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Cambio Center News - January 2017

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

Happy New Year from the Cambio Center! Please continue to send in your upcoming events or opportunities to be shared in these monthly newsletters.

What you'll find in this January newsletter:


2017 Cambio de Colores Conference: 

Call for Presentations

The theme for this year's conference is "Todos Juntos: Collaboration and Unity in Uncertain Times." Find details about the theme and how to submit abstracts in the Call for Presentations. 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.

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 De AraujoFellow Dr. Zandra de Araujo and colleagues shared research on the flipped instruction of mathematics classes as well as the mathematics education of English learners. She also worked with student fellow Erin Smith on a study that examined how teachers modified cognitively demanding mathematics tasks for use with teaching English language learners.

Otten, S., Webel, C., & de Araujo, Z. (2017). Inspecting the foundations of claims about cognitive demand and student learning: A citation analysis of Stein and Lane (1996). The Journal of Mathematical Behavior45, 111-120.

de Araujo, Z., Otten, S., & Birisci, S. (2017). Mathematics teachers' motivations for, conceptions of, and experiences with flipped instruction. Teaching and Teacher Education62, 60-70.

Sakow, M., Smith, E., & de Araujo, Z. Examining Preservice Teacher Task Modifications for English Language Learners.

de Araujo, Z., Civil, M., Fernandes, A., Moschkovich, J., Roberts, S., Willey, C., & Zahner, W. Mathematics Education and English Learners.

Dr AdkinsFellow Dr. Denice Adkins recently had an essay published in Volume 42 of Advances in Librarianship. Her chapter provides a review of diversity management as framed in business and organizational management literature, and relates that literature to the current state of diversity theory development in library and information science (LIS).

Adkins, D. (2016) Diversity management and the organizational perspectiveCelebrating the James Partridge Award: Essays Toward the Development of a More Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Field of Library and Information Science. Emerald, pp. 131–141.

Dr CarloDr KillorenFellows Dr. Gustavo Carlo and Dr. Sarah Killoren and colleagues recently had a paper published in a Journal of Family Issues on SAGE Journals. In this paper, the team continue their research on prosocial behaviors as it relates to the quality of relationships with family members for U.S. Mexican young adults.

Streit, C., Carlo, G., Killoren, S. E., & Alfaro, E. C. (2017). Family Members’ Relationship Qualities and Prosocial Behaviors in US Mexican Young Adults: The Roles of Familism and Ethnic Identity Resolution. Journal of Family Issues, 0192513X16686134.

Dr CrawfordA recently published article by fellow Dr. Emily R. Crawford-Rossi examines how a school leader and personnel perceived the impact that ICE activity in their community had on students and families, whether school personnel incorporated community concerns in their response, and if they exhibited an “ethic of community."

Crawford, E. R. (2017). The Ethic of Community and Incorporating Undocumented Immigrant Concerns Into Ethical School Leadership. Educational Administration Quarterly, 0013161X16687005.

eBrief by Dorner

Latest 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.

Other Opportunities


Paper on Business Ownership and the Racial Wealth Gap
The Aspen Institute recently published a new white paper, "Bridging the Divide: How Business Ownership Can Help Close the Racial Wealth Gap," which explores how Latinos and African Americans hold relatively low levels of business assets, contributing to their lower levels of wealth overall. The paper makes short-term and long-term recommendations for policy and practice changes that can accelerate the rate of business ownership among African Americans, Latinos, and other racial and ethnic minority groups. The Aspen Institute invites you to read this paper and tweet at @AspenMicro with your thoughts.


Call for Articles Now Available for UpcomingDiálogo Issue
Diálogo invites submissions for their Spring 2018 issue on Latinas and Latinos in the Midwest: Historic and Contemporary Issues. Submissions may includeoriginal research articles, historical and case studies, ethnographies, as well as commentary, interviews, and film and book reviews focusing on key dimensions of Latinas and Latinos in Midwestern communities. The submission deadline is April 1, 2017. See the official call for articles and submission guidelines here.


Teaching Opportunity at the University of Alcalá, Spain
Consortium for Transatlantic Studies and Scholarship (CTSS) has established a one-month Study Abroad Program with the Franklin Institute at the University of Alcalá, Spain during Spring 2018. They are looking for 3-credit hour undergraduate-level course proposals from possible instructors to be submitted by February 1, 2017. These instructors could be from any of a wide variety of academic disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, and professional studies that could connect with the theme of "International Studies." Learn more about CTSS here. Please contact with any questions and for a copy of the application.


Survey Results 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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