(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.
Celebrate homecoming as the Roadrunners take on Rice. Come early for the Spirit Walk, tailgating, games, music and food. Stick around for a halftime show with SOSA and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. UTSA.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St., Downtown San Antonio
The Leadership Storytelling Homecoming Brunch brings together UTSA alumni and students to share a delicious meal as well as a roundtable conversation about how experiences in college carry us forward on unique leadership journeys.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
The conference is dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors within the areas of business, national security, infrastructure, healthcare and visualization.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.
Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA faculty and staff to "Tacos With Taylor." Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President at any one of these casual meet and greets.
Biotechnology, Science and Engineering Building atrium, Main Campus
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