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TALH Lecture Series presents Armando Alonzo

The Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) lecture series on “The Future of Texas” will present Armando Alonzo on April 7. Alonzo will present on “The Rise of Hispanic Texas” as part of a five-speaker series that will continue through April 14.

Alonzo, associate professor of history at Texas A&M University, is a native of the Lower Valley of Texas. He earned the doctorate degree in history from Indiana University in 1991 and has taught at Southwest Texas State University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is expanding his studies on the history of Texas and Northern Mexico in the period 1700-1865 with funding from the National Resource Council.

The lecture series will conclude on April 14 with a presentation by Joe Nick Patoski, noted author and former staff writer at Texas Monthly, on “Why Texans are Texans: An Introduction to Texan Identity”.

All lectures will be offered in two sessions. The first will be held at the Lamar University Science Auditorium at 4 p.m. and the second at the McFaddin-Ward Visitors’ Center at 7 p.m. each day. The lectures will be open to the public and free of charge. For more information, contact Mary Gagne at 839-2995.