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(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.



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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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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