(Oct. 2, 2012) -- The UTSA College of Architecture Fall Lecture Series begins with "Mapping the Future and Using Data to Accelerate Market Transformation." a free public lecture at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3 in the Buena Vista Street Building Assembly Room (1.338) on the UTSA Downtown Campus. The lecture will be presented by Elizabeth Heider, senior vice president of green markets for Skanska USA, one of the world's leading project development and construction groups.
"The utilization of data in the process of designing, building and operating 21st century buildings has become an absolutely critical step in the overall construction process," said Heider.
Heider supports the development, design and construction of high-performance green/LEED projects throughout their lifecycle for Skanska, and also serves as chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) board of directors. Her talk is sponsored by Skanska USA and supported by the Balcones Chapter of USGBC Central Texas. A panel discussion will follow featuring James Andrews of Overland Partners and Bob Harris of Lake Flato Architects. The discussion will be moderated by Associate Professor Hazem Rashed-Ali in the UTSA College of Architecture.
Skanska is recognized as an industry leader in constructing sustainable buildings, from institutional buildings to office towers. The company has extensive experience in selecting building material using a lifecycle approach and is able to ensure projects will meet the requirements for certification in accordance with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the USGBC's system for energy and environmental classification of buildings.
LEED is the most widely recognized and used green building program worldwide, certifying 1.6 million square feet of building space each day in more than 130 countries. The certification program for buildings, homes and communities is a guide for design, construction, operations and maintenance. Nearly 50,000 projects participate in LEED today. The USGBC is made up of tens of thousands of member organizations, chapters and student and community volunteers who share the same vision of a sustainable built environment for all within the next generation.
The UTSA College of Architecture Fall Lecture Series continues with "Petrochemical America" on Oct. 17 with Kate Orff and "ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking" on Nov. 7 with Eran Ben-Joseph. The latter is co-sponsored by the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at UTSA.
For more information on the UTSA College of Architecture Fall Lecture Series, email Nicole Chavez.
A revolution in cloud computing is underway, and Ravi Sandhu believes it will be much bigger than the PC and Internet revolutions that have already changed the way we live. Sandhu, director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, says UTSA is taking a leadership role in tackling three fundamental cloud technology problems: how to build and operate the cloud, how to use it profitably for diverse applications and how to keep it secure.
Sandhu, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences, and Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, are funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve cloud security.
Did you know? Sandhu, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert, holds 30 patents, has authored more than 250 papers and been cited more than 30,000 times.
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. 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.
After graduation, Queretaro native founded a music label recognized by SXSW
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