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Latinos in education subject of UCR symposium

Latinos in education subject of UCR symposium

(April 30, 2001)

A free public symposium on the need for more Latinos to go to college and take leadership roles in primary and secondary education is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, May 4 in room 15000 of the Humanities and Social Sciences building at the University of California, Riverside.

The Hispanic Border Leadership Institute at UCR is sponsoring the event. Panelists include Antonia Darder, professor of education at the Claremont Graduate School; Paul Ruiz, a partner in the Education Trust, Inc., a policy think tank; Flora Ida Ortiz, professor of education at UCR; and Chicano author Luis Rodriguez.

Audience members will be able to discuss issues with panelists during the daylong gathering, titled "Latino(a) Educators and Educational Change: Bridging to Communities."

Maps and directions to the event are available at UCR information kiosks at the University Avenue and the Canyon Crest Drive campus entrances, or on the campus web site Visitor parking costs up to $6 per vehicle.

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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