(Dec. 16, 2009)--Congressman Ciro Rodriguez hosted a roundtable discussion with San Antonio area network experts on Saturday, Dec. 12 co-sponsored by The University of Texas at San Antonio, the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the Cyber Innovation and Research Consortium.
Special guests included Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, vice chair of the House Homeland Security Committee; Richard Perez, president of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce; and Maj. Gen. Richard E. Webber, commander of the 24th Air Force in San Antonio.
Presentations included an overview of the strengths of San Antonio as a "Cyber City," a cyber consortium update and a presentation on the UTSA Information Security Community by Lynda de la Vina, dean of the College of Business. According to de la Vina, UTSA is committed to advancing information security through its educational, research and outreach programming. The UTSA Information Security Community includes the UTSA College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Sciences, Institute of Cyber Security and Office of Information Technology.
Following the roundtable, the participants were given a special preview tour of the new UTSA College of Business Advanced Laboratories for Information Assurance and Security (ALIAS). Nicole Beebe, assistant professor of information systems, demonstrated the capabilities of the lab and conducted a computer forensics exercise.
ALIAS supports a broad spectrum of security-centric activities within the College of Business. The lab's secure server area supports faculty research in network intrusion detection, development of forensic search algorithms and security modeling. The lab includes two advanced technology classroom areas that support student coursework in digital forensics, network and telecommunications security, secure operating system development, secure code development and biometrics. A formal dedication of the lab will be next spring.
A leader in the field of infrastructure assurance education, UTSA has been designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research and a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
The UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is hosting a day full of outreach events and activities by the U.S. Navy as part of a larger Navy presence in San Antonio called Navy Week with various events in the community through Feb. 25.
Student Union Paseo and Convocation Center entrance, Main Campus
Join this interactive play that is a courtroom drama and the audience is the jury. Discussion and will follow.
Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.
John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
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