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UTSA presents 'Law and Criminology Without Borders' symposium

students from Mexico
Harriett Romo at Podium

Top photo: Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon students with faculty from UTSA Mexico Center and Department of Criminal Justice. Bottom photo: UTSA Mexico Center Director Harriett Romo welcomes visiting students.
>> View a compilation of news videos (in Spanish) on the UTSA researchers from KVDA-TV and KWEX-TV.

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(June 11, 2010)--The UTSA Mexico Center and the UTSA Department of Criminal Justice recently welcomed 50 students from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon to the UTSA Downtown Campus for a daylong symposium, "Law and Criminology Without Borders."

At the symposium, students heard UTSA professors and faculty members present their research findings on a variety of current headline topics including migration, gangs, human trafficking and homicide.

The presenters included:

  • Miguel Tapia, UTSA assistant professor of criminal justice, "Migration of Latino Gangs to the Midwest Region of the U.S."
  • Roger Enriquez, UTSA associate professor of criminal justice, "Immigration Solutions for Victims of Human Trafficking"
  • Fabian Romero, UTSA lecturer in criminal justice, "Longitudinal Study of Homicide in San Antonio"

Following the morning presentations, the students were given a tour of the Federal Courthouse by Appellate Court Judge Edward Prado, 5th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals.



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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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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