(March 18, 2019) -- UTSA observes the significant contributions women have made in society through a series of educational opportunities during Women’s History Month. The events celebrate achievements toward equality as a nation featuring women in leadership, music and more.
This week, UTSA Women’s Studies Institute and Women’s Studies Program will feature film screenings, provide lectures and book readings that promote diversity and focus on achieving social justice and women’s empowerment. The theme for this year's Women's History Month celebration at UTSA is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence.”
This week's UTSA Women’s History Month events include:
Operationalizing Leadership: The Impact of Sponsorship on Women’s Leadership
Monday, March 18, 3:30 p.m.
John Peace Library Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
Learn about the following key aspects of sponsorship: being prepared to serve as a protégé, how to look for talent as a sponsor, emotional intelligence, self-awareness, practical leadership application tips and strategies around negotiation.
Monsoon Wedding and The Big City/ Mahanagar Film Screenings
Monday, March 18, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
Come to a free screening of two films. Monsoon Wedding is a Bollywood romantic comedy that explores a New Delhi family who reworks traditional values in a globalized world while organizing the marriage of their eldest daughter. The Big City/Mahangar explores a housewife’s quest to find a job challenging family values.
Masterclass Presentation: Candace Magner
Tuesday, March 19, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Arts Building (ART 2.03.02B), Main Campus
In this master class, Candace Magner a renowned expert and publisher of Barbara Strozzi’s works will be working with several undergraduate musicians from UTSA.
Women in Resistance: From Socialist Tenant Farmers’ Wives to Hippie Chicks
Tuesday, March 19, 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Student Union Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Sarah Janda, professor of history at Cameron University, will examine subversive uses of traditional gender roles by comparing the role of women in the draft resistance movement of the Worle War I era and counterculture of the 1960s.
Exploring the Music of Barbara Strozzi
Wednesday, March 20, 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Arts Building (ART 2.03.18A), Main Campus
This lecture will explore Candace Magner’s work as a feminist musicologist and the music of Barbara Strozzi from a theoretical standpoint and historical.
Womanness in the United States: A History of Trauma
Wednesday, March 20, 10 a.m.
Student Union Harris Room (HSU 2.212), Main Campus
Author Dominique Christina will read from her book Anarcha Speaks: A History in Poems. She will also speak to the vulnerability of bodies of black women and the history of medical experimentation endured.
Body Beautiful: Health, Identities, and Bodies in Pop Culture
Wednesday, March 20, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Student Union Harris Room (HSU 2.212), Main Campus
Small group, facilitated discussion on the topic of beauty and image.
Diasporic Sounds across Borders
Thursday, March 21, 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.04.20) Main Campus
Ximena Violante, co-founder of Philly-based Interminable and Son Revoltura, will share their latest futuristic music project rooted in diasporic connection. This interactive talk will particularly explore improvisation shifts across culture, gender, sexuality and the body.
Monsoon Wedding Film Screening
Friday, March 22, 11 a.m.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.04.28), Main Campus
This Bollywood romantic comedy explores a New Delhi family who reworks traditional values in a globalized world while organizing the marriage of their eldest daughter.
Learn more about the UTSA Women’s Studies Institute.
Celebrate UTSA’s 50th Anniversary and share social media posts about the 50th using the hashtag #UTSA50.
The NSA Codebreaker Challenge provides students with a hands-on opportunity to develop their reverse-engineering, low-level code analysis skills while working on a realistic problem set centered around the NSA’s mission. Developer Eric Bryant will present a Tech Talk and answer questions about the challenge. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Free pizza. Open to all.John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
UTSA's Office of Sustainability hosts a full day of activities to celebrate the opening of the Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop. A ribbon-cutting at 6 p.m.will include President Eighmy, Mayor Nirenberg, Councilman Pelaez and Councilwoman Gonzales.Ximenes Ave. between Ximenes Ave. Lot and Brackenridge Ave. Lot 1, Main Campus
Annual symposium to highlight the importance of effective translation and interpreting in our global community.H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
The UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs and the Southwest Association of Prelaw Advisors will host the annual Law School Fair for students interested in attending law school. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from approximately 90 ABA approved law schools (including all law schools in Texas), and learn about admissions, financing, course offerings, student life, program reputation, with the opportunity to gain application fee waivers.H-E-B Student Union, Ballroom (HSU 1.104), Main Campus
This event will showcase the new Large-Scale Testing Laboratory, built to serve students and researchers in UTSA's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The Grand Opening will feature speakers, a live demonstration, and tours.Large Scale Testing Laboratory, Main Campus
To prepare, graduation candidates should attend to obtain important information about the ceremony and life after UTSA. At the event, they can order their ceremonial cap and gown and other Commencement-related items as well as win prizes and capture lasting memories with fellow Roadrunners at a selfie station. UTSA ID Card required; no reservation needed.Buena Vista Street Building, Meeting Assembly Room (BVB 1.338), Downtown Campus
To prepare, graduation candidates should attend to obtain important information about the ceremony and life after UTSA. At the event, they can order their ceremonial cap and gown and other Commencement-related items as well as win prizes and capture lasting memories with fellow Roadrunners at a selfie station. UTSA ID Card required; no reservation needed.H-E-B Student Union, Ballrooms (HSU 1.104 and 1.106), Main Campus
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