FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  April 13, 2007       
CONTACT: Natalie Sanchez, (361) 825-2222; or Steve Paschal 361.825.2336 
Cornell University Professors to Discuss Health Disparities
From a Writer’s and Scientist’s Perspectives

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WHO: Author Maria Viramontes and Research Scientist Eloy Rodriguez of Cornell University
WHAT:

Clearinghouse for Mexican-American Research Health Disparities Lecture

WHEN:  Monday, April 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: University Center, Lone Star Ballroom

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Clearinghouse for Mexican-American Research will present a lecture titled “Health Disparities: A Writer’s and a Scientist’s Perspectives” Monday, April 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom.

Featured speakers will be Cornell University professor Helena Maria Viramontes, noted author and winner of the 2006 Luis Leal Prize for Distinction in Chicano/Latina Literature, and Eloy Rodriguez, an endowed Cornell University professor and research scientist in chemical biology and environmental health.

The event, co-sponsored by the Title V Program, College of Science and Technology and the College of Liberal Arts, is free and open to the public.