(Feb. 27, 2013) -- The UTSA Honors College raised $161,765 for student scholarships, research stipends, and leadership and global learning opportunities last night at the 2013 Great Conversation! fundraiser at the Institute of Texan Cultures.
The Greater San Antonio community and 18 UTSA honors students gathered at Great Conversation! for dinner discussions on a variety of topics. Community leaders and UTSA scholars led the discussions covering a wide variety of stimulating topics.
At one table, UTSA sociologist Harriett Romo discussed the importance of investing in the education of San Antonio children. At another table, District Attorney Susan A. Reed separated legal fact from fiction. BarkBusters dog trainer Phyllis McGough led a discussion about dog training. Across the room, T1 Tequila Master Distiller German Gonzalez talked about how to create exceptional tequila.
The UTSA Honors College provides a unique educational experience for academically talented students with a commitment to excellence. It is open to students from all academic disciplines. Honors classes include special sections of regular courses with smaller enrollments and interdisciplinary seminars that bring together advanced students from diverse disciplines.
"UTSA has extremely generous donors," said Harriett Romo. "They have seen the impact that UTSA honors students are making around the country and they are investing in UTSA to continue that progress."
Great Conversation! was co-chaired by UTSA President Ricardo Romo, Harriett Romo, Kathy Acock, Iñigo Arzac '05, Nancy Loeffler and A.J. Rodriguez (UTSA B.B.A. '98, M.B.A. '00). Some of this year's key sponsors included the Wells Fargo Foundation, Anheuser-Busch Inc., Alpha Building Corp. and Pat Flynn.
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.
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.
After graduation, Queretaro native founded a music label recognized by SXSW
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