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The United States Southwest, particularly Texas and Houston, is in the vortex of a vast, multi-layered, hyper-dimensional exchange within the Western Hemisphere. This region, state, and city affect that interchange, are affected by it, are adapting to it, and are being transformed through it in ways ever more apparent, but perhaps not comparably understood. Within the last two decades students of Latino heritage at the University of St. Thomas have risen from near invisibility to over one in four, thus reflecting the change permeating this region and the nation. We seek through scholarship and learning to foster the hope and opportunity inherent in the change of which we are a part.