(Jan. 19, 2010)--The UTSA Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs will host a lecture by Richard E. Lapchick, human rights activist, pioneer for racial equality, internationally recognized expert on sports issues and scholar at 7 p.m., Wednesday Jan. 20 in the University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the UTSA Main Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
An expert on sports issues, Lapchick has appeared numerous times on "Nightline," "Good Morning America," "Face the Nation," "The Today Show," "ABC World News," "NBC Nightly News," "CBS Evening News," CNN and ESPN.
Lapchick helped found the Center for the Study of Sport in Society in 1984 at Northeastern University. He served as director for 17 years and is now director emeritus. The center has attracted national attention to its pioneering efforts to ensure the education of athletes from junior high school through the professional ranks.
The center's Project TEAMWORK was called "America's most successful violence prevention program" by public opinion analyst Lou Harris. It won the Peter F. Drucker Foundation Award as the nation's most innovative nonprofit program and was named by the Clinton administration as a model for violence prevention. The center's MVP gender violence prevention program has been so successful with college and high school athletes that the U.S. Marine Corps adopted it in 1997.
A prolific writer, Lapchick's 10th book was published in November 2001 with a foreword by Muhammad Ali. Lapchick is a regular columnist for The Sports Business Journal. He has written more than 450 articles and has given more than 2,600 public speeches.
For more information, contact Tony Daniels, UTSA associate director of campus recreation, at 210-458-6262.
The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus
This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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