Monthly Archives: March 2013

“Straddling Boundaries” Conference

Registration is now OPEN for “Straddling Boundaries: Hemispherism, Cultural Identity and Indigeneity”, the inaugural international conference of the Culture and the Canada-US Border research network.

May 24-26 2013

Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

KEYNOTES: Margaret Noodin, Claudia Sadowski-Smith, Guillermo Verdecchia

For more details and to register, go to: http://www.kent.ac.uk/ccusb/events/algoma.html

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Teaching Borderlands History to College Undergraduates: Part Two – What’s Worked and What Hasn’t

Any good teacher worth his or her salt will tell you that no class is perfect. Some things can seem like good ideas in advance, but when you finally try them out in class, they just don’t work. Conversely, however, one always experiences certain unexpected victories over the course of a long semester.

In this post, I’d like to look back on the first half of the spring semester. There are certain things that have worked well in my class on the U.S.-Mexico border, while others have left a little something to be desired. What follows is by no means a comprehensive report on how the class is going (although it is in truth one of the best classes I’ve ever taught), but more of a reflection on a few things that I think are worth mentioning.

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Luis Alberto Urrea, “Universal Border: From Tijuana to the World” 7:30 p.m. March 6 at New Mexico State University

“Luis Alberto Urrea, an award-winning author, will present “Universal Border: From Tijuana to the World” at 7:30 p.m. March 6 at New Mexico State University’s Atkinson Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public as part of NMSU’s University Speaker Series.”

See this article for more information.

 

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The Mexican American Archival Enterprise at the Benson Latin American Collection: An Historical Appraisal, April 18-19, 2013

The Mexican American Archival Enterprise at the Benson Latin American Collection: An Historical Appraisal

Free and Open to the General Public
Evening Reception Followed by One-Day Symposium
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