(Nov. 2, 2009)--The UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures recently hosted a conference, "The Child in Cinema," at the Downtown Campus. Some 45 scholars from as far away as Italy and Belgium read scholarly papers, showed illustrative clips and participated in a digital filmmaking workshop.
Rafael Salaberry of the University of Texas at Austin kicked off the conference with a showing of his documentary, "The Choosers," which is about bilingual education in education. The screening was followed by discussion.
Keynote speaker Marvin D'Lugo of Clark University, Worcester, Mass., spoke on "The Political Economy of Innocence: Children in World Cinema," drawing his examples from the Mexican film "Los Olvidados," the Italian film "Bellissima" and the Japanese film "24 Eyes."
>> If you missed Marvin D'Lugo's address, you can view it on DVD in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures computer lab in Humanities and Social Sciences Building Room 4.01.04 on the Main Campus.
For more information, call (210) 458-4377.
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Richard Peretz,’85, chief financial officer at UPS, will present the keynote address at the Frost Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the UTSA College of Business.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
UTSA Police Dept and UTSA Club Jiu-Jitsu offers a new self-defense seminar to teach participants basic skills needed to get out of a physical attack.
Recreation Center, Mac Gym, Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Philosophy and Classics hosts Michael Wheeler from University of Stirling as its Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professor. He will be giving a talk on how creativity works.
H-E-B University Center (HUC 1.102), Main Campus,
The Dept. of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition and the South Texas Consortium for HIV and STI Research welcomes Dr. Joshua Rosenberger who will discuss his recent work on using innovative HIV-prevention strategies.
University Center (UC 2.02.12), Main Campus
Join the UTSA African American Studies program for a lecture by Gary Bledsoe, President of the Texas NAACP, who specializes in public interest law, employment and civil rights law.
Buena Vista Building (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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