(July 25, 2012) -- UTSA supporter Stewart R. Reuter, M.D., J.D. and professor emeritus in the Department of Radiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, died peacefully at his home in Santa Fe, N.M. on July 8, 2012, surrounded by family.
Reuter had a distinguished career as a radiologist, legal scholar and educator.As the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, his research was recognized by national and international scientific organizations around the world.
For more than 25 years, Stewart and Marianne Reuter have supported the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts across a variety of disciplines. Their involvement and support has included English, Modern Languages and Literatures, and most recently the Department of Art and Art History and the Department of Music, where they have established endowed scholarships. The Stewart R. and Marianne C. Reuter Endowed Scholarship in Vocal Performance provides support for undergraduate music majors with a concentration in vocal performance that is a direct reflection of Reuter's great love for opera.
"Stewart was a person of enormous scope, deeply versed in medicine, law and the humanities," said Daniel Gelo, dean of the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts. "Marianne and Stewart's bountiful support of literature, art and music at UTSA is an apt extension of their shared enthusiasm and mastery of these subjects."
Reuter was a pioneer in the field of cardiovascular radiology and was the first to describe the angiographic abnormalities in several disease processes in the abdomen. He was a founding member and fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, a fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine and the American Heart Association, and an emeritus fellow of the American College of Radiology. He also was a legal scholar and a member of the Texas Bar. His law review articles have been cited as authoritative resources in legal decisions across the country.
In retirement, Reuter worked as an artist and traveled extensively to museums around the world. His art has been shown at the Gallery Nord in San Antonio and the MADI Museum of Art in Dallas. Reuter once said that his artistic inspiration was his many years of marriage to Marianne, who has a degree in museum management. The Stewart R. and Marianne C. Reuter Endowed Scholarship in Art at UTSA provides support for graduate students pursing M.F.A. degrees in fine arts studio disciplines including ceramics, new media, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking and sculpture.
"Their gifts have set many students on the path to success and fulfillment," said Gelo.
A memorial will be at the Gallery Nord, San Antonio, Texas, at 4 p.m., Aug. 28.
Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.
Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.
Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.
Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus
Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus
Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus
The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
Victor Cyrus, Jr will see his first book of poetry published this fall
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