(Oct. 1, 2014) -- The UTSA College of Sciences (COS) will host internationally recognized HIV/AIDS research pioneer James E. K. Hildreth, M.D., as the keynote speaker for its annual research conference. The conference will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3 at the UTSA Main Campus.
>> The opening and keynote speeches for the conference will be in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02) and most other sessions will be in conference rooms in the H-E-B University Center. View the complete conference schedule.
The conference, featuring nearly 700 participants, will offer aspiring scientists from UTSA and neighboring South Texas universities the opportunity to come together for scientific discourse. Students and faculty will share knowledge and foster connections to strengthen their research and training capabilities. Area high school students also will be in attendance.
This year's theme is "Excellence in Basic and Translational Science Research." The event will include exhibitor booths and more than 225 scientific oral and poster presentations by students and researchers in chemistry and biochemistry, computer science and mathematics, infectious diseases, neurobiology, regenerative and molecular medicine, water, energy and environment. The conference will feature a panel discussion on health disparities that impact San Antonio community.
At 9 a.m. in the Retama Auditorium, Dr. Hildreth, a professor of molecular and cell biology and dean of the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis, will present the keynote address, "HIV-1: Subversive Strategies in Transmission and Pathogenesis."
In 2010, Hildreth made international headlines when he and his collaborators developed an odorless, undetectable contraceptive cream that destroys the AIDS virus in women. He received the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association's Knowledge for the World Award in 2012 for his medical breakthrough.
Prior to UC Davis, Hildreth directed the Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research at Meharry Medical College in Nashville and served as associate director for the Vanderbilt-Meharry Center for AIDS Research.
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.
John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1/106), Main Campus
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