Mexico

Undergraduate Historical Society Hosts Dr. Steven Bunker

On Wednesday, February 12, the Undergraduate Historical Society hosted a talk with Dr. Steven Bunker about his HY 378 course, “Drugs, Booze, and Mexico.” Bunker compared U.S. and Mexican notions about drugs and alcohol, noting that the U.S. was the first to put marijuana on the list of controlled substances in 1925. He explained that […]

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Dr. Andrew Paxman to Speak on “A Southerner South of the Border: How William Jenkins Became Mexico’s Richest Industrialist,” Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 4 PM in the Summersell Room

Dr. Andrew Paxman, research professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico, will speak at 4 pm, Wednesday, October 18, at 4 pm, in the Summersell Room. Paxman’s talk is entitled “A Southerner South of the Border: How William Jenkins Became Mexico’s Richest Industrialist,” and is based upon his new book, Jenkins of […]

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Jacqueline Avila, Assist. Professor of Musicology at the University of Tennessee to Speak on the Corrido in Mexican Cinema

Dr. Jacqueline Avila, an Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Tennessee, will be discussing the the corrido (a traditional Mexican ballad) in Mexican cinema from the 1920s to the 1950s and the importance of both these ballads and the cinema in the construction of a new Mexican identity after the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920). […]

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