(Jan. 5, 2011)--Offices across the UTSA Division of Student Affairs were joined this holiday season by the UTSA Ambassadors, women's basketball team members and Campus Living Villages in adopting 25 families and four seniors, totaling 134 individuals, through the Family Service Association Adopt-a-Family program.
Sixteen volunteers and 10 packed cars and trucks delivered gifts to The Neighborhood Place on Dec. 15. The Family Service Association coordinated the adoption of more than 700 families in the San Antonio community this year. Families are carefully selected for the program. Most of the selected families have low income and many have experienced job loss, death in the family or medical emergencies.
This is the third year of UTSA Student Affairs participation in the program, and each office puts its own tradition into the service project. In some offices, each staff member adopted one family member and shopped for the needs and wants of that individual. Some offices have a gift-wrapping party as a part of their holiday celebration.
Many offices donate canned goods and gently used clothing in addition to new gifts. Deby Bailey, athletics business manager, said, "This was so much fun to do, we can't wait until next year. This is what the holidays should be all about."
>> For more information, visit the Family Service Association website.
A revolution in cloud computing is underway, and Ravi Sandhu believes it will be much bigger than the PC and Internet revolutions that have already changed the way we live. Sandhu, director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, says UTSA is taking a leadership role in tackling three fundamental cloud technology problems: how to build and operate the cloud, how to use it profitably for diverse applications and how to keep it secure.
Sandhu, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences, and Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, are funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve cloud security.
Did you know? Sandhu, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert, holds 30 patents, has authored more than 250 papers and been cited more than 30,000 times.
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.
After graduation, Queretaro native founded a music label recognized by SXSW
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