(Nov. 4, 2009)--The UTSA Office of Learning Communities will host a lecture by Washington, D.C.-based author and journalist Ron Suskind at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19 in the University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the Main Campus. Suskind is the author of "A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey From the Inner City to the Ivy League." The lecture is free and open to the public. Suskind will sign books after the lecture.
Suskind will discuss his biography of Cedric Jennings, describing the young man's transition from inner-city high school achiever in Washington, D.C., to culture-shocked survivor at Brown University. The book, which was launched by a series in the Wall Street Journal that won him the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, has been a favorite on U.S. campuses and in book clubs.
UTSA's Learning Communities program offers a framework for freshman students to connect with each other, creating a community inside and outside the classroom. This fall, 1,300 freshmen enrolled in Learning Community groups and participated in the Common Reading Experience, wherein students read the same book and other materials.
Suskind's latest book, "The Way of the World," is a multi-layered narrative about the forces at home and abroad fighting today's battles for hope and security. His 2004 book, "The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House and the Education of Paul O'Neill," is a sweeping tour of the inner workings of the Bush presidency.
From 1993 to 2000, Suskind was the senior national affairs writer for the Wall Street Journal. He currently writes for various national magazines including the New York Times Magazine and Esquire. He has appeared on various television news programs as a correspondent or essayist and is a distinguished visiting scholar at Dartmouth College. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
For more information, call the Learning Communities office at 210-458-7490.
UTSA researchers are exploring matter at the atomic level with Helenita. It's one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, with the ability to operate near the theoretical limit of resolution. At 9 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing more than two tons, Helenita can dissect almost anything. With Helenita's resolution, researchers can study particles atom by atom to see how they behave.
That's critical in developing nanotechnology that will help diagnosis early-stage breast cancer or make helmets that are uber strong. Moreover, the detail that Helenita provides will allow nanotechnology researchers to create new therapies and treatments to fight a wide range of human diseases.
Did you know? Helenita can magnify a sample 20 million times its size, which would make a strand of human hair the size of San Antonio.
Join AIA San Antonio’s Women in Architecture group for their networking and happy hour event, where all design professionals are welcome.
Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St.
This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
Victor Cyrus, Jr will see his first book of poetry published this fall
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