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APL Project – Internet Research: Noise vs. News

INTERNET RESEARCH: NOISE VS. NEWS
Research Skills Training

Events like our past election expose weaknesses in how Americans gather research using the internet. There is a lot of information out there and it can be hard to tell what is reliable. »»» Read More

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American GI Forum – Standing by Latino Veterans

AGIF – A Hispanic Veterans and Civil Rights Organization

Founded: March 26, 1948
Founder: Dr. Hector P. Garcia, Dr. Vicente T. Ximenes
Location: Washington, DC
Key people: Ángel Zúñiga, National Commander
Slogan: “Education is our Freedom and Freedom Should be Everybody’s Business”

The American G.I. »»» Read More

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Dignatario Hispana: Desi Arnaz

Desi Arnaz – A Conguero Who Broke Barriers

Full Name: Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III
Born: March 2, 1917
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: December 2, 1986 (aged 69)
Del Mar, California, US
Cause of death: Lung cancer
Occupation: Actor, musician, producer
Years active: 1936–1982
Spouse(s): Lucille Ball (m. »»» Read More

Nicanor Duarte

Dignatario Hispana: Nicanor Duarte

Happy Birthday, Senator For Life Nicanor Duarte!

President of Paraguay
In office: 15 August 2003 – 14 August 2008
Vice President: Francisco Oviedo

Senator of Paraguay (Colorado Party)
In office: 26 August 2003 – 28 August 2008

President of the NRA-Colorado Party
In office: 2001–2004

Minister of Education and Culture
In office: 1993–1997

Personal Details
Born: 11 October 1956 (age 59)
Coronel Oviedo, Paraguay
Political party: ANR-PC
Spouse(s): María Gloria Penayo Solaeche

Óscar Nicanor Duarte Frutos (born 11 October 1956) is a Paraguayan politician who served as President of Paraguay from 2003 to 2008. »»» Read More

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Mujer Imprescindible: Rebecca Lobo-Rushin

Happy Birthday Rebecca Lobo-Rushin!
A Fierce Latina On and Off Court

Born: October 6, 1973 (age 42)
Hartford, Connecticut
Nationality: American
Listed height: 6 ft 4 in
High school: Southwick-Tolland (Southwick, Massachusetts)
College: Connecticut (1991–1995)
WNBA draft: 1997 / Allocated
Selected by the New York Liberty
Playing career: 1997–2003
Position: Center
Number: 50

Career history:
1997–2001: New York Liberty
2002: Houston Comets
2003: Connecticut Sun

Career highlights and awards:
WNBA All-Star (1999)
All-WNBA Second Team (1997)
NCAA champion (1995)
Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Medals: Representing the United States
Olympic Games: Gold medal – first place, Atlanta 1996 Team competition
U18 and U19: Silver medal – second place, 1992 U18 Guanajuato Team Competition

Rebecca Rose Lobo-Rushin (born October 6, 1973) is an American television basketball analyst and former women’s basketball player in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 to 2003. »»» Read More

Zuleyka Rivera

Mujer Imprescindible: Zuleyka Rivera

Happy Birthday Zuleyka Rivera, Miss Universe 2006!

Born: Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza
October 3, 1987 (age 28)
Cayey, Puerto Rico
Occupation: Actress, Model
Years active: 2007–present
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Brown
Title(s): Miss Salinas Teen 2002
Miss Salinas Universe 2006
Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006
Miss Universe 2006
Major competition(s): Miss Puerto Rico Teen 2002 (1st Runner-Up)
Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006 (Winner)
Miss Universe 2006 (Winner)
Partner: José Juan Barea (2010-2013)

Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza (born October 3, 1987) is a Puerto Rican actress, TV Host, dancer, model and beauty queen who won the titles of Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006 and Miss Universe 2006. »»» Read More

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You Go Girl! – Adrienne Cecile Rich

YOU GO GIRL! Adrienne Cecile Rich (May 16, 1929 – March 27, 2012) was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She was called “one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century”, and was credited with bringing “the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse.”

Her first collection of poetry, A Change of World, was selected by renowned poet Wystan Hugh Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. »»» Read More

Hermana Evelyn Ortega

Hermana Imprescindible – Evelyn Ortega

Meet National Society of Leadership and Success
Advisor and Advisory Leadership Program
Grant Winner Evelyn Ortega

Reposted from The Society Blog

Can you tell us a little about yourself, your work at City College, and your role with the Society? »»» Read More

A Mighty Girl

Inspire Your Girls

Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta were graduate students at Columbia University’s School of Architecture in 2010 when a devastating earthquake struck Haiti. In one of their classes, they were assigned to develop a new innovation to help with disaster relief. »»» Read More