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(Jan. 7, 2014) -- The UTSA Department of Demography and the UTSA Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research (IDSER) will host the biennial Applied Demography Conference (ADC) Jan. 8-10 at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk.

"The Department of Demography and the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research are honored to be able to facilitate these important discussions," said Joachim Singelmann, chair of the UTSA Department of Demography. "We look forward to listening to the unique perspectives of our participants while sharing with them the top-tier expertise for which UTSA is known."

A variety of international professionals working with demographic information in applied settings will gather at the conference to discuss current issues relevant to applied demographic research. This year's conference will include nearly 30 special sessions on a variety of topics including health care and public health, immigration, the national census, population, poverty and socioeconomic status."

"Applied demography touches many aspects of our lives," said Lloyd Potter, director of the IDSER and Texas state demographer. "This conference, the only one of its kind, provides a venue for demographers to discuss advances in methods and findings to improve the quality and relevance of demographic information. The positive impact of UTSA's leadership extends beyond the borders of San Antonio and Texas, literally reaching around the world."

Wendy Baldwin, president and CEO of the Population Reference Bureau, and Hania Zlotnik, former director of the United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs Population Division, will provide keynote remarks on Thursday, Jan. 9 and Friday, Jan. 10, respectively. View the full schedule of slated events.

The UTSA Department of Demography in the UTSA College of Public Policy provides training to increase students' understanding of the size, distribution, composition and growth of human populations.

The UTSA Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research housed in the UTSA College of Public Policy, provides multidisciplinary research and development services. Its research focuses on the social and economic characteristics of population and the effects of population change.

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Located at the UTSA Downtown Campus, the College of Public Policy is comprised of the undergraduate criminal justice and public administration programs, and the graduate justice policy, public administration, social work and applied demography programs.

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Events
Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 6, 5 - 7 p.m.; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
Downtown Campus

Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 17, 11:30 p.m.

Midnight Light

Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus

Aug. 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Plaza

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus

Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Lawn

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.


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