(Sept. 10, 2012)--The Gulf Oil Spill Disaster Adjustment Assistance Center (GOSDAA) at The University of Texas at San Antonio is available to support firms adversely affected by the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill. The program was established to provide assistance to small businesses located within 60 miles of the Texas and Louisiana coast and marshes affected by the spill.
The seafood industry, service companies, manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers are eligible to apply for assistance with recovery and growth strategies.
"We are immensely pleased to partner with a local institution such as the University of New Orleans, which has a strong history of community involvement and substantial experience with the Louisiana business community," said Robert Velasquez, GOSDAA director.
GOSDAA clients can access a network of consultants to improve their business and performance profits and address topics such as specialized training, developing profitable niche markets and continuous improvement tools to increase sales, improve productivity and reduce daily costs.
"The majority of small businesses have limited funds or capacity to accomplish these strategies, and the GOSDAA program can give them access to these services," said Velasquez.
John Williams, dean of the University of New Orleans (UNO) College of Business welcomed GOSDAA to the UNO.
"The University of New Orleans has been at the forefront of the recovery outreach in our regional business community, and we recognize and appreciate the vitally important work of GOSDAA. This is a wonderful opportunity for our institutions to work together," said Williams.
Project managers Ruperto Chavarri and Carolyn Smith will work directly with applicants to explore qualifying options for the GOSDAA program. The GOSDAA office is at the University of New Orleans, College of Business, Kirschman Hall, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, Suites 415 and 416, New Orleans, La., 70148.
>> To schedule an appointment, contact Carolyn Smith at 985-226-8972 or Ruperto Chavarri at 985-226-8971 or visit the GOSDAA website. UTSA administers this U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant.
The conference is dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors within the areas of business, national security, infrastructure, healthcare and visualization.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.
Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
The UTSA Confucius Institute hosts this lecture series on China's Green Movement with Liu Jianqiang, investigative reporter and former Beijing editor for chinadialogue, and Gary Marcuse, Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.01.12), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA faculty and staff to "Tacos With Taylor." Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President at any one of these casual meet and greets.
Biotechnology, Science and Engineering Building atrium, Main Campus
The College of Engineering Student Council and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce host this fun and education event. Erika Camacho is the keynote speaker. Children and families are welcome.
East Campus Parking Lot, Valero Way, Main Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.