Distinguished Lecture - Mayor Ivy Taylor


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., Theater (BV 1.326) Time: 5:30 PM

Please join us for our first Dean’s Distinguished Lecture of the Spring 2016 semester on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. featuring Mayor Ivy Taylor.  Her topic is “Cities and Citizens: Why Public Service?” The Mayor is looking forward to attending and speaking to the UTSA community. The lecture will take place in the Buena Vista St. Bldg. Theater (BV 1.326) at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

Also, we have partnered with NOWCast SA to provide you with the opportunity to view webcast video live or replay the video later. Please visit www.nowcastsa.com to follow the program.

The event is free and open to the public. Free guest parking will be available in Lot D-3 under I-35 in unmarked spaces.  A map and directions are available at http://www.utsa.edu/dtcamp/visit.html.

About Mayor Ivy R. Taylor

Ivy R. Taylor was elected Mayor of San Antonio on June 13, 2015.  Prior to that, she was appointed to the office of Mayor in July, 2014, to fulfill Julian Castro’s unexpired term. She had served as the District 2 City Council Representative for a total of five years beginning with her election in June, 2009.

Mayor Taylor began her career working for the City of San Antonio in the Housing and Community Development Department and the Neighborhood Action Department.  While at the City, she worked with a variety of neighborhood associations, developers and nonprofit organizations in order to facilitate inner city redevelopment.  After six years, she left employment with the City of San Antonio to become Vice President at Merced Housing Texas.  At Merced, she worked to create and implement programs to improve family stability for apartment community residents.  For six years, Mayor Taylor also lectured at UTSA in the Public Administration Department.

During her tenure on the City Council and as Mayor, she has remained focused on balanced growth throughout our city and targeted investment in areas where opportunities have been limited.  She led the effort to bring over $50million in federal funding for revitalization of San Antonio’s Eastside.  As Mayor, she and the City Council worked with San Antonio Water Systems to achieve unanimous approval for the Vista Ridge Water Supply project which will help ensure water supply for our growing city.

Mayor Taylor currently serves on the board for Healthy Futures of Texas and Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas.  She has served on the City's Planning Commission and as a Commissioner for the City's Urban Renewal Agency (SADA).  Mayor Taylor completed the Leadership San Antonio class sponsored by the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and in 2004 was acknowledged by the San Antonio Business Journal as a "Rising Star" in their "40 under 40" class.

Mayor Taylor obtained a Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998.  In 1992, she received a Bachelor's Degree from Yale University.  Mayor Taylor is a devoted wife and a mother.

Careers in Politics Conference


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78207 All day

Registration: $25.00 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee, conference materials, and an invitation to our exclusive post-conference networking event.

Register here

Group Discounts: Want to bring your school organization or students from your class?  Email H.Drew Galloway for more information.

Scholarships: Full registration scholarships are available. Application now open: Apply by Friday, February 26th!

Speakers and agenda to be announced soon!  

Questions?  contact H. Drew Galloway, New Politics Forum Program Coordinator at drew.galloway@austin.utexas.edu or call (512) 232-9439.

Demography Lecture Series


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Monterrey Bldg., MNT 2.250 Time: 12:00 PM

“African-American Social Welfare Pioneers Responding to Community Needs”


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg (BV 1.326) Time: 5:30 PM

Iris Carlton-LaNey, Ph.D. has over 35 years of social work teaching experience.  She has published over 70 articles and book chapters and has several books to her credit.  Her professional interests include social welfare history (especially African-Americans and the Progressive Era) and rural elderly African-American women and social support.  Carlton-LaNey has received several awards for her work, including the Feminist Scholar Honoree recognition from the CSWE Council on the Role and Status of Women; the Sisters of the Academy (SOTA) Legacy Award; the Distinguished Achievement in Social Work Education Award; and UNC-Chapel Hill's Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction.

The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series features scholars and policy analysts on a variety of major issues affecting the community, the nation and the world.  Events are free and open to the public.  Join the conversation at #policyutsa or @policyutsa.  Map and directions available here:  http://www.utsa.edu/visit/downtown-campus.html

2016 Study Abroad to Spain Informational Mtg


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, BV 1.322 - Community Room (corner room in front of theater) Time: 12:00 PM

For questions, please contact Roger Enriquez, J.D., roger.enriquez@utsa.edu

Volunteer Fair


Location: UTSA Main Campus, University Center Retama Galleria Time: 10:00 AM

For more information, visit http://utsa.edu/engaged

Enhancing Research Through Public Policy


Location: UTSA Main Campus, John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.22) Time: 10:00 AM

UTSA Public Policy Research Series


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Southwest Room (DB 1.124A) Time: 12:00 PM

PAD Alumni Mixer


Location: Pico De Gallo Time: 7:00 AM

DDLS Debrief


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg. Meeting Assembly Room (BV 1.338) Time: 7:00 PM

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday


Location: all campuses All day

Spring 2016 classes begin


Location: Main and Downtown Campuses All day

Social Work Orientation


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Bldg. Southwest Room (DB 1.124) Time: 9:00 AM

Social Work Orientation


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Bldg. Southwest Room (DB 1.124) Time: 8:00 AM

Research Networking


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Time: 11:00 AM

Alpha Phi Sigma Toy Drive


Location: UTSA Main and Downtown Campuses All day

The Criminal Justice National Honor Society Alpha Phi Sigma and UTSA Police Department will sponsor a toy drive.  Join them by donating new, unopened toys as well as items on the holiday wish list to benefit the Battered Women & Children's Shelter here in San Antonio.  

Boxes will be placed at the following locations:  

  • Outside of the UTSA Police Department offices at both the main and downtown campuses and 
  • The Department of Criminal Justice located in Durango Bldg. Room 4.112 of the UTSA Downtown Campus

Here are some other items you can donate on the wish list for the shelter:

Items for children:

Any toy except guns/violent toys to include:

Educational Board Games or puzzles

Legos/building blocks

New stuffed animals

Nerf footballs/basketballs

Battery operated cars/trucks


For babies:


Soppy cups

Baby bottles and bottle brushes

Baby bath sets/w Combs and brushes

For Moms:

Gift cards (Heb, Wal-Mart, Target, Starbucks)



Foot spa

Watches/costume jewelry

Prepaid calling cards

Perfume/bath gel

Ethnic hair products

Bed in a bag

DVD movies (PG or G only)

The UTSA PD and the Family Prevention team ask for the following as well:


Gift cards (for clothing and grocery stores)

Robes and slippers


Costume jewelry

Flat irons

Blow dryers

Dinner certificates/gift cards


Bath gel

Prepaid calling cards

Ethnic hair products

Gas/bus cards

For questions, contact Jason Buikema at 210-379-3753 or email jbuik4@gmail.com

WCVI Media Briefing


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Bldg., Southwest Room (DB 1.124) Time: 8:30 AM

William C. Valasquez Institute 30th Anniversary - Media Briefing


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building, Southwest Room (DB 1.124) Time: 11:00 AM

UTSA vs. Rice


Location: Alamodome Time: 6:00 PM

COPP Graduate Programs Open House


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, BV 1.338 Time: 2:00 PM

Please register here: https://goo.gl/fGJvuk to RSVP.

SGA Open Forum


Location: Durango Building Lounge Area (across from the Office of Student Activities) Time: 5:00 PM

Department of Public Administration Fall Social


Location: Durango Bldg., Southwest Room (DB 1.124) Time: 4:00 PM

Archer Graduate Summer Program in Public Policy application deadline


Location: All day

The Decade of Downtown


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista Bldg., Theater (BV 1.326) Time: 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit UTSA Today 

Event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited.  You can reserve your tickets here

Demography Lecture Series continues with Dr. Audrey Singer, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Monterrey (MNT) Bldg., Room 2.250 Time: 12:00 PM

College of Public Policy Advisory Council Alumni Social


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus Frio St. Building Terrace Time: 5:00 PM

College of Public Policy Advisory Council and Alumni social gathering 

Archer Center Graduate Program in Public Policy Info Session


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, DB 4.211 Time: 3:30 PM

Archer Center Graduate Program in Public Policy Info Session


Location: UTSA Main Campus, JPL 4.04.08E Time: 10:30 AM

Federal Week Employer Information Sessions


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus,Riklin Auditorium (FS 1.406) Time: 5:30 PM

RSVP on RowdyJobs by selecting "Career Fair and Events"  For more information, contact the University Career Center (210) 458-2910

March Into Your Major


Location: UTSA 1604 campus, HEB UC Ballroom Time: 10:00 AM

Latino Leadership Conference


Location: Institute for Texan Cultures, UTSA Hemisfair Park Campus, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Time: 8:00 AM

For more information, please visit:  http://copp.utsa.edu/news/national-diversity-counc...

The Graduate Fair


Location: UTSA Main Campus, University Center, Retama Galleria Time: 10:00 AM

Policy Studies Center Open House


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, BV 4.304 Time: 5:00 PM

Fall 2015 Commencement


Location: Time: 2:00 PM

Full Commencement Schedule:

UTSA Civic Engagement Conference


Location: UTSA 1604 Campus, University Center, Denman Ballroom Time: 9:00 AM

The 2015 Civic Engagement Conference recognizes the myriad of efforts by the UTSA faculty, staff and students to respond to needs in the community and make a difference.  Peter Levine, Ph.D., will give the keynote address, and the Honorable Ron Nirenberg, District 8 Councilman, will present during one of the breakout session.  Click here to register and see the full schedule of events and list of speakers.  For more information, visit http://www.utsa.edu/community/cce; contact Brian Halderman at brian.halderman@utsa.edu; or call (210) 458-2658.

Alpha Phi Sigma host Criminal Justice & Criminology Graduate Program Recruitment Event


Location: UTSA, Downtown Campus, Durango Bldg. 1.116 Time: 4:45 PM

“White Bound:  Nationalists, Anti-Racists and the Shared Meanings of Race”


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria (BV 1.328) Time: 5:30 PM

Matthew W. Hughey, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Sociology and Affiliate Faculty in both the Africana Studies Institute and the American Studies Program at the University of Connecticut. A scholar of race, racism, and racial inequality, Professor Hughey examines: (1) white racial identity formation; (2) racialized organizations; (3) mass media racial representations; (4) public and political engagements with race, and; (5) advocacy and engagement with racism and discrimination.

Professor Hughey’s scholarly articles have appeared in journals such as The ANNALS of the American Academy of Social and Political Science; American Behavioral Scientist; Social Problems; Social Psychology Quarterly; Symbolic Interaction; Journal of Contemporary Ethnography; The Sociological Quarterly; Contexts; Law & Social Inquiry;          Du Bois Review; Ethnic and Racial Studies; Ethnicities and; Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.

He is the author or several books, including The White Savior Film: Content, Critics, and Consumption (Temple University Press, 2014), The Wrongs of the Right: Race, Language, and the Republican Party in the Age of Obama (New York University Press, 2014), The Obamas and a (Post) Racial America? (Oxford University Press, 2011), and White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race (Stanford University Press, 2012).

He serves on the editorial boards for Social Problems, Social Psychology Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Humanity & Society, Ethnic and Racial Studies and he is a co-founding Associate Editor of Sociology of Race and Ethnicity—the first race-related, official journal of the American Sociological Association.

In 2014, Professor Hughey was awarded the Distinguished Early Career Award by the American Sociological Association’s Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities. 

Event is free and open to the public.  Free parking available under the I-H 35 bridge in Lot D-3.  For more information, contact Michelle Skidmore at (210) 458-3213.

Career and Internship Networking


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg. Meeting Assembly Room (BV 1.338) Time: 3:30 PM

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, The College of Public Policy and University Career Center hosted a Career and Internship Networking Event.  The event was a huge success.  A number of representatives from local, non-profit and government organizations met with College of Public Policy students and provided career advice and helped them to explore opportunities in their areas of study.  Many of the students felt that this event was truly engaging and served as a platform for networking with employers.  The College of Public Policy and University Career Center would like to thank all of the employers who came to present information that will help in meeting students' academic and career goals.

COPP undergraduate and graduate students will have an opportunity to connect with employers and community organizations and develop professional networks and get an edge in their career.  Employers and alumni in the industry will have the opportunity to share their expertise and offer career advice.  Light refreshments are available.

If you are a student, please download student flyer for RSVP instructions.

Student flyer

Employer and agency flyer

List of agencies attending:  

  • SA Family Endeavors
  • Family Service Association
  • SAPD (San Antonio Police Department)
  • Free Trade Alliance San Antonio
  • Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life 
  • Each One Teach One Adult and Family Literacy Program of San Antonio
  • Center for City Development - City of San Antonio
  • Catholic Charities
  • Hays-Caldwell Women's Center
  • Restore Education
  • SAISD Foundation
  • Edward's Aquifer Authority