TAMIU Announces 2004-2005 Sánchez Lecture Series
For the 2004-2005 A.R. Sánchez Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series,
Texas A&M International University's College of Arts and Sciences
will present to Laredoans experts from a wide variety of fields.
Funded by the A.R. Sánchez Foundation, all events are free and
open to the public. The four lectures will take place on their respective
evenings at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital
The recently announced schedule is as follows:
September 20, 2004 Dr. Robert M. Gates "Homeland
Security in the 21st Century"
Dr. Gates, president of Texas A&M University-College Station, is
uniquely qualified to discuss the future of Homeland Security, as he was
the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 1991 to 1993.
He is the only career officer in the Central Intelligence Agency's history
to rise from entry-level employee to Director.
October 21, 2004 Dr. Rodolfo O. de la Garza "The
Latino Vote in the United States"
Named one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics by Hispanic magazine
in 1998, Dr. de la Garza is professor of political science at Columbia
University and Vice President for Research at the Tomás Rivera
Policy Institute. His research focuses on the intersection of political
behavior, public policy and Latino politics.
March 29, 2005 Dr. Kenneth Miller "Finding Darwin's
Dr. Miller's 2000 book, Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for
Common Ground Between God and Evolution, examines the opposing arguments
of creationists and evolutionists and concludes the theory of evolution
does not diminish the belief in a creator. Miller examines the creationist
argument of "intelligent design" and ultimately finds it lacking
in scientific validity, and explains how evolution does not negate the
possibility of God.
April 12, 2005 Dr. Firouz Naderi "Exploring Mars"
Head of Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Mars Exploration Program, charged
with determining if Mars is, or if it ever was, a habitat for life, Dr.
Naderi will offer insight into the theory and practice of exploring our
For additional information on the A. R. Sánchez, Sr. Distinguished
Lecture Series, please contact the Office of the Dean of the College of
Arts and Sciences at 956.326.2460. University office hours are from 8
a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
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