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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2015

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Scenes from EVITA
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
The cast of UTPA's EVITA will perform fully-staged musical numbers (Lyrics by Tim Rice and Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber) Faculty director: Richard Edmonson

Fee: Free
Contact: Elva Galvan, (956) 665-3581
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Place: ARHU
Location: Albert L. Jeffers Theatre
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Elva Galvan at (956)665-3581.

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The Eubanks Family – A Porcion of Edinburg
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
This is the third component of a three-part lecture series to showcase UTPA’s CHAPS Program ongoing research. For the fourth year, the CHAPS Program class Discovering the Rio Grande Valley recorded the history of a family and it’s land in Edinburg through archaeological, biological, and geological survey, and in oral and documentary history. This presentation details the findings of this project in anticipation of the publication of the final report later this spring. Moderator: Dr. Russell Skowronek, Principal Investigator of the CHAPS program and Professor Speakers: Janette Garcia, Special Collections Librarian and UTPA Graduate Student of History, Roland Silva, CHAPS Graduate Research Associate, UTPA, Jose Barrera, UTPA Student of Anthropology and Biology, and Santiago Lopez, UTPA Graduate Student History.

Fee: Free
Contact: Roseann Bacha-garza, (956) 665-3561
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Place: SBSC
Location: SBSC 111
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Roseann Bacha-garza at (956)665-3561.

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Poetry Reading: Spanish Crypto-Jews of South Texas
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
M. Miriam Herrera, Lecturer in English and Poetry Editor of HaLapid: the Journal of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) reads from her work and discusses the hybrid identities of those families that escaped the Spanish Inquisition and settled in the Rio Grande Valley. Faculty presenters/participants: Miriam Herrera

Fee: Free
Contact: Miriam Herrera, (956) 665-3400
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Place: ARHU
Location: AHRU 304
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400.

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Chicks With Words
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
The three “chicks” will discuss how living in the borderlands of South Texas informs and shapes their works of prose and poetry. They will also give a creative performance of their original creative writing. Participants: Mary Ann Escamilla, Katherine Hoerth and Linda Romero

Fee: Free
Contact: Mary Ann Escamilla, (956) 665-3400
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Place: MAGC
Location: MAGC 1.402
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Diana Ramirez at (956)665-3400.

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Activism, Art and Poetry
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Activists, authors, musicians, artists, and groups of community will participate to support parents of missing students in Ayotzinapa, Mexico. There will be readings of poetry, an art exhibit and music performances. Faculty presenter: Edna Ochoa, Modern Languages and Literature, UTPA Participants: Silvia Vera, Danielle Lopez, Sergio García, Rossy Lima, Mónica Rodríguez, Kathy García, Eduardo Martínez, Roberto de la Torre, Todos unidos por Ayotzinapa, Cosmopolit Art, Latin Contemporary Artists, and more.

Fee: Free
Contact: Maria Reyna, (956) 665-3441
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Place: LIBR
Location: Media Theater (LIBR 1.311)
Special: For special accommodations, please contact Maria Reyna at (956)665-3441.

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EVITA By Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
The musical Evita is the colorful story of Eva Peron, second wife to Argentine dictator Juan Peron. Born an “illegitimate” child, Eva Peron rose to become the most powerful woman in mid-century Latin America by defending and supporting Argentina’s poor and working class.

Fee: $12
Contact: Elva Galvan, (956) 665-3581
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Place: ARHU
Location: Albert L. Jeffers Theatre
Special: If special accommodations are needed, please call the University Theatre Productions at (956)665-3581.

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Feb/17/15

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Mar/27/15

Journey Stories, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Journey Stories, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution will be on display at in the Library Shary Room from February 17 - March 27, 2015 on Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held February 17 from 4-6 p.m. The theme of the exhibit is immigration, migration, and transportation. Journey Stories has been made possible at UTPA by the Texas State Historical Association. The exhibit is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

Location: Shary Room
Fee: Free
Contact: Virginia Haynie Gause, (956) 665-2303
Website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajGkdarLzjY

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Mar/02/15

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Apr/10/15

PATRICIA FABRE
Paintings by visiting artist from Puebla, Mexico; exhibit sponsored by the Mexican Consulate in McAllen, TX. Exhibit will be open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Location: Charles & Dorothy Clark Gallery
Fee: Free
Contact: Alberto Kernz, (956) 665-3480
Website: www.utpa.edu/art

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Mar/02/15

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Mar/06/15

Journey Stories
Journey Stories, is a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution. Journey Stories are tales of how we and our ancestors came to America – are a central element of our personal heritage. From Native Americans to new American citizens and regardless of our ethnic or racial background, everyone has a story to tell. Our history is filled with stories of people leaving behind everything – families and possessions – to reach a new life in another state, across the continent, or even across an ocean. For more details please contact Virginia Gause at vgause@utpa.edu. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: UTPA Library Shary Room
Fee: Free
Contact: Virginia Gause, (956) 665-2303

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Mar/02/15

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Mar/06/15

“Big Read” Art Exhibit: Into the Beautiful North
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. This is the third time UTPA has received a Big Read grant, written and coordinated by Dr. Steven Schneider. Book selection: Into the Beautiful North. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library, 1906 South Closner Boulevard, Edinburg, TX 78539
Fee: Free
Contact: Steven Schneider, (956) 665-8775

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