(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.
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA will host the triennial El Mundo Zurdo 2016: Nepantla: Theories & Practices International Conference at the UTSA Downtown Campus.
Various Locations, Downtown Campus
Richard Peretz,’85, chief financial officer at UPS, will present the keynote address at the Frost Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the UTSA College of Business.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
UTSA Police Dept and UTSA Club Jiu-Jitsu offers a new self-defense seminar to teach participants basic skills needed to get out of a physical attack.
Recreation Center, Mac Gym, Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Philosophy and Classics hosts Michael Wheeler from University of Stirling as its Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professor. He will be giving a talk on how creativity works.
H-E-B University Center (HUC 1.102), Main Campus,
The Dept. of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition and the South Texas Consortium for HIV and STI Research welcomes Dr. Joshua Rosenberger who will discuss his recent work on using innovative HIV-prevention strategies.
University Center (UC 2.02.12), Main Campus
Join the UTSA African American Studies program for a lecture by Gary Bledsoe, President of the Texas NAACP, who specializes in public interest law, employment and civil rights law.
Buena Vista Building (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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