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UTSA Alumni Programs AuthorSpeak! features children's author


Author-illustrator Robert Quackenbush

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(April 23, 2010)--The UTSA Alumni Association will host AuthorSpeak! with Robert Quackenbush, popular author and illustrator of more than 170 books for young readers. The talk will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 13 in the home of Joyce and Richard Harris. Reservations are $10.

Quackenbush is the three-time winner of the American Flag Institute Award for outstanding contributions to children's literature and winner of an Edgar Allan Poe Special Award for best juvenile mystery. In April 1998, he received a Gradiva Award for his book "Batbaby," voted best children's book of the year by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. He resides in New York City with his wife and son Piet, who has been the inspiration for many of his stories.

Quackenbush's story characters are known all over the world. He is usually introduced to audiences of both children and adults as the father of Henry the Duck, Detective Mole, Miss Mallard, Pete Pack Rat, Sheriff Sally Gopher and many more.

AuthorSpeak! is a popular and casual evening gathering where a local or well-known author speaks to UTSA alumni and friends at the home of an alumnus. The author chats and signs his or her books, and refreshments are served.

To make a reservation for AuthorSpeak!, visit the UTSA Alumni Programs website.



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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