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Article ID: 540397

While Foreign Workers Continue to Move into US Job Market, Few Companies Are Effectively Dealing with Language Limitations

Conference Board

As foreign-born workers make up a larger share of the U.S. workforce, more employers will be dealing with language limitations. But a new survey by The Conference Board finds that a majority of employers are doing very little to overcome this challenge.

Released:
5-May-2008 11:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 538797

Woodburn, Ore.: A Microcosm of Immigrant Shifts in America

University of Oregon

Travelers on I-5 know that Woodburn, Ore., is home to the region's largest tax-free outlet center. A University of Oregon researcher, however, turns away from the mall to study the heart of town, which, she says, provides insight on how new immigrant settlement patterns are transforming place and identity in small- to medium-sized U.S. cities.

Released:
19-Mar-2008 4:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 538703

Immigration "Hot Spots" and Violent Crime Inversely Linked

American Sociological Association (ASA)

Contrary to popular stereotypes assuming that areas undergoing immigration are associated with spiraling crime, a study reveals that such areas experience lower violence.

Released:
17-Mar-2008 9:45 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 538158

Application Deadline March 7 for Media Fellowship on Immigration

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University encourages active journalists to apply by Friday, March 7, to attend its media fellowship, "Immigration: Nation's Bedrock or Burden?," scheduled April 1-4, in Nashville, Tenn. To view the event's agenda and to apply, go to www.vanderbilt.edu/news/immigration.

Released:
27-Feb-2008 1:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 537144

Why Immigration Divides America Will Be Tackled at UCSD Economics Roundtable, Feb. 13

University of California San Diego

One of the nation's leading authorities on the economics of immigration, University of California, San Diego Professor Gordon Hanson, will speak on the topic "Why Does Immigration Divide America?" when he addresses the UCSD Economics Roundtable on Wednesday, February 13, 2008.

Released:
23-Jan-2008 1:45 PM EST

Article ID: 536859

New Book Explores "America Beyond Black and White - How Immigrants and Fusions Are Helping Us Overcome the Racial Divide"

Central Connecticut State University

The book is an impassioned call for a new way of imagining race and ethnicity in America. For the first time in U.S. history, the black-white dichotomy that historically has defined race and ethnicity is being challenged, not by a small minority, but by the fastest-growing and arguably most vocal segment of the increasingly diverse American population -- Mexicans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Indians, Arabs, and many more...

Released:
11-Jan-2008 10:30 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 536438

Community as Place and Identity: Mexican Immigrant Workers on Both Sides of the Border

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

As Mexican immigrant workers have moved into the heartland of the United States seeking stable employment, particularly in the poultry industry, they have developed a sense of home that encompasses life on both sides of the border. According to a University of Arkansas anthropologist, community identity is important, both for ties to Mexico and survival in the United States.

Released:
20-Dec-2007 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 534270

Audio, Video Available of Immigration Conference at Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University

Audio recordings of the keynote addresses and panel discussions from "Immigration: Recasting the Debate," a three-day conference held Oct. 3-5 at Wake Forest University, are available online at www.wfu.edu/voices. Videos of the sessions will also be posted online throughout the week.

Released:
12-Oct-2007 11:00 AM EDT

Education

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Article ID: 533418

Immigration: Recasting the Debate

Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University will host a free, three-day conference Oct. 3-5 titled "Immigration: Recasting the Debate." The event will feature keynote addresses by Ray Marshall and U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez and forums with leading immigration policy experts and scholars who will present research and arguments not always in the forefront of media coverage.

Released:
17-Sep-2007 8:45 AM EDT

Education

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    8-Aug-2007 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 532192

Illegal Immigrant to Brain Surgeon

Johns Hopkins Medicine

"Terra Firma -- A Journey from Migrant Farm Labor to Neurosurgery" chronicles Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Alfredo Quinones' amazing journey from illegal immigrant, migrant farm worker to prominent Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and brain cancer researcher. The compelling story will appear in the August 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Released:
3-Aug-2007 3:35 PM EDT

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