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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

Online registration is now closed. Walk up registration is available at the event.
2.  

Is it Healthy to Believe in God?

Gabriel Acevedo, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, UTSA

Online registration is now closed. Walk up registration is available at the event.
3. 

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

Steven Kellman, Professor, Department of English, UTSA

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4. 

Pearl: the Value of Aspirational, Outcome-Focused Development

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

sold out
5. 

Texas Journalism in the Modern Age

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

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6.  

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

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

Online registration is now closed. Walk up registration is available at the event.
7. 

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

Joyce Slocum, President, Texas Public Radio

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8. 

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

Akiko Fujimoto, Associate Conductor, San Antonio Symphony

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Business and Community
9.  

How Hemisfair Can Make Our City Great

Andres Andujar, CEO, Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation

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10.  

Regional Architecture; Why It's Important

David Lake, Partner and Founder, Lake | Flato

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11.  

Is San Antonio a No Good Samaritan City?

Joan Cheever, Founder and Chef, The Chow Train

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12. 

Are Leaders Born or Made?

Ricardo Romo, President, UTSA

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13.  

What's Happening in the Mexican Shale Exploration?

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

Online registration is now closed. Walk up registration is available at the event.
14. 

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

Steve Stellato '96, Chief Accounting Officer, CST Brands

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15.  

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

Tim Morrow '97, Executive Director, San Antonio Zoo

Online registration is now closed. Walk up registration is available at the event.
16. 

How UTSA Can Get Into the Big 12

Pat Frost, President, Frost Bank

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17. 

Working Women: Keeping All the Balls in the Air

April Ancira '03, Vice President, Ancira Auto Group

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18.  

Multiplying Media Sources: Who Can You Trust?

Tony Quesada, Editor, SA Business Journal

Online registration is now closed. Walk up registration is available at the event.
19. 

Miscellaneous Musings

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

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20. 

Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System

Susan Pamerleau, Sheriff, Bexar County

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Education
21. 

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

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22. 

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

Rogelio Saenz, Dean, College of Public Policy, UTSA

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23. 

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
24. 

The Key to Restaurant Success

Andrew Weissman, Chef and Restaurateur

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25. 

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

sold out
26. 

How to Live to Be 100

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

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27. 

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

Melissa Zuniga, Julian Gold

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28.  

Infusion: Mariachi Music and Tequila

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

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29. 

The Role of Sports Media in Society

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

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30. 

Living an Extraordinary Life

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

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Politics and History
31. 

Campaign 2016: Who's Going to Win?

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

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32.  

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

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

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33.  

Morality and Combat: Can Modern War be Justly Fought?

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

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34. 

Annexation: A Sustainable Growth Strategy for San Antonio?

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

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35. 

The Inner Workings of the Supreme Court of Texas

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

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36.  

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

The Honorable José Menendéz, Texas Senate, District 26

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37. 

Building a Resilient and Sustainable San Antonio

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

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38.  

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
39. 

Science and the Psychology of Eating

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

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40. 

Tech Movements: How the Next Generation Can Build Its Legacy

Marina Alderete Gavito, Executive Director, TechBloc SA

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