Fall 2014 – News and Events

Celebrate our Fall 2014 Graduates! 


Join us for the final Gathering of the semester to celebrate our Fall 2014 CLS graduates!


Date: Friday, December 12

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm 

Location: 336 Ingraham


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Consuelo López Springfield, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Senior Lecturer 



CLS Faculty News and Events – Fall 2014


Professor Benjamin Marquez’s book review of, Democratizing Texas politics: race, identity, and Mexican American empowerment, 1945–2002provides readers with a critical historical review of Mexican American politics in Texas. 


Professor Alberta M. Gloria discusses Día de los Muertos in the following article: Día de los Muertos en Madison Los tres mejores altares de la ciudad


Professor Karma Chavez is hosting a symposium on Queer Migrations in Tucson, AZ on October 29 & 30. All the speakers and conversations will be livestreamed here: http://queermigration.com


Alfonso Morales, Professor of Urban Planning, Discusses Mayor Paul Soglin’s Proposal for a Public Market in Madison


Professor Benjamin Marquez will give a seminar titiled, Legalizing a Social Movement: The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and the Evolution of an Ethnic Identity


Date: October 6, 2014  

Time: 3:30 PM 

Location: 212 University Club


Dr. Carmen R. Valdez’s research team and home department are hosting the following event: Entre Dos Mundos / Between Two Worlds – Becoming Bicultural: Risk and Resilience in Latino Youth


Invited Guest Lecture by Martica Bacallao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Arizona State University


Date: October 16, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM (lunch served)

Location: 159 Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building 



Community Gathering Presentations – Fall 2014


Monday, October 27 – Dr. Edward Vargas, Visiting Scholar, Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, will discuss his current research


Monday, November 3 – Dr. Jeff Hird, Multicultural Counselor, will discuss his work at University Health Services


Monday, November 10 – Geoffrey Thompson, Assistant Dean and Director of the L&S Lawton Retention Grant, will discuss the Lawton Grant 


Monday, November 17 – Rob Sepich, M.A., Stress Management Specialist, will discuss stress and test-taking relaxation techniques


Monday, November 24 – Professor Karma Chavez, Department of Communication Arts & CLS Faculty Member, will discuss her current research


Monday, December 1 – Edith Flores will discuss her study abroad experience



Chican@/Latin@ Studies Program Fall 2014 Open House


Join us for the 2014 Chican@/Latin@ Studies Certificate Open House and Orientation. Meet the CLS faculty, staff, and students. Learn about the CLS requirements and different ways of being involved with CLS. Enjoy lunch with the CLS community.


Date: September 29, 2014

Food & Gathering: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM 

Programming time: 12:00 – 12:45 PM

Location: 336 Ingraham