(June 28, 2010)--UTSA President Ricardo Romo issued the following statement on Monday, June 28 on hearing of the death of former Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr.
"All of us at The University of Texas at San Antonio mourn the passing of a great leader, a true friend and passionate advocate for the entire State of Texas," said Romo. "A quintessential Texan with great compassion and vision, Governor Briscoe's unwavering support for education has immeasurably affected the lives of the people of this state for generations to come. His involvement with UTSA has been crucial in expanding access to excellence in higher education.
"All of us will miss this great leader. Our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family at this time."
Briscoe was a member of the President's Associates and a member of the UTSA Development Board. He established the Janey S. Briscoe Endowed Chair in the Business of Health and the Janey and Dolph Briscoe Distinguished Professorship in the UTSA College of Engineering. He also was a longtime supporter of the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures. UTSA honored Briscoe with the Tom C. Frost Award in 2004.
>> Read the story "Former Gov. Briscoe dies at his home in Uvalde," San Antonio Express-News, June 28, 2010
>> Slide show:"Remembering Dolph Briscoe," San Antonio Express-News
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The conference will showcase the works of authors, illustrators, and scholars which embody Latino culture and art as a means to promote literacy and reading in Latino children.
Durango Building, first floor, Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
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H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Dr. Don Jenkins from UT Health SA will lead this event UTSA with up to 30 certified STB trainers, and train up to 300 UTSA students and personnel in stop the bleed methods.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.106), Main Campus
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