Activities: University of Utah/Service
I have been active in facilitating the University's involvement with issues of immigration and have spearheaded a number of related activities
in outreach, teaching and research under the rubric of "Integrating the Immigrant." This effort is on-going, though I am no longer involved at the University.
A major contributor to this effort was $240,000 of funding for a three year project on the issue from the Russell Sage Foundation, on which I was the Principal Investigator.
The College's Institute for Public and International Affairs (IPIA)was also instumental. My students have published both "Immigration in Context: A Resource Guide
for Utah" (see link on Teaching page)and "The Case for Caution" in collaboration with the University's Honors Program and the United Way.
I co-directed the Latin American Studies Steering
Committee from 1999 to 2003, which temporarily revitalized Latin
American Studies here at the University of Utah. We
submitted and received a number of grants and undertook other activities, e.g. offering a Minor in Latin
American Studies. I received a grant for a Group Project
Abroad in Ecuador for K-12 teachers. It was funded by the
Fulbright-Hays Program of the U.S. Department of Education. I have taken five groups for Study Abroad Programs.
I will continue to participate in the local community on
the boards of which I am a member and in the various areas
where I serve as a volunteer. I continue serving on the
Board of Holy Cross Ministries, which works with Hispanics
in Salt Lake and Park City. Our family established a scholarship for Undocumented Students at the University of Utah in 2006 and have now funded close to 25 students
over the years with full or partial tuition scholarships. I volunteer as an interpreter at the HOPE Clnic, a free clinic for those without insurance located at 6500 S and State St.
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