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Cambio Center News - December 2016

The University of Missouri's Cambio Center leads research and outreach on Latinos and changing communities.

What you'll find in this December newsletter:

  • 2017 Cambio de Colores: Call for Presentations
  • Cambio Center Fellows News
  • Other opportunities: NCERA webinar and new survey results
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2017 Cambio de Colores Conference: 

Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations for the 2017 Cambio de Colores conference is now available! Abstracts will be accepted through February 6, 2017 through a link on the conference website.

As always, please share this information with your colleagues, networks, and friends.

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New eBrief:

The Outstanding Opportunities, but Persistent Challenges, of Dual Language Education by Lisa Dorner explores the research on the promise of Dual Language Education, as well as the difficulties. This eBrief was published by the Cambio Center in November 2016 and succeeds Dr. Dorner's first eBrief, published in the fall of 2015. See the Cambio Center website for more publications.

Cambio Center Fellows News

We share news about our fellows on the Cambio Center Website, where you can find more details about the updates provided below. 

Dr TrigoFellowDr. Lina Trigos-Carrillo co-authored an article with other colleagues at UMSL that was published earlier this month in the Review of Educational Research (a top journal in education). The reference citation and a link to the article are listed below:

Rogers, R., Schaenen, I., Schott, C., O’Brien, K., Trigos-Carrillo, L., Starkey, K., Chasteen, C. (2016). Critical discourse analysis in educational research: A review of the literature, 2004-2012. Review of Educational Research, 86 (4), pp. 1192  –1226. 

Dr FloresFellow Dr. Lisa Flores and colleagues’ research on Latino engineering students’ persistence was presented at the Frontiers in Education Conference.

Hunt, H. K., Flores, L. Y., Navarro, R. L., & Lee, H. S. (2016, December). Increasing diverse students' persistence in engineering: A social cognitive perspective. In Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2016 IEEE (pp. 1-6). IEEE. 

Other Opportunities


NCERA 216: Webinar on Wednesday, Dec 21
Dr. Albarracin will be presenting an overview of her book, "At the Core and in the Margins: The Incorporation of Mexican Immigrants in Two Rural Midwestern Communities" in a webinar on December 21, 2016 at 12pm. See flyer for details on watching live.


Survey on Cooperative Extension Educators in the Midwest: On Serving Latino Populations
A survey of Cooperative Extension educators in the Midwest conducted in the summer of 2015 yielded 724 completed questionnaires. Results show that the majority of respondents have little contact with Latinos but they are interested in learning more about these communities and recognize that more could be done by local Extension units to provide services to them. See the full report here.



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