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California Law Schools Aim to Attract Hispanics, Other Minorities

California Law Schools Aim to Attract Hispanics, Other Minorities

By Natalie Gross Latino Ed Beat Six law schools in California are boosting their efforts to increase diversity in the legal profession, providing financial-aid counseling, admission-test prep and application-fee waivers, among other services, to students at 24 community colleges. The initiative, “Pathway to Law School,” targets community colleges with large minority populations, including Rio Hondo


Preserving Latino History in East Harlem with Augmented Reality

By Geoff Montes Preservation Nation A type of digital imaging technology known as augmented reality (AR) is playing a starring role in an upcoming initiative that documents the Caribbean and Latino history of East Harlem in New York City. The project is called Mi Querido Barrio (“My Beloved Neighborhood”), and is the brainchild of Dr.


Citizen scientists needed for Audobon’s bird count

By Jenny Leonard Futurity The longest running citizen science survey in the world kicks off December 14. Tens of thousands of volunteers are expected to take part in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, which continues through January 5. HOW THE COUNT HELPS BIRDS The data collected by observers over the past century allow researchers, conservation