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The Texas Bookshelf is for single, specific books' reviews and author interviews . The Texas Parlor ranges more broadly than my other websites. The Young Texas Reader focuses on the youngest through teenagers. Texas Blog Notes surveys blogs of historical and literary interest. I've started a Will's Texana Youtube collecting channel where 1,000 videos are collected in 100 playlists . Find Will in Houston or at willstexana {at} yahoodotcom

Monday, August 11, 2008

First Hispanic Studies Ph.D. Graduate at TAMU

( brings a news release) -
"Juan Carlos Ureña, a professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, is the first Hispanic Studies Ph.D. graduate at Texas A&M.
Unlike traditional Spanish programs that focus solely in language and literature, the Hispanic Studies Ph.D. program at Texas A&M allows students to take courses in related disciplines such as history, sociology and philosophy.
Ureña, a Costa Rican performer, composer and songwriter, did his dissertation on the link between poetry and music in Latin American songs.  He completed his master's work in music composition at Stephen F. Austin and, in addition to traveling to many countries performing in concerts and music festivals, he has recorded 10 albums of original music and has contributed songs to numerous music collections in the United States, Latin America and Europe."

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