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Binational Conference


Binational Conference - September 5 - 7, 2018


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The University of Houston-Downtown is partnering with the Secretary of Education of Tamaulipas (SET) to create a Binational Conference for faculty and students from UHD and universities in Tamaulipas.

The theme of the conference is Building Bridges through Academic Excellence. Paper, project, poster, and workshop presentations should primarily focus on the topics of Computer Science, Data Science, Information Technology and Logistics/Supply Chain. Faculty are encouraged to include students in their proposals. Students, however, can present by themselves. This conference also intends to open conversations between UHD and the SET faculty and students, expecting an exchange of learning and teaching experiences.

Proposals can be new or working papers, investigations, course projects, posters and workshops. Theoretical and empirical submissions are welcome. Proposals to present successful teaching and learning pedagogies are also welcome. Students can present their experiences in industry, internships or research (working at research labs).

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Keynote Speaker

  • Efrén Ordóñez - A Mexican writer/translator and publisher. His first novel Humo (Smoke) was awarded with the Nuevo León prize in Literature in 2014 and was published in 2017. He wrote the short-story collection Gris infierno (Gray Inferno) and the children's book Possum, a Story of a Tail. He was the recipient of a grant from the State of Nuevo León Writer's Center in 2013 and from the Young Artists Program from FONCA in 2017. He has taught Literature and currently works as the Chief Editor at Argonáutica, a translation publishing house based in Mexico City. He also runs his writing agency Courier 12 Escritores.

Plenary 2 - Immigration

  • Dr. Bill Flores - Professor of Social Sciences and past president of the University of Houston-Downtown.  He served as Deputy Secretary of Higher Education under Governor Bill Richardson for the State of New Mexico and prior to that as Executive Vice President and Provost of New Mexico State University.  He is currently co-editing a book on Democracy, Citizenship, and Civic Engagement.  He regularly writes on immigration, higher education, health care, sustainability, and other public policy issues.

  • Dr. Salvador Salinas - Assistant professor of history at the University of Houston-Downtown, where he teaches Latin American history.  His first book, titled Land, Liberty, and Water: Morelos After Zapata, 1920-1940 will be published in October by the University of Arizona Press.  Salinas earned his PhD in Latin American history from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Moderator: Dr. Gene Preuss - Associate Professor of History at the University of Houston-Downtown. He earned his PhD from Texas Tech University, and his MA and BA in History at Texas State University – San Marcos. He is active in state, regional, and national history organizations, and writes on the history of education. His book, To Get a Better School System: One Hundred Years of School Reform in Texas (Texas A&M University Press in 2009) won the East Texas Historical Association 2010 Ottis Lock book award, and was a Texas Institute of Letters Scholarly Book Award finalist. His most recent book was written with former US Secretary of Education and Texas Tech President, Lauro F. Cavazos, Jr., A Kineños Journey: On Family, Learning, and Public Service (Texas Tech University Press, 2016)

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