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UTSA student appears in Disney film 'The Last Song' with Miley Cyrus

Adam Barnett

From left are Miley Cyrus, fellow actor and UTSA student Adam Barnett, and Liam Hemsworth at the world premiere of their film "The Last Song." (Photo courtesy of Robert Barnett Sr.)
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(March 31, 2010)--UTSA student Adam Barnett is in the new Disney-Touchstone film "The Last Song" starring Miley Cyrus. The San Antonio native will be available for autographs and conversation from 2:30 to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 3 at the Santikos Palladium IMAX Theatre at the Rim shopping center at Interstate 10 and La Cantera Parkway.

A ticket to the 3 p.m. showing of "The Last Song" at the Palladium gets you into the auditorium for autographs and Q&A.

Barnett was born in San Antonio in 1987. While attending Sandra Day O'Connor High School in Helotes, Texas, he participated in theater arts and film critique classes. After graduation, he attended Northwest Vista College. While attending NWVC, he worked at Sea World San Antonio as a cast member of the acrobatic show "Viva!"

Barnett currently attends UTSA and plans to graduate with a bachelor's degree in nutrition and health. He has been a member of the university's Actors Guild. In May 2009, a mutual friend introduced him to Cal Johnson, the stunt coordinator for the new Disney-Touchstone feature film "The Last Song" based on Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel. Barnett auditioned, completed a screen test and was cast in his first feature film in the role of Teddy.

For more information, contact Meghan Vincent, Santikos Theatres, at 210-483-4003.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

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

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

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

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

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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