(Jan. 6, 2010)--A new suite housing the UTSA Libraries Special Collections will open at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19 on the fourth floor of the John Peace Library (JPL) Building. The suite will feature a large, handsomely furnished reading room, a collections storage room with library-quality environmental standards and staff office space. Special Collections will have expanded hours to serve the UTSA campuses. A formal opening celebration for the new suite will be scheduled for later this spring.
UTSA's Special Collections consist primarily of subject collections emphasizing the history and development of the Texas-Mexico border region, in particular the people, history, art, life and literature of San Antonio and South Texas. Special Collections acquires books and other materials documenting San Antonio small press, history and authors. Other collecting areas include Texana, Civil War (west of the Mississippi), Western and Southwestern Americana, Indians of the U.S. West and Mexican history.
The new space formerly housed the Denman, Executive Dining and Assembly rooms and part of the former Regents' Room, which now is the Assembly Room. The former Special Collections space on the JPL second floor closed Jan. 4 in preparation for the move of the more than 19,000 volumes in the collection. Until Jan. 19, appointments will be accepted to view materials.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Special Collections at 210-458-5505.
>> View items from the Treasures from UTSA's Special Collections Web site.
>> See the UTSA Libraries Special Collections Web site for updates regarding the move and new spring semester hours.
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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