UCLA Alumn Jesús Gutiérrez, Jr.: For Baldwin Park Teacher of the Year, It’s All in the Family


Jesus Gutierrez, Jr.When Alicia Escalante, a parent volunteer at Baldwin Park High School, is asked why she thinks Jesús Gutiérrez, Jr. (Class of ’01, B.A., Spanish; ’06, M.A., TEP) was named Teacher of the Year, she breaks into a huge smile tinged by incredulity, as if someone had just asked her why water is wet. Read more


IS Diversity Council to Present Colloquium, Nov. 7 at UCLA


The Information Studies Diversity Council will present a colloquium titled, “Why Diversity Matters in Information Studies: A Roundtable Discussion” on Thursday, Nov. 7. The event will include presentations by IS faculty including Michelle Caswell, Ellen Pearlstein, and Ramesh Srinivasan. Recent IS graduate Melissa Camaiore (’13, MLIS), winner of the IS Diversity Paper Award, will also present her work on the information needs of migrant labor communities. Read more


UCLA’s Carola and Marcelo Suárez-Orozco to Speak at Vatican on Education, Poverty, and Human Trafficking


Carola and Marcelo Suarez-OrozcoMarcelo Suárez-Orozco, dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies and Distinguished Professor of Education, and Carola Suárez-Orozco, professor of education, have been invited to speak at a conference titled, “Trafficking in Human Beings: Modern Slavery,” which will be presented by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Nov. 2-3 at the Casina Pio IV in The Vatican City. Read more