(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
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.
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