(Oct. 3, 2013) -- UTSA will host several events as part of Latino Heritage Month including a talent show, a gala and a screening of a documentary by UTSA faculty.
>> "HSA Live!" Talent Show -- The UTSA Hispanic Student Association will provide the opportunity for students to showcase their talent at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3 in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the Main Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
>> Gala Latina -- A banquet and dance celebrating Latino heritage and culture will be 6-11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4 in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104). Sponsored by the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, the ticketed event is sold out. The event will include a dinner, an award presentation and a dance.
The keynote speaker will be Harriett Romo, UTSA professor of sociology and director of the Mexico Center and the Bank of America Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute (CAPRI).
Additionally, there will be a presentation of the Outstanding Latino/Latina Student Leadership Award. The award recipient will be featured on the Leadership Wall outside the H-E-B University Center Ballroom.
>> Documentary: "The Artist Speaks: Exploring Who I Am" -- A documentary directed by UTSA faculty members chronicles the experiences of several local artists. Free and open to the public, the screening will be 10-11:45 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328) on the UTSA Downtown Campus. A discussion will follow the screening.
The event is sponsored by Bicultural Bilingual Studies, Academy for Teacher Excellence, College of Education and Human Development, and the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center.
For more information, contact AnnMargaret Trujillo at 210-458-4770.
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.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
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