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UTSA Fall Convocation opens year with Doug Fine as keynote speaker Aug. 23

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UTSA Fall Convocation speaker: Author Doug Fine

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(Aug. 20, 2010)--The 2010 UTSA Fall Convocation ceremony is set for 10-11:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 23 in the Convocation Center on the Main Campus. As part of the theme "Sustainable Living," Doug Fine, author of the Freshman Common Reading, "Farewell, My Subaru," will deliver the keynote address and meet students, faculty and staff.

>> View a live video stream during the Fall Convocation ceremony.

Fine will show pictures of the Funky Butte Ranch and talk about his life since finishing his latest book. "Farewell, My Subaru" has been translated into Chinese, Korean and other languages and garnered Fine his first appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show." The book debuted on the Boston Globe bestseller list in September 2009. Fine now travels around the world speaking about his sustainability realizations and is a regular contributor of adventure and investigative features to National Public Radio.

UTSA Fall Convocation 2010 is the ninth annual ceremony launching the new academic year. An academic convocation can be a significant occasion for student participation, marking a first step in the higher education adventure. The graduation ceremony at the conclusion of the undergraduate experience is a milestone in a journey of lifelong learning.

College orientations and lunch will follow the Convocation ceremony at various locations on the Main Campus. Students from the College of Architecture and the College of Public Policy will be bused to the Downtown Campus for their college orientations and lunch.


>> Read more about writer Doug Fine and his book, "Farewell, My Subaru."





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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