The Latino Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno serves as a nexus between the Latino community and the university. Its mission is to foster research, student achievement, faculty collaboration, advocacy, and outreach in a manner that best meets the educational needs and goals of the State of Nevada and best honors the intellectual and cultural capital of the Latino presence in our state.
Villaseñor’s body of works include a number of nonfiction books which are all used in schools throughout the country.
The screenplay for The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, starring Edward James Olmos, was also written by Victor, and HBO is now in the process of making a miniseries on the trilogy Rain of Gold, Wild Steps of Heaven, and Thirteen Senses with Maya Production, Moctesuma Esparza, Producer.
Villaseñor’s acclaimed written works, as well as his inspiring lectures, have earned him numerous awards and endorsements, including the Founding John Steinbeck Chair appointment.
A gifted and accomplished speaker, Victor Villaseñor, in his candid and heartfelt manner, brings a fresh perspective to a number of universal themes, including, “We are all one race. The human race!” pride in cultural heritage, the strength of family, world peace, the power of the written word, and dedication to education and personal achievement.
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