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UTSA public policy dean's lecture series presents Jeffrey Passel Nov. 14

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(Nov. 12, 2013) -- The UTSA Department of Demography will present a lecture by nationally recognized immigration expert Jeffrey S. Passelas part of the College of Public Policy Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14 in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328) at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The lecture, "Immigration to the U.S.: Myths, Trends, Turning Points and the New Reality," is free and open to the public.

"Jeffrey Passel is one of the foremost experts on Hispanic immigration to the United States," said Joachim Singelmann, chair of the UTSA Department of Demography. "Whenever anyone reads about an important study regarding the flow of international migration to the U.S., especially Hispanic migration, in the national media, the name Jeffrey Passel is always included somewhere. Either that study was carried out by Dr. Passel or the media is sure to include a comment by Dr. Passel on results conducted by another party."

Passel is a senior demographer at the Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends Project. He tracks immigration trends and studies the demography of racial and ethnic groups with a focus on the Hispanic population.

His lecture will touch upon several facets of immigration to the United States. He will speak about commonly shared myths and misconceptions about modern immigration, the changing trends in recent years and the turning points in the tide of immigration throughout the years.

The Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends Project, formerly the Pew Hispanic Center, was established to improve public understanding of the diverse Hispanic population in the United States. It includes demographic studies and other social science research on topics relating to Hispanic or Latino life including immigration trends, Hispanic/Latino identity, education and health care. For more information, visit on the Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends Project website.

The UTSA College of Public Policy Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series features scholars and policy analysts on a variety of major issues affecting the community, the nation and the world. A free reception will follow in Frio Street Building Multipurpose Room (1.402). Free parking will be available in lot D3 under Interstate 35.

Located at the Downtown Campus, the UTSA College of Public Policy enrolls more than 1,300 students including more than 400 graduate students in the criminal justice, demography, public administration and social work departments. The college offers four graduate and two undergraduate programs. It also houses the Policy Studies Center and the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research.

For more information about Passel, email Joachim Singelmann, chair of the Department of Demography.

For more information or to RSVP for the event, contact Erin Jines at 210-458-3213.



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