(July 31, 2013) -- Roger Enriquez '98, associate professor in the UTSA Department of Criminal Justice, has been appointed director of the College of Public Policy Center for Policy Studies. He will oversee a resource for policymakers who are creating and disseminating knowledge to their communities.
"Roger has demonstrated a consistent track record of institution-building at UTSA," said Rogelio Saenz, dean of the College of Public Policy. "We are very pleased that he will be guiding the center as it transforms itself into the premier resource for policy-makers in and around San Antonio."
Enriquez said, "The College of Public Policy provides the perfect environment for the center because it has active scholars pursuing research in four major departments in the realm of applied social science research.
"Through engagement and research, it is our hope that we will be able to engage local, regional and professional communities with training and assistance in order to enhance the quality of life for underserved populations," he added.
Before his appointment, Enriquez served as chair of the criminal justice department for more than three years. While chair, he spearheaded community engagement initiatives such as the department's Annual Community Breakfast, which brought together regional criminal justice community members to meet and share ideas.
Enriquez received his Juris Doctor of Law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. He received his UTSA Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in personnel and human resources management.
He has published regarding criminal law in books such as "21st Century Criminology" and "Policing 2020: Exploring the Future of Crime, Communities and Policing." He has submitted nearly a dozen law reviews on a variety of criminal justice policy topics. Additionally, Enriquez currently serves as a member of the Texas State Bar Committee on Jury Service.
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
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
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
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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