(Nov. 11, 2010)--As part of UTSA Diversity Month, the UTSA Honors College will host a presentation by Liza Bakewell, assistant professor of research in the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Brown University, on her book, "Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun." Free and open to the public, the lecture will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16 in Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building Room 2.102 on the UTSA Main Campus.
The presentation will focus on her analysis of why the Spanish word "madre" (mother) is so complicated in Spanish -- especially in Mexico, where the word is used in both positive and negative expression.
In 1995, Bakewell began The Mesolore Project, a research and educational software project on Mesoamerican writing systems, manuscripts and history from both the pre- and post-Cortes periods.
Bakewell is an anthropologist and writer who explores creative non-fiction, Spanish language and culture, linguistics, aesthetics, gender, women's studies, pictorial writing of Mesoamerica, pedagogy and multimedia, and indigenous rights.
Her writing has appeared in Words without Borders, Humanistic Quarterly, Frontiers, American Anthropologist, Encyclopedia of Mexico, www.mesolore.net and other publications.
Blakewell earned a bachelor's degree in performing arts and anthropology from Sarah Lawrence College and a master's degree in museum studies and doctoral degree in anthropology from Brown University.
As part of Earth Week, the Evironmental Health, Safety and Risk Management department is providing on-site shredding services for the entire UTSA community.
Parking lot between HUC & Ximenes garage
Faculty, staff and students at the UTSA downtown campus can bring their personal documents to the event to have them shredded on-site
Durango builidng service ramp
The Academy for Teacher Excellence (ATE) in the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) will host an end of year celebration to honor día del niño (Day of the Child), including hands-on demonstrations, cultural dance performances, scavenger hunts and more.
UTSA Downtown Campus
The College of Public Policy and the Office for Community Services present a 100th anniversary salute to the late Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez. A distinguished panel will discuss Gonzalez's historical impact. Free and open to the public.
Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328) , Downtown Campus
The UTSA community is invited to honor the roughly 2,600 UTSA staff members who contribute to the success of the university and its students.
University Center Ballroom, Main Campus
The 2016 P-20 Summit on Parent Engagement Summit provides high school, college and career preparatory resources to 6-8th grade students and their families. Registration is required. Seats are limited. Parking is free and lunch is provided.
UTSA Downtown Campus
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