(Dec. 22, 2011) -- Anne-Marie Nuñez, UTSA assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies, has received the Mildred Garcia Award for Exemplary Scholarship (tenure-track faculty category) from the Council on Ethnic Participation of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Nunez, a faculty member in the ELPS higher education program area, received this award at the 2011 ASHE annual conference in Charlotte, N.C.
Nuñez, whose scholarship focuses on college choice, college outreach and college transition, joined the UTSA faculty in 2007 after receiving her Ph.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a prolific early-career scholar, having already published in such top-tier journals as the American Educational Research Journal, Review of Higher Education and Harvard Educational Review.
The Garcia award is given annually to one tenured faculty member and one tenure-track faculty member whose "seminal, scholarly" research focuses on issues related to underrepresented populations in higher education. The award is named for Mildred Garcia, president of California State University, Dominguez Hills. Garcia recently was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, along with a handful of other college presidents including UTSA President Ricardo Romo.
ASHE promotes collaboration among its members and others engaged in the study of higher education through research, conferences and publications. It is committed to diversity in its programs and membership, and produces the highly regarded journal The Review of Higher Education.
This is the second time a UTSA scholar has received the Mildred Garcia Award for Exemplary Scholarship (tenure-track faculty category) from the ASHE Council on Ethnic Participation. Last year, Professor Laura Rendon in the UTSA Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies received the honor.
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The conference will showcase the works of authors, illustrators, and scholars which embody Latino culture and art as a means to promote literacy and reading in Latino children.
Durango Building, first floor, Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Dr. Don Jenkins from UT Health SA will lead this event UTSA with up to 30 certified STB trainers, and train up to 300 UTSA students and personnel in stop the bleed methods.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.106), Main Campus
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