(May 17, 2010)--"The Future of Health Care" will be the topic for the UTSA College of Business Knowledge Forum breakfast on May 25. The breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. with the program following at 8:30 a.m. in the Business Building University Room (2.06.04) on the UTSA Main Campus.
Panelists will be Thora Jackson, Texas Medical Group Management Association; Bruce Mitchell, Oppenheimer Blend Harrison and Tate Inc.; Armando Polanco, Texas Benefit; and William Rascoe, retired health care executive.
"We will address what the new health care reform legislation will mean for providers, health plans, employers, patients and other constituents," said Dana Forgione, moderator and the Janey S. Briscoe Endowed Chair in the Business of Health. "Remarks will be nonpartisan and will focus on next steps, now that the reform legislation has passed."
The Knowledge Forum breakfast series brings together alumni and friends of the college to discuss relevant business issues of the day. Tickets are $20 for individuals and $15 for UTSA alumni; table sponsorships are $500. Register at the UTSA College of Business website or call 210-458-7311.
The UTSA College of Business offers an M.B.A. concentration in the business of health focused on the financial and managerial aspects of health care management. Taught by academic professionals as well as practitioners from the health care community, the program provides a strong academic foundation for a successful career in health care management.
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.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
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