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UTSA Mexico Center presents Mexican scholars' book on U.S.-Mexico relations

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(Sept. 10, 2013) -- The UTSA Mexico Center, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) in San Antonio and Instituto Cultural de Mexico will jointly present a forum on "Las Relaciones Mexico-Estados Unidos," a book on U.S.-Mexico relations by Mexican scholars. The event is free and open to the public.

>>The forum is 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12 in Frio Street Building Room 1.402 on the UTSA Downtown Campus.

UTSA Mexico Center Director Harriett Romo and UNAM-San Antonio Director Jose Antonio Vela will provide welcoming remarks.

The first half of the forum will focus on the countries' 1756-1867 empires, republics and the struggle for territory. Mexican authors Marcela Terrazas y Basante from UNAM, Mexico, and Gerardo Gurza Lavalle from the Instituto Mora, Mexico, will address the topic. UTSA history professor Catherine Nolan Ferrell will provide additional perspective.

The second half of the forum, "Non-manifest Destiny?," will focus on 1867-2010 U.S.-Mexico relations. Author Patricia de los Ríos from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, will present her work. UTSA scholars Gabriela Sanchez-Soto and Rene Zenteno from the UTSA Department of Demography will provide additional perspective.

Free parking will be available for the forum in lot D-3 beneath Interstate 35. To learn more, contact the UTSA Mexico Center at 210-458-2923.



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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This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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