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UTSA hosts April 16 symposium on worldwide influence of Shakespeare

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(April 13, 2010)--The UTSA Friends of Shakespeare and the Department of English will host a symposium on the works of William Shakespeare, "Will Around the World: A Symposium on International Shakespeare," from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Friday, April 16 in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02) on the Main Campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

The symposium will feature a panel of literary experts from San Antonio and Austin. Panelists will discuss the long-term cultural authority of Shakespeare's plays on page, stage and screen in settings from Jerusalem to New Mexico and beyond. A question and answer session will follow the discussions.

Panelists Jeffrey Rufo and Krupa Shandilya of Trinity University will discuss "Le Duel d'Hamlet: Sarah Bernhardt vs. the Bard" and "Othello and Omkara: Caste as Race in an Indian Adaptation of Othello." Myrriah Gomez and Mark Bayer of UTSA will address "Crypto-Judaic Practice in the Merchant of Santa Fe" and "Shylock in the Middle East." Douglas Bruster of UT Austin will provide a response and commentary.

For more information, contact Mark Allen at 210-458-5358.



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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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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