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2016 Program Listing and Availability

ARTS, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE
1.  

Your Greatest Undying Truth: Writing a Memoir

John Phillip Santos, University Distinguished Scholar, Honors College, UTSA

2.  

Is it Healthy to Believe in God?

Gabriel Acevedo, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, UTSA

3.  

Are Movies Better-- Or Worse-- Than Ever?

Steven Kellman, Professor, Department of English, UTSA

4.  

Behind the Mask: What Superheroes Tell Us About Ourselves

Jamon Halvaksz, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, UTSA

5.  

Pearl: the Value of Aspirational, Outcome-Focused Development

Bill Shown, Managing Director of Real Estate, Silver Ventures, Inc.

6. 

Texas Journalism in the Modern Age

Brian Sweany '02, Editor-in-Chief, Texas Monthly

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7.  

What Can Homer's Odyssey Teach Us About Science Fiction?

Joel Christensen, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Classics, UTSA

8.  

The Power of Story - What Makes a 'Driveway Moment'

Joyce Slocum, President, Texas Public Radio

9.  

What Does a Conductor Do? Symphonies and the Art of Leadership Symphonies and the Art of Leadership

Akiko Fujimoto, Associate Conductor, San Antonio Symphony

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Business and Community
10.  

How Hemisfair Can Make Our City Great

Andres Andujar, CEO, Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation

11.  

Regional Architecture; Why It's Important

David Lake, Partner and Founder, Lake | Flato

12.  

Is San Antonio a No Good Samaritan City?

Joan Cheever, Founder and Chef, The Chow Train

13.  

Are Leaders Born or Made?

Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA

14.  

What's Happening in the Mexican Shale Exploration?

Alejandra Bueno, Chair of the Energy Committee for the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos (AEM)

15.  

Is Exporting Energy Out of the U.S. a Good Thing?

Steve Stellato '96, Chief Accounting Officer, CST Brands

16.  

Mission Possible: Getting Young People More Engaged in Civic Life

Hannah Beck '15, Executive Director, MOVE San Antonio

17.  

How the Century-Old Stories of the San Antonio Zoo Shape San Antonio's Future

Tim Morrow '97, Executive Director, San Antonio Zoo

18.  

How UTSA Can Get Into the Big 12

Pat Frost, President, Frost Bank

19.  

Working Women: Keeping All the Balls in the Air

April Ancira '03, Vice President, Ancira Auto Group

20.  

Multiplying Media Sources: Who Can You Trust?

Tony Quesada, Editor, SA Business Journal

21. 

Miscellaneous Musings

Ed Whitacre, former Chairman and CEO of General Motors and AT&T

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22. 

Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System

Susan Pamerleau, Sheriff, Bexar County

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Education
23.  

What Impact Can Parents Have on Their Children's Education?

Harriett Romo, Professor, Department of Sociology, and Director, Bank of America Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute, UTSA

24.  

Education as the Great Equalizer and the Enduring Education Gap in San Antonio

Rogelio Saenz, Dean, College of Public Policy, UTSA

25.  

30,000 Bright Shiny Minds: Further Stitching UTSA into the Fabric of San Antonio's Future

David A. Spencer, President/CEO, Pryor Medical Devices, Inc.

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Leisure and Lifestyle
26.  

The Key to Restaurant Success

Andrew Weissman, Chef and Restaurateur

27.  

What's Happening in the San Antonio Real Estate Market?

Thomas Thomson, Quincy Lee Distinguished Professor of Real Estate and Finance, Department of Finance, UTSA

28. 

How to Live to Be 100

Erica Sosa '06, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition, UTSA

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29.  

Marilyn, Lady Di, Jackie O; Why Their Infamous Trends Keep Making Comebacks

Melissa Zuniga, Julian Gold

30.  

Infusion: Mariachi Music and Tequila

Raúl Lomelí-Azoubel, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, SABEResPoder

31. 

The Role of Sports Media in Society

Don Harris, Sports Anchor and Sports Director, News 4 San Antonio WOAI

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32. 

Living an Extraordinary Life

Tina James, Senior Vice President, H-E-B

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Politics and History
33.  

Breaking Bad: Gender and Federal Narcotics Cases

Rob Tillyer, Associate Dean, College of Public Policy, UTSA

34. 

Campaign 2016: Who's Going to Win?

Bryan Gervais, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Geography, UTSA

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35.  

From Ann Richards to Rick Perry and Beyond: Politics and the Texas Judiciary

The Honorable Catherine Stone, Chief Justice (retired), 4th Court of Appeals

36.  

Morality and Combat: Can Modern War be Justly Fought?

(Col.) Oak DeBerg '05, USAF (ret.), Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy and Classics, UTSA

37. 

Annexation: A Sustainable Growth Strategy for San Antonio?

The Honorable Ivy R. Taylor, Mayor, The City of San Antonio

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38.  

The Inner Workings of the Supreme Court of Texas

The Honorable Wallace Jefferson, Chief Justice (retired), Texas Supreme Court

39.  

21st Century Civic Engagement: How Do We Get People More Involved in Their Community?

The Honorable José Menendéz, Texas Senate, District 26

40. 

Building a Resilient and Sustainable San Antonio

The Honorable Ron Nirenberg, San Antonio City Council, District 8

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41.  

Thomas Jefferson, Twitter and Super PACs: Can Our Democracy Survive?

The Honorable Charlie Gonzalez (Congressman ret.)

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Social Science, Science and Technology
42.  

What It's Like to Discover a Dinosaur

Marina Suarez, Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, UTSA

43.  

Building Hearts, Beating Cancer

Doug Frantz, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, UTSA

44.  

Science and the Psychology of Eating

Mary McNaughton-Cassill, Professor, Department of Psychology and Aaron Cassill, Professor, Department of Biology, UTSA

45.  

Cybersecurity: Keeping America Safe

Greg White, Director, Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, UTSA

46.  

Tech Movements: How the Next Generation Can Build Its Legacy

Marina Alderete Gavito, Executive Director, TechBloc SA

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