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Online Conference: Migration in a Changing World: Where Do We Go Now?

An early publication (by Gabaccia, Leinonen, Alexander and Donato) of the IHRC's 2007-2012 project "Gender Ratios and International Migration Project" is among papers to be discussed on Nov. 8. FFI wileyblackwellexchanges.com.

In 2007 IHRC affiliate Professor Louis Mendoza bicycled 8,500 miles around the perimeter of the U.S. His book blends narratives, blog entries, poetry, and excerpts from conversations along the way as he searched for a deeper, broader understanding of what it means to be Latino in this country. For further description and ordering information.

World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality

October 11-13, 2012 (Minneapolis). The conference brings together research on economic inequality and seeks ideas to produce practical results that can be applied at the local level. On Oct. 13th, IHRC affiliate Professor Katherine Fennelly moderates a session on "Color and Ethnicity" that includes a paper on immigration. Sessions are free and open to the public--registration is required. FFI and to register. It is also possible to connect using their streaming webcast link.

New Web Site from Chicago Council of Global Affairs

IHRC affiliate Professor Katherine Fennelly served as a member of the Chicago Council of Global Affairs Task Force on Immigration and Economic Competitiveness. Visit the new web site and view the report of the task force recommendations: http://staging.midwestimmigration.org/

A major honor for Erika Lee

Congratulations to Erika Lee who has been awarded the Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award in Humanities, Arts and Sciences for 2012 at the University of Minnesota. Join us at the awards program on Oct. 12 if you're in the Twin Cities.

Director Lee Awarded Speaker and Specialist Grant

Director Erika Lee has been awarded a U.S. Speaker and Specialist Grant by the U.S. State Department. This grant--given by invitation to American experts in a given field to present lectures, serve as consultants, or conduct workshops and seminars for professional overseas audiences--will allow Prof. Lee to travel to Taiwan in September.

The Aronson & Associates Immigration Law Firm Endowment Fund is now accepting grant proposals. The deadline is Friday, September 28, 2012, and it is the goal of the committee to announce awards by early November 2012.

Professor Erika Lee accepts position as IHRC Director

James Parente, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, has announced that Professor Erika Lee has agreed to serve as director of the Immigration History Research Center. "We are very fortunate that Erika will bring her exceptional scholarly expertise to the leadership of the IHRC during the next three years, and I look forward to working together [...] to ensure the continued distinction of this invaluable international resource," said Parente.