Notícia do dia: estereótipos entre os participantes de programas de voluntariado

julho 10, 2008

Matéria publicada por Hannah Zaic, no website Nj.com., de New Jersey, Estados Unidos, relata quão os voluntários de programas sociais dirigidos aos pobres expressam uma concepção estereotipada a respeito das pessoas assistidas pelas organizações sociais. Clique aqui para ler a matéria.


Notícia do dia: o racismo sobrevive

junho 5, 2008

Editorial publicado no The Times of Trenton, de Trenton, Nova Jersey, discute, nesta época de Barack Obama, as diversas formas pelas quais o racismo persiste na sociedade norte-americana. Clique aqui para ler o editorial


Notícia do dia: estereótipos e GPS

abril 26, 2008

Os japoneses, sempre inovadores, acabam de desenvolver um GPS capaz de mostrar aos motoristas as áreas de alta incidência de crimes e indicar os caminhos que permitem evitar a passagem nestas áreas quentes. Os fabricantes norte-americanos relutam em adotar esta tecnologia, com o receio de que as áreas identificadas pelo software do aparelho tenham sido circunscritas a partir de informações fundamentadas em estereótipos étnicos e raciais. Leia a matéria publicada no website australiano Smarthouse.


Artigo publicado: Consequences of Mexican Immigration to the United States

abril 20, 2008

Understanding the Economic Consequences of Mexican Immigration to the United States: Much Done but More to Do

Autor: Katharine M. Donato

Periódico: Work and Occupations, 35, 189-195, 2008

Resumo: clique aqui para obter


Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence (SIR)

abril 11, 2008

Inscrições prorrogadas até 30 de abril

The Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence (SIR) program brings visiting scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture for one semester or academic year at U.S. colleges and universities that don’t usually have the opportunity to host visiting scholars, such as: small liberal arts colleges, regional undergraduate universities, community colleges, and minority-serving institutions (Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions and Tribal Colleges). Although the SIR program is a small component of the Fulbright family of programs, providing an estimated 46 grants in FY 2008, it is most beneficial to the hosting U.S. colleges and universities and their students, faculty and communities. Equally important, it is the only Fulbright program that enables visiting scholars to lecture at Institutions of Higher Education in the United States, thereby providing grantees with unique and significant professional benefits, a special opportunity for gaining an understanding of Americans and American institutions, society and culture, and the ability to take new-found teaching and community experiences with them upon returning home.

Summary of recommended institutional proposals for Brazil for the academic year 2008/2009

Name of Institution: Chatham College
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Grant Start Date: 8/15/2008
Length of Award: 9
Estimated Fulbright Funding: $26,450
Institutional support: $6.000
In-kind Support: housing and meals
Academic Field: Brazilian Culture and History

Chatham University is a private, nonsectarian institution consisting of three colleges, of which one, Catharine College for Women, offers baccalaureate degrees only to women. It enrolls 1,873 students and is located within close proximity to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Chatham University seeks a female Fulbright Scholar in Residence to help the University, its neighboring institutions and the Pittsburgh Community to gain a critical understanding of the culture, politics, economics and development issues of Brazil, as the country its Global Focus Program will feature next year. Ideally, the scholar would be a generalist who could be instrumental in assisting its faculty in incorporating Brazil into their respective disciplines and in infusing Brazil into a wide variety of courses. The scholar would teach two courses per semester in a general subject area, influenced by her expertise as well as participate in and organize a variety of academic as well as non-academic activities both on- and off-campus.

Name of Institution: Lewis University
Location: Romeoville, IL
Grant Start Date: 1/20/2009
Length of Award: 4
Estimated Fulbright Funding: $12,850
In-Kind Support: $8,400
Academic Field: Sociology/Intercultural Studies

Lewis University is a comprehensive Catholic and Lasallian university with 3,800 undergraduate students enrolled in its main campus in Romeoville, Illinois and five regional centers throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Nine percent of its students are Latino, mostly of Mexican heritage. In recent years, Lewis has launched a comprehensive plan to enhance Latino Studies and Contemporary Global Studies. The university seeks to augment these efforts by hosting a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence from Brazil with a background in Sociology or cultural studies. The scholar would co-teach two general education and Sociology courses, providing a Latin American perspective and would participate in a variety of student activities, including those of the Latin American Students Organization (LASO), to promote Hispanic cultural awareness. Also, the SIR would assist with the High School Leadership Conference it organizes each year to encourage more Latina/o youth to pursue higher education. Finally, the scholar would have the opportunity to work with a variety of community faith and immigrant groups to help implement community action, such as voter registration, policy advocacy, and grass roots organizing.

IMPORTANT: The complete application with application form, detailed project statement, detailed curriculum vitae, three reference letters must be sent to rejania@fulbright.org.br, until April 30th, 2008.


What About Prejudice? What Is It & Where Does It Come From? (1959)

abril 1, 2008

Notícia do dia: europeus consideram negativa a influência dos Estados Unidos

março 21, 2008

Matéria publicada pelo jornal Daily Times, de Karachi, Paquistão, relata uma pesquisa conduzida em nove países, na qual se constata que impera entre os países europeus uma série de estereótipos negativos sobre os americanos e o predomínio de uma avaliação negativa sofre a poderosa influência do vizinho do norte. Clique aqui para ler a matéria


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