(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 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.
About the UTSA College of Public Policy
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.
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is an emerging Tier One research institution specializing in health, energy, security, sustainability, and human and social development. With nearly 29,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service.
The university 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.
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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