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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.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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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.

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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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