(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.
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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