(Jan. 30, 2012) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio will present "Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and the Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity," a free lecture by health writer Gary Taubes from 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8 in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02) on the UTSA Main Campus. A book signing will follow from 7 to 7:30 p.m.
The talk will challenge the idea that people get fat because they eat more calories than they burn off. Rather, Taubes suggests that the carbohydrates people eat happen to be uniquely fattening.
A scientist by training, Taubes studied applied physics at Harvard University as an undergraduate and earned his M.S. degree in aerospace engineering at Stanford University. In 1981, he earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University, and a year later, he became a staff reporter for the scientific publication Discover magazine.
The New York native is known for tackling scientific controversies. He has written several articles and books, including "Nobel Dreams, Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion" and "Good Calories, Bad Calories," also known as "The Diet Delusion in the UK." His most recent book, a New York Times best seller called "Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About it," explores "bad nutritional science" from the last century.
Taubes is a three-time recipient of the Science in Society Award of the National Association of Science Writers and a past MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow.
The lecture is sponsored by the UTSA Libraries, College of Education and Human Development and College of Sciences.
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Come out and enjoy breakfast and beverages at the Official UTSA Tailgate in Albuquerque as our Roadrunners take on the New Mexico Lobos at the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. The official UTSA tailgate will be located in Fan Fest in the University Stadium Parking Lot, Stadium East.
University Stadium parking lot, Albuquerque, NM
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
UTSA's Department of Music hosts Dr. David Huron from Ohio State University as part of the Donald Hodges lecture series. Huron is a Canadian arts and humanities distinguished professor at Ohio State University.
John Peace Library, UTSA Faculty Center, (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion annually hosts a Volunteer Opportunities Fair to allow students, faculty and staff to learn about volunteer and service-learning opportunities in the San Antonio area.
University Center, 1st floor corridor, Main Campus
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