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UTSA, Witte Museum present Easter photo exhibit by President Ricardo Romo

photo by Ricardo Romo

"Cascarones" by Ricardo Romo

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(March 20, 2012) -- UTSA, the Witte Museum and the Brackenridge Park Conservancy (BPC) will present "Family Traditions: Easter in Brackenridge Park," an exhibition of photographs by UTSA President Ricardo Romo, from March 24 to May 27. The photos depict the traditional weeklong Easter celebrations in the local park.

>> An opening reception for the show will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, and is free and open to the public. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday; and noon-5 p.m., Sunday.

Easter at Brackenridge Park is an important San Antonio tradition that has attracted families for generations. In 2011, the BPC invited Romo to photo-document the celebrations in order to preserve the unique aspect of our local culture. The exhibit is Romo's second at The Witte.

According to exhibition curator Arturo Infante Almeida, "the images capture and document this annual rite of merriment celebrated with egg hunts, cascarones, piñatas, Easter baskets, games, food and music, all a customary part of the remarkable movable feast that is Easter in San Antonio."

The project is part of Romo's personal mission to capture images representing the best of San Antonio. The journey through the park was a nostalgic one because of his own Easter experiences as a child. "On Easter weekend, we experienced sights, sounds and smells that were at once familiar to us, yet different from other weekends," Romo said.

The BPC was founded in 2009 with a mission to preserve and enhance Brackenridge Park resources for the use and enjoyment of current and future generations. Documenting the park's unique resources and traditions, such as the Easter celebration, expands awareness of the park's role in the community and increases support for the park.

For more information including admission prices, contact the The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas, 78209, at 210-357-1900.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Arturo Infante Almeida, art specialist and curator of the UTSA Art Collection, at 210-458-6964. Like us on Facebook.



Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.

The Impact of the 84th Texas Legislative Session on Public Schools: Any Rain in Sight or Are Those Smoke Clouds on the Horizon?

Join the College of Education and Human Development's Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development for a discussion about what passed and what didn't in the last legislative session and what it means for Bexar County Public Schools. 
Durango Building Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (2.03.15-18), Main 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.

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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