(Feb. 23, 2012) -- The Institute of Texan Cultures announces the appointment of Angelica M. Docog, a 14-year museum professional, as executive director of the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, effective March 12.
Docog comes to the institute from the Charlotte Museum of History and brings experience as a researcher, educator and museum administrator.
"The Institute of Texan Cultures is a key element in UTSA's community outreach efforts in San Antonio and across the state," said Jude Valdez, UTSA vice president for community services. "As a scholar and museum professional with a proven track record of success, Ms. Docog is the optimal choice to lead the Institute of Texan Cultures in its mission to serve the community and provide access to unique learning opportunities, as UTSA transforms into a Tier One research institution."
Highly respected by peers in museum sciences and administration, Docog sits on the advisory board of the Smithsonian Affiliates, the Asian Pacific committee of the American Association of Museums and the board of directors for the Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer University in Charlotte. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina and the University of Colorado, teaching museum education. She has extensive experience in various aspects of museum operations including exhibit curator, researcher, and director of education and interpretation.
Docog's appointment comes as San Antonio implements the 2020 master plan and re-envisions HemisFair Park. Additionally, with UTSA's Tier One aspirations, the Institute of Texan Cultures continues to develop its academic mission by engaging school teachers with new, innovative content, and preparing and maintaining teachers' skills in teaching social studies, history and related disciplines.
The Institute of Texan Cultures serves as the forum for the understanding and appreciation of Texas and Texans through research, collections, exhibits and programs. The museum strives to become the nation's premier institution of contemporary cultural and ethnic studies focusing on Texans and the diverse cultural communities that make Texas what it is.
An agency of the UTSA Office of the Vice President for Community Services and a Smithsonian affiliate, the 182,000-square-foot complex features 45,000 square feet of exhibit space and five recreation Texas Frontier period structures at the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus in downtown San Antonio. Resources for multiple audiences are available at TexanCultures.com
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
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
Aspiring doctor hopes to change medical attitudes toward obesity-related ailments
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.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
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