Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off at TAMU-Corpus Christi

Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off at TAMU-Corpus Christi
Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off at TAMU-Corpus Christi
SPEAKERS: The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi History Dept. and Mexican American Studies program will celebrate the memory and legacy of civil rights pioneer Dr. Hector P. Garcia, from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the University Center, 6300 Ocean Drive.  Cecelia Garcia Akers and Dr. Anthony Quiroz will speak on Dr. Garcia’s accomplishments. Cost: Free. Information: 361-825-5985 or anthony.quiroz@tamucc.edu.A link has been sent to your friend’s email address.

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PRESENTATION: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host a Minority Advancement Project (MAP) of Texas presentation from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 in Mary & Jeff Bell Library, 6300 Ocean Drive. MAP of Texas strives to benefit, promote the education of, and address the needs of the diverse populations in Texas. Cost: Free. Information: 361-825-2657, andrea.montalvo@tamucc.edu.McLurkin starts the Distinguished Speaker Series at the Island University at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, with a free demonstration for students from elementary to university. Higher education students can pick up tickets at the Performing Arts Center box office on a first-come, first-served basis. Student IDs are required, and each student can pick up four tickets. All other students need to register online at dss.tamucc.edu/studentforum.

PRESENTATION: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Mexican American Studies will host a presentation by Del Mar College professor Renato Ramirez at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 in the University Center, 6300 Ocean Drive. Ramirez will discuss the court case LULAC v. Richards  and the struggle for equal access to quality higher education for South Texas. Cost: Free. Information: 361-825-3936 or isabel.araiza@tamucc.edu.Dr. James McLurkin and 12 of his research robots will demonstrate why a thousand robots are better than one when tasks are too dull or dangerous for humans.

“Robots are best at things where it’s too dangerous for people to do it,” he said. “So, you don’t need robots to build a house in Delaware, but what about building a house on Mars?”

PANEL DISCUSSION: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Spanish program will host a panel discussion on teaching Spanish in the U.S. at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 in the University Center, 6300 Ocean Drive. The discussion will feature narratives from local teachers in the community. Cost: Free. Information: 361-825-4052 or mara.barbosa@tamucc.edu

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