(Feb. 18, 2014) -- San Antonio businessman and philanthropist Red McCombs will present the keynote address during The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Business Frost Distinguished Lecture. The lecture will be at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 4 in the Richard S. Liu Auditorium (2.01.02) in the Business Building on the UTSA Main Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Consistently named one of Forbes magazine’s top 400 richest Americans and among the world’s billionaires, McCombs is founder of the Red McCombs Automotive Group in San Antonio, co-founder of Clear Channel Communications, a former owner of the San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Vikings, and today is the lead investor in the Circuit of The Americas racetrack, which hosts the U.S. Formula 1 Grand Prix in Austin.
McCombs will share his personal experiences and his secrets of business success with the audience.
The Frost Distinguished Lecture Series brings prominent business and community leaders to UTSA to share their knowledge and experiences with students and others in the university and business community. The lecture series, which began in 1988, presents a forum for business leaders and academics to share their experiences in business so that students can broaden their understanding of the business world and the individuals who lead it. Past speakers have included notable business leaders Charles Butt, Henry Cisneros, Herbert Kelleher, Lanham Napier, David Robinson, Ed Whitacre and Nelson Wolff.
Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, the UTSA College of Business offers a comprehensive curriculum that expands the boundaries of a traditional business education. With 5,200 students, the college portfolio includes traditional degrees in accounting, finance, management and marketing as well as programs in entrepreneurship, information assurance and security and real estate finance and development. Internationally accredited by AACSB International, the college is nationally ranked by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Hispanic Business and the Princeton Review.
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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