(April 14, 2011)--UTSA President Ricardo Romo and Provost John Frederick will host the 2011 Faculty Honors Convocation at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 28 in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02) on the Main Campus. UTSA faculty and staff are invited to the ceremony and reception.
The event will honor this year's recipients of the President's Distinguished Achievement Awards in teaching, research, service and other categories. Recent retirees and faculty who have achieved service-year milestones also will be recognized during the program.
2011 President's Distinguished Achievement Awards
Teaching Excellence (tenured and tenure-track faculty)
Can Saygin, associate professor of mechanical engineering, College of Engineering
Jenifer Thornton, assistant professor of interdisciplinary learning and teaching, College of Education and Human Development
Teaching Excellence (non-tenure-track faculty)
David Hansen, lecturer III in history, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Research Achievement (tenured and tenure-track faculty)
Jose Lopez-Ribot, professor of biology, College of Sciences
Doug E. Frantz, assistant professor of chemistry, College of Sciences
Performance, Creative Production or Other Scholarly Achievement (tenured and tenure-track faculty)
David Heuser, professor of music, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Excellence in University Service (tenured and tenure-track faculty)
Richard Gambitta, professor of political science, College of Liberal and Fine Arts/Honors College
Excellence in University Service (non-tenure-track faculty)
Lisa Montoya, senior lecturer in economics, College of Business
Excellence in Community Service (tenured and tenure-track faculty)
Christine Moseley, professor of interdisciplinary learning and teaching, College of Education and Human Development
Advancing Globalization (tenured and tenure-track faculty)
Misty Sailors, associate professor of interdisciplinary learning and teaching, College of Education and Human Development
Core Curriculum Teaching (tenured and tenure-track faculty)
Kirsten Gardner, associate professor of history, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Core Curriculum Teaching (non-tenure-track faculty)
Lindsay G. Ratcliffe, lecturer I, Writing Core Program
UTSA researchers are exploring matter at the atomic level with Helenita. It's one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, with the ability to operate near the theoretical limit of resolution. At 9 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing more than two tons, Helenita can dissect almost anything. With Helenita's resolution, researchers can study particles atom by atom to see how they behave.
That's critical in developing nanotechnology that will help diagnosis early-stage breast cancer or make helmets that are uber strong. Moreover, the detail that Helenita provides will allow nanotechnology researchers to create new therapies and treatments to fight a wide range of human diseases.
Did you know? Helenita can magnify a sample 20 million times its size, which would make a strand of human hair the size of San Antonio.
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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