(March 26, 2010)--The UTSA College of Architecture will present Gustavo Araoz speaking on "The (Uncertain) Future of Our Cultural Heritage" at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 31 in the Buena Vista Theater (1.326) at the Downtown Campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
As the second of three lectures and exhibitions in a spring series, Araoz' talk will be of great local interest because of the nomination of the San Antonio missions for World Heritage Site status.
Araoz is president of the International Committee on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), an organization founded in 1965 to create an international network of professionals and supporters of heritage conservation. ICOMOS has grown to become the pre-eminent global historic preservation organization. Headquartered in Paris, France, it has 9,500 members throughout the world, forming the only global interdisciplinary and multicultural network of heritage experts and supporters. ICOMOS was designated the official adviser to United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organizations on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention.
The spring series will close at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 7 with famed Mexico City architect Tatiana Bilbao speaking on "Concrete, Steel, Brick, Aluminum, Wood and Paint." Bilbao's trip to San Antonio is a joint venture of the UTSA College of Architecture, UTSA Mexico Center and the Instituto Cultural de Mexico in San Antonio. In conjunction with Bilbao's lecture, an exhibit of her work will be displayed at the Downtown Campus gallery in the Durango Building.
"This lecture series provides us exciting opportunities to present the College of Architecture at UTSA to the city of San Antonio as an emerging global player in architecture education," said John Murphy, dean of the College of Architecture.
For more information, contact Lauren Hudler at 210-458-3162.
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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