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UNT’s Calderon to speak on Latino migration and settlement in the U.S. Oct. 18

10/11/11

DENTON — Dr. Roberto Calderon, associate professor of history at the University of North Texas, will give his presentation “Al Norte: 21st Century Latino Migration & Settlement in the U.S.” at Texas Woman’s University Oct. 18.

The presentation will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in room 301 of the Administration and Conference Tower (ACT) located on TWU’s Denton campus. For a map of the Denton campus, visit www.twu.edu/maps.asp. The event is part of TWU’s celebration of Global Awareness Month during October and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.twu.edu/global/events-calendar.asp.

“In our everyday lives, global awareness occurs locally or regionally first and foremost because fundamentally all immigration is local,” Dr. Calderon said. “How we experience immigrant and Latino immigrant settlement and integration ultimately involves all of us.”

Dr. Calderon teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Chicano history at UNT. He has written or edited numerous publications including Mexican Coal Mining Labor in Texas and Coahuila 1880-1930, Nuestra Voz: Memories of Our Education and South Texas Coal Mining: A Community History.

Originally, from Eagle Pass, Dr. Calderon earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his master’s degree and doctorate in history from the University of California at Los Angeles. He has taught at the University of California at Riverside, the University of Texas at San Antonio and at UNT since 2000. In 2007 he organized the first statewide Chicano Studies Conference held at UNT.

The TWU College of Arts and Sciences is hosting Dr. Calderon as part of TWU’s Global Connections Initiative, which theme is “Explore the World at TWU.” For more information, visit www.twu.edu/global.


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