(July 17, 2013) -- The UTSA Office of the Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Diversity and Recruitment and the UTSA Consortium for Social Transformation (CST) will host the Greater San Antonio Advisory Board of the Texas Diversity Council at the UTSA Main Campus for its monthly meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 17. Free and open to the UTSA community, the event will be in the Business Building University Room (2.06.04).
The UTSA Consortium for Social Transformation is an administrative unit formed in 2011 by the College of Education and Human Development. It seeks to promote diversity and inter-disciplinary scholarship with an emphasis on education and human development. The consortium houses the university's ethnic and gender studies programs in African-American studies, Mexican-American studies and women's studies.
The focus of the consortium is to strengthen the role and presence of these programs and reaffirm the university's commitment to embracing multiculturalism and preparing students to engage in a global environment.
There will be opening remarks on UTSA's diversity initiatives by Lisa Firmin, associate provost for faculty and student diversity and recruitment. The keynote address will be presented by Michael Jennings, associate dean of the Consortium for Social Transformation in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development.
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Richard Peretz,’85, chief financial officer at UPS, will present the keynote address at the Frost Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the UTSA College of Business.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
UTSA Police Dept and UTSA Club Jiu-Jitsu offers a new self-defense seminar to teach participants basic skills needed to get out of a physical attack.
Recreation Center, Mac Gym, Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Philosophy and Classics hosts Michael Wheeler from University of Stirling as its Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professor. He will be giving a talk on how creativity works.
H-E-B University Center (HUC 1.102), Main Campus,
The Dept. of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition and the South Texas Consortium for HIV and STI Research welcomes Dr. Joshua Rosenberger who will discuss his recent work on using innovative HIV-prevention strategies.
University Center (UC 2.02.12), Main Campus
Join the UTSA African American Studies program for a lecture by Gary Bledsoe, President of the Texas NAACP, who specializes in public interest law, employment and civil rights law.
Buena Vista Building (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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