Dr. Anthony Quiroz, Professor of History in Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, released his new book, “Leaders of the Mexican American Generation.”

Feminist Alice Dickerson Montemayor, San Antonio Attorney Gus García, Civil Rights Activist and Scholar Ernesto Galarza, are among the subjects of these biographies.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – October 15, 2015.- A Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi professor has published a rich collection of historical biographies that enlightens and enlivens our understanding of Mexican American history. Dr. Anthony Quiroz, Professor of History, has recently released his new book, Leaders of the Mexican American Generation.”

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Harte Research Institute (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and OCEARCH team up for unprecedented Gulf shark-tagging expedition

Divided among three nations — the U.S., Mexico and Cuba — each with different regulations, the Gulf is a large marine ecosystem where policy development and enforcement requires multinational cooperation. 

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas.- September, 28, 2015.- – The Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is teaming up with leading shark-tracking nonprofit OCEARCH to build the most extensive shark-tagging program in the Gulf of Mexico region.

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10th year of identifying America’s top evidence-based programs at increasing Latino student success in higher education

Excelencia in Education adds 20 new programs to nation’s largest inventory of proven practices for accelerating degree completion among Latinos. Hillary Clinton video message recognizes 10 years of national initiative inspired by her work for Latino youth as First Lady

WASHINGTON – Elected officials and higher education leaders from across the country came together today in the nation’s capital for the announcement of the 2015 Examples of Excelencia, America’s top evidence-based programs that increase higher education achievement for Latino students. 

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Menudo Live Auditions Sept. 26-27 announced by Showpitch, Telemundo 51 And Rick Case Honda

 

Finalists to be Flown to Miami for Chance to Win One of Five Coveted Spots that will Determine the Next Generation of Menudo

 

MIAMI, Fla. – (Sept. 22, 2015) – Showpitch.com, an online and digital content discovery platform that connects new, undiscovered talent with industry executives, in conjunction with Telemundo 51 and Rick Case Honda, announced it is hosting live auditions for the next Menudo group as part of its

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The Dream Factory and The Something mAAgic Foundation are sending 13 children from nine US cities on a fantasy week vacation to Orlando

Traveling from our San Antonio Chapter as part of mAAgic Flight this year is Seaylee. The 11-year-old girl lives in Boerne, Texas, and suffers from Landau-Kleffner Syndrome, Seizure Disorder and Eencephalitis. She’s traveling to Florida with her mother, brother and grandmother.

 

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Sept. 22, 2015) – The Dream Factory is teaming up with The Something mAAgic Foundation to make dreams come true for 13 children with critical or chronic illnesses.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month: "Charlie’s Birthday Wish", a Children’s Book Takes a Look at the Other Side of

Written from the viewpoint of Charlie, the story’s antagonist, Charlie’s Birthday Wish teaches children to consider how bullies can be misunderstood, remorseful, and even forgiven.

September 16, 2015.- As children head back to school after another summer, bullying is once again a main focus and concern. However, not many of us have ever thought about the topic of bullying from the other side of the situation: the bully’s point of view.

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Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera Announces His Project, "La Casa de Colores"

"La Casa de Colores" also will include a monthly feature on resources at the Library of Congress.  “El Jardín,” a feature that includes videos, poems and blog posts, will show Herrera interacting with and responding to select items throughout the Library.

Washington, DC.- September 8, 2015.- In his first official appearance as the 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, Juan Felipe Herrera announced today at the Library of Congress National Book Festival the official project of his laureateship, La Casa de Colores—including an invitation to Americans to contribute a verse to an “epic poem” about the American experience.

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In recognition of Labor Day, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on why unions matter for working families

WASHINGTON— "Our union is our members, and on this Labor Day weekend, I couldn’t be prouder of the 1.6 million hardworking nurses, teachers, paraprofessionals, higher education faculty and public employees who work day in and day out to teach our kids, keep our families healthy and improve our communities.

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The Library of Congress to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2015

The Sones de México Ensemble performs Mexican folk music on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at noon in the Coolidge Auditorium.

Washington, D.C.- The Library of Congress celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, commemorated each year Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, with a series of events, tours and gallery talks. All events are free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required.

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