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UTSA hosts Black History Knowledge Bowl Feb. 26 at Main Campus

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(Feb. 22, 2013) -- As part of Black History Month, UTSA will host the 2013 Black History Knowledge Bowl from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28) on the UTSA Main Campus. Teams of two to five students each will compete at the event, which will quiz their knowledge of African-American history. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is intended to foster UTSA’s core values of inclusiveness, collaboration, respect, innovation and excellence.

Teams will compete to win cash scholarship prizes. The first-place team will receive $1,200, second will receive $600 and third will receive $300. Door prizes and refreshments will be provided.

Black History Month is an annual celebration in the United States and other countries to recognize the contributions of African-Americans and their role in history. The celebration, originally a week long, was developed by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926 to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. In 1976, the federal government expanded the celebration to one month.

The UTSA 2013 Knowledge Bowl is presented by the Black Faculty and Staff Association, the Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Recruitment, Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, Brackenridge Endowed Chair in Literature and Humanities, African-American Studies Program, Consortium for Social Transformation, University Center, UTSA Advising, UTSA Athletics, UTSA Bookstore, UTSA Colleges, UTSA Professor Amir Karimi (Department of Mechanical Engineering) and Ztejas restaurant.

To learn more about the Knowledge Bowl, email Yolanda Williams or Tony Daniels.

 

 

Did You Know?

UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

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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