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Professor Chris Newfield Organizer Disquantified Conference
May 21, 2019

Anyone searching for the right university can, in the space of a few key strokes, discover a school’s national ranking in U.S. News & World Reports’ annual Best Colleges list. A university’s score is treated like objective truth rather than a number cobbled from a list of criteria that may or may not tell prospective students if that school is right for them.

Such rankings are part of higher education’s embrace of metrics as a tool for assigning a quantitative value to seemingly every aspect of the college experience.

March 04, 2019

In the late 1960s, so few other Latinos attended his college, Cástulo de la Rocha could find and personally call them all in a matter of days. And as a student activist in a growing Chicano Movement, he did just that.

Ralph Armbruster Sandoval - Courtesy Photo
March 01, 2019

Coming to America By Andrea Estrada Courtesy of the UCSB Current

The migrant caravan that traveled from Central America to the United States last month generated headlines — and angry rhetoric — long before it arrived. The situation reached fever pitch the Sunday after Thanksgiving when 500 or so migrants attempted to cross into the U.S. at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents responded by launching tear gas over the border.

October 19, 2018

Tim Z. Hernández, an award-winning author and poet and an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Texas, El Paso, will receive UC Santa Barbara’s 15th annual Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature. The award will be presented during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the campus’s McCune Conference Room, 6020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building. The event is free and open to the public. 

Complete UCSB Current Article by Andrea Estrada click "An Author of Distinction" below

 

Norma Cantu Luis Leal Awardee for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature
October 27, 2017

Norma Elia Cantú has worn many hats over the course of her career. She is adding another next month when she comes to UC Santa Barbara to receive the campus’s 14th annual Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature.

The award will be presented during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Corwin Pavilion at UCSB. The event is free and open to the public.

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