Thursday, May 21, 2009

My Brain on Latino Comics

Latino Culture + Comics=Summer Reading

Frederick Luis Aldama's new book Your Brain on Latino Comics looks like just the thing for wanting to learn a bit about the culture of Latino comics with interviews with the authors of the comics as well.

Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez (Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Culture)

If I wasn't already sold on the concept, then Aldama's words in an interview with the OSU newspaper hooked me:
"The book not only tells you the story about Latinos in comic books," Aldama said, "it tells you something as foundational as how we can imagine other places, how we can feel, or be emotionally moved by, something that is not in our present tense experience."

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

UA students in the news

NPR Latino--is anything you can't do?

So I was listening to NPR Latino and heard about "law student and essayist Agxibel (Ah-zi-bel) Barajas [speak] about the book, "She's Out There: 35 Women under 35 who Aspire to Lead: The Next Generation of Presidential Candidates" and realized she's at the UA--go wildcats.

Exhibition at U of A

Ritual Beauty: Art of the Ancient Americas

This is almost to serve like a note to self, but I need to make a point of visiting the UA Museum with my 101 class this summer.

Can a blog serve as a note to self? I guess I'll see.
Check out the slideshow

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Student Docs from Native American UA Students

Citizen Journalism from KUAT

This past Friday evening, as a part of KUAT's citizen journalism series, I caught three student produced documentaries by Native American students at the University of Arizona.

Click on the link to check out the docs on-line.

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo! This evening I'm planning on checking out the student presentation from Curtis Acosta's Raza Studies class--hopefully a good link to follow.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Photos from Wildcat Writers Event

Wildcat Writers Meet and Greet
Jenna Vinson, the organizer of Wildcat Writers put together a great slideshow of the event on Picasa, but I'm posting a few below to give an idea of how the end of semester service learning event went--okay, so there are a few of me talking to students--does that make me a bad guy?

Some of my students--excited to be on campus Saturday at 9am

I'm holding a coffee cup, but it looks like my arm is also in a sling

Ashley Holmes, consummate professional volunteer pizza server