Campus news: presenting new books on Latino themes

Global Cities and Immigrants


A panel of five scholars will speak Nov. 11 on their latest books in a presentation by the Latin American and Latino studies program.

The event is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in 1-470 Daley Library. The speakers, all in the Latin American and Latino studies department, are:

• Xochitl Bada, associate professor, Mexican Migrant Hometown Associations in Chicagoacan: From Local to Transnational Civic Engagement

• Chris Boyer, professor, Political Landscapes: Forests, Communities and Conservation in Mexico

Joel Palka, professor, Maya Pilgrimage to Ritual Landscapes: Insights to Archaeology, History and Ethnography

• Amalia Pallares, professor and director of the Latin American and Latino studies program, Family Activism: Immigrant Struggles and the Politics of Non-Citizenship

Maria de los Angeles Torres, professor and executive director of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, Global Cities and Immigrants: A Comparative Study of Chicago and Madrid.

Admission is free, but RSVPs are requested at or 312-996-2445.



Gentrification in Chicago neighborhoods will be the topic of a discussion today at noon, 1-470 Daley Library.

Lauren Nolan, research specialist in the Nathalie P. Voorhees Center, will talk about the center’s “Gentrification and Neighborhood Project” released last year. She will contrast rapid gentrification in some neighborhoods with others that have experienced prolonged population loss, disinvestment and marginalization. Sponsor is the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement.



Two public health officials from Cuba will speak on events in their country at 3 p.m. today at the School of Public Health, 1603 W. Taylor St., followed by a reception at 4:30 p.m.

Topics will include an overview of Cuba’s National School of Public Health, Cuban experiences with neglected diseases, the country’s approach to Ebola, and research and development for health systems in Africa.

The speakers are Pedro Mas Bermejo, epidemiology professor at the National School of Public Health of Cuba, and Alcides Ochoa Alonso, president of the Cuban Society of Public Health.



Secretary of State Jesse White’s mobile services office will renew and replace driver’s licenses and state ID cards, sell vehicle stickers and register organ tissue donors from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the Student Center East Concourse.

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