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Hispanic and Latino students encouraged to apply for 2020-2021 Future Leaders Scholarship

September 25, 2020

The Hispanic Latino Commission (HLCOM) announced they are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Future Leaders Scholarship program. HLCOM is offering $35,000 in scholarships to higher-education students of Hispanic/Latino descent currently enrolled in a Michigan-based college, university or other recognized higher education institutions.

Cesar Chavez’s legacy at MSU How the celebrated activist’s influence lives on

Cesar Chavez’s legacy at MSU How the celebrated activist’s influence lives on

September 22, 2020 - Layne Cameron

"The current Chicano/Latino Studies Program was the result of work, actions, meetings, negotiations and planning by students, faculty and university administrators, many of whom knew or grew up knowing about Chavez and Huerta's work," said Diana Rivera, Chicano Studies Librarian Emerita.

Diversity Champion: Dr. Ignacio Acevedo-Polakovich

Diversity Champion: Dr. Ignacio Acevedo-Polakovich

September 15, 2020

Dr. Ignacio Acevedo-Polakovich is an associate professor of psychology at MSU and a core faculty member of Chicano/Latino Studies. Specializing in community psychology, Dr. Acevedo-Polakovich is the founder and director of the Community-Academic Innovation and Dissemination (Community-AID) lab, which studies ways to support the success and well-being of families and youth of all backgrounds.

Learn more about CLS!

Learn more about CLS!

August 28, 2020

Interested in learning more about the Chicano/Latino Studies program? Check out this informative video!

CLS Core Faculty Dr. Yomaira Figueroa receives tenure

CLS Core Faculty Dr. Yomaira Figueroa receives tenure

June 26, 2020

MSU's Chicano/Latino Studies Program would like to congratulate CLS Core Faculty Dr. Yomaira Figueroa, Associate Professor of English, on receiving tenure! Well deserved!

Taking Care of your Self This Summer: A Care Kit for You

Taking Care of your Self This Summer: A Care Kit for You

May 19, 2020

CAPS is reaching out to provide you a (virtual) point of connection combining basic wellness strategies, coping skills, resources for dealing with loss, and tips to find meaning and motivation along the way.

Supporting Faculty During & After COVID-19: Don't Let Go of Equity

Supporting Faculty During & After COVID-19: Don't Let Go of Equity

May 19, 2020 - Leslie D. Gonzales

Dr. Leslie Gonzales has recently published a technical report on COVID-19 and supporting faculty. Dr. Gonzales is core faculty of Chicano/Latino Studies and Associate Professor in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Learning.

Director Isabel Ayala named a Academic Leadership Program Fellow

Director Isabel Ayala named a Academic Leadership Program Fellow

April 23, 2020

Maria Isabel Ayala, Associate Professor, Sociology and Director, Chicano/Latino Studies Program, College of Social Science has been named a 2020-2021 Academic Leadership Program Fellow.

CLS announces courses available for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

April 13, 2020

Chicano/Latino Studies is happy to announce the full roster of courses available for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

Latest Update on the COVID-19 response by MSU

March 16, 2020

All classes and instruction will continue to be offered in virtual settings through the conclusion of the semester, including finals. May 2020 Commencement is postponed.

MSU moves to online courses only until April 20

March 11, 2020

Effective at noon March 11, MSU is suspending face-to-face instruction in classroom settings and moving to virtual instruction. We are continuing to work with faculty and staff on laboratory and performance classes, and the university will provide additional guidance. This suspension of in-person classes will last until April 20.

MSU strives to keep community safe and informed on coronavirus

MSU strives to keep community safe and informed on coronavirus

February 28, 2020

As the university continues to actively monitor the coronavirus outbreak and various media and organizations are discussing its spread internationally and domestically, our goal is to continue keeping campus informed on the university’s response and proactive efforts. It is important to note that there are still no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state of Michigan.

Vanessa Aguilar presents her research at 2020 CLACS Conference

Vanessa Aguilar presents her research at 2020 CLACS Conference

February 26, 2020

Chicano/Latino Studies PhD student Vanessa Aguilar presented her pre-dissertation research titled, "Excavating: Curanderismo in the Archive" at the 2020 CLACS Conference, a project sponsored by CLS and CLACS Tinker Grant.

Abstracts open for 11th Annual La Academia del Pueblo

Abstracts open for 11th Annual La Academia del Pueblo

February 25, 2020

La Academia del Pueblo, an annual academic forum hosted by the Wayne State University’s Center for the Latino/a and Latin American Studies, seeks to establish mutually beneficial connections between the academy, engaged citizens and urban communities.

New Website launched for Undocumented Students

New Website launched for Undocumented Students

January 24, 2020

MSU's Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives announces the launch of a website that will provide information and resources for undocumented students, refugees and recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Dr. Eva Palma-Ramirez defends her dissertation

Dr. Eva Palma-Ramirez defends her dissertation

January 3, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Eva Palma-Ramirez who successfully defended her dissertation in Chicano/Latino Studies.

Christian Ramirez's research to be published in Rio Bravo: A Journal of the Borderlands

January 3, 2020

Christian Ramirez's research to be published in Rio Bravo: A Journal of the Borderlands