(Aug. 23, 2012) -- Continuing a tradition initiated in 2002, UTSA will host the 2012 Fall Convocation ceremony for incoming freshmen at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 27, in the Convocation Center on the Main Campus. Luis Alberto Urrea, author of the Freshman Common Reading, "The Devil's Highway," will deliver the keynote address.
Because of seating limitations in the Convocation Center, faculty and staff are encouraged to watch the ceremony online via live webcast. Also, all faculty, staff and students are invited to the Meet and Greet with Urrea from 1 to 2:30 p.m. that afternoon in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02).
"We know the UTSA community is excited to welcome the Class of 2016," said John Kaulfus, associate dean of students. "We encourage everyone to watch the Fall Convocation online and attend other Roadrunner Days events in person, particularly the President's Picnics and BBQ on Wednesday, Aug. 29.
"Also, please wear the Welcome Class of 2016 buttons that are being distributed throughout campus this week, so we can show our newest Roadrunners that we are here to support their success."
UTSA researchers are exploring matter at the atomic level with Helenita. It's one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, with the ability to operate near the theoretical limit of resolution. At 9 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing more than two tons, Helenita can dissect almost anything. With Helenita's resolution, researchers can study particles atom by atom to see how they behave.
That's critical in developing nanotechnology that will help diagnosis early-stage breast cancer or make helmets that are uber strong. Moreover, the detail that Helenita provides will allow nanotechnology researchers to create new therapies and treatments to fight a wide range of human diseases.
Did you know? Helenita can magnify a sample 20 million times its size, which would make a strand of human hair the size of San Antonio.
Join AIA San Antonio’s Women in Architecture group for their networking and happy hour event, where all design professionals are welcome.
Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St.
This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
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. César E. Chávez Blvd.
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.
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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