Stoles Available Now for USP and RED Graduating Seniors

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If you are a graduating USP or RED senior, you can pick up your stole now in MCC 122B during walk-in advising hours (calendar available here). Stoles are $20 and can be paid by cash or check made out to UC Regents.

We have a limited number of RED stoles so please come early for those. We will announce if we run out.

 

Mexican Migration Field Research Program 2019-20

What will you get out of this program?
The MMFRP is a unique, year-long program for undergraduate and graduate students who want an in-depth, community based research practicum focused on international migration. Students involved in MMFRP work directly with migrant families and often describe their participation as a life-changing experience. Participants use the MMFRP to satisfy international field experience requirements, obtain data for thesis projects, and even publish their work.
This year, students will conduct interviews with deportees and Central American migrants in migrant shelters in Tijuana. Additional opportunities will also exist for examining how migration influence the educational trajectories of youth. The
interviews will shed light on how US policies affect migrant families and shape their prospects for the future.

All students also gain:

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  • Course credit for a community-based field research practicum
  • Experience working with a multidisciplinary research team in Mexico
  • Preparation for careers in health, NGOs, government, law, and academia

Required coursework includes:

  1. Fall 2019: Sociology 125 – Sociology of Immigration (4 units)
  2. Winter 2020: Sociology/Urban Studies and Planning 188 – Mexican Migration
    Field Research Practicum (8 units, including travel and fieldwork)
  3. Spring 2020: Sociology 109M – Research Reporting (4 units)

The fall course provides background on immigration. The winter course entails a full week and five follow-up days of fieldwork in Tijuana, focused on migration. Finally, the spring course trains students to analyze their interviews and prepare public reports. All three quarters are mandatory, and Spanish proficiency is required.
The deadline to apply is September 1, 2019, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance by September 26. To apply, fill out this google form:  https://forms.gle/fQNJZrzarQWAMtgj9 (including a 250-word personal statement) and enroll in Sociology 125 for Fall 2019. For additional information, please email alandrews@ucsd.edu.

Urban Changemakers Community Mural Paint Day!

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The Urban Changemakers will be hosting their community mural paint day on Thursday May 23rd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hump near KSDT, across from the main gym (where YoUCSD Minifest was held in the fall). Feel free to reach out with any questions.
We are so excited for this event, but we are still in need of volunteers on the day of. If you can volunteer for any part of the day, please e-mail urbanchangemakers@gmail.com with your availability and any interest in activities. We will be bringing back the Diversitree, and a photobooth, in addition to the mural painting. Please consider this as it is an excellent opportunity to give back to the community, as well as participate in a project that will officially leave your mark at UC San Diego! Even if you can’t volunteer, also come by to help paint with us. We expect the day to be a warm. welcoming, community-building experience for all involved. Also, feel free to invite your friends, professors, TAs, co-workers – essentially anyone you consider part of the UC San Diego community. The event is open to everyone!