(March 29, 2010)--It's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at UTSA, and to celebrate, the UTSA East Asia Institute and the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center are hosting a number of events throughout the month.
At 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, Yun-Soo Cho, consul general of Korea in Houston, will make a presentation, "Partnership Between Korea and Texas in the 21st Century" in Business Building Room 1.01.20T on the UTSA Main Campus. The event is free and open to the public. Cho's presentation will cover various areas including Korea's past and present, its relations in the U.S. Free Trade Agreement and Texas, and its role as the host country for the upcoming G-20 summit.
Cho's career in diplomatic service spans nearly 30 years. His term as consul general began in March. His prior positions include serving as director general for public relations for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul, Korea; counselor for the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany; director for Russia and CIS affairs in Seoul Korea; and counselor for the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Kuwait.
Additionally, Cho has translated several books including "Economics Explained,""Path for Economic Growth in Singapore in the Past Four Decades and Future Prospects for Singapore,""Can Germany Be Saved?" and "Japan: Past and Present" by Edwin Reischauer.
He received his master of arts degree in international economy from University of Rochester in New York and his bachelor of arts degree in economics from Sung Kyun Kwan University in Seoul, Korea.
Created in 2008, the UTSA East Asia Institute promotes awareness of East Asian cultures and societies through education and enrichment opportunities.
Metered parking will be available on the roof floor of the North Garage, near John Peace Boulevard on Margaret Tobin Avenue on the UTSA Main Campus.
For more information or event updates, visit the UTSA East Asia Institute Web site or call 210-458-4943.
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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