Américo Paredes Centennial Celebration
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
Panel followed by Reception
El Gran Salon UTRGV Brownsville Campus
Dr. Richard Flores, Professor of Anthropology and Senior Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts, UT Austin
Dr. Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, Ellen Clayton Garwood Centennial Professor in Creative Writing, UT Austin
Dr. Manuel Medrano, History Department, UTRGV
Dr. Diana Noreen Rivera, Assistant Professor of Literatures and Cultural Studies and Center for Mexican American Studies Affiliate, UTRGV
UTRGV Graduate Students
Gabriela Cavazos, Martha Garza, Abel Moreno, and Victoria Valdez
Musical performance by Dr. José Villareal
Catering by Las Cazuelas de REM
Music by Los Halcones Del Valle
For questions and accommodations, please contact 956-665-3212
Parking Information: Attached in this email is the parking permit for the Americo Paredes event. Visitors need to print this out and place on their dashboards. The parking lot near the compress known as Lot B2 is one of the closest to El Gran Salon.
Link to Brownsville Campus Map
Shuttle from Edinburg Campus Information:
The Connector route (free) operates from the Visitors Center to Main in Brownsville. The latest departure that would get guests on time is 3:00 pm, which arrives in Brownsville at 4:30 pm. The returning shuttle leaves at 9pm at Main and arrives in Edinburg at 10:30pm.
Américo Paredes was a musician, scholar, and folklorist from Brownsville, Texas. Prior to his death on Cinco de Mayo of 1999, Dr. Paredes was the Dickson, Allen, and Anderson Centennial Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and English at The University of Texas at Austin. Among the numerous honors that marked his career are the Charles Frankel Prize from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Orden del Águila Azteca – Mexico’s highest award given to the citizens of other countries. Dr. Paredes’ scholarship on the culture of the people of Greater Mexico helped lay the foundation of our understanding of the people of the Lower Rio Grande Border, and inspired an entire generation of Mexican American scholars.