(Jan. 13, 2010)--The UTSA community is invited to join in the fun at the inaugural "Spring Into the UC" celebration through Jan. 15 in the University Center on the Main Campus. There will be activities, giveaways, music and more to celebrate what is new and exciting at the UC.
Through Friday, Jan. 15, UC guests will be able to enjoy a wide range of events and activities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the UC window lounge across from the bookstore. UC partners including ARAMARK, Frost Bank, Campus Technology Store and Ticketmaster will be on hand with information, giveaways and prizes.
Other UC-based groups and offices will provide opportunities for fun during the week including caricature artists, wax hands, popcorn, food, music and information about services. The University Center also will have daily giveaways between noon and 1 p.m. near the window lounge while supplies last.
A grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting with UTSA President Ricardo Romo and UTSA Vice President for Student Affairs Gage Paine will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 14 at the UC fountain courtyard. After opening remarks, Romo, Paine and UC Advisory Council Chair Chanel Nwokey will cut the ribbon to officially welcome Apple Computer Products to the Campus Technology Store.
Evening entertainment during "Spring into the UC" will include Casino Night on Thursday and UCinema Night on Friday night featuring free popcorn and Michael Jackson's "This is It!" video. Both are sponsored by the UC Program Council.
A Rios Golden Cut hair salon will open in the UC midway through the spring semester.
>> Visit the University Center Web site for a full event listing.
A revolution in cloud computing is underway, and Ravi Sandhu believes it will be much bigger than the PC and Internet revolutions that have already changed the way we live. Sandhu, director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, says UTSA is taking a leadership role in tackling three fundamental cloud technology problems: how to build and operate the cloud, how to use it profitably for diverse applications and how to keep it secure.
Sandhu, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences, and Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, are funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve cloud security.
Did you know? Sandhu, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert, holds 30 patents, has authored more than 250 papers and been cited more than 30,000 times.
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.
After graduation, Queretaro native founded a music label recognized by SXSW
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