(Dec. 7, 2009)--The UTSA Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education and Human Development will host a screening of the PBS documentary, "The Principal Story," at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12 in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28) on the Main Campus.
The documentary illustrates the stories of two principals and paints a dramatic portrait of the challenges facing America's public schools -- and of the great difference a dedicated principal can make. The screening is free and open to the public.
Tresa Dunbar is a second-year principal at Chicago's Nash Elementary, where 98 percent of students come from low-income families. Kerry Purcell,in Springfield, Ill., has led Harvard Park Elementary with similar demographics for six years. Both women are followed over the course of a school year and take the viewer along for an emotional ride that reveals what effective educational leadership looks like in the 21st century.
For the screening, students with permits can park in any student or Faculty B parking slot. Viewers without permits can park in the north or south garages.
For more information, contact Alan Shoho at 210-458-5411.
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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