(Aug. 24, 2011)--Television personality Ross Mathews headlines UTSA Roadrunner Days with the comedy event "An Evening with Ross Mathews" at 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25 in the Convocation Center on the UTSA Main Campus. The doors open at 7:15 p.m., and the event is free to UTSA students, faculty, staff and guests. Guests are permitted with members of the UTSA community; the comedy night may include mature content.
Known for his appearances as "Ross the Intern" on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and weekly panel stints on E!'s "Chelsea Lately," Ross Mathews has interviewed some of the biggest stars in the world and has made the nation laugh all the while. Whether covering movie premieres, the Winter Olympic Games, the Academy Awards, jumping out of a plane or shopping in London with pal Gwyneth Paltrow, Mathews' unique approach is always fresh, outrageous and fun. E! Entertainment Television named him one of the 30 Most Outrageous Celebrities, solidifying his spot as one of the most exciting personalities on TV today.
After graduating high school in Mount Vernon, Wash., Mathews moved to Southern California and attended the University of La Verne, where he graduated in 2002 with honors and a degree in communications. In his senior year in college, he interviewed for a position that would change his life -- as an intern for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
On the last day of internship, he was called into the head writer's office, who informed Mathews he was hired and was to leave immediately to interview George Clooney on the red carpet at the premiere of "Ocean's Eleven." Nine years later, Mathews has traveled the world interviewing everyone from Oscar winners to British royalty.
He has guest-hosted "The View" and appeared on "Celebrity Fit Club" and OWN's "Ask Oprah's All-Stars," along with continuing appearances on "Days of Our Lives." In 2009, Mathews was host and executive producer of "Inside Dish with Ross Mathews," a daily Web talk show on TheInsider.com. The unique and entertaining program drove high traffic to the website, highlighting his unique perspective through the eyes of a genuine fan as the "outsider on the inside."
In February, Mathews began touring colleges speaking on his experiences climbing the Hollywood ladder and offering his humorous take on pop culture. In March, he became a Jenny Craig spokesperson and already has shed 25 pounds in 12 weeks.
Mathews resides in Los Angeles with his family and blogs daily at HelloRoss.com.
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.
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