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Explore a variety of different topics in Latin American culture anywhere from literature to current events, art to art history, or journalism to filmmaking. There’s something for everyone. All events are free of admission charge, unless otherwise noted. Download full event schedule [PDF]


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Ballet Folklorico, Festival Inspiración 2011

ALL WEEK - March 4-6, 2013

  • Exhibition of the artworks by Paula Vásquez, children's book illustrator from Santiago, Chile. Books with the artist's illustrations will be exhibited. Wynne Home Arts Center,1428 Eleventh Street
, Huntsville.
  • Exhibition of books by Latin American authors, Newton Gresham Library (NGL) Main Lobby, SHSU campus, Library hours
  • Exhibition of publications on Latin American topics by SHSU faculty, NGL Main Lobby, SHSU campus, Library hours
  • Exhibition of books and publications, The Woodlands Campus library, SHSU, library hours
  • Exhibition of books by Latin American authors, Huntsville, Montgomery, Conroe and the Woodlands City Libraries, Library hours
  • Exhibition of children’s books in Spanish, Huntsville, Montgomery, Conroe and the Woodlands City Libraries, Library hours

The Woodlands Campus, Sam Houston State University

  • Selected Posters on Latin American Arts, Humanities, Business, etc. research, by SHSU faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, Bldg. hrs., The Woodlands Center Atrium

Monday, March 4, 2013

HUMANITIES

  • Latin American History (undergraduate class), Dr. Charles Heath, 9-9:50 am, Academic Building IV (ABIV), Sam Houston State University, Huntsville (SHSU)
  • Mestizaje (from his book), Dr. John Burke, Executive Director of the Wolfington Center for Social Justice, Cabrini College, Philadephia, 10-10:50 am, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, SHSU
  • The Latino Vote in Texas, Dr. Henry Flores, Graduate Dean, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, 11-11:50 am, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, SHSU
  • Latin American folkloric costume parade from SHSU Family & Consumer Science and History Departments’ collections and SHSU faculty and student collections by SHSU faculty and students, 12-1 pm, Places: ABIV to College of Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg. (CHSS), SHSU, to New Gresham Library (NGL) to Lowman Student Center (LSC)
  • Overview of book exhibitions at NGL, Erin Cassidy, Assistant Professor of Library Science, 1-2 pm, Place: NGL Main Lobby
  • Presentation on Mexican woodcuts and mask displays in NGL, Dr. Frieda Koeninger, Associate Professor of Spanish, 2-3 pm, Place: NGL lower level at 2, NGL 3rd floor at 2:30 pm
  • Women of Power (from her book), Dr. Gwendolyn Díaz, Professor of English, Director of Graduate Studies, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, 3-4 pm, NGL Main Lobby
  • Presentation on Researching on Latino History for Historical Novel Background, Dr. Caroline Castillo de Crimm, Professor of History (ret.) 4-5 pm, NGL Main Lobby
  • Contemporary Spanish American Literature (graduate class), Dr. Rafael Saumell Muñoz, 6 pm, The Woodlands Center (TWC) of SHSU
  • Latino Students’ Association, 6:30 pm, Lowman Student Center, SHSU

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

HUMANITIES  

  • Presentations on classes related to Latin America on-line or on campus campus and study abroad in Latin America options at/through SHSU
    SHSU faculty & staff, 10 am- 12 pm, NGL Main Lobby
     
    • Professors Debbi Hatton, LeeAn Muns, both Mass Communications faculty, Andrés Jorge (Visiting Professor of Spanish) & Drs. Debra Andrist & Rafael Saumell Muñoz both professors of Spanish, SHSU Spanish-Language Radio Station and practicum
    • Dr. Alessandro Bonanno, Regents’ Professor (Sociology) and CHSS Scholar-in-Residence, on-line course on socio-economic issues;
    • Dr. Alcibiades Policarpo, Associate Professor of Spanish, on-line courses on criminal justice and Spanish American essay;
    • Professor Ray Rentería, Spanish Faculty, on-line course on business;
    • Dr. Debra Andrist, Professor of Spanish on-line course on medical and health professions and Latin American culture;
    • Dr. April Shemak, Associate Professor of English, and Dr. Vicky Lantz, Assistant Professor of English, on Latin/o writers featured in English Department classes
    • Drs. Teri Lesesne, Professor, and Rosemary Chance, Assistant Professor, both of Library Science, on the SHSU Bilingual Reading project in the Texas “Valley”
    • Dr. Dr. Frieda Koeninger, Associate Professor of Spanish, Study Abroad in Costa Rica;
    • Dr. Enrique Mallén, Professor of Spanish, Study Abroad in Spain
  • Genres in (Hispanic) Literature (undergraduate class), Dr. Rafael Saumell Muñoz, Professor of Spanish, 11 am-12:20 pm, ABIV, SHSU campus
  • Spanish American Prose (undergraduate class), Dr. Kay Raymond, Associate Professor of Spanish, 2-3:20 pm, ABIV, SHSU campus
  • Juried Poster session on Latin American Arts, Humanities, Business, etc. research, by SHSU faculty, 3:30-5 pm; Place: CHSS Lobby
  • Movie: Motorcycle Diaries (Che Guevara) w/intro by Dr. Ralph Pease, Professor of English, 3:45 & 7 pm, Evans 105, SHSU campus

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

HUMANTIES WORKSHOPS

  • An Early US Hispanic Journalist (from her book) Dr. Elizabeth Coscio, Associate Professor of Spanish, University of St. Thomas, Houston, 10-11 am, CHSS, SHSU
  • Arte Público Press & Piñata Books, Publisher of Hispanic books, University of Houston (U of H), Dr. Nick Kanellos, Founder & Director, Professor of Spanish, U of H, 11 am-12 pm, CHSS, SHSU
  • Hispanic Recovery Project (Arte Público, Hispanic publications in the U.S., all centuries), Dr. Norma Mouton, Independent Scholar, 12-1 pm, CHSS, SHSU
  • Writing Novels & Children’s Books,   Andrés Jorge and Vanessa St. Cyr, Visiting Writers/Scholars from Mexico
  • Juried Poster session on Latin American Arts, Humanities, Business, etc. research, by SHSU graduate students, 3:30-5 pm; Place: CHSS Lobby
  • Studies in Spanish Linguistics: Points of Contact (graduate class), Dr. Manuel Triano-López, 6-8:50 pm, The Woodlands Campus of SHSU (The Woodlands Center)
  • Movie: Like Water for Chocolate w/intro by Dr. Ralph Pease, Professor of English, 6:30-8 pm, Wynne House, Huntsville

Thursday, March 7, 2013

HUMANTIES WORKSHOPS

  • La Información (Spanish language newspaper, Houston) Lina Kowalski de Martínez  and Emilio Martínez Paula, publishers, 10-11 am, CHSS, SHSU
  • Literal: Voces Latinoamericanas (bilingual magazine, Houston/Mexico D.F.) RoseMary Salum, founder & publisher, 11 am-12 pm, CHSS, SHSU
  • Houston Hispanic Organizations (photos and commentary), Dr. Dorothy Caram, founder of Houston Hispanic Forum (HHF), daughter of founder of (Houston Area Teachers of Foreign Languages (HATFL) and more, 12-1 pm, CHSS, SHSU
  • San Rafael Films, Darkness Into Light Trilogy (Mexico), Pat Collins, founder & filmmaker, 2-3 pm, Dan Rather Bldg., SHSU
  • Latin American Film & Filmmakers, Dr. Thomas Garrett, Filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Mass Communications, 3-4 pm, Dan Rather Bldg., SHSU
  • Juried Poster session on Latin American Arts, Humanities, Business, etc. research, by SHSU undergraduate students, 4-5 pm; Place: CHSS Lobby
  • Movie: Fitzcaraldo w/intro, Dr. Ralph Pease, Professor of English, 3:45 & 7 pm, Evans 105, SHSU
  • Movie, La mala, 5-6:30, CHSS, SHSU

 

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