Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca  


A New Model of University. Universities for Development

This is an updated translation into English of the book Un Nuevo Modelo de Universidad. Universidades para el Desarrollo, first published by the Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca in 2009, with a Second updated Edition in 2010.


A New University Model

Modesto Seara Vázquez has criticised the commercialization of universities, and makes a passionate defence of public universities.  His opinions are based on 60 years working in universities, 20 of those years as rector of the Oaxacan State University System.  Modesto Seara is an internationalist of world repute, acknowledged as one of the founders of the right to extra-atmospheric space during the 1950s. He has published more than 20 books and written more than 200 essays and articles which have been translated into various languages in 15 countries. A thought-provoking book.


The Meaning of Dreams and other Issues in the Mixtec Region

190 Pp. Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca, Oaxaca, México, 2009.
 This book contains six chapters written by experts in their field on various topics relating to Mixtec culture. It includes maps, iconography, drawings and photographs:

 1. Santa Teresa: Remains of an early settlement in the Huajuapan region. Victoria Arriola Rivera / Sergio López Alonso
 2. Mural paintings in San Pedro Jaltepetongo and Cuicatlán, Oaxaca.  Raúl Matadamas Díaz
 3. Female sexuality in Ñu Savi (Mixtec).  Luz Ma. Alvarado Bárcenas / Ma. De los Ángeles Ojeda Díaz.
 4. Mixtec, Nahuatl and Christian names in Mixtec settlements in the 16th century.  Luisa Acevedo Conde
 5. Oral tradition in the coastal Mixtec region and the meaning of dreams.  Alejandra Cruz
 6. Mixtec culture on the internet.  Pavel Makagonor / Celia B. Reyes Espinoza

Personajes e Instituciones del Pueblo Mixteco

The Journey of Mixtec History

Varios Autores. 190 Pp. Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca, Oaxaca, México, 2008.
 This book contains six parts written by experts in their field on various topics relating to Mixtec culture. It includes iconography, drawings and photographs:

 1. Iconography of the mural paintings at Ixcaquixtla’s tomb. Ángel Iván Rivera.
 2. The history of Yya Dzehe Ñu Ñuu "Quechquemitl Snake".  Enrique Méndez        M y Enrique Méndez Torres.
 3. The geneology of Tlazultepec; a Mixtec pictogram from the 16th century. Tomás Pérez R.
 4. Novohispano art from the 16th century in the Mixtec region. Enrique Flores Niño de Rivera.
 5. The usage, management and production Papalometl maguey. América Minerva Delegado.
 6. Tlactli, mesoamerican ballgame. Pedro Cruz Galván.

Personajes e Instituciones del Pueblo Mixteco

Mixtec Roots

285 Pp. Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca, Oaxaca, México, 2007.
 Every year, The Mixtec Cultural Week takes place, which serves as meeting point for researchers, historians, specialists and students of this distinctive culture, allowing them to discuss the past and future of the Mixtec region.

 1. Foreword. Reina Ortíz Escamilla / Ignacio Ortíz Castro.
 2. The Mixtec people and the Zaachila tombs. Roberto Gallegos Ruiz.
 3. Origins of the MONTAÑA QUE ESCUPE settlement and its governors. Enrique Méndez Martínez y Enrique Méndez Torres.
 4. The history of the Ñuu Na’a man through murals. Manuel A. Hermann Lejarazu.
 5. Prehispanic Mixtec geometry. Octavio Alberto Agustín Aquino.
 6. The history of the geography of the Lower Mixtec through its toponymy. Laura Rodríguez.
 7. The alphabet and word structure of Tu’un Savi (Mixtec language). Gabriel Caballero Morales.

Ñuu Savi, The Mixtec Mother Country

232p. Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca, Oaxaca, México, 2006.
A period spanning five centuries is covered in the fifth edition of this book, recounting the events leading up to the present day mestizo culture now present in the Mixtec region.  This book illustrates renewed appreciation for the Mixtec region and strengthens its culture:

 1. Foreword. Reina Ortíz Escamilla / Ignacio Ortíz Castro.
 2. The heart and fight of the last sun, the birth of Mexican art and its influence in the Mixtec region. Víctor Hugo Ruíz Ortíz.
 3. The code of the Lower Mixtec during the colonial period. Laura Rodríguez Cano.
 4. The itinerant presence of Dominicans in Oaxaca and the Mixtec region from the 16th century to the 18th century. Luis Gerardo Días Núñez.
 5. From Abraham Castellanos to the alternative education of today. Mario Magallón Anaya.
 6. The classification of Mixtec dialects. Alejandro de Ávila Blomberg.
 7. Working towards Mixtec literature. Carlos Tachisavi.

The Mixtec Culture Past and Present

Varios autores, 232p. Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca, Oaxaca, México, 2005.
This book covers various themes relating to Mixtec culture; archaeology, codex, culture, religion, migration and all the elements that make the Mixtec culture so rich:

 1. Iya si i huidzu, “ñuu dsavui ñuu ñuhu” (The 11th Jaguar “The God of rain and fire”) and the de Yucu Sa Tuta and the Zacatepec Wall Foundation”.  María de los Ángeles Ojeda Díaz.
 2. The ñuiñe culture of the Lower Mixtec: New contribution. Marcus Winter.
 3. Mathematical views of the pre-Hispanic and Greek calendar in Mitla in the ñuu savi culture. Octavio Alberto Aquino.
 4. The banjo in Mixtec music. Patricia García López.
 5. Oral traditions, rituals and the identity of the ñuu savi culture in the mountains of Guerrero state. Jaime García Leyva.
 6. The world view in a transnational community. Estefan Espinoza Hernández.
 7. Being part of and identities in the migratory process: The experience of the Miltepecana Association. Gustavo López Ángel.
 8. Route 72, timely migration and a new community: Mixtecs in the Uinted States of America. Ernesto Hernández Sánchez.
 9. Can Mixtec people migrating abroad help with local and regional development? Josafat López Cruz.
 10. Alternative economic activity in a market economy. Maximino Matus Ruíz.
 11. Mixtec women’s role in Guerrero today. Estela Ramírez Hoyos.
 12. Human development relative to different Mixtec settlements in Oaxaca. Luis Armando Serrano López.

Personajes e Instituciones del Pueblo Mixteco

Noteworthy Individuals and Institutions in the Mixtec Community

126 Pp. Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca, Oaxaca, México, 2004.
This book records in print many aspects of Mixtec culture in the states of Guerrero, Puebla and Oaxaca, and the various conferences and reports about this subject over the years.

 1. Mixtec governors: their image in stone. Ángel Iván Rivera Guzmán.
 2. Legends, tales y traditions of Tlaxiaco. Alejandro Méndez Aquino.
 3. The brotherhood of the Coixtlahuaca parish during the 19th century. Economic independence of the people. Edgar Mendoza García.
 4. The present day circumstances of some ex-convents on the Dominican route in the Mixtec region. Rubén Vasconcelos Beltrán.
 5. José Vasconcelos and his philosophic-education project. Mario Magallón Anaya.

La Tierra del Sol y de la Lluvia

The Land of Sun and Rain

In 2001 this book was published in order to bring Mixtec society closer together, to preserve the customs and traditions of this culture and to discuss how the Mixtecs would adapt to the modern world. The book is divided into 10 parts with contributions by specialists in their field, motivated by discovering more about the Mixtec culture. Includes glyphs, photographs and illustrations.

 1. Prehispanic Mixtec and Zapotec astronomy in the state of Oaxaca. Jesús Galindo Trejo.
 2. Una yakuua, The 8th deer, The story of a God, the Colombino codex.  María de los Ángeles Ojeda Díaz.
 3. The legendary Atonaltzin King. Balduino Flores y Flores.
 4. Traditional music of the Mixtec region. Patricia García y Rubén Luengas.
 5. José Agustín Ramírez, the singer of Guerrero. Higinio Peláez Ramos.
 6. Hilario C. Salas (1871-1914). José Baltasar Hernández.
 7. Abraham Castellanos: An appraisal of his philosophy on culture and education. Ignacio Ortíz Castro.
 8. Mixtec architecture. Juan José Santibáñez.
 9. Traditional indigenous medicine. Hermila Diego.
 10. Traditional medicine in the Mixtec region; an introduction to traditional medicine in the Triqui region of San Juan Copala. Zuanilda Mendoza González.

Presencias de la Cultura Mixteca

Presence in The Mixtec Culture

Written by Ubaldo López García, Maarten Jansen, Ignacio Ortiz Castro, Grissel Gómez Estrada, Juan Julián Caballero, Mario Ortiz Gabriel.

La Vivienda Tradicional en la Mixteca Oaxaqueña

Traditional Housing in the Mixtec region of Oaxaca

Written by Luis Guillermo Fuentes Ibarra.

Aplicación de un Modelo de Balances Hídricos en la Cuenca Alta del Río Mixteco (Oaxaca)

The Application of a Hydrologic balance in the Upper Valley of the Río Mixteco in Oaxaca State

Blanco Andray Alfredo, Martínez Ramírez Saúl.
This project aims to acquire further knowledge about the subterranean and surface hydraulic flows in the valley of the Río Mixteco.  The information gathered gives details about the balance of these flows and how best to manage the water resources in the region.

New Charter for the United Nations

Seara Vázquez, Modesto.
Fast approaching its fiftieth anniversary, The United Nations has undergone many changes which make it almost unrecognisable from its first inception. The United Nations Charter remains virtually unalterable.

New Charter for the United Nations

New Charter for the United Nations

Modesto Seara Vázquez.


Written by Arias Chávez, José, et. al.
Water is our most precious resource and gives us life on earth.  It has been instrumental in human survival and expansion of civilisations, and has played an important role within our cultures.  It is vital for economic and social development, and as such is seen as the most important element in developing Mixtec society, but do we even have water in the region?

Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca State, Municipality Factbook

Produced with the cooperation of the government of Oaxaca and the National Institute for Statistics, Geography and Information Technology.

Electronics and Computer Science in Mexico

Written by Gil Mendieta, Jorge. Compilador.
Without doubt, this publication sheds significant light on the correct path towards the development of an improved culture of technology in Mexico; academic courses in electronics and computer science; research into electronics and computer science; unifying the industry through working on projects together; technological trends in Mexico and the rest of the world; a vision for the electronic and computing industry.

Artificial Intelligence in Mexico

Written by Galindo Soria, Fernando. et. al.
A publication for experts and students covering present day thinking and technological advancements in the field:
1.- Artificial Intelligence. Modesto Seara Vázquez.
2.- Linguistic-interactive architecture for evolutionary systems. Fernando Galindo Soria;
3.- The design of intelligent robots. Juan Manuel Ibarra;
4.- Outlines for processing logical programs. Warren R. Greiff;
5.- The application of expert systems in engineering. Felipe Lara Rosano;
6.- Information Technology in Mexico today. Felipe Noriega;
7.- Modern programming tools in the 1990s. Adolfo Guzmán;
8.- Distributed Artificial Intelligence. Jorge Negrete;
9.- The tools needed for training professionals in Information Technology. Lucia Andrade.
Other Contributors: Horacio Carvajal, Armando Maldonado, Marco C. Gloria, Felipe Bracho, Guillermo M. Mallan y Christian Lemaitre y Antonio Sánchez Aguilar.

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