(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.
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Come out and enjoy breakfast and beverages at the Official UTSA Tailgate in Albuquerque as our Roadrunners take on the New Mexico Lobos at the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. The official UTSA tailgate will be located in Fan Fest in the University Stadium Parking Lot, Stadium East.
University Stadium parking lot, Albuquerque, NM
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
All UTSA students, faculty and staff are invited to march with UTSA in the 30th annual MLK March. There will be a FREE shuttle from the UTSA Main Campus. Pick up in front of the Convocation Center at 8:30 a.m. Depart from UTSA at 9 a.m. Buses return to UTSA at 1 p.m
Convocation Center, Main Campus
UTSA's Department of Music hosts Dr. David Huron from Ohio State University as part of the Donald Hodges lecture series. Huron is a Canadian arts and humanities distinguished professor at Ohio State University.
John Peace Library, UTSA Faculty Center, (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion annually hosts a Volunteer Opportunities Fair to allow students, faculty and staff to learn about volunteer and service-learning opportunities in the San Antonio area.
University Center, 1st floor corridor, Main Campus
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