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January 14, 2010

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America Reads Spanish Newsletter #43 


HACU ProTalento résumé database for professionals now available at HACU.

The White House Fellows Program. Applications will only be accepted online system and must be submitted no later than February 1st, 2010 at 11:59 EST. 

The Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program from underrepresented minority groups, or anyone interested in exploring the field of health services research. Deadline Feb 1.

Knowledge River Scholars Program call for applications to begin the program summer 2010. Individuals with knowledge of, experience with, and sensitivity to at least one Native American or Hispanic group AND who want to be library and information professionals are encouraged to apply. Deadline Feb 1.

The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to biomedical, behavioral, and social science research careers at the NIH. Deadline Feb. 28.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Undergraduate Scholarships 
Deadline Feb. 17. Graduate Scholarship ProgramDeadline March 1.

College Scholarships for Students from Foster Care
Deadline March 31.

Workshop for Title II, Title V and CCRAA Grantees March 29-31. Click here to download letter. Register at
Request for Articles
HACU-member institutions are invited to submit scientific articles for a new international publication to be published by
HACU International Member, Universidad EAN in Colombia.  For more information, please visit the Web site or contact Dr. Carlos Lagarcha-Martinez at

Scholarships for minority students for study abroad in Turkey PDF

The Summer Research Trainee Program for minority students interested in academic biomedical research careers. Deadline March 5.

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia & Central Asia. Accredited American colleges and universities interested in being considered as a host for the 2010-2011 exchange program in Eurasia and Central Asia can apply by March 1.

March 29, 2010
Latino Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD)
California State University, San Bernardino

HACU signs education MOU with the Army 
HACU and the U.S. Army Accessions Command last week signed an official MOU providing a cooperative framework for serving the Hispanic community through HSIs and HSSDs. News Release. View related video.


 Minority-Serving Institutions to benefit from Education Department budget increase
by Charles Dervarics (Source: Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
Nearly three months into the federal fiscal year, Congress and President Barack Obama reached an agreement on a 2010 education spending bill that will increase funds for minority-serving institutions and student financial aid with the possibility of more gains ahead.

HACU to partner with CollegeWeekLive for
online college fair and admissions event
HACU has partnered with CollegeWeekLive to create a new opportunity for HACU-member institutions to interact with prospective students online. CollegeWeekLive hosts the World’s Largest College Fair online and through this partnership is offering HACU members a special HACU rate. To learn more, watch an on-demand presentation (including a video tour and package information) or call now: 617-938-6017 or CollegeWeekLive Spring is Live on March 24-25 - don't miss out! The event will feature hundreds of colleges and more than 50 Live Video Presentations covering a wide variety of admissions topics.

Flores to discuss The State of Broadband in Minority Communities
HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores will be among the panelists of the Minority Broadband Summit, sponsored by The Alliance for Digital Equality, to be webcast on Friday, January 15. More>>

Capitol Forum early bird registration ends Feb 1
HACU is urging the leadership of every member institution to attend HACU’s 15th Annual National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education, to be held on April 18-20, 2010, at the Madison Hotel, Washington, D.C. Register by Feb. 1 to take advantage of early bird savings. More>>

Application deadline - Feb 26 for summer internships
The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) is accepting applications from students for summer 2010. The deadline is Feb. 26. The internships help students gain work experience in their field of study. More>> 

Call for Presentations - 24th Annual Conference
The deadline for presentation submissions is April 2, 2010. Presentations should relate to the conference theme, “Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Expanding Opportunities in Challenging Times.” More>>

Post your résumé in the newly launched Pro Talento  
HACU’s ProTalento Résumé Database is projected to pick up steam in February. Be sure to post your résumé online. Seasoned professionals are also welcome. The site includes opportunities to indicate interest in visiting professorships here and abroad.

Make sure your campus community is counted in 2010 Census
HACU has partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to support an accurate and complete count of Hispanics in the U.S. The 2010 Census will shape our country for the next 10 years, with funding implications for HACU members as well as the re-apportionment of Congressional delegates. A toolkit for reaching campus and university students is available. Download materials to support this effort by assuring a complete count of your campus community and assisting in the outreach efforts to your service area.

HACU on the Road tour resumes
The HACU on the Road will make various visits in 2010 beginning with an international visit to Mexico in late January and followed by several Texas campus visits. More>>

HACU alumni board announces new members
The HACU Alumni Association is pleased to announce its new executive board members: Maricela Huerta; Patricia Carrada; Salvador Ortiz; Fabiana Perera; Javier Lopez; Kristin Soto. Board At-Large members: Kimberly Sais, and Shalimar Alio. More>>

HACU Health Sciences Advisory Council announces new members
HACU announces new chair and members for the HACU Health Sciences Advisory Council (HSAC). Dr. Maria Alvarez, professor of in the Department of Biology at El Paso Community College, will serve as chair of HSAC. Dr. Sylvia Vetrone, assistant professor at Whittier College. Dr. Miguel Perez, chair of the Department of Public Health at California State University-Fresno. More>> 

International CESINE Conference on Global Education - special offers to HACU members
The 1st International CESINE Conference on Global Education has several specialoffers for HACU members that attend its conference on May 26-27, 2010 in Santander, Spain. HACU members will receive the following:3 paid nights at a hotel in Santander (5/25, 5/26 and 5/27); breakfasts and lunches included; two guided tours to emblematic places in Cantabria free of charge to HACU members. Additional information available online.

HACR Corporate Inclusion Index released
The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility recently releasedits Corporate Inclusion Index. HACU is among the 13 Coalition Members of HACR.Amidst the current economic climate, the survey shows the commitment by some corporations to include Hispanics in their workforce and the value they place on a diverse workforce. On the other hand, the survey sheds a tremendous light on the work that many companies still have yet to do to ensure that Hispanics are represented at all levels of their companies. PDF. Header membership Donate Forward