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UTSA’s Abraham DeLeon receives Critics Choice Award from education association


Abraham DeLeon

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(Dec. 22, 2011) -- Assistant Professor Abraham DeLeon in the UTSA Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) received the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Critics Choice Award for his lead-edited book "Critical Theories, Radical Pedagogies and Social Education: New Perspectives for Social Studies Education," co-edited by Wayne Ross from the University of Vancouver, B.C., and published by Sense Publishers in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

A prolific scholar who joined the UTSA faculty in 2009 from the University of Rochester, DeLeon is the recipient of the 2009 AESA Critics Choice Award for "Contemporary Anarchist Studies: An Introductory Anthology of Anarchy in the Academy," a co-edited volume published by Routledge Publishers in London.

He also has published articles in The Social Studies, The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, Educational Studiesand Theory, and Research in Social Educationand other top journals. Additionally, he has written several encyclopedia entries dealing with critical pedagogy, teacher unions and anarchist theory.

Founded in 1968, the American Educational Studies Association is the major international professional and scholarly association comprised of researchers whose primary interest is in the social foundations of education.



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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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

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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