(May 12, 2011)--John Murphy, dean of the UTSA College of Architecture, recently was elected secretary-treasurer of the Architecture + Construction Alliance.
The alliance is a national organization that promotes collaboration between design and construction programs. Only universities offering both disciplines within the same college are eligible for type-one membership. Additionally, the alliance serves as an advocate for the promotion of research efforts involving educators from member universities and leading professionals in the areas of construction and architecture.
UTSA is one of only 14 universities eligible for membership in the alliance out of more than 100 architecture and 61 construction degree programs nationwide. In additon to UTSA, member schools include Auburn University, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State University, Prairie View A&M University, Southern Polytechnic State University, Texas A&M University, University of Florida, University of Oklahoma, Washington University and Virginia Tech.
"Playing an active role in this distinguished group of colleges of architecture places UTSA COA in a position to participate in, and give direction to, the future education of design and construction discipline leaders in a context of integrated process and project delivery,: said Murphy. "Through collaboration across the involved colleges, we hope to further facilitate this architectural education strategy on a national level."
Murphy joined UTSA in 2009 after serving as professor and head of school and director of international education at Auburn University's McWhorter School of Building Science. He holds a bachelor's degree in building construction, a master's in construction management and a doctoral degree in architecture with an emphasis in construction science and management, all from Texas A&M University.
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA faculty and staff to "Tacos With Taylor." Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President at any one of these casual meet and greets.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
Celebrate 40 years of BestFest, an annual event hosted by Roadrunner Productions as a part of UTSA Homecoming festivities. The event will feature a carnival, food and drink booths, a golf cart parade, firework and live music from Anthem.
Brackenridge Lot 1, Main Campus
Celebrate homecoming as the Roadrunners take on Rice. Come early for the Spirit Walk, tailgating, games, music and food. Stick around for a halftime show with SOSA and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. UTSA.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St., Downtown San Antonio
The Leadership Storytelling Homecoming Brunch brings together UTSA alumni and students to share a delicious meal as well as a roundtable conversation about how experiences in college carry us forward on unique leadership journeys.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
The conference is dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors within the areas of business, national security, infrastructure, healthcare and visualization.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.
Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
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