI 2015 conference will take place from Tuesday, August 25 to Saturday, August 29, 2015. The JURE 2015 pre-conference, intended for Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. graduates, will precede the main conference and will take place on August 23 & 24, 2015.


The EARLI 2015 conference theme is “Towards a Reflective Society: Synergies between Learning, Teaching and Research”.

The EARLI 2015 Scientific Programme Committee invites both empirical and theoretical proposals in any area related to learning and instruction for symposia, paper presentations, posters, round tables, ICT demonstrations and workshops. The official language of the conference is English.  Please visit to see the full call for proposals, including information about the proposal length and the proposal submission process.


The deadline for submitting a proposal for EARLI 2015 or JURE 2015 is Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

The EARLI 2015 conference and the JURE 2015 pre-conference will be held at the Cyprus University of Technology main campus, in the heart of the old city of Limassol. We look forward to meeting all of you in Limassol, a unique coastal destination that combines a rich heritage dating back thousands of years with a contemporary flair!

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need any additional information about the EARLI 2015 conference.

On behalf of the Scientific Programme Committee please join us in making EARLI 2015 a successful venue for engaging in productive conversations about research on learning and instruction. In 2015 we will also be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the EARLI Association so we would be excited if you joined us in celebrating this remarkable event!

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Eleni A. Kyza                                                                  
EARLI 2015 Conference President
Department of Communication and Internet Studies
Cyprus University of Technology

Dr. Iolie Nicolaidou
EARLI 2015 Conference Manager
Department of Communication and Internet Studies
Cyprus University of Technology

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