News & Events Archive

September 20, 2008.  BiCCHEC researcher gives presentation. The Bracero Program and the Limits to Cross-Border Union Activism, Workers, the Nation-State, and Beyond at The Newberry Conference on Labor History Across the Americas in Chicago, IL. More...
September 15, 2008. BiCCHEC researchers participate in “EL GRITO” event in Garfield Park in Indianapolis, IN More...
August 12, 2008. BiCCHEC researchers participated in SEAL Indiana’s visit to the Mexican consulate in Indianapolis More...
May 20, 2008. BiCCHEC BiCCHEC researchers have received a grant to study Oral Health Disparities More...
March 20, 2008. BiCCHEC researchers are part of an IUPUI delegation that visits UAEH Mexico
March 10, 2008. BiCCHEC researchers have received a grant to develop a culturally-sensitive bereavement program for Latino families More...
January 10, 2008. BiCCHEC researchers give a presentation at Butler University: From Jalisco to Indiana: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Mexican Immigration
  June 5, 2008. BiCCHEC researchers have published an article

September 20, 2008. BiCCHEC researcher gives presentation: The Bracero Program and the Limits to Cross-Border Union Activism Workers, the Nation-State, and Beyond

The conference was held at Chicago’s Newberry Library, and was co-sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Roosevelt University. BiCCHEC’s researcher Dr. Michael Snodgrass received an invitation to participate in this small invitation-only gathering that brought together some of the best of current and emerging labor history scholarship on workers, the state, and transnational labor activism and institutions. The conference focused on empirically and theoretically relevant work that contributed to a genuinely transnational and/or comparative history of the Americas.

September 15, 2008. BiCCHEC researchers participate in “EL GRITO” event in Garfield Park in Indianapolis, IN.

BiCCHEC ResearchersTo help the city of Indianapolis commemorate the 198th anniversary of Mexico’s Independence Day, also known as “El Grito,” BiCCHEC researchers and students set up an information booth at the site of the event, the McAllister Center for Performing Arts in Garfield Park. Held on the afternoon and early evening of Sept. 15, El Grito offered participants a diverse array of services and information in such areas as health, education, and federal service programs. It also promoted Mexican culture through music, folklore, and regional food. Dr. Armando Soto, Preventive and Community Dentistry, coordinated IUSD’s involvement through the school’s Binational Cross-Cultural Health Enhancement Center, with assistance from Dr. Stuart Schrader, Oral Biology. Dental students Matthew Rasche (D’09) and James Bieneman (D’10) volunteered their services to talk to the participants about the dental school and its services and to respond to queries about dentistry.

August 12, 2008. BiCCHEC researchers participated in SEAL Indiana’s visit to the Mexican consulate in Indianapolis

BiCCHEC ResearchersAugust 12 2008. BiCCHEC researcher Dr. Armando Soto and the SEAL Indiana team from the Indiana University Dental School participated in the program’s visit for the first time to the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis as part of the Ventanillas de Salud Program. They offered free services to children between 5 and 15 years of age, having taken care of 10 patients. In addition to providing dental screenings, they provided oral hygiene instructions, applied sealants and fluoride, and they gave toothpaste and brushes. The Consul Juan M. Solana, as well as the Alternate Consul and the Coordinator of the IME, recognized the cooperation and work of BiCCHEC, IUSD and SEAL Indiana. For more information visit: http://portal.sre.gob.mx/indianapolis/index.php?option=news&task=viewarticle&sid=78

May 20, 2008. BiCCHEC researchers have received a grant to study Oral Health Disparitiesudy Oral Health Disparities

BiCCHEC researchers Dr. Martinez Mier, Stelzner, Soto and Kahn have received a grant to study Oral Health Disparities from the Research Support Funds Grant, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, IUPUI. The broad long-term objective of the study to strengthen university-community to conduct focused assessments to elicit information to identify of the assets, resources, and community infrastructure as well as the community’s perceptions of dental needs, barriers to access to care and their causes. Researchers will work in partnership with la Plaza and Su casa Columbus in this study

March 10, 2008. BiCCHEC researchers have received a grant to develop a culturally-sensitive bereavement program for Latino families

BiCCHEC researchers Drs. Lorant and Stelzner have received a small grant to develop a culturally-sensitive bereavement program for Latino families from the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. This study aims at understanding the beliefs regarding death and dying in a rural Mexican community, determining the coping skills and supports used during bereavement and the role health care providers play in bereavement within this community, and determining attitudes of family members and community members regarding children with disabilities. Researchers will use this information in the development of a bereavement protocol for Latino families in Indianapolis