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Archive for February, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Q&A with Ashley Hope Pérez, Author of “What Can’t Wait”

authorOn the brink of graduating high school, Marisa must make some tough decisions. Should she stay close to her family, marry a nice boy and get a job at the local grocery store? Or should she go off to college to study engineering at The University of Texas at Austin? Caught at the crossroads, Marisa must decide whether she has what it takes to break free and follow her dreams.

Inspired by her teaching experience at Chávez High School in Houston…

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Among Keynotes at Lozano Long Conference

51fgw2VqywLThe 2011 Lozano Long Conference “From Natural Events to Social Disasters in the Circum-Caribbean,” will include keynote addresses from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey, distinguished chair in poetry at Emory University, and novelist Evelyne Trouillot, a native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, who has written about human rights issues.

Hurricane Katrina’s hit to New Orleans and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti revealed historical and ongoing social inequality, environmental hazards and political crisis that plague the circum-Caribbean region. Both sites will serve as focal points for…

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

“Premarital Sex in America” author answers how young Americans meet, mate and think about marrying

149203While young women’s educational and career opportunities have skyrocketed over the past two decades, their opportunities for stable, long-term relationships have declined, according to the new book “Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate and Think About Marrying,” by University of Texas sociologists Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker.

The book has already received widespread attention, including on CNN, and The Washington Post. Regnerus, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, recently sat down with us to discuss…