(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 annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus
This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
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.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.