(Aug. 15, 2013) -- UTSA Libraries is partnering with the Denver office of the U.S. Census Bureau to offer two hands-on workshops on how to use census data in projects across the community.
The workshops, Using Census Data for Community and Neighborhood Analysis II and Using Census Data for Business Planning and Market Analysis, will be offered 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, respectively, in Main Building Room 0.330 on the Main Campus. Both workshops are free and open to the public.
"All of us know about the decennial census which takes place every 10 years, but many don't realize that the U.S. Census Bureau continuously collects a wide variety of data on the nation's demography, economy, industry, housing, poverty, foreign trade, local employment dynamics and much more," said business librarian Natasha Arguello. "These data are a foundation for decision making in the government and public and private sectors."
Understanding of census data and the ability to effectively use data tools are invaluable assets for both faculty and students, whether your field is entrepreneurship, demography, political science, urban planning or a multitude of other disciplines, Arguello said.
This is the second year census staff have offered the workshops at UTSA. Last year's workshops attracted faculty, students, San Antonio area librarians, and community members from nonprofit and government agencies and for-profit organizations.
The UTSA community welcomes students to their on-campus home! Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall are home for 2,300 students during the academic year, and Move-In event kicks off the start of Roadrunner Days.
Laurel Village, Chaparral Village, Alvarez Hall, Main Campus
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Engineering Building (EB 3.04.30), Main Campus
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Main Building ground floor lobby, Main Campus
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University Center Paseo, Main Campus
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John Peace Library, 2nd floor, Main Campus
Come meet your UTSA Volleyball Team as they gear up for the 2017 season! The game begins at 5 p.m. then the team will hold an autograph and photo session after the game.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
This engaging discussion pulls back the covers on hooking up, clarifying when it’s actually sexual violence and how bystanders can protect potential victims from predators.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
Late Night at the Rec is an awesome UTSA tradition that transforms a standard information session into an exciting night of fun. At this annual event, you’ll be able to learn about our facilities, recreation programs, and wellness services offered at Main and Downtown Campuses.
Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus
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