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UTSA hosts Oct. 23 writing workshop, 'From Memoirs to Stories to Publications'

Rebecca Hoag and Sharon Mullen

Workshop speakers Rebecca Hoag and Sharon Mullen

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(Oct. 21, 2010)--The San Antonio Writing Project (SAWP) of the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching will host a workshop, "From Memoirs to Stories to Publications," from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23 in the Frio Street Building Multipurpose Room (1.402) at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

Participants will learn methods to improve their writing skills and hear presentations from keynote speakers Sharon Mullen and Rebecca Hoag from the Holocaust Museum of San Antonio and Jeanette Pierce, SAWP teacher and writer.

The speakers will discuss "Our Voices, Our Lives: Twenty Holocaust Survivors Remember," a book written by four educators based on local survivor interviews conducted by the University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation.

The workshop is free for university students with identification and $25 for non-SAWP and National Writing Project members. Participants will receive five professional development credits.

Founded in 2006, SAWP is part of the National Writing Project (NWP) with more than 200 sites across the United States. The goal of NWP is to have teachers teaching best-practice writing to each other.

For more information, visit the San Antonio Writing Project website or e-mail Rachel Stevenson.

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Students in classes of the writing project teachers consistently score higher on their writing exams. For research results, visit the National Writing Project website.

 

 

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

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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