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UTSA demography Ph.D. students make an impact at national conference

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UTSA demography students at national conference in Florida

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(Nov. 17, 2011) -- This year, Ph.D. students from the UTSA Department of Demography presented papers and posters at the annual meeting of the Southern Demographic Association (SDA) and outnumbered the students from all other sociology-demography programs.

This was particularly remarkable since the meeting was in Tallahassee, Fla., and hosted by Florida State University. FSU has a large sociology-demography program offering a terminal M.A. degree in demography and a Ph.D. in sociology. UTSA student presenters outnumbered even those of the host institution with a dozen current UTSA students and four recent Ph.D. graduates.

The SDA is the only regional professional demography association in the United States with members and officers from across the country.

UTSA demography students benefitted greatly from the opportunity to network, build presentation skills and engage in discussions about their research with conference participants.

The participation of UTSA demography students was supported in part by the UTSA Office of the Vice President for Research, Department of Demography, Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research, and several employers of current and past demography students.



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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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.

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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.

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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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