This University Is Offering the First Spanish-Language Creative Writing PhD in the Country

By 2050, the United States is projected to surpass Mexico as the country with the largest number of Spanish speakers in the world. Already, the US has more Spanish speakers than Spain. Given the increasing importance of Spanish in the US, the University of Houston is establishing a Spanish-language creative writing PhD program. UH Professor Cristina Rivera Garza says the program is “not just natural, but urgent,” according to Houstonia. Continue reading This University Is Offering the First Spanish-Language Creative Writing PhD in the Country

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CMD-IT Announces 2017 Richard A. Tapia Award Winner Manuel Perez Quinones

Today, CMD-IT announced the recipient of the 2017 Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science and Diversifying Computing is Manuel Perez Quinones, Associate Dean, College of Computing and Informatics and Professor, Department of Software and Information Systems, University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The Richard A. Tapia Award is awarded annually to an individual who demonstrates significant leadership, commitment and contributions to diversifying computing. Continue reading CMD-IT Announces 2017 Richard A. Tapia Award Winner Manuel Perez Quinones

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Drawing Their Own Path: 4 Latinos in TV Animation on How They Broke Into the Industry

As in most professions in the entertainment industry, people of color have for too long been underrepresented in animation. When creative careers seem like improbable paths, few attempt them – and that those who do don’t know how to get started. How does one get a job in the field? Do you need to know how to draw? Do you need to have attended a renowned art school? How do you break in when you don’t have any contacts? Continue reading Drawing Their Own Path: 4 Latinos in TV Animation on How They Broke Into the Industry

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LACMA’s First Instagram Artist in Residence Is the Woman Behind Viral 90s Chicano Homage

With her dedication to documenting 90s Chicano life in Southern California, Guadalupe Rosales has drawn a large following. She also attracted the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), which a week ago named her its first Instagram artist in residence. For the next few weeks, Rosales – who runs archival Instagram accounts Veteranas and Rucas and Map Pointz – will post the same throwback images she typically shares on her platforms and lead discussions about art. Continue reading LACMA’s First Instagram Artist in Residence Is the Woman Behind Viral 90s Chicano Homage

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