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U of I Awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Mentor Latino Students

U of I Awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Mentor Latino Students

Latino faculty at the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) are taking the lead to mentor the next generation of Latino scientists through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant recently awarded to Gustavo Caetano-Anollés, Sandra Rodriguez Zas, Maria Villamil, and Jesse Thompson. continue reading »

Internships for Latinos in Chicago’s Health Fields

In Chicago, Latino teens are being given an early opportunity and experience in medical fields at hospitals like the Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago. continue reading »

New Mexico Hispanic Students lag White Students in Reading and Math Consistently for Six Years

New Mexico Hispanic Students lag White Students in Reading and Math Consistently for Six Years

A report released by the New Mexico Public Ed Dept that analyzed data to evaluate what was working and what was not in the education of Hispanic students. According to the report, the academic reading proficiency for Hispanic students stood at 47.9 percent, compared to 69.1 percent for white students. continue reading »

Young English Language Learners

Young English Language Learners

There is a large and growing segment of English language learners, or ELLs, enrolled in American public schools, the majority (80%) of whom are native Spanish speakers. continue reading »

Tamale Day at the McMahon’s

Tamale Day at the McMahon’s

My youngest brother married one of the brightest and most talented women I know. She has even spoken in my classes as someone who started and sold a business and the students loved her as well. continue reading »

Good Cheer

Good Cheer

During this holiday season I wish you good cheer, a prosperous and healthy new year, and family and friends to share in your bounty. I am someone who takes stock of where I am metaphorically speaking at the end of each year. continue reading »

Negotiating for Yourself

Negotiating for Yourself

We negotiate all the time but we don’t call it that and when we hear we have to negotiate for something we panic! Negotiating is the art of discussing differences of opinion with the intention of resolving those differences in a way that leaves each side feeling comfortable. continue reading »

Holidays and Travel

Holidays and Travel

Right this moment I am writing from a hotel in Warsaw Poland. I am here to facilitate further cooperation between my university National-Louis University and a Polish school in southeastern Poland, continue reading »

Do you have a career or a job?

Do you have a career or a job?

Most of us are not in a position to engage in volunteer work and community service, or even a life of leisure, full time. We have to work. We need the routine pay check to meet our financial needs and a job can do that. continue reading »

The Art of Delegation

The Art of Delegation

For most of us there is just not enough time in the day. We are often busy from morning till night and still feel like we don’t get enough done. But here is a very odd phenomena, continue reading »