(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.
UTSA researchers are exploring matter at the atomic level with Helenita. It's one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, with the ability to operate near the theoretical limit of resolution. At 9 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing more than two tons, Helenita can dissect almost anything. With Helenita's resolution, researchers can study particles atom by atom to see how they behave.
That's critical in developing nanotechnology that will help diagnosis early-stage breast cancer or make helmets that are uber strong. Moreover, the detail that Helenita provides will allow nanotechnology researchers to create new therapies and treatments to fight a wide range of human diseases.
Did you know? Helenita can magnify a sample 20 million times its size, which would make a strand of human hair the size of San Antonio.
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.
Victor Cyrus, Jr will see his first book of poetry published this fall
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