(March 2, 2011)--The UTSA African American Studies program and the Women's Studies Institute will host Adrienne Dixson, associate professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University, for a presentation on "This Woman's Work: Choice, Race and Gender in Post-Katrina School Reform," at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 3 in the University Center Hidalgo Room (2.214) on the UTSA Main Campus.
Dixson is an associate faculty member in the Department of African American and African Studies and the Department of Women's Studies. She also is an affiliated faculty member in the John Glenn School of Public Affairs and the Kirwan Institute for Race and Ethnicity.
Dixson has an extensive publication record in the areas of educational equity, the culturally relevant teaching practices of black women teachers, race and urban education.
Her most recent publications include "Democracy Now? Race, education and Black Self-Determination," "Tyranny of the Majority: Re-enfranchisement of African American Teacher Educators Teaching for Democracy International Studies in Qualitative Research Journal" and "In Search of Our Mother's Gardens: Black Women Teachers and Professional Socialization."
Currently, she is editing the book "Researching Race in Education: Policy, Practice and Ethnography." In 2006, she co-edited the book "Critical Race Theory in Education: All God's Children Got a Song," which received the Critics Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association. She has been guest editor of several academic journals and has served on a number of editorial review boards.
Dixson received the Kappa Delta Pi/AERA Division Early Career Research Award from the American Educational Research Association and the 2009 Fire and Focus Award at The Ohio State University for her teaching in the area of equity and education.
She received a Bachelor in Music Theory and Composition degree from Youngstown State University in Ohio, a master's degree in educational studies from the University of Michigan and a doctoral degree in multicultural education and curriculum studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The conference will showcase the works of authors, illustrators, and scholars which embody Latino culture and art as a means to promote literacy and reading in Latino children.
Durango Building, first floor, Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
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