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UTSA presents 'Law and Criminology Without Borders' symposium

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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.
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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.



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For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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