(Nov. 15, 2010)--This week on the UTSA Main Campus, there will be a number of events presented as part of International Education Week and Diversity Month. Events will include the sixth annual "Celebrate UTSA" on Nov. 17 and a Nov. 19 lecture by classics professor Thomas Hubbard from UT Austin.
From 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the University Center paseo, UTSA students, faculty and staff are invited to "Celebrate UTSA: All Different. All Roadrunners." There will be a showcase with performances and readings, along with information tables from various cultures and free ethnic food to sample while the supplies last.
At noon, Friday, Nov. 19 in the University Center Harris Room (2.212), Thomas Hubbard, professor of classics at the University of Texas at Austin, will speak on "Gay Life in Asia: Modern Western Identities vs. Historical Traditions" will speak.
The events are sponsored by the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, Student Activities, Disability Services, UTSA East Asia Institute and the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies in the College of Education and Human Development.
The Inclusion and Community Engagement Center fosters a campus culture that promotes active engagement through volunteerism and in which issues relating to culture, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and sexual identity are addressed with sincerity and respect, and all members of the campus community feel safe, welcomed and valued.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
This exhibit includes prints by 25 Latino and Latina artists who worked in collaboration with a master printer in the print studio at the UTSA Department of Art and Art History. It runs through Oct. 12.
Downtown Campus Art Gallery, Durango Building Room 1.122, Downtown Campus
This book talk will feature a presentation by the book’s co-editors Anne-Marie Núñez, ELPS associate professor, Sylvia Hurtado, professor at the University of California Los Angeles, and Emily Calderón Galdeano, director of research for Excelencia in Education.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
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