Daily Archives: June 14, 2011

University of Arizona- HUMANITIES WEEK Oct. 17-21, 2011

HUMANITIES WEEK at the Univesity of Arizona

Lectures For The Community From The College of Humanities

October 17-21, 2011

MOST EVENTS FREE

http://hw.arizona.edu/book

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Alurista Poet- XICANO DUENDE: A SELECTED ANTHOLOGY

XICANO DUENDE: A SELECTED ANTHOLOGY

poetry by Alurista

selection and introduction by Rigoberto Gonzalez

XICANO DUENDE: A SELECTED ANTHOLOGY commemorates the polific career of one of Chicano literature’s most enduring poetic voices. The collection, which includes selections from Alurista’s latest work, TUNALUNA (Aztlan Libre Press, 2010), chronicles Alurista’s extensive writings in a voice that ranges from scathing, social and political criticism to erotic and provocative verse to whimsical wordplay. Through it all, Alurista reveals the struggle and history of his life and Chicano heritage in language that inflames and inspires.

Alurista was born in 1947 in Mexico City and emigrated to San Diego, California, when he was thirteen. He holds a PhD in Spanish literature from the University of California, San Diego. His work played a central role in the Chicano movement of the late 1960’s and 1970′ and continues to inspire new generations of artists and activists.

166 pp. paper $16.00 ISBN 978-1-931010-72-6

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Bilingual Review Press
Hispanic Research Center
Arizona State University
PO Box 875303
Tempe, Az 85287-5303

Phone orders: (480) 965-3867
Toll free: (866) 965-3867
E-mail: brp@asu.edu

Web site: http://www.asu.edu/brp

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Sky Island Alliance- THE MADREAN ARCHIPELAGO BIODIVERSITY ASSESSSMENT (MABA)

THE MADREAN ARCHIPELAGO BIODIVERSITY ASSESSMENT (MABA)

A Scientific Expedition of The Sky Island region

SCIENTIC DISCOVERY, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, PROTECTION OF WILDLANDS & WILDLIFE

The Madrean Archipelego Biodiversity Assessment (MABA) at Sky Island Alliance is a visionary initiative to protect, maintain, and restore one of the world’s few remaining biodiversity hotspots. Over the next few years we will inventory the wildlands and wildlife of the Sonora Sky Islands- a region of incredible biological wealth extending from just north of the U.S-Mexico border to the Sierra Madre- while implementing community-based conservation, restoration and education activities key to the integrity of the natural and human environments.

Santa Cruz Valley grasslands

Rio Yaqui south of Sahuaripa

San Luis chaparral

Sierra Los Ajos

The biodiversity of the Madrean achipelago is a complex equation of one-of-a-kind landscapes and rich mixtures of wildlife and habitats in the northwestern portion of Conservation International’s pine-oak woodland “hotspot.” These mountain islands are uniquely situated at the biogeographic crossroads of the North American continent: where grassland species span the Continental Divide north to the Great Plains or south into the Mexican Plateau, where the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts converge, and where the great Rio Yaqui drains the northwestern slops of the Sierra Madre Occidental with its Rio Bavispe tributaries providing fingerlike corridors for tropical species to reach southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico.

Sky Island Alliance is a locally-driven (Tucson), hands-on conservation organization like no other. Whether we are working on the ground, in the community, or at the table, we are solely focused on protecting and restoring the magnificent mountain islands and desert seas of the Sky Island region- a rich natural heritage of native species and habitats spanning across the US-Mexico border, temperate and tropical zones, and the Sonoran and Chihauhuan Deserts. We pioneered landscape-level conservation planning by integrating the science of conservation biology with grassroots organizing and volunteer-based restoration. And with our partners we continue to advocate for comprehensive regional conservation of this magnificent landscape.

Founding partners of the MABA Project:

SKY ISLAND ALLIANCE Protecting our mountian island and deserts seas

APNSAC Asociacion para las Plantas Nativas de Sonora, A.C.

Fondation d’entreprise VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT

TURNER FOUNDATION, INC

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

CUENCA LOS OJOS

Tom Van Devender, MABA Project Manager

The distinguished career of Thomas R. Van Devender, PHD., includes 25 years as Senior Research Scientist for the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, where he conducted resarch on a broad range of natural history activities. He has published well over a hundred research publications on desert grasslands, the cacti of Sonora, the Sonoran desert tortoise, and packrat middens and the paleoecology of the southwestern deserts. He is coeditor with Francisco Molina-Freaner of a book entitled DIVERASIDAD BIOLOGICA DEL ESTADO DE SONORORA published by the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM( in Hermosillo, Sonora. He can be reached at VanDevender@skyislandalliance.org.

Madrean Archipelago Biodiversity Assessment
Sky Island Alliance
738 N. 5th Avenue, Suite 201
Tucson, Arizona 85705 USA
tel 520-624-7080
maba@skyislandalliance.org
http://www.skyislandalliance.org

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