(June 7, 2010)--To recognize scientific research conducted in the UTSA College of Sciences, its second annual research conference was conducted May 28 in the University Center Ballroom on the Main Campus.
George Perry, UTSA College of Sciences dean and one of the world's top 10 Alzheimer's disease researchers, opened the daylong conference. Following his welcome, UTSA undergraduate and graduate students gave presentations in moderated sessions on their research in cellular and molecular biology, microbiology and immunology, neurobiology, chemistry, computer science, and physics and astronomy. In the afternoon, students from all scientific disciplines presented their research in 90-minute poster sessions.
UTSA Professor John McCarrey, director of the San Antonio Institute for Cellular and Molecular Primatology, delivered the conference keynote address, "The Promise of Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine: Opportunities for UTSA and the San Antonio Research Community." McCarrey discussed stem cells and regenerative medicine, what UTSA is doing in the field and how San Antonio can most effectively contribute to the field.
The conference concluded with an awards ceremony and closing remarks by Robert Gracy, UTSA vice president for research, and John Frederick, UTSA provost and vice president for academic affairs.
The research conference was sponsored by KCI, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, Alpha Diagnostic International, Sigma-Aldrich and Sigma Xi, in addition to the UTSA College of Sciences, College of Engineering, Office of the Vice President for Research, Institute for Cyber Security, Center for Water Research and South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases.
The institute will feature a performance from Eva Ybarra, the “Queen of the Accordion.” Manuel Medrano will premiere a documentary on Ybarra’s career. Two people receive free admission with a voucher available here.
Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Take the short drive up I-35 to root on your Roadrunners in this I-35 Showdown.
Bobcat Stadium, 1100 Aquarena Springs Dr., San Marcos
Get involved and register to vote. Click on the link to find out the locations on the Main and Downtown Campuses.
Multiple locations on the Main and Downtown Campuses
Learn about products and services available for studying, working, and making it to graduation! Speak directly to OIT managers, provide feedback on UTSA tech, and have your voice heard! Lunch and OIT gear provided. RSVP at: www.utsa.edu/oit/sic.
University Center, Denman Ballroom (2.01.28), Main Campus
Come meet the candidates looking to take home the crown as Mr. and Ms. UTSA 2017-2018. This is your opportunity to hear the candidates platform and learn how they plan to represent and transform UTSA.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
UTSA's Friends of Shakespeare hosts this annual performance seried by Actors from the London Stage, Sept. 27, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
The Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery will prepare a mandala sand painting on the main exhibit floor and offer various lectures and activities.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
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Durango Building, La Villita Room (DB 1.116), Downtown Campus
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