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Durango Building, UTSA Downtown Campus

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(Aug. 8, 2011)--The UTSA Downtown Campus and the Institute of Texan Cultures have new addresses with the renaming of Durango Boulevard to Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard. The Durango Building at the Downtown Campus will retain its name.

The address change follows a ruling by state District Judge Renee McElhaney, which cleared the way for the City of San Antonio to change street signs along the five-mile stretch of Durango Boulevard. The new name honors Cesar E. Chavez, a farmer and civil rights activist whose actions founded the National Farm Workers Association, later called the United Farm Workers of America.

UTSA and Institute of Texan Cultures websites are being corrected to reflect the address changes.

Mail and deliveries to the Downtown Campus should be sent to 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207-4415. The new address of the Institute of Texan Cultures is 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78205-3296. The U.S. Postal Service will honor the former addresses up to one year.

>> For more information about the name change of the five-mile street, read a San Antonio Express-News story (7/21/2011).



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

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

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

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

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