(March 4, 2014) -- The UTSA Department of Demography Lecture Series will feature Robert A. Hummer from the University of Texas at Austin, who will speak on "De-Mystifying the Epidemiologic Paradox: Toward a Better Understanding of Older Adult Health and Mortality Patterns Among the Hispanic Population." Free and open to the public, the lecture is noon, Thursday, March 6 in the Buena Vista Street Building Meeting Assembly Room (1.338) at the UTSA Downtown Campus.
Hummer is a social demographer whose research centers on health and mortality disparities across population groups in the United States. The research links migration and health, and religion and health. His book with Richard Rogers and Charles Nam, "Living and Dying in the USA: Health, Behavioral, and Social Differentials of Adult Mortality" (Academic Press, 2000), won the Otis Dudley Duncan Award from the Population Section of the American Sociological Association for its contribution to the field of social demography.
In 2010, he was awarded the Clifford Clogg Award for Early Career Achievement by the Population Association of America. He has published more than 90 journal articles and book chapters related to health and mortality patterns in the United States. His work has been funded by a number of federal agencies and private foundations. Hummer is a former director of the Population Research Center at UT Austin, and has a Ph.D. in sociology from Florida State University.
The Demography Lecture Series brings academics and practitioners of the social sciences to speak about topics including human population, social trends and innovations in the field.
The UTSA Department of Demography, housed in the College of Public Policy, provides training to increase students' understanding of the size, distribution, composition and growth of human populations.
For more information about the lecture, visit the UTSA College of Public Policy website or contact the UTSA Department of Demography at 210-458-3163.
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.
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