(Aug. 10, 2010)--The personal stories of mothers recovering from heroin addiction will be told during "Heroine: Journeys through Addiction and Recovery Featuring the Women of Project Carino." The event, which is free and open to the public, is 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 10 in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328) at the UTSA Downtown Campus.
The event is a result of research conducted in UTSA's Advanced Social Work Methods: Policy Practice and Advocacy course. The curriculum taught by senior lecturer Robert Ambrosino in the College of Public Policy, guides students in the development of policy, analysis and advocacy. As part of the class, students met weekly with participants in Project Carino, a methadone treatment program for recovering women heroin addicts that is offered through the Center for Health Care Services.
In each meeting, students learned about the issues participants face and how to identify social policy and advocacy methods that will bring attention to these experiences and needs. From these meetings, Tuesday's event was formed, and will feature personal narratives, poetry, art and music presented by Project Carino participants and their advocates.
"This course has provided social work students with a valuable opportunity to take our learning out of the classroom and apply what we have learned through collaboration with a specific client population to develop a public awareness campaign," said Holly Brummett, a UTSA student in the master of social work program and one of the event organizers. "The significance of the event we are hosting will allow the voices of this client population to be heard in regards to the reality of addiction and recovery."
The Center for Health Care Services is the leading provider of mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services in Bexar County. Programs are offered for various age groups.
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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