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December 2005 Blog Posts (16)

UCF appoints first Hispanic dean

Jose B. Fernandez, a professor of history and foreign languages, will become the first Hispanic dean at the University of Central Florida. UCF appointed Fernandez to be dean of the new College of Arts and Humanities effective fall 2006. He has served as associate dean of the former College of Arts and Sciences since 1999.

Kathryn Seidel, who has been dean of Arts and Sciences for 10 years, is resigning her position effective Aug. 7 and plans to return to teaching.

UCF… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on December 30, 2005 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Hispanic Values at work

Is there something we can call "Hispanic Values" at work? Something that sets us apart, for better or worse? How does diversity affect us in the workplace? Take 2 minutes to answer this short survey and voice your opinion!

Added by NSHP Editor on December 22, 2005 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Enhanced version of a great CD

Mi Sangre (Enhanced)


Mi Sangre meets--and often exceeds--the glittering standards set by its predecessors. The album…


Added by NSHP Editor on December 20, 2005 at 9:12pm — No Comments

UTMB gets grant for Hispanic students

GALVESTON, TX — Building upon its role as a leader in minority student recruitment and retention, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has received a $3.2 million grant that will continue to support academic, clinical and mentoring programs for Hispanic high school, college and medical school students and faculty.

The grant from the Health Research Service Administration will sponsor various UTMB programs through the Hispanic Center of Excellence to encourage and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on December 18, 2005 at 8:20am — No Comments

Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Need Health Authority- Pasadena Star News

Re "Revamp county health services":

The Star-News' assessment is correct - it is without a doubt time for the county supervisors to let go of the Department of Health Services. It was this belief that motivated me to file a citizen's complaint on Aug. 1, 2004 with the L.A. Civil Grand Jury, and that lead to the Civil Grand Jury issuing its decision that the supervisors should cede control of the health services to an independent health authority.

However, the newspaper's… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on December 17, 2005 at 8:51am — No Comments

IBM to work with local universities to up Hispanic engineers

Friday, IBM, Florida International University and the University of Miami are to launch a program to encourage young people, especially Hispanics, to consider careers in engineering and information technology. Named "La Grid," the initiative is to work to increase number of Hispanic students entering the technology industry by pairing them with IBM mentors and providing opportunities to work on research and development projects with Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM.

The program is also to be… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on December 14, 2005 at 7:08am — No Comments

Two Tennessee Universities Honored for Hispanic Recruitment, Retention

Vanderbilt University and The University of Tennessee recently were recently named among the best universities in the nation for recruiting, retaining, educating and graduating Hispanics. The recognition came from the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine's 10th annual Publisher's Picks list of more than 500 U.S. universities with strong outreach efforts and service to the Hispanic community.

Hispanic Outlook publisher Jose Lopez-Isa said Tennessee and the other schools on… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on December 12, 2005 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Growing need for bilinguals leads to hospital's free classes

Idaho -Five women and one man filtered into a small conference room at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center around 7 a.m. last Monday. Some came armed with coffee, others had bottled water. All came with last week's Spanish homework assignment in hand.

Kris Lunstrum, an adjunct Spanish instructor at Boise State University, started class, asking the students a few basic questions in Spanish to refresh their memories: "Adónde vas después de la clase?" Lunstrum asked. (Where do you… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on December 11, 2005 at 11:14pm — No Comments

Latina Recommends a Dose of Good Self Healing

A dose of good medicine

By Sandra Rodriguez

Tribune Commentary

December 8, 2005

I, along with other Latinas, must `self-heal' by educating ourselves about health care. Only then can we help cure America's disease of insurance disparities based on race and ethnicity.

Rodriguez is vice chairwoman of MANA, a national advocacy organization for Hispanic women, and director of the education department at the College of Santa Fe. She wrote this article for… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on December 11, 2005 at 6:34am — No Comments

Hispanic Home Ownership Up in Utah

High housing prices in California are being credited with the increase in Hispanic home ownership in Utah.

The Deseret Morning News reports today that the number of Latino home owners increased 28.9% between 2000 and 2004. The News quotes a West Jordan real estate agent that said nearly half of his clients are Hispanic buyers who discovered the cost of buying a home in Utah is less than paying rent in California.

The increase in Hispanic homebuyers in Utah closely mimicked… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on December 10, 2005 at 7:36am — No Comments

Aeromexico Announces Three New Nonstop Routes to Mexico from California Airport

Houston, TX--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--December 8, 2005--Aeromexico, Mexico’s largest airline, announced the scheduling of three new nonstop routes from Ontario, Calif. to Aguascalientes, El Bajio/Leon, and Morelia to begin in 2006. The new flights will offer Inland Empire counties more convenient choices when traveling to Mexico. Currently, Aeromexico offers daily nonstop flights to Guadalajara and weekend service to Los Cabos and Mexico City. In total, Aeromexico will be offering 22 weekly flights… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on December 8, 2005 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Hispanic Employees at Bank of America continues to grow

Hispanic associates make up 15.5% of the domestic workforce at Bank of America, surpassing the national Hispanic labor force share of 13% and exceeding also the in percentage the U.S: Hispanic Population, projected at 13.7% by the U.S. Census Bureau.

As part of its commitment to the Hispanic Community, the bank has worked to identify the financial needs of the Hispanic Population and to develop the responding products and services.

At the moment, fifty percent of the new… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on December 8, 2005 at 8:39pm — No Comments

US Bank wants to raise awareness of Hispanic consumers

U.S. Bank has joined forces with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati, the University of Cincinnati School of Business, and the Spanish Journal among others, in a campaign to raise corporate and community awareness regarding the needs and business oportunities that exist within the Hispanic consumer market.

¨The growing Hispanic and Latino population in our region brings an urgency for corporations and nonprofits to come together to discuss ways in which we can all… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on December 8, 2005 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Are Latino Children Too Sweet??

Too much sugar raises diabetes risk in Latino kids

By Charnicia E. Huggins

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Overweight Latino children who eat lots of sugar and drink sugary drinks may show signs of poor beta cell function, which is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, according to the results of a new study.

"The take-home message is something we know already -- eating a lot of sugar is not good for you," Dr. Michael I. Goran, of the University of Southern… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on December 3, 2005 at 6:45am — No Comments

Hispanic Online Market Booms

Three out of ten Hispanic buyers online spend over $200 on purchases, and big name brands have been working to attract more Hispanic business. The Direct Marketing Association studied the Hispanic demographic for a report on direct buying habits. 82 percent of those surveyed made purchases online in the past year. Of that group, more than a third made six or more purchases online in that time.

That buying behavior has been noticed. Many e-commerce sites have made significant… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on December 1, 2005 at 5:34pm — No Comments

10 Latino Students Win National Hispanic Health Foundation Scholarships in Health Professions

NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) November 30, 2005 -- John Paul Sanchez has a ticket to his dream of becoming a doctor; so does Philip Josephs, who is seeking a career in dentistry and public health; and Yessica Diaz, a doctoral student in public health. They are among 10 Hispanic students who each won $1,500 scholarships in medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health and public policy at an awards ceremony Dec. 1 in New York City presented by the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF). The event will… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on December 1, 2005 at 1:05am — No Comments

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