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UTSA Mexico Center hosts March 3-4 conference on bilateral perspectives of migration

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(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:

  • Historical look at migration
  • Legal aspects of migration
  • Family, education and health issues
  • Rationale behind migration
  • Transnationalism vs. incorporation
  • Trends in migration studies

"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.

For more information, call 210-458-2923, e-mail Olivia Lopez or visit the UTSA Mexico Center website.

>> Download a flier on the "Bilateral Perspectives on Mexican Migration" conference with the schedule of panel discussions.



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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.
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Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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