(March 3, 2010)--The UTSA Libraries will host an open house for all UTSA faculty members from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 4 in the John Peace Library Assembly Room (formerly the Regents' Room). The event is to celebrate the opening of the Special Collections suite on the fourth floor of the John Peace Library. Refreshments will be served.
To visit the UTSA Libraries Special Collections suite, turn left when exiting the elevator, make another quick left and proceed forward; the Assembly Room is to the right of the new suite.
The open house will feature a presentation by David Johnson, UTSA professor of history, who will speak on his experience using UTSA's Special Collections for research. UTSA Provost John Frederick and Mark Shelstad, head of the UTSA Libraries Department of Special Collections, also will give remarks.
Special Collections houses the university archives as well as rare books, official records, personal papers and other one-of-a-kind historical items documenting the people, history, art, life and literature of San Antonio and South Texas. Supporting the university's ascent to national research university status, the newly renovated space allows UTSA Libraries to better sustain the university's teaching, research and outreach mission by acquiring, preserving and digitizing primary resources for use by scholars at UTSA and from around the world.
For more information, contact Anne Peters at 210-458-4863.
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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