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Cambio Center News - October 2006

Three New Cambio Center Fellows: Marjorie Sable, Nadia Navarrete-Tindall, Kawika Allen

A warm "Bienvenidos!" is extended to the following new fellows:

Marjorie Sable, Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies, College of Human Environmental Sciences, MU

Her research focuses on reproductive and maternal and child health policy and practice issues. She is interested in access to health and social services for recent Hispanic immigrants including the identification of barriers to care. She is the Principal Investigator on a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health that focuses on improving family planning outreach and services for Hispanic immigrants.

Nadia Navarrete Tindall, Senior Research Scientist, Division of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, MU

She is interested in working to integrate immigrants into their new communities by helping them to understand their new natural surroundings. She has been the founder and coordinator of Columbia Verde ("Green Columbia"), which offers bilingual conservation education events. Conservation Education will help immigrants to get connected to their new natural surroundings.

Student fellow Kawika Allen, Educational & Counseling Psychology, College of Education Kawika is a doctoral student working with fellow Lisa Flores's research team on her on-going study on Latino Immigrants Experiences in Missouri Schools. (Cambio Center Strategic Initiatives project.)

Cambio de Colores 2007 - April 2-4, Kansas City, Missouri

A date has been set for next year's conference. Please visit the Conference Web site for further and up-to-date details, including the call for abstracts that will issued in early November: www.cambiodecolores.org

Research News:

Asset Accumulation Strategies in Three New Settlement Communities (USDA National Research Initiative Grant to Cambio Center) This three-year research has started its activities with initial field visits. A multi-state research Advisory Committee has also been established. The research team is led by fellows Corinne Valdivia and Anne Dannerbeck, and involves also Steve Jeanetta, Keith Jamtgaard, and Domingo Martinez. The study focuses on economic, social and cultural experiences of immigrants in three Missouri towns, as they relate to the process of integration.

Upcoming Activities

BROWN BAG seminar Monday, November 27th, Noon, at the Cambio Center: "Capturing the American Dream Through Farming: Latino Producers in Missouri" A presentation by Jose Garcia, Ph.D., Extension Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Community Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture; Cambio Center fellow.

New Course on Diversity

Rocio Rosales, Cambio Center student fellow from the Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology, will be offering a new course on Diversity during the 2007 Winter semester. Please find more information at: http://www.cambio.missouri.edu/People/Support/2007WS_DiversityCourse.pdf ________________________________________________________________________

Online resources of interest:

Migration Dialogue (University of California - Davis), especially Rural Migration News: http://migration.ucdavis.edu/

Online publications of interest: