At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Latino Politics Short Course hosted by American Political Science Association

The Latino Caucus of the American Political Science Association invites students, staff, and faculty to participate in a Latino Politics Short Course.  This one-day workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 1:00-6:00pm at the Hilton Chicago (720 South Michigan Ave., 3rd Floor).  The cost is $5 for students.  This course is a great opportunity to learn more about the study of Latino politics in the U.S. and to network with faculty and graduate students studying racial/ethnic politics.

This year, topics include:
-  Analysis of the immigration reform battle taking place in Congress and its impact on the 2014 elections;
- A panel on Latinos and the media
- A roundtable on
publishing in political science journal with four editors from some of the leading political science journals (including APSR, Polity, Perspectives on Politics, and Politics, Groups, and Identities);

To register, please visit  Participants should register by Sunday, August 25.

1:00-1:15: Welcome and Introductions 

SESSION I — 1:15-2:45
Immigration Reform and the Midterm Elections
A roundtable discussion of leading scholars, their critique of immigration reform, and an analysis of its successes and failures. Panel will also include a discussion of how the immigration issue might play out politically in the 2014 elections.

SESSION II — 3:00-4:30
Getting Published: Advice and Insights on the Publication Process from Editors at Leading Journals in Political Science 
A panel of lead editors of some of the top-ranked journals in Political Science will discuss the peer-review process, common problems for authors, and what makes for a successful submission.

BREAK 4:30-4:45

SESSION III — 4:45-6:00pm
Speaking to the Media: Recommendations for Latino Politics Scholars
Come hear Latino Politics scholars and practitioners share their tips and advice for successfully engaging the media, working with Spanish-language media and other topics of interest.

For futher information, please contact program organizers Cristina Beltrán ( and/or Irasama Coronado.

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