MEXICAN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL HALL OF FAME

Mario Molina

Mario Molina, Chemist, Scientist, Nobel Prize Winner

Physical chemist Mario Molina was interested in science at an early age and created his own chemistry lab in a bathroom at his home.

After completing his studies in Mexico and Germany, he moved to the United States to obtain an advanced degree in physical chemistry at the U.C. Berkeley.

He won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995 for his work on the effects of man-made compounds on the ozone layer... Continue reading

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California school test scores: Amid gains in English and math, ethnic gap widens

California students’ scores in English and math rose from last year to this spring, with gains spanning gender, race, language and socioeconomic differences, test results released Wednesday show.
However, the encouraging news in the annual state test scores was tempered by a harsh reality: Overall, fewer than half of students statewide — 49 percent in English and . . . → Read More: California school test scores: Amid gains in English and math, ethnic gap widens

Retooling the Ph.D.

For generations, the path of a doctoral candidate in the humanities has been clear: collect your sheepskin and go directly to academia. But a tight job market for those graduates is leading universities across the country to rethink that model. Now, a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will help UC Santa Barbara . . . → Read More: Retooling the Ph.D.

‘I’m Latino and I Don’t Speak Spanish’: Young Men Talk About Identity

Am I Hispanic enough? Am I American enough? This is the dilemma that many Latinos face at some point in their lives, whether they are 1st or 5th generation.
Part of this is the tension in answering people’s assumptions, expectations and yes, stereotypes that exist about what “constitutes” a Hispanic. And these assumptions come from both inside . . . → Read More: ‘I’m Latino and I Don’t Speak Spanish’: Young Men Talk About Identity

Young Latina Poet’s Ode to Her Heritage Goes Viral

Xochitl Morales may be young, but she learned early to use her voice to highlight her community and culture. Through poetry, the sixteen year old demonstrates what it means to be a Mexican American. Her video poem, titled “Latino-Americanos: The Children of An Oscuro Pasado” addresses her cultural identity.
The video went viral and has been . . . → Read More: Young Latina Poet’s Ode to Her Heritage Goes Viral

Sarah Robles Wins The First U.S. Weightlifting Medal since 2000

RIO DE JANEIRO – Less than 10 seconds separated Sarah Robles from a personal goal and a historic performance. That was her coach’s message to her heading into her final lift on Sunday at Riocentro – Pavilion 2.
“I said to her, ‘Do you want to be on the medal stand? This is your opportunity,’” said Tim . . . → Read More: Sarah Robles Wins The First U.S. Weightlifting Medal since 2000