(Feb. 28, 2011)--Scholars from Mexico and the United States will present a two-day conference, "Bilateral Perspectives on Mexican Migration: Demographic, Economic and Incorporation Trends," from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 3 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, March 4, in the Durango Building Southwest Room (1.124) at the UTSA Downtown Campus.
Free and open to the public, panel discussions at the conference will include:
"This conference is very important because it represents a great opportunity to hear some of the leading experts from the U.S. and Mexico talk about the controversial issue of migration," said Harriett Romo, director of the UTSA Mexico Center and professor of sociology.
Panels will be led by prominent political scientists, demographers, economists, sociologists and educators including Jorge Durand, Universidad de Guadalajara; Silvia Pedraza, University of Michigan; Ruben Rumbaut, University of California Irvine; Silvia Nunez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; and Pia Orrenius, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. UTSA faculty members will moderate the panel discussions.
>> Download a flier on the "Bilateral Perspectives on Mexican Migration" conference with the schedule of panel discussions.
Members of the UTSA community have published “Adapt and Overcome: Essays of the Student Veteran Experience,” an important book to help active duty military and veterans successfully transition to college life. The event includes a panel discussion with UTSA alumni student veterans who contributed chapters to the book. Guests can also purchase the book. All proceeds benefit the UTSA Student Veteran Association.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Graduate School is hosting a panel discussion for all of our current students, alumni and members of the San Antonio community who are interested in learning more about graduate education.
Graduate School and Research Building (GSR 1.204), Main Campus
The annual UTSA Graduate fair gives students an opportunity to meet representatives who can provide the information on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.
University Center, Main Campus
A recruiter will speak to potential candidates for the Archer program. The Archer program has helped students land successful careers in public service.
Durango Building (DB 2.208), Downtown Campus
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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