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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Latin American Studies Conference features artist, social anthropologist

Despiera America
‘Despierta America’ by Nicolás de Jesús

The artwork of Mexico’s Nahua community will be explored during the keynote event of the second annual Latin American and Latino/a Studies Conference. Social anthropologist Dr. Martha García and Nahua artist Nicolás de Jesús will discuss “Representations of Migration in Nahua Art.” The event is at 6 p.m. April 12 in 206 Bowen-Thompson
Student Union.

García is a professor at El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Unidad Chetumal, Mexico, specializing in the fields of indigenous populations, public politics and migration. She has been investigating Nahua communities for more than a decade, analyzing the symbolic dimensions of migration experiences within the social system of Nahua communities as represented by indigenous artists.

De Jesús is an internationally recognized painter, printmaker, muralist and illustrator in the Nahua community. His work has been exhibited throughout Mexico, the United States, Japan and Europe. He is best known for his work on bark paper, and his themes of social injustice and collective memory. He is an active promoter of indigenous art and culture through numerous initiatives in Mexico and abroad. His artwork will be on display during the conference.

The conference itself is a one-day academic forum starting at 8:30 that morning in 201 Union. Undergraduate and graduate students will present their research or artistic work on Latin American and Latino/a studies, as well as in American culture studies and Canadian studies. The goal is to contribute to the understanding of the interdependencies, commonalities and differences across
the Americas.

The event is co-sponsored by the Ethnic Cultural Arts Program, the Institute for the Study of Culture and Society, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, the departments of History, Romance and Classical Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Political Science, and the American Culture Studies Program.

A full breakdown of the day’s program can be found online.

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Future teachers meet their matches at Teacher Job Fair

The 26th annual Teacher Job Fair sponsored by the Career Center will be held April 13 in the Perry Field House. More than 200 recruiters representing 97 school districts from Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia are scheduled
to attend.
Although students have had the opportunity to schedule interviews through WorkNet before the event, they can sign up for open interview slots in person beginning at 8 a.m. until 9:20 on the day of the fair. From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., about 500 students and alumni will participate in scheduled interviews. Each student has the opportunity to interview with up to 12 school districts during the fair. By the end of the day, more than 2,300 interviews will have been conducted with BGSU teacher candidates.

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April 08, 2010