Professor Emeritus Américo Paredes of The University of Texas at Austin died Wednesday afternoon (May 5) in Specialty Hospital of Austin following a recent illness.
Dr. Américo Paredes, professor emeritus at UT Austin, will be one of two Texas authors to receive lifetime achievement awards Friday (Nov. 14) at the Capitol during the opening session for the Texas Book Festival.
An eerie parable of the Mexican revolution and the class conflicts that have endured in Mexico even until today has been transformed from a more than 40-year-old manuscript into the most recent novel written by award-winning folklorist Dr. Américo Paredes.
Four people will be honored April 4 for outstanding contributions to liberal arts at UT Austin. Receiving the Pro Bene Meritis award are Rex G. Baker Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Wales Madden Jr. and UT Professor Américo Paredes--all UT exes.
On Monday (April 27), the contributions of Américo Paredes, professor emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin, will be celebrated by officials of the Austin Independent School District.
Pat Mora will present the Twelfth Annual Américo Paredes Distinguished Lecture, "Cuentos y Cuentistas: The Arc of Our Story," in the Bass Lecture Hall of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 23.
Manuscript materials by living and legendary authors from the University will be featured in an exhibition which opens Oct. 1 at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.
Five special reports focusing on the culture and politics of the nation's burgeoning Latino community will be aired during Hispanic Heritage Month by Latino USA, the radio journal of news and culture produced at UT Austin.