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July 27, 2011)--A delegation from Morelos, Mexico, will arrive Thursday, July 28, at the UTSA Mexico Center to explore research opportunities and other collaboration with The University of Texas at San Antonio.

UTSA President Ricardo Romo will meet with Senator Graco Ramirez Garrido from the state of Morelos, and Fernando Bilbao Marcos, president of the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM), to discuss the possibility of collaborative activities between the two universities with a focus on sustainability and economic growth. The UTSA Mexico Center is at the university's Downtown Campus.

"This meeting, coordinated by UTSA alumna Patricia Ruiz-Healy, is a win-win for this university and for the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos," said Harriett Romo, professor of sociology and Mexico Center director. "It unites two great universities in furthering efforts to serve a global community. It also shows the significance our alums have in expanding UTSA’s international reach."

The meeting will include Juan Ruiz-Healy and Patricia Ruiz-Healy, owner of Ruiz-Healy Art Inc. in San Antonio; Javier Siqueiros Alatorre, academic secretary at Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos; Luis Manuel Gaggero, UAEM director of the Science School; and Claudio Estrada Gasca, director of the Centro de Investigacion en Energia at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM).

Also attending from UTSA are Miguel Jose-Yacaman, chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy; Arturo Ayon, professor and researcher in the Department of Physics and Astronomy; Mauli Agrawal, dean of the College of Engineering; Robert McKinley, assistant vice president and director of the Institute for Economic Development, and Jude Valdez, vice president for community services.

Established in 2005, the UTSA Mexico Center is the umbrella organization that connects UTSA's Mexico-related experts with each other and with research and educational partners in Mexico. The center conducts projects to promote greater knowledge and understanding of issues facing Latino immigrants from Mexico.

The center is a member of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR), a national group of university-based centers focused on the promotion of Latino scholarship within the United States. Through IUPLR, scholars network and conduct collaborative, policy-relevant research to mitigate the challenges facing the growing U.S. Latino population.

 

 

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Aug. 1, 9 p.m.

"Inside Peace" documentary screening

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

Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

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. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 6, 5 - 7 p,m,; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
Downtown Campus

Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

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.

Aug. 17, 11:30 p.m.

Midnight Light

Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus

Aug. 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Plaza

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus

Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Lawn

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

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.
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