(Sept. 8, 2010)--Amaury Nora, UTSA professor of educational leadership and policy studies, recently was named associate dean for research in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development.
Nora, who joined UTSA in fall 2009, has spent the last 30 years researching why students drop out of college and said he chose UTSA because it was moving forward in so many areas.
"I'm setting up a research center for student success and would like it to serve as a clearing house for research on Hispanics," said Nora. "I would like to look into college readiness, access into higher education and the whole issue of retention, such as how many of our students are actually staying in college long enough to graduate and go into professional fields."
In May, Nora was among 66 other scholars inducted as American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellows at the organization's 91st annual meeting in Denver, Colo. AERA Fellows are recognized for their exceptional scientific or scholarly contributions to education research or significant contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings.
The American Educational Research Association is the national interdisciplinary research association for approximately 25,000 scholars who undertake research in education. Founded in 1916, AERA aims to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education and promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.
UTSA researchers are exploring matter at the atomic level with Helenita. It's one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, with the ability to operate near the theoretical limit of resolution. At 9 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing more than two tons, Helenita can dissect almost anything. With Helenita's resolution, researchers can study particles atom by atom to see how they behave.
That's critical in developing nanotechnology that will help diagnosis early-stage breast cancer or make helmets that are uber strong. Moreover, the detail that Helenita provides will allow nanotechnology researchers to create new therapies and treatments to fight a wide range of human diseases.
Did you know? Helenita can magnify a sample 20 million times its size, which would make a strand of human hair the size of San Antonio.
Join AIA San Antonio’s Women in Architecture group for their networking and happy hour event, where all design professionals are welcome.
Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St.
This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
Victor Cyrus, Jr will see his first book of poetry published this fall
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