(Nov. 20, 2009)--Elaine Mendoza, president and chief executive officer of Conceptual Mindworks Inc., will present the keynote address for the UTSA College of Business Frost Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture begins at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 30 in the Richard S. Liu Auditorium (2.01.02) in the Business Building on the UTSA Main Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Mendoza was appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in 2006 and to the Commission for a College Ready Texas in 2007. She is committed to community initiatives in the areas of education, health care and economic growth.
Mendoza received a bachelor's in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University. She serves on the boards of Christus Santa Rosa, The Texas Research Park Foundation and the Cancer Therapy Research Center. She served as chair of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2004 and 2005 and was chair of the Alamo Workforce Development from 2001 to 2003.
Established in 1990, Conceptual MindWorks delivers highly technical solutions and services in biotechnology and medical informatics. Partnering with the Department of Defense, Conceptual MindWorks is developing technologies to identify and neutralize bio-warfare agents and performing epidemiology studies reporting on disease status and health promotions planning.
In the private sector, they offer Sevocity, a robust ambulatory electronic health record system focused on serving physicians in the ambulatory setting. The company holds four patents and has one patent pending.
The Frost Distinguished Lecture Series brings prominent business and community leaders to UTSA to share their knowledge and experiences with students and others in the university and business community. The lecture series, which began in 1988, presents a forum for business leaders and academics to share their experiences in business so that students can broaden their understanding of the business world and the individuals who lead it.
Nationally ranked and recognized, the UTSA College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with 6,000 enrolled students and 37 different graduate and undergraduate business programs. The college is dedicated to raising its academic profile to become one of the best business schools recognized for developing "Knowledge for a New World."
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The UTSA Consortium for Social Transformation; African American Studies Program presents guest speaker Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, University of California at Los Angelesand author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism." The event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Put on drunk goggles and navigate a pedal cart at the U in the Driver Seat Alcohol Awareness event, hosted by UTSA PD and Sigma Lambda Gamma.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
The UTSA Honors College hosts a sneak CineFestival preview of the documentary Somos Lengua, a new documentary about the Mexican hip hop scene. Jim Mendiola, the CineFestival Director, will screen the movie and present a festival overview.
University Center, Bexar Room (UC 1.102), Main Campus
Grab your friends, family, kids and dog for this annual fun run on the UTSA Main Campus benefititng the UTSA Alumni Association.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 13th annual Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature keynote speaker Carolina Quiroga-Stultz, a Colombian Storyteller and journalist. This event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, ground floor, Main Campus
The IDS Colloquium showcases the excellent scholarship done by the IDS students in the College of Education and Human Development at UTSA. In addition, this event also honors the legacy of Dr. Marian Martinello.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Department of Biology and the Be the Match Team will collaborate to engage and educate our students in the importance of a life saving donation through peripheral blood stem cells and a marrow harvest.
UC Paseo and Central Plaza, Main Campus
UTSA welcomes the Italian-born duo Bandini-Chiacchiaretta. They've toured the world performing Argentine Tango music on guitar and bandoneon, the instrument of Astor Piazzolla. Tickets are $10 or free with UTSA Student I.D.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
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