(Aug. 20, 2013) -- Rogelio Saenz, dean of the UTSA College of Public Policy, recently was chosen as the recipient of the American Sociological Association Latina/o Sociology Section Founders Award. Saenz received the award at the joint reception of the Latina/o Sociology, Race and Ethnic Minorities and Asia and Asian Americans sections at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in New York City last week.
The ASA Latina/o Sociology Section presented the award to Saenz in recognition of outstanding contributions over his career to the ASA through service, mentoring and research activities.
"Dean Saenz has demonstrated to have given time and energy to strengthen the visibility and status of the section and mentored numerous students," said Ed Munoz, chair of the ASA Latina/o Sociology Section. "Furthermore, Dean Saenz is a recognized leader in the section and the association. He has an impressive record of research that has made an impact in the overall field of sociology."
Saenz grew up in the Rio Grande Valley in Mercedes, Texas. He earned a bachelor's degree in social work and sociology from Pan American University (now UT-Pan American). He earned his master's and doctoral degrees in sociology from Iowa State University.
Before coming to UTSA, Saenz was a professor and department head in the Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University. He was a Carsey Policy Fellow at the University of New Hampshire Carsey Institute. Saenz is chair of the executive council of the Inter-University Consortium for the Study of Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan.
He joined UTSA in 2011 as the dean of the College of Public Policy. Saenz has published extensively in the areas of demography, Latina/os, race and ethnicity, immigration and inequality. He is the co-author of "Latino Issues: A Reference Handbook," published in 2011, and co-editor of "Latinas/os in the United States: Changing the Face of America," published in 2008.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
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