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Reading Culture: Fall 2017- Mexico

Fall 2017 Scholarship Finalists

Fall 2017 Scholarship Essay Finalists

  • Nhi Bui

  • Anjelique Duplechin

  • Kendra Minoza

  • Alexis Sorto

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About Mexico

Map of Mexico

Locator map of Mexico

Mexico

Sources: CIA World Factbook; World Bank

Full name: United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos)

Date of independence: 16 September 1810 (declared); 27 September 1821 (recognized by Spain)

Population: 123,166,749 (July 2016 est.)

Location: North America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the United States and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the United States

Climate: varies from tropical to desert

Terrain: high, rugged mountains; low coastal plains; high plateaus; desert

Capital: Mexico City (Ciudad de Mexico)

Area: 1,964,375 sq km (758,400 sq mi)

Elevation: 1,111 m (3,645 ft): lowest point: Laguna Salada -10 m. (32 ft), highest point: Volcan Pico de Orizaba 5,675 m (18,619 ft.)

Major language: Spanish (appx. 6% speak indigenous languages: Mayan, Nahautl, and others)

Major religions: Roman Catholic 82.7%, Pentecostal 1.6%, Jehovah's Witness 1.4%, other Evangelical Churches 5%, other 1.9%, none 4.7%, unspecified 2.7%

Major ethnic groups: Mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish), Amerindian, Other

Life expectancy: Total: 75.9 years; Male: 73.1 years; Female: 78.8 years

Median age (2016 est.): Total: 28 years; Male: 26.9 years; Female: 29.1 years

Literacy*: 95.1%

Urban population (2015): 79.2%

Monetary unit: Mexican pesos (MXN)

Main exports: manufactured goods, oil and oil products, silver, fruits, vegetables, coffee, cotton

Gross National Income per capita**: 9,710 (US Dollars)

Internet Domain: .mx

International dialing code: - 52

 * Percentage age 15 and over who can read and write

** World Bank, 2015

Past Events Fall 2017

September 13 at 12:30pm REEL Film and Speaker Series Screening: Teotihuacán's Lost Kings. Introduction & Discussion with HCC Anthropology Professor Dr. William Driver. The Commons at Spring Branch.

September 14 at 12:30pm Intro to the country of Mexico with Geography Prof. Bryant Evans and Intro to the novel with English Prof. Melissa Miller-Waters. Spring Branch Eagle Room

September 18 at 12pm Hispanic Heritage lunch sponsored by Student Life! Spring Branch

September 19 at 3pm Hispanic Heritage Month Film Screenings (lunch served first). Alief Hayes screening theater

September 20 at 12pm Hispanic Heritage lunch sponsored by Student Life! Katy

September 25 at 12pm Hispanic Heritage lunch sponsored by Student Life! Alief Hayes

September 26 at 3pm Hispanic Heritage Month Film Screenings (lunch served first). Alief Hayes screening theater

September 28 at 12pm“Strategies to read a text for comprehension,” sponsored by Prof. Desmond Lewis, Chair of INRW. Spring Branch

October 3 at 3pm Hispanic Heritage Month Film Screenings (lunch served first). Alief Hayes screening theater

October 4 at 12:30pm The REEL with Prof. Veronica Reyna, on social movements in Mexico. The Commons at Spring Branch

October 5 at 12:30pm Guest Lecture by Prof. Lois Zamora, UH on the novel “Like Water For Chocolate” Spring Branch Eagle Room

October 10 at 3pm Hispanic Heritage Month Film Screenings (lunch served first). Alief Hayes screening theater

October 12 at 12:30pm Guest Lecture by Profesora Mariya Micheva Dimova, Technológico de Monterrey, on the novel and reflection of Mexico. Spring Branch Eagle Room

October 25 at 12:30pm 12:30pm the REEL Film screening of “Like Water for Chocolate.” Intro and discussion with Prof. Melissa Miller-Waters. Spring Branch Eagle Room

October 26 at 12:30pm Lecture on "Like Water for Chocolate". Spring Branch Eagle Room

Reading Culture Nov 2 Event

November 2 at 12:30pm Book discussion with Prof. Cecilia Bonnor. Spring Branch Eagle Room

November 10-- ESSAYS DUE

Essay Finalists Notified

November 20 Presentations by Finalists Spring Branch Conference Room

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