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2015 Program Listing and Availability

ARTS, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE
1.  

What Does the Tobin Center Mean for San Antonio?

Bruce J. Bugg, Jr., Trustee, Tobin Endowment

2.  

The Making of Spielberg’s "Lincoln"

Catherine Clinton, Professor, Department of History, UTSA

3.  

Undermining Civilization: The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq

William A. Dupont, San Antonio Conservation Society Endowed Professor and Director, Center for Cultural Sustainability, UTSA

4.  

Do the San Antonio Missions Deserve World Heritage Status?

Rev. David García, Director, Old Spanish Missions of San Antonio

5.  

Texas Impressionism: Who Were the Artists and What Were They Painting?

Mike L. Molak, San Antonio Region Chairman, PlainsCapital Bank San Antonio

6.  

Best Art Museums in the World

Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA

7.  

The Ten Books Every Texan Should Read

John Phillip Santos, Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Honors College, UTSA

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Business and Community
8.  

Ethics in Marketing: Can Companies Go Too Far?

Hal Adams, Chief Marketing Officer, CST Brands, Inc.

9.  

Marketing Strategies That Succeed

April Ancira, Vice President, Ancira Enterprises, Inc.

10.  

What Does the Shale Oil Revolution Mean for the United States?

Bradley C. Barron, President and CEO, NuStar Energy

11.  

Women in Leadership Positions in Corporations

Mary Rose Brown, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, NuStar Energy

12.  

Reinventing Transportation in our Connected World

Dennis Christiansen, Director, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

13.  

Creating a Multi-generational San Antonio – A City for All Ages

Henry G. Cisneros, President/CEO, CityView

14.  

Life Is a Dance: Being Flexible along the Road of Life

Clay Killinger, Chief Financial Officer, CST Brands, Inc.

15.  

What Does Energy Reform Mean for Mexico?

Robert McKinley, Associate Vice President, and Tom Tunstall, Research Director, Institute for Economic Development, UTSA

16.  

Mexico-U.S. Oil Relations: Implications for the Changes in PEMEX

Tony Treviño, Chief Legal Counsel, Lewis Energy Group

17.  

San Antonio v. Silicon Valley: Let's Declare Our Technological Independence From California

Dan Goodgame, Vice President of Executive Communications, Rackspace

18.  

TBD

Bob Watson, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Abraxas Petroleum

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Education
19.  

Is a College Education Worth It?

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

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Leisure and Lifestyle
20.  

What Does Sustainability Mean to You?

James Andrews, Principal, Overland Partners, Inc.

21.  

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

Emmett Gill, Professor, Department of Social Work, UTSA

22.  

Does Place Affect the Taste of Wine and Cheese?

Kolleen Guy, Professor, Department of History

23.  

Don’s Extra Point – and Then Some!

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

24.  

What It's Like to Be a Chef at a World Famous Restaurant

Robbie Nowlin, Executive Chef, Citrus, Hotel Valencia

25.  

Riding the Wave: What Tourism is Doing for San Antonio

Richard C. Oliver, Director of Communications, San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau

26.  

Deep in the Heart of (a) Tesla

Greg Papay, Partner, Lake/Flato Architects, Inc.

27.  

Why School Spirit Matters in UTSA’s Quest for Tier One Status

Scott Woolfolk, President, DocuMATION of SA, Inc.

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Politics and History
28.  

Border Ethics: Should Immigrants Have the Right to Stay?

Jill Hernández, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Classics

29.  

Mayor, Council, and Charter: Handicapping the 2015 Municipal Election

Francine S. Romero, Associate Dean and Professor, College of Public Policy and Department of Public Administration, UTSA

30.  

How Worried Should We Be about ISIS?

Glenn D. Shaffer, Lecturer and Major General, U.S. Air Force Retired, Department of Political Science and Geography, UTSA

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Social Science, Science and Technology
31.  

Controlling Infectious Disease in a Global World

Bernard Arulanandam, Assistant Vice President for Research Support, UTSA

32.  

Strategies for Energy of the Future

Cris Eugster, Executive Vice President and Chief Generation and Strategy Officer, CPS Energy

33.  

What Will It Take to Find a Cure for Cancer?

Richard G. LeBaron, Professor, Department of Biology, UTSA

34.  

Medical Lessons from War and Their Impact on San Antonio

David A. Spencer, President/CEO, Texas Intrepid Ventures

35.  

Stopping Bullying in the Social Media Age

Martell Teasley, Chair, Department of Social Work, UTSA

36.  

How the Past Helps Us Understand Ourselves and Our World

Jason Yaeger, Professor, Department of Anthropology, UTSA

37.  

The Challenges of Making Decisions Regarding Long-Term Care

Maria Wellisch, Vice President for Corporate and Community Education, MMLearn.org at Morningside Ministries

38.  

TBD

Raul Lomeli, Co-Funder and Executive Chairman, SABEResPoder

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