Hispanic Heritage Week, cookies and Dreamworks

Maura Barrios
?Cuban and American: Living the U.S.?Cuba Conflict?
Wednesday, October 5, at 4:30 pm
McKenna/Peter/Wright Rooms

Jeffrey Katzenberg
?Meet the Man Behind Shrek?
Thursday, October 6, at 2:30 pm
McConomy Auditorium

Anthony DiMaso
?What's Next for Hand-held Devices??
Wednesday, October 12, at 1:30 pm
NSH 3305

Latin-American activist and historian Maura Barrios will present a lecture titled ?Cuban and American: Living the U.S.?Cuba Conflict? on Wednesday. The lecture, which is part of both Hispanic Heritage Month at CMU and the University Lecture Series.

Barrios is the project director of Our West Side Story: Voces de West Tampa, a catalog of stories of the people who have lived in West Tampa expressed through art, dance, and music. Passionate about preserving West Tampa culture, Barrios helped create the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program at University of South Florida, where she is the Assistant Director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. The program promotes academic, research, and service activities related to Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino studies.

Barrios has worked to host conferences to improve relations between the United States and Cuba.

Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of Dreamworks Animation, will give a lecture on Thursday in McConomy Auditorium about his award-winning company, followed by an open Q&A session. CMU?s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) is presenting the lecture.

Katzenberg founded Dreamworks with director Steven Spielberg and David Geffen in 1994. Under his leadership, Dreamworks animation has released a number of hit features, including Madagascar, Shrek, and Shrek 2. Prior to his founding of Dreamworks animation, he served as the chairman of Walt Disney Studios. He also works to riase money for AIDS patients.

As Anthony DiMaso will explain in his lecture ?What?s Next for Hand-held Devices??, cookies are the future in technology. The lecture will be given next Wednesday and is open to the public.

DiMaso is Verizon Communications? vice-president for strategy and development. He is responsible for corporate business strategy, the development of major business partnerships, and negotiation of agreements on key corporate objectives.