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April 2004 Blog Posts (43)

Diego Cardenas

Co-founder and CTO of Stomp, Inc. and a NSHP member, has been one of the five winners of the Minority MBA’s seventh annual "Next Generation of Minority Business Leaders" competition. Diego was the winner in "The entrepreneur" category. To read more about the winners, click here.

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Added by NSHP Editor on April 30, 2004 at 6:12pm — No Comments

The David Stevenson & William Diaz Fellowships

The Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) is pleased to announce two new Faculty Fellowships established in honor of colleagues David Stevenson and William Diaz through a generous grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. The fellowships will be awarded to faculty members of color teaching and conducting research in the field of philanthropic and nonprofit sector studies. Please note that the deadline for applications is May 24, 2004.



In 2002, the field of nonprofit management and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 30, 2004 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Hispanic Engineer Helps Space Station Crews Stay Fit

Growing up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carlos Ortiz-Longo liked to take things apart. His father, a medical doctor, encouraged his young son's curiosity, helping him learn the way things work, even teaching him to fix his own bicycle. Today, Ortiz-Longo is still fixing his bicycle. Only this one is more than 200 miles above the Earth, on the International Space Station.



Ortiz-Longo manages a team of more than 30 people who keep the Station's exercise equipment tuned. The Crew Health… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 29, 2004 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Dr. Antonia Coello Novello

TAMPA, Fla., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Antonia Coello Novello, former Surgeon General of the United States and current New York Health Commissioner, has been named 2004 National Hispanic Scientist of the Year by Tampa's Museum
of Science and Industry (MOSI), and was honored today by MOSI president Wit Ostrenko and board member Maruchi Azorin-Blanco.

Added by NSHP Editor on April 28, 2004 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Hispanics asked to answer US Census

U.S. Newswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau is asking thousands of Hispanics who are business owners or self- employed persons to set aside a few minutes to participate in an important survey that is part of the 2002 Economic Census. The information they provide will help shape federal, state and local governments' business-assistance programs.



Beginning May 6, selected businesses will receive the 2002 Survey of Business Owners (SBO). Answers to the questions in the survey are, by… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 28, 2004 at 3:16pm — No Comments

NAHREP names seven new Directors to National Board

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) announced the appointment of seven new directors to its national board this month at its 2nd Annual Legislative Conference in Washington D.C. The new directors, who will serve a two-year term, include: Rebecca A. Gallardo-Serrano; Earl Lee; Marty Martinez; Rei Mesa; Timothy Sandos; Saul Serna and Landon Taylor.

Added by NSHP Editor on April 28, 2004 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Colleges recruiting Hispanic students, documented or not

AP -Some Indiana colleges are trying to attract more Hispanic students to their campuses including those who are in the country illegally, school officials said. Indiana University South Bend, Ivy Tech, Holy Cross, Southwestern Michigan and Ancilla colleges plan special days this week to attract Hispanic students to visit their campuses.



They put out the word in English and Spanish. Illegal status and having little access to financial aid can be major hurdles to Hispanic students… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 28, 2004 at 1:30pm — No Comments

FTC's fraud expert warned Hispanics

AP --Hispanics are twice as likely to be victims of consumer fraud as non-Hispanic whites, the Federal Trade Commission's top fraud expert warned Tuesday. "Advertisers in Spanish have tended to assume that no one was watching and no one was doing anything," said Howard Beales, the director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. "We are trying to change that assumption."



Recent frauds, he said, include miraculous weight-loss products, too-good-to-be-true business opportunities,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 28, 2004 at 1:06pm — No Comments

More "libros" in mid-valley libraries

by Kyle Odegard, OR --The Hispanic population has skyrocketed in the mid-Willamette Valley. Lately, so has the number of Spanish-language books -- los libros -- in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and the Albany Public Library system.



Just a few years ago, as recently as 2000, their Spanish-language collections were almost non-existent.





"We realized the population was growing," said Carolyn Rawles-Heiser, Corvallis-Benton County library director. The 2000… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 26, 2004 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Latino politicians see importance of Spanish

LA, CA --Before the cameras started rolling at a recent news conference, Los Angeles mayoral hopeful and state Sen. Richard Alarcon tapped his bilingual aide.



"How do you say workers' compensation?" Alarcon whispered.



"Compensacion a trabajadores heridos," the aide answered.



In tens of thousands of living rooms, snippets from the briefing that followed aired later that night on affiliates of Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo. Alarcon's delivery… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 25, 2004 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Immigrants hold mock graduation in support of DREAM bill

WASHINGTON (KRT) - Wearing graduation caps and gowns, more than 80 students held a mock graduation ceremony Tuesday outside the Capitol to press Congress to approve a bill that would grant them legal immigrant status. More than 65,000 undocumented teen-agers are expected to graduate from high school this spring. Many of them were brought to the United States as young children by their parents and have lived here most of their lives.



Undocumented students face the prospect of… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 24, 2004 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Diabetes exposition to court Hispanics

For the first time, the American Diabetes Association's annual exposition, which showcases ways to combat and control the disease, will have a decidedly Latin flavor. A special pavilion featuring Hispanic stars, bilingual information, diabetes-fighting recipes and free health screenings will be part of the expanded eighth annual May 1 trade show at Phoenix Civic Plaza.



The ADA's expo last year drew about 5,500 people, "but we weren't reaching the high-risk groups," said Suzanne… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 24, 2004 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Workshop on communications to Hispanics

The University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension Service is offering in Siouxland a seminar/workshop on understanding and communicating to the Hispanic culture. Iowa and South Dakota's extension services are also partnering in the seminar. The two-part program will be led by Carmen de Neve, a Los Angeles-based educational and inter-cultural communications specialist and consultant. The seminar will be May 17-20 at the Marina Inn in South Sioux City.



The workshop will be divided into… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 24, 2004 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Hispanic leaders form business association

Local Hispanic leaders voted Friday to form the Greater Madison Latino Business Association and adopt a mission statement. Latino business owners and other leaders raised their hands at the T.E.C. Center, 3591 Anderson St., in favor of an association that "promotes the creation, expansion and diversification of Latino-owned businesses."



Other provisions that were tentatively approved included making the association a nonprofit run by a board with a majority of Latino directors and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 24, 2004 at 1:42pm — No Comments

John Joseph Dios

BRADLEY BEACH, N.J. -- John Joseph Dios, believed to be New Jersey's first Hispanic judge, died of stomach cancer at his home Wednesday. He was 80.

Added by NSHP Editor on April 24, 2004 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Paulino do Rego Barros Jr.

Paulino do Rego Barros Jr., president of BellSouth Latin America, has been recognized as one of the nation's most powerful Hispanic executives in technology and business by Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine. The 50 Most Important Hispanics in Business and Technology recognizes leaders from government, academia and Corporate America. Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology selected Barros from a lengthy list of candidates based on his outstanding work in the field of… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 24, 2004 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Nelson R. Linares

Is the Sr. Manager of Roaming S/W Development & Support for the Telecom Services Division of Verisgn (formerly HO Systems). He is the division's highest-ranking Hispanic employee and the last of its founding members.

Added by NSHP Editor on April 22, 2004 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Center opens to look at Hispanic health topics

A research center to explore health disparities among Hispanics, especially when it comes to obesity, diabetes, mental health and geriatrics, opened Monday at the Stanton Building, 1100 N. Stanton, Texas.



The Hispanic Health Disparities Research Center is a collaboration between UTEP and the University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center. It is funded by a $4.1 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health National Center for Minority Health and Health… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 21, 2004 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Blue Cross will accept Mexican ID

By AP - Pasadena, CA - Blue Cross representatives said they're accepting the Mexican ID, which has the name, address and photo of the cardholder, along with an electronic strip on the back. The cards have been accepted as official identification by some banks and police agencies for more than a year.



Representatives from Blue Cross of California and the Mexican Consulate said Wednesday the card's acceptance helps immigrants access health services. The health officials hope that… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 19, 2004 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Four new Hispanic papers

A subsidiary of a Spanish newspaper publisher said it will launch four Spanish-language daily newspapers in Texas in June, joining the battle for the nation's fast-growing Hispanic population. The newspapers will be published in Houston, San Antonio, Austin and the Lower Rio Grande Valley by Meximerica Media, a unit of Recoletos Grupo de Comunicacion S.A.



The newspapers, called "Rumbo," will be tabloid-sized and aimed at Hispanics between the ages of 21 and 45. They will include… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 18, 2004 at 1:18am — No Comments

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