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November 2012

Preserving U.S. Latino culture -- one text, one historic site at a time

Top Story November 2012 When the National Park Service commissioned Latino scholars from across the nation to write a book of essays, The Making of the United States: American Latino Theme Study, identifying �the missing links� connecting American Latino people, sites and history to the broader American narrative, the writers had to grapple with how much of the truth should be told. Read More

Faculty Research You Can Use

The Presidential Proclamations Project is a searchable database of all presidential proclamations from George Washington to George W. Bush created and managed by Political Science Associate Professors Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeremy Bailey.

Presidential proclamations carry the same force of law as executive orders � the difference between the two is that executive orders are aimed at those inside government while proclamations are aimed at those outside government. Some of the most famous presidential proclamations are Abraham Lincoln�s Emancipation Proclamation and Gerald Ford�s pardon of Richard Nixon.

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More in the NewsPulitzer Prize winner alumnus guest lectures in photojournalism class
Psychologist Jennifer Tackett’s research honored with an early career award
Saleri gift provides a permanent home for Blaffer youth program
Student Spotlight: Nereyda Ochoa, Department of Health and Human Performance
Poet and Ph.D. candidate Janine Joseph writes opera libretto


Nov. 3 – "What had happened wuz..." Workshop
The American Sign Language Interpreting Program in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders presents this workshop on idiomatic language and spoken English as used by African Americans in conversation. In other words, how African American slang impacts the work of ASL interpreters.

Nov. 9 – Fall Meeting of the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1 p.m., Agnes Arnold Auditorium 2.

Nov. 7 – Poetry & Prose
A reading series sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English and the UH Libraries. The November event features new graduate students in the Creative Writing Program.

Nov. 16 – Episode IX of “Craft in America” on PBS Channel 8 features Assistant Professor Jenni Sorkin.
The episode is titled "Crossroads" and also includes Luca Pollonini, an assistant professor in the College of Technology and Berkeley-based weaver Lia Cook, who recently had an exhibition at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, where the segment was partially filmed.

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