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"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." http://media-newswire.com/release_1070120.html