(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.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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