The first Dean’s Symposium of the spring semester will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 18 in the Center for the Arts Building 1P) Recital Hall during Club Hours (from 2:30pm to 4:00pm).

“Trouble on the Border: How Drugs and Violence Have Shaped Place” will be discussed by Miguel A. Aragon, Assistant Professor Department of Performing and Creative Arts and Aaron Gilbreath, Assistant Professor, Department Political Science and Global Affairs with Oswaldo Zavala, Moderator, Associate Professor, Department of World Languages and Literatures.

Borders are places of both passage and separation, opportunity potentially enlarged or restricted. An artist and geographer present the challenges of the drug trade on the U.S.-Mexico border, how it evolved and changed in response to public policies, and how it affects those who live there, as well as those who die there because of it.