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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Mestizos Come Home: Making and Claiming Mexican American Identity

RC Davis-Undiano – 2017 – books.google.com
Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano has described US and Latin American culture as
continually hobbled by amnesia—unable, or unwilling, to remember the influence of
mestizos and indigenous populations. In Mestizos Come Home! author Robert Con Davis…
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America Ferrera talks about her Latino-American identity crisis growing up, says she felt ‘very alone’

But now that’s she’s a full-fledged Hollywood star, Ferrera is finally able to do something about it. In 2015, she launched her own production company, Take Fountain Productions, which is currently developing “Gente-fied,” a show about seven Latin characters living in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights.
“As an actor, what I love about the process . . . → Read More: America Ferrera talks about her Latino-American identity crisis growing up, says she felt ‘very alone’

Latino Persistence in Education: Finding a Balance

The number of Latinos in higher education is increasing. However, Latinos are the least educated ethnic group in terms of bachelor’s degree completion with only 16 percent attaining a bachelor’s degree or higher.
According to Dr. Linda Castillo’s research, part of the problem may stem from intragroup marginalization. In other words, being teased by family members for . . . → Read More: Latino Persistence in Education: Finding a Balance

University of Texas at El Paso grad founds orchestra in Europe

For Claudio Ordaz, music is something to be pursued, courted like a potential lover, even if it means following it around the world to have it.
For that love, Ordaz first crossed one border as a teenager, then as an adult crossed an ocean. All along, he says, music was calling to him.
“Since I remember, music has . . . → Read More: University of Texas at El Paso grad founds orchestra in Europe

Latino Leader Named Head Of City Colleges Of Chicago

In the midst of a controversial overhaul, a Latino community leader has been tapped to take the helm of the City Colleges of Chicago.
Juan Salgado will replace Cheryl Hyman, a former corporate executive, as the head of the state’s largest community college network
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised Hyman for improving the City Colleges’ graduation rate . . . → Read More: Latino Leader Named Head Of City Colleges Of Chicago