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UC Berkeley historian David Montejano to speak Feb. 10 on Chicano Movement


UC Berkeley historian David Montejano

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(Feb. 9, 2011)--The UTSA Department of History will host David Montejano, professor of ethnic studies at the University of California at Berkeley, for a presentation "San Antonio, the Chicano Movement and the Conflict Within" at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10 in the Buena Vista Street Building Meeting Assembly Room (1.338) at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

Free and open to the public, Montejano's presentation will be based on his new book, "Quixote's Soldiers: A Local History of the Chicano Movement, 1966-1981." He will discuss the class, generational and gender differences that characterized Mexican American politics of the late '60s and early '70s.

Montejano has worked in higher education for 37 years, teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in political sociology, social change, race and ethnic relations, sociological and historical methods, social movements and borderlands history.

An author of more than 24 books, chapters and journal articles, Montejano was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters in 1995. He received the Pacific Coast Branch Award for Best First Book by the American Historical Association in 1989 and the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize in American History from the Organization of American Historians in 1988.

Montejano received a bachelor's degrees in political science and sociology from the University of Texas at Austin and master's and doctoral degrees in sociology from Yale University.

The UTSA Department of History enhances collective knowledge of the past and teaches students how to develop informed and discerning perspectives on historical occurrences. The department disseminates the benefits of a historical education to multicultural populations in San Antonio, South Texas and beyond and promotes faculty and student research, teaching a comprehensive curriculum in history and American studies.

For more information, contact Rhonda Gonzales at (210) 458-4026.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

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