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UTSA hosts Ford Power of Choice Vehicle and Technology Tour

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(Oct. 10, 2011) -- The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at UTSA and the San Antonio Clean Energy Incubator join the Alamo Area Clean Cities Coalition to host Ford Motor Company's Power of Choice Vehicle and Technology Tour. The tour will educate drivers about the choices they have to make a positive impact on the environment today and do it affordably. The tour is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 Cesar Chavez Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas 78207.

Highlights include a media breakfast and test drive opportunities at 8 a.m., followed by a Q&A presentation at 8:45 a.m. in the Frio Street Building Riklin Auditorium (FS 1.406). From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., vehicles will be on display and available for test drive. Models include the Focus Electric (on display only), Transit Connect Electric, Fiesta, Explorer with EcoBoost and Fusion Hybrid.

Ford's Power of Choice tour will offer San Antonians the chance to experience a suite of eco-friendly driving options including electrified vehicles, hybrids and new vehicles powered by the popular EcoBoost engine. Participants will hear from clean energy and fuel economy experts about Ford and San Antonio's commitment to cleaner vehicles. CPS Energy will provide an update on their efforts to provide electric charging infrastructure in San Antonio.

The tour is supported by Ford Motor Company, the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at UTSA, the San Antonio Clean Energy Incubator, Alamo Area Clean Cities Coalition, CPS Energy, Southwest Research Institute®.

Parking is available in lot D-3. For more information, contact Taylor Nixon at 214-217-4324.

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

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UTSA Alumni Gala

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