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Dr. Angela Venezuela Distinguished Lecture Series

For Immediate Release

Public Invited to College of Education Distinguished Lecture Series

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS-MARCH 9, 2012—The College of Education at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College will host Dr. Angela Valenzuela as its fourth Distinguished Lecturer Series honoree at 6 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the Education and Business Complex, Salón Cassia.

A professor in both the Cultural Studies in Education Program and the Educational Policy and Planning Program at the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Valenzuela also serves as Associate Vice-President for School Partnerships at U.T. Austin.

Dr. Valenzuela, a nationally recognized advocate for quality education programs for Hispanic students, will speak about her research and teaching interests in the sociology of education, minority youth in schools, educational policy, and urban education reform.

“Her presentation should be both informative and inspiring and is especially relevant to our students and our community,” said Dr. Yvonne Freeman, Chair, Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. “She has dedicated herself to improving the education of Hispanics, those of Mexican descent, in particular.”

Valenzuela is also the director of the National Latino Education Research and Policy Project (NLERAP) a national initiative that aims to improve teacher quality and the teacher education pipeline for Latino/ high school youth in Texas, California, Wisconsin, Chicago, New York, and Arizona.

She is the author of Subtractive Schooling: U.S.-Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring (1999) and Leaving Children Behind: How “Texas-style” Accountability Fails Latino Youth (2004).

The public is invited to attend this free presentation. It will also be available to view on online at

For more information, call the Office of the Dean of Education at (956) 882-5730 or click here to view the flyer with more information.

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