(March 3, 2012) -- Rogelio Saenz, dean of the UTSA College of Public Policy, has been elected to serve as chair of the executive council of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). The council consists of leading scholars and data professional guides to oversee ICPSR activities.
A policy fellow of the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire, Saenz is a regular contributor writing on demographic trends for the Population Reference Bureau. His current research addresses the demography of the Latino population, immigration patterns, aging and the redistricting in Texas. He also serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies and Social Science Quarterly.
"I am honored to be a part of the ICPSR council previously as a council member and now as its chair," said Saenz. "Along with my fellow council members, I look forward to continuing to support the organization's work on behalf of the social science research community."
Located at the UTSA Downtown Campus, the College of Public Policy enrolls more than 1,400 students with more than 400 graduate students in the criminal justice, demography, public administration and social work departments. The college offers four graduate and two undergraduate programs. Additionally, the Center for Policy Studies and the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research are housed within the college.
Established in 1962, ICPSR is an international consortium of approximately 700 academic institutions including UTSA and research organizations providing leadership and training in data access, curation and methods of analysis for the social sciences research community.
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
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
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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