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Four UTSA scholars selected for international Fulbright program

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(July 9, 2012) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) announced today that four scholars have been selected to receive 2012-2013 Fulbright grants. UTSA faculty members John Alexander, Wing Chung Ng and Kimberly Cuero and recent UTSA graduate student Aaron Carter-Cohn '11 each will be furthering their areas of research internationally during the upcoming academic year.

Alexander, an assistant professor in the UTSA College of Architecture, received a Fulbright research grant to explore Italian, Vatican and religious order archives about Tridentine-period cardinal Della Chiesa and his patronage of urban development.

Ng, an associate professor of history in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, has been selected as a Fulbright scholar to research on the history of Cantonese opera in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He will conduct his research at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Cuero, an associate professor in interdisciplinary learning and teaching in the College of Education and Human Development, will research Colombia's school-choice options and the decision-making process of stakeholders in choosing a school. She will be based at La Universidad del Valle.

Carter-Cohn, who earned his master's degree in music from UTSA, will travel to Nigeria's University of Lagos to research the correlation of phonology and singing through an analysis of Nigerian choruses.

"Receiving a Fulbright grant is an important distinction and opportunity, as it can facilitate valuable research collaborations and initiatives. We are proud to have such a varied representation participating in the Fulbright Program," said Julius M. Gribou, UTSA executive vice provost, senior international officer and former Fulbright Fellow. "UTSA has many international initiatives and makes it a priority to ensure that all students and faculty have an international component within their UTSA experience."

For more than 60 years, the federally sponsored Fulbright program has provided opportunities to study, conduct research and teach in more than 150 countries. The program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.



Oct. 2, 7:15 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

Visit the Curtis Vaughan Observatory and see the wonders of the sky over San Antonio with experienced astronomers.
4th floor, Flawn Science Building, Main Campus

Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Where Ink Does Not Show: A Celebration of the New State Poet Laureate

A fun and festive evening featuring Corridos from Texas and Northern Mexico sung by AZUL and a reading of new and classic works by Carmen Tafolla, the new State Poet Laureate.
Buena Vista Theater (1.326), Downtown Campus

Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Campus Carry Listening Session

Listening session will seek input on the places, events and special circumstances that should be considered in determining whether concealed handguns may be prohibited.
John Peace Library, Faculty Center Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Civic Engagement Summit

This summit is an opportunity to showcase and share the variety of community engagement activities of UTSA students, faculty, and staff. The summit is currently accepting proposals for poster presentations. The Call for Posters deadline is Friday, Sept. 11.
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), Main Campus

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. 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. 9, 8 a.m.

College of Sciences Research Conference

The day-long research conference will include a keynote address, faculty and student oral presentations, poster sessions, and an awards ceremony. Lunch will be provided for those who register. Abstract submission deadline is September 20, 2015. Event registration deadline is October 4, 2015.
H-E-B University Center, Main Campus

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