(Oct. 6, 2010)--On Oct. 7 and 8, the UTSA Downtown Campus will be the site of transformation for Frio Street, a major thoroughfare on the west edge of downtown San Antonio. The City of San Antonio Planning and Development Services Department will present the Frio Street Charrette at the campus.
The charrette (or planning meeting) will bring together for the first time Haven for Hope, UTSA, VIA Metropolitan Transit, University Health System, Avenida Guadalupe Association, Westside Development Corp. and Bexar County to discuss plans to revitalize the street from Interstate 10 to Interstate 35.
The UTSA College of Architecture will present David Dixon, national award-winning urban planner and principal at Goody Clancy in Boston, as guest lecturer and moderator for the two-day event. Activities will end with a reception at Pearl Studio, 200 E. Grayson.
The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about revitalization plans for this major thoroughfare. It begins at 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7 with the master plan presentation, followed at 5:30 p.m. with a lecture by Dixon in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328).
The group discussion-planning session will be 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8 in the Buena Vista Street Building Assembly Room (1.338), followed by a reception at 4:30 p.m. at Pearl Studio.
Join the Center for Military Families for a panel on Politics in the Service of Military Families, featuring Cedric Leighton, David Splitter, Steve Huerta, and the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA Dance classes will take the stage and share their talents and passion for dance! Come support our growing dance program! $10 admission
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
This panel presentation will look at the history of the YWCA and the impact the organization has had on women in the San Antonio community.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.02.10), Main Campus
The Demography Lecture Series continues with Dr. Barbara Bird of American University. Her topic focuses on Insights Into a Hard to Find Population: Latino Entrepreneurs in Metro Washington, D.C. Event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the pay stall spaces of the Monterrey surface lot.
Monterrey Building (MNT 3.240), Downtown Campus
This video tells the story of four Latina lesbians who fought for exoneration after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the 1980s and 1990s.
H-E-B University Center, Bexar Room (HUC 1.102), Main Campus
Tejana/Indígena author Ire'ne Lara Ailva will read from her latest work and discuss her approach to reimagining Tejan@ myths.
Main Building (MB 2.404), Main Campus
Muralist Crystal Arias will discuss her current mural "Cultivate the Past to Prestige" at La India Herbs and themes she utilizes in her other works.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.26), Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is a co-sponsor of the CARTA 19th Annual Conference. The group meets annually to exchange educational programs, ideas, and techniques and to network with other teachers of Russian. Registration required.
DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown San Antonio
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