Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

Hispanics on the Move

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

Hispanics on the Move

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Library of Congress Awards Kluge Prize for Study of Humanity to President Cardoso

The Library' of Congress has awarded the 2012 John W, Kluge Prize for lifetime achievement in the study of humanity to Fernando Henrique Cardoso, one of the leading scholars and practitioners of political economy in recent Latin American history. His scholarly analysis of the social structures of government, the economy, and race relations in Brazil laid the intellectual groundwork for his leadership as president, 19952002, in the transformation of Brazil from a military dictatorship with high inflation into a vibrant, more inclusive democracy with strong economic growth. Cardoso is die eighth recipient of the $1 million Kluge Prize, which recognizes and celebrates work of the highest quality and greatest impact in areas that advance understanding of the human experience. A scholar of enormous intellectual energy, he has written or co-authored more than 23 scholarlybooks and 116 scholarly articles, with versions of each produced for a wider public.

Rio Hondo College's Martinez Retires

Concluding 41 years of service in community college education, Ted Martinez Jr., Ph.D., college superintendent/president, Rio Hondo College, retired this summer. Martinez completed his fifth year as the eighth president of the Whittier, Calif., community college. Major accomplishments during his tenure include management and near completion of the $245 million facilities construction program that has revitalized and transformed the aging hilltop campus, and which also provides for the development of educational centers in undcrscrved areas of the district; implementation of an integrated and effective planning process; receipt of hill accreditation from the Accrediting Association for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges; and more, Martinez has both bachelor's and master's degrees in business and economics from Sul Ross State University and a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Castells Honored with Prestigious Holberg International Memorial Prize

Manuel Castells, university professor of communication and sociology at the University of Southern California (USC), has been awarded Norway's 2012 Holberg International Memorial Prize, a $775,000 accolade that recognizes outstanding scholarly work in arts and humanities, social science, law and theology. Castells, who holds the Wallis Annenberg Chair of Communication Technology and Society at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and is one of the most cited communication scholars in the world, was recognized by the Holberg Prize Academic Committee as "the leading sociologist of the city and new information and media leclinologies. …

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