Topic: Violence

Perception may be Reality, but Reality is Immigrants are Less Likely to Engage in Problem Behavior

Aug. 5, 2014
Perception may be Reality, but Reality is Immigrants are Less Likely to Engage in Problem Behavior

It is not unusual to see negative depictions of immigrants in the media and in popular culture. In particular, immigrants are often viewed as dangerous and prone to involvement in problem behaviors such as violence, crime and substance abuse.

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Talking to Teens about Violence is Topic of Series Hosted by Humanities Institute

Oct. 12, 2010

Event: "Helping Our Teenagers Think about Violence and Peace," a free speaker series presented by the Humanities Institute at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Photojournalist captures struggle of gang life

June 2, 2010
As a child, Edgar witnessed the brutality of Salvadoran death squads. In Los Angeles, he grew up in a world of gangs. Later

Associate Professor of Photojournalism Donna DeCesare has a keen appreciation for the visual. The diminutive, green-eyed blonde appreciates the visual irony of her experiences living among war refugees, convicts and gangs, such as the notorious 18th Street Gang of Los Angeles and El Salvador.

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Experts Available to Discuss Border Violence and Immigration Issues

May 5, 2010

Experts at The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss a host of topics relating to immigration reform and the border -- from the rise in U.S.-Mexico border violence, to the consequences of Arizona's new immigration law.

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Third Annual Lozano Long Conference Explores Theme of Fear and Understanding Violence in Latin America

March 1, 2010

Event: "Republics of Fear: Understanding Endemic Violence in Latin America Today"

When: Thursday and Friday, March 4-5, registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with opening remarks at 9 a.m.

Where: Santa Rita Room, Texas Union 3.502

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