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Cambio Center News - September 2006

New Cambio Center publication available
Flores, Lisa Y., Rocio Rosales, Lizette Ojeda, Monique Mendoza, Veronica Medina, Julie Wagner, Yuhong He, & Shiloh Jordan: "Perspectives of Work among Mexican Immigrant," Presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, New Orleans, August 10-13, 2006. (26 pp., 81Kb) [Research made possible in part by the Cambio Center's UM Strategic Initiatives grant.]

Cambio de Colores in Southwest Missouri: A Workshop for Healthier Communities
Crowder College, Neosho, Missouri - September 29, 2006
Over 50 people have registered so far for this one-day event organized by the Cambio Center, in cooperation with Crowder College, MU Extension, and Missouri State University. This Workshop will address issues of health care, integration of youth, and employment verification. Please find updated details at the Workshop's website. Fellows Jim Wirth and Anne Dannerbeck will be two of the presenters.

Of interest at MU

Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology Program (UMEB)
New scholarship program in Environmental Studies/Environmental Biology. Program funded by the National Science Foundation, will provide 8 14 month scholarships yearly for 4 years to MU students interested in getting research experience and career training in environmental studies/conservation or related fields. Scholarships are not limited to Science Majors---it's an interdisciplinary program that seeks to attract promising students with diverse interests into possible environmental career tracks.
More info:
Contact: Prof. Candace Galen, Division of Biological Sciences, MU,, (573) 882-4832

New publications available at Cambio Center

  • A Rural Service Provider's Guide to Immigrant Entrepeneurship
  • A Health Provider's Pocket Guide to Working with Elderly Minority, Immigrant, and Refugee Patients
  • A Health Provider's Guide to Working with Immigrant, Refugee and Minority Populations in Iowa
  • Welcoming New Iowans: A Guide for Managers and Supervisors: The Best Practices of Iowa's Employers with Immigrants and Refugees in the Workplace
  • Welcoming New Iowans: A Guide for Citizens and Communities: Building Respect and Tolerance for Immigrant and Refugee Newcomers
  • Informe de Investigación Sobre la Situación de los Michoacanos en Estados Unidos
  • Presencia Michoacana en el Medio Oeste 2006
  • English-Spanish Dictionary of Health Related Terms (by Liliana Osorio)
  • Mujeres migrantes de América Latina y el Caribe: derechos humanos, mitos y duras realidades (by Patricia Castellanos)

Other relevant documents available online: