Distinguished Lecture - Mayor Ivy Taylor

01.26.16

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.


UTSA Town Hall - Opioid Crisis

10.26.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., Buena Vista St. Bldg., Theater (BV 1.326) Time: 7:00 AM

UTSA and the San Antonio Express-News are partnering to bring you a free public forum about the opioid crisis.  Our Associate Dean and Associate Professor Dr. Francine Romero will serve as moderator.

Panelists 
Dr. Colleen Bridger, Director of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
Dr. Bryan Alsip, Chief Medical Officer of University Health System
Dr. Timothy Grigsby, Assistant Professor of Community Health at UTSA
Josh Green, Youth Peer Recovery Leader at Rise Recovery and in long-term recovery

Please reserve your seat my visiting www.mysa.com/townhall

Seating is limited: doors close at 6:45 p.m.
Free parking available in LOT D-3 under the IH-35 bridge.

Faculty Luncheon

10.25.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., Meeting Assembly Room (BV 1.338) Time: 11:30 AM

Click here to RSVP.

Archer Graduate Program Online Info Session

10.12.17

Location: Join in https://utsystem.zoom.us/j/812517583 Time: 4:00 PM

For those who could not attend the Archer Graduate Program’s info session in person, you can still learn more about the Archer Graduate Program in Public Policy by joining the ONLINE info session on Thursday, Oct. 12. The graduate program is currently accepting summer 2018 applications.

Join from your PC, Mac, Linux, IOS, or Android
https://utsystem.zoom.us/j/812517583

Join by IPhone one-tap:

US: +16699006833, 812517583# or +14086380968, 812517583#

For questions, please email Jana Schwartz at jana.schwartz@utsa.edu

Archer Graduate Program in Public Policy Info Session

10.02.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Bldg., Room 4.110 Time: 4:00 PM

COPP Lecture Series with Dr. Corey Dolgon

10.19.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria, BVB 1.328 Time: 6:00 PM

COPP Lecture Series with Dr. Corey Dolgon

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria (BV 1.328)
map

In his recently published book Kill It To Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism's Triumph Over Democracy, Dolgon takes a look at the phenomenon that made Donald Trump the preferred choice for many voters and shows how policy is crafted, marketed and ultimately sold or rejected.

About the author

Dr. Corey Dolgon is a professor of sociology at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts and the inaugural director of the Downtown Center for Civic Engagement.  He is the author of three books, including the award-winning The End of the Hampton: Scenes from the Class Struggle in America's Paradise.  His prior teaching appointments include Harvard University and Clark University.

Join the UTSA College of Public Policy for this free event at the UTSA Downtown Campus in the Aula Canaria Lecture Hall located in the Buena Vista St. Bldg. (BVB 1.328).  Parking is available to you at no charge in Lot D-3 under the IH-35 bridge in unmarked spaces only.

The College of Public Policy lecture series features scholars and policy analysts on a variety of major issues affecting the community, the nation and the world.

Download flyer

Click here to learn more about the book.

For questions, please email Michelle Skidmore at michelle.skidmore@utsa.edu or call (210) 458-3213.

All-Majors Career Fair

09.14.17

Location: UTSA 1604 Campus, H-E-B Ballroom Time: 1:30 PM

Register to attend at http://utsa.joinhandshake.com

Veteran and Graduate Students Networking Mixer

09.18.17

Location: The Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd. Time: 6:00 PM

FREE TO ATTEND AND FREE PARKING. REGISTER ON HANDSHAKE

Archer Fellowship Program Info Session

11.08.17

Location: Time: 10:00 AM

Download Flyer 

For more information, contact Dr. Ann Eisenberg at ann.eisenberg@utsa.edu.

Archer Fellowship Program Info Session

10.02.17

Location: UTSA 1604 Campus, Multidisciplinary Studies Bldg., Room 4.02.64 (Political Science Conference Room) Time: 11:00 AM

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For more info, contact Dr. Ann Eisenberg at ann.eisenberg@utsa.edu.

Archer Fellowship Program Info Session

09.19.17

Location: UTSA 1604 campus, Multidisciplinary Studies Bldg., Room 4.02.64 (Political Science Conference Room) Time: 1:00 PM

Download flyer

For more info, contact Dr. Ann Eisenberg at ann.eisenberg@utsa.edu

Graduate Students Research Presentations

10.12.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., Monterey Bldg., Room 3.240 Time: 12:00 PM

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Noon - 1 p.m.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Monterey Bldg.
MNT 3.240
(map)
Free and open to the public.
Three doctoral students, Ali Roghani, Jeongsoo Kim, and Federico Ghirimoldi, will present their research on a variety of topics related to family structure, housing and occupational stability, and breast cancer prevention among immigrant women.
By participating in graduate research presentations, students gain valuable experience in presenting their work and interacting with the public. These presentations foster scholarly research and mentoring relationships among students, their advisors, and professors.

President’s BBQ

08.23.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Bill Miller Plaza Time: 4:00 PM

Roadrunner Days

08.18.17

Location: 1604 campus All day

More than 7,000 freshmen and transfers will participate in multiple campus-wide events and activities.

Read more on UTSA Today.

Fall classes begin

08.22.17

Location: 1604 and Downtown Campuses All day

Demography Lecture Series

09.14.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78207, Monterey Bldg., MNT 3.250 Time: 12:00 PM

The Demography Lecture Series kicks off the fall 2017 semester with Dr. Marc Garcia of the University of Texas Medical Branch.  Dr. Garcia's will talk about the age of migration, disability, and cognitive impairment among older Mexican-Americans.  His research centers broadly on health disparities across the life course.  All are invited to attend.

The Demography Lecture Series brings scholarly experts from around the world to address national and international trends in population changes and their relation to policy issues encountered in society.

A Conversation with Mayor Ron Nirenberg

07.27.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78207 Buena Vista St. Bldg., Theater (BVB 1.326) Time: 7:00 PM

UTSA and the San Antonio Express-News present

A Conversation
with
Mayor Ron Nirenberg

Mark your calendars for this important Town Hall at the UTSA Downtown Campus on July 27 at 7 p.m. hosted by UTSA and the San Antonio Express-News. 

Associate Dean/Associate Professor Dr. Francine Romero will sit down with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg for a wide-ranging conversation about San Antonio's strengths and challenges and our new Mayor's vision for the City's future.

Event details

• Conversation with Mayor Ron Nirenberg 

• Thursday, July 27, 2017 

• UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd. Buena Vista St. Bldg. Theater (BVB 1.326)

• 7 p.m. (doors close at 6:45 p.m.) 

Seating is at capacity.  The San Antonio Express-News will live-stream the event through their facebook page for those who wish to watch remotely.  If you wish to attend and did not RSVP, please go to the Buena Vista St. Bldg. Meeting Assembly Room (BVB 1.338) down the hall to watch the webcast.

• Event is free and open to the public 

• Parking available in Lot D-3 under IH-35 bridge.   For maps, visit: http://www.utsa.edu/visit/downtown-campus.html


Freshman Orientation

07.11.17

Location: UTSA Main Campus, HUC Montgomery Room (UC 2.214A.1) Time: 10:30 AM

2nd Binational Conference México-United States

11.15.17

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

Registration is free. Click here to register for the conference!

Social Work CEU's will be provided!


The UTSA Department of Social Work of the College of Public Policy in partnership with the *Red Nacional de Instituciones de Education Superior en Trabajo Social present

The 2017 2nd Binational Conference México-United States
Nov. 15-16, 2017

The transnational responsibility of social work in migratory processes and human rights in México and the United States

The University of Texas at San Antonio, Downtown Campus
UTSA Conference Center

Conference Overview

The 2nd Binational Conference Mexico-United States will focus on the transnational responsibility of social work in migratory processes and human rights in Mexico and the U.S.  How do U.S. public policies regarding migration affect other countries?  What is the social workers' responsibility toward human rights?  Schools of social work in Mexico will be dealing with many migrants returning to Mexico due to new immigration laws.  The conference aims to establish intervention protocols that contribute to the professional training of social workers and propose lines of research that explain the scenarios, processes, and transnational spaces that produce migration and how the social worker would participate.

The UTSA Department of Social Work and the College of Public Policy have partnered with The National Network of Higher Education Institutions in Social Work to host this significant two-day conference on Nov. 15-16, 2017 at the UTSA Downtown Campus.  Experts on migration processes and human rights will cover topics on immigration policy of the U.S, social work intervention with the migrant population, justice and due process with unaccompanied minors and immigrant families, deportation and forced return to new environments, developing strategies for social workers, and the non-government organizations and social actors who develop public policy strategies for the return of migrants in the most vulnerable state.

Registration

Registration is free.  Click here to register for the conference.


Hotel accommodations

Hotel reservations will be available through the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel located on 502 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207.  

Use the UTSA-Bi International Conference Reservation Link to reserve your room at the group rate.  Please use the group code U17.  Book by Nov. 2, 2017 to lock in the special rate.  Rates for UTSA guests are as follows:  $108/night for single room and $118/night for double occupancy.  For direct assistance, call Jennifer Perez at 210-388-0322.

Maps and Directions to Doubletree Hotel

How to Get Here

From the Airport
San Antonio International Airport

Directions
Hwy 281 South, Exit Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. (formerly Durango Blvd.) turn Right - Hotel is 1 mile on left

Distance from Hotel:
11 mi.

Drive Time:
20 min.

Click on link for a map of the DoubleTree by Hilton other and hotel details.


Maps
Please visit http://www.utsa.edu/visit/downtown-campus.html for a map of the downtown campus.  Event will be held in the Durango Bldg. in the newly constructed Conference Center.

Parking

Parking for both days of the conference is free of charge in unmarked spaces only (spaces that are not Fac/Staff A, Fac/Staff B, and reserved) under the IH-35 bridge in Lot D-3.  Entrance to Lot D-3 is located by Pecos la Trinidad and W. César E. Chávez Blvd.  Please see map below.


Schedule of Activities

NOV. 15, 2017

9:30 a.m.
BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

10:00 a.m.
OPENING CEREMONY

WELCOME REMARKS - Councilman Rey Saldaña, District 4
Rey Saldaña was first elected to serve as a San Antonio City Councilmember for District 4 on May 14, 2011. Councilman Saldaña is a lifelong resident of City Council District 4 and a proud graduate of South San Antonio High School. After graduating from high school, Councilman Saldaña received a Gates Millennium full academic scholarship to attend Stanford University in California, where he earned two bachelor's degrees in political science and communication, as well as a fifth-year master's degree in policy, organization, and leadership studies through Stanford's School of Education.

Councilman Saldaña has always been committed to giving back to the city that has given him so much. As a senior at South San Antonio High School, he helped organize Books in the Barrio, a grassroots effort to attract and maintain a bookstore in South San Antonio. The effort resulted in the opening of a Walden's Bookstore in South Park Mall. During his time at Stanford, Councilman Saldaña returned home each summer to work for the City of San Antonio and its residents.

While in California, Councilman Saldaña worked with the John W. Gardner Center and Stanford's Institute for Research on Educational Policy and Programs to promote educational advancement through collaborative research. He also served as a coordinator for Kids with Dreams, a community program that provides therapeutic activities for children suffering from disabilities. Long a deep believer in the importance of education, he returned to San Antonio after completing his studies at Stanford to address educational challenges in the city. He previously served as a field representative for Tutors with Computers, the largest supplemental educational services provider in Texas. The program aims to improve students' academic outcomes by targeting low-income families and providing free in-home tutoring assistance to students in local school districts. Since January 2011, Councilman Saldaña has taught as an adjunct professor at Trinity University, Texas A&M University - San Antonio, and Palo Alto College. He previously worked as a special projects manager in the Dean’s Office at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), and now serves as the Chief Engagement Officer for KIPP: San Antonio.

11:00 a.m. 

KEYNOTE

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Dr. Rogelio Sáenz, Dean and Mark G. Yudof Professor, College of Public Policy

Assessment and outlook of U.S. immigration policy

Rogelio Sáenz is Dean of the College of Public Policy and holds the Mark G. Yudof Endowed Chair at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Sáenz has written extensively in the areas of demography, Latina/os, race and ethnic relations, inequality, immigration, public policy, social justice, and human rights. He is co-author of Latinos in the United States: Diversity and Change (Polity Press) and is also co-editor of The International Handbook of the Demography of Race and Ethnicity (Springer Press). Sáenz regularly writes op-ed essays on current demographic, social, race, economic, and political issues with his contributions appearing in such newspapers as the Austin American-Statesman, El Paso Times, New York Times, Rio Grande Guardian, and the San Antonio Express-News. He is also a Policy Fellow of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.

12:00 p.m

LUNCH

1:00 p.m.
PANEL 1
Ethics and current social work practice with migrant populations and families in Mexico and the United States.  Outlining the vision of social work program directors.

PANEL 1B
Experiences of social work support and intervention with migrant populations, with a focus on impact and tangible results.

12:15 P.M.
PLENARY SESSION
Justice and due process for unaccompanied minors and immigrant families.  Assessing areas for social work intervention.

BREAK

4:30 p.m.
BOOK PRESENTATION FROM 1ST BINATIONAL CONFERENCE

5:15 p.m.
PANEL 2
Social emergencies and high priority scenarios for social work intervention.

PANEL 2B
Deportation and forced return: new socio-familiar, socio-educational and labor/work environments

PANEL 2C
Communities, organizations, and models of support for migrant families and populations.

6:00 p.m.
RECEPTION



NOV. 16, 2017

9-10:00 a.m.
BREAKFAST

10:00 a.m.
PLENARY SESSION
The future of the transnational protection of the rights of child and adolescent migrants within the context of access to justice.

11:15 a.m.
PANEL 3
Educational institutions and social and governmental actors with an impact on decision-makers in the public and private sectors related to cross-border issues.

PANEL 3A
NGOs and social and governmental actors that develop public policy strategies regarding the return of those migrants who are in the most vulnerable state.

PANEL 3B
New strategies and methodologies for professional transnational social work practice, with an emphasis on human rights within complex migratory processes.

12:30 p.m.
LUNCH

1:30 p.m.  
BINATIONAL COMMISSION MEETING
Proposal for a binational research project focused on intervention with migrants, including case study.

2:30 p.m.  
BINATIONAL ROUND TABLE WORK GROUP OF EXPERTS AND SPEAKERS
Establishing commitments between institutions and social and governmental actors toward the development of public policies that visualize migration as a transnational social condition.

3:30 p.m.  
CLOSING

4:00 p.m.  
BREAK

*English Translation:  National Network of Higher Education Institutions in Social Work 

Click here to download copy of the conference flyer

About the University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus

Located in the heart of San Antonio’s business, social and cultural scenes, the UTSA Downtown Campus offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, the College of Public Policy and the College of Education and Human Development. Approximately one-third of UTSA’s graduate students take classes at the Downtown Campus. The urban campus is home to many of the university’s community outreach programs and extended education offerings and serves as a convenient location for hosting community wide events.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is an emerging Tier One research institution with nearly 29,000 students. It is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. 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. 

A New Conversation:  Child Care and Its Effects on Higher Education

07.26.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., BV 1.322 Time: 7:00 PM

Join the UTSA Master of Social Work Advanced Social Work Methods Policy Practice Advocacy Class for a panel discussion on child care policies and its effect on higher education.  Members of the panel TBA.  Event is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

For questions, please contact Daniela Salinas at (210) 379-3596

New student orientation

06.27.17

Location: UTSA Main Campus, HUC Montgomery Room (UC 2.214A.1) Time: 10:30 AM

Freshman Orientation

06.20.17

Location: UTSA Main Campus, HUC Montgomery Room (UC 2.214A.1) Time: 10:30 AM

Freshman Orientation

06.13.17

Location: UTSA Main Campus, HUC Montgomery Room (UC 2.214A.1) Time: 10:30 AM

New Student Orientation

06.06.17

Location: UTSA Main Campus, H-E-B University Center Montgomery Room UC 2.214A Time: 10:30 AM

Early Voting

05.30.17

Location: UTSA Main Campus, Multidisciplinary Bldg., 1.05 (next to Campus Services) All day

Farewell for Dr. Martell Teasley

05.16.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Frio St. Bldg., Executive Conference Room (FS 4.450A) Time: 2:00 PM

The Department of Social Work host a farewell reception for its Chair, Dr. Martell Teasley.  College of Public Policy faculty and staff will wish him well as he assumes his new role as Dean of the College of Social Work at the University of Utah.

2017 Spring Commencement

05.13.17

Location: Alamodome, 100 Montana St. San Antonio, TX 78203 Time: 10:00 AM

Visit www.utsa.edu/commencement to get info for grads, info for guests, and commencement day checklist

Latino Policy Symposium

05.04.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg. and Durango Bldg., UTSA Downtown Campus All day

Visit www.utsa.edu/txlps for more information.

MPA Open House

05.09.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., Meeting Assembly Room, (BV 1.338) Time: 4:30 PM

Social work end of semester event

05.03.17

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

The UTSA Social Work students will complete their last class for the semester by gathering together for a final lecture and honoring graduating students.

Student Recognition Luncheon

05.01.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Southwest Room (DB 1.124) Time: 11:30 AM

Here is a slide show of some highlights of our student achievements and community outreach.  Official honorees and their respective awards will be published soon.

UTSA College of Public Policy Student and Alumni Spotlight 2016-2017 from University of Texas at San Antonio

Dr. Michael Gilbert’s retirement celebration

04.26.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Bldg., Southwest Room DB 1.124 Time: 3:00 PM

In honor of Gilbert's service to UTSA, the College of Public Policy is hosting a retirement reception at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in the Southwest Room (DB 1.124) at the Downtown Campus.  Those wishing to attend should RSVP to rhonda.johnson@utsa.edu or 210.458.2535.  Light refreshments will be served.

Early Voting ends

05.02.17

Location: UTSA Main Campus, H-E-B University Center Bexar Room 1.120 and Bexar County Elections Office All day

Early voting for the municipal election on May 6, 2017 begins Monday, April 24, 2017.  On the ballot are the San Antonio mayoral candidates, city council candidates, and the 2017 bond program.

The UTSA Main Campus will have an early voting site at the H-E-B University Center Bexar Room 1.102, and if you on the Downtown Campus, you can visit the Bexar County Elections Office to vote.  Address is 1103 S. Frio St. #100, San Antonio, TX 78207.

Early voting runs from April 24 to May 2.

Need to know more about the candidates? Read this voter guide by MOVE San Antonio.

Helpful tip: Bring a photo ID or a valid qualifying document when you vote.  You can vote with any of the following: driver's license or ID card, Texas election ID certificate, military ID card, US Citizenship or birth certificate, US passport, paycheck, bank statement or current utility bill.

For more information visit the UTSA Center for Civic Engagement webpage.

Please see flyer below for open and closing times. 

Visit the FAQ's  about early voting and campaign signs policies at UTSA.

Doctoral Dissertation Defense

04.19.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Monterrey Bldg., MNT 4.420 Time: 10:00 AM

Sharon Goodwin Dissertation Defense April 20

Committee Members:

Dr. Johnelle Sparks (Chair)

Dr. Corey Sparks

Dr. Lloyd Potter

Dr. Mary Bollinger

Doctoral Dissertation Defense

04.19.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Monterrey Bldg., MNT 4.420 Time: 10:00 AM

Rebecca Adeigbe doctoral dissertation defense April 19

Committee Members:

Dr. Johnelle Sparks (Chair)

Dr. Corey Sparks

Dr. Rogelio Sáenz

Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez

Sexual Harassment through the Lens:  It Should Make You Shudder

04.18.17

Location: UTSA Main Campus, University Center Harris Room, UC 2.212 Time: 6:30 PM

The purpose of this event is to is to advocate for increased awareness and response to sexual assault within the UTSA community through empowerment and respect to diversity and the use of symbolic photographs and creating dialogue.  The event is open to the community.  

Public Administration Alumni Mixer

04.03.17

Location: Pico de Gallo Mexican Restaurant, 111 S. Leona St., San Antonio, TX 78207 Time: 7:30 PM

Demography Lecture Series

04.06.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Monterrey Bldg., MNT 4.420 Time: 12:00 PM

César E. Chávez March

03.25.17

Location: March from westside of San Antonio to the Alamo Time: 10:00 AM

This Saturday is the 21st annual César E. Chávez March.  This year, UTSA will provide two shuttles to facilitate transportation.

Main campus shuttle will meet at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Convocation Center. The Downtown Campus Shuttle will meet in Lot D-3 (under I-35) at 9 a.m.

RSVP for your seat on the bus: https://givepul.se/19uke

All UTSA faculty, staff, students and families are invited to attend and march with the UTSA contingent to celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader and advocate for workers’ rights César E. Chávez.

District 5 Candidate Forum

04.03.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328) Time: 6:00 PM

The San Antonio City Council District 5 has reached a record number of candidates vying to become the next D-5 Councilmember.  The League of Women Voters and the College of Public Policy invite you to attend this public forum.

Six candidates have confirmed their attendance.  They are as follows:

  • Shirley Gonzales
  •  Cynthia T. Cavazos
  • David C. Yanez 
  • Richard Montez
  •  Daniel Lopez 
  • Dolores Sotomayor

Event is free and open to the public.  Parking available in Lot D-3 in unmarked spaces only.

For maps, visit http://www.utsa.edu/visit/downtown-campus.html

For questions, please email michelle.skidmore@utsa.edu or copp@utsa.edu or call 210-458-2530

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Straight Talk featuring Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar

03.21.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., BV 1.328 Time: 6:30 PM

Alpha Phi Sigma invites the UTSA Criminal Justice community to a candid conversation with Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar.

March 21, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. 

2017 Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry Showcase

04.20.17

Location: UTSA Main Campus, Convocation Center Time: 10:00 AM

This annual event will showcase hundreds of undergraduate student research and creative endeavors from all disciplines across campus. The event is meant to increase visibility of and participation in undergraduate scholarly endeavors across all areas of academic inquiry.  Such scholarly experiences enhance learning by complementing classroom-based instruction, provide real-life, hands-on experience in student’s field of interest, and offer development of critical and independent thinking, creativity, and problem solving. For more information on eligibility and registration, visit http://research.utsa.edu/showcase

Conversation Starters

03.01.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Southwest Room (DB 1.124) Time: 4:00 PM

A distinguished group of leading professionals in the area of public service will engage students in discussions about their futures and will offer challenges they may have faced while transitioning out of college to follow their career path.  

Speakers are (from left to right) Melissa Ramirez, Assistant Director, COSA Development Services; The Honorable Charles Gonzalez, former U.S. Congressman; Susan Pamerleau, former Bexar County Sheriff; Drew Galloway, Executive Director, MOVE San Antonio and BPA alum; Leilah Powell, Mayor's Chief of Policy

Event is only open to COPP students and not to the general public.

Sponsored by the Public Administration Student Organization (PASO)

Bruising for Besos Film Screening and Q&A with Adelina Anthony

03.02.17

Location: UTSA Main Campus, HUC 1.106 & 1.104 Time: 6:30 PM

Women’s History Month Opening Program and Reception

03.01.17

Location: UTSA Main Campus, HEB University Center, Travis Rooms Time: 2:15 PM

Demography Lecture Series

03.27.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Monterrey Bldg., MNT 3.240 Time: 12:00 PM

Event is free and open to the public.  Parking is available in the pay stall spaces of the Monterrey surface lot.  For maps, visit http://www.utsa.edu/visit/downtown-campus.html

Looking ahead:

Demography Lecture Series 

April 6
Dr. Marlene Lee
Senior Program Director
Population Reference Bureau
12 noon - 1 p.m. | MNT 4.420 | UTSA Downtown Campus
Topic: The Population and Poverty Research Network

For more information, please contact Gidget Vasquez with the Department of Demography at (210) 458-3163 or email copp@utsa.edu.

The Demography Lecture Series brings scholarly experts from around the world to address national and international trends in population changes and how they apply to policy issues encountered in society.

COPP Student Cabinet Luncheon

02.15.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Bldg., Southwest Room Time: 12:00 PM

Pi Alpha Alpha Induction Ceremony

02.16.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., Meeting Assembly Room BV 1.338 Time: 4:00 PM

Public Policy Research Series

01.27.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Southwest Room (DB 1.124) Time: 11:30 AM

Demography Lecture Series

02.09.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Monterrey Bldg., MNT 3.240 Time: 12:00 PM

UTSA Town Hall - Sanctuary Cities: State Rules vs. Local Control

01.26.17

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

Event is free and open to the public.  Parking available in Lot D-3.

Classes resume

01.09.17

Location: Main and downtown campuses All day

Commencement

12.17.16

Location: Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio, TX 78203 Time: 10:00 AM

The UTSA College of Public Policy, College of Architecture, Construction & Planning, College of Business, and the College of Education will participate in Ceremony One for Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at the Alamodome.  Visit link to obtain full commencement details.  For questions, email commencement@utsa.edu or visit the FAQ's section.

Light the Paseo

12.01.16

Location: UTSA Main Campus, UC Paseo Time: 7:00 PM

Fall 2016 Grantsmanship Lunch & Learn (Downtown Campus)

12.01.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Frio St. Bldg., (FS 4.450) Time: 12:00 PM

UTSA Research invites you to attend the Fall 2016 Grantsmanship Lunch & Learn. Topic: Using Project Management to Write Competitive Grant Proposals. Facilitators will provide tools and resources to make your proposal more competitive, offering an overview of how an understanding of the management aspects of your project can give you an edge with funders, underscoring the connections between project management and proposal writing, and using project management techniques to improve proposal writing. Explore ways to systematically develop your scope, budget and timeline. Q & A discussions to follow.


Please bring your own lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided.  Download PDF flyer 

Downtown Campus

Wed., Dec. 1, 2016

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Frio St. Bldg., | Room 4.450

To register for downtown campus session, click here: https://utsaresearch.wufoo.com/forms/z10fbxz51nuqphp

Fall 2016 Grantsmanship Lunch & Learn (Main Campus)

11.29.16

Location: UTSA Main Campus, John Peace Library Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22) Time: 12:00 PM

UTSA Research invites you to attend the Fall 2016 Grantsmanship Lunch & Learn. Topic: Using Project Management to Write Competitive Grant Proposals. Facilitators will provide tools and resources to make your proposal more competitive, offering an overview of how an understanding of the management aspects of your project can give you an edge with funders, underscoring the connections between project management and proposal writing, and using project management techniques to improve proposal writing. Explore ways to systematically develop your scope, budget and timeline.  Q & A discussions to follow.


Please bring your own lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided.  Download PDF flyer

Main Campus

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

JPL 4.04.22 | Assembly Room

Downtown Campus

Wed., Dec. 1, 2016

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Frio St. Bldg., | Room 4.450

To register for main campus session, click here: https://utsaresearch.wufoo.com/forms/z1b9uhhp16xyt85

To register for downtown campus session, click here: https://utsaresearch.wufoo.com/forms/z10fbxz51nuqphp

Campus Forum on UTSA Presidential Search

12.02.16

Location: UTSA Main Campus, Main Bldg., Room 0.104 Time: 1:00 PM

The UTSA Presidential Search Committee invites students, faculty, and staff to provide input on the selection of the next university president at a campus forum, Dec. 2, hosted by Dr. Steven Leslie, Ph.D.

What’s Next for DREAMers

12.11.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall, Buena Vista St. Bldg., 1.328 Time: 2:00 PM

The UTSA College of Public Policy along with the UTSA Center for Civic Engagement and State Rep. Diego Bernal present What's Next for DREAMers, a Q&A panel about DACA.  The event will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Aula Canaria at the UTSA Downtown Campus in the Buena Vista St. Bldg. (BVB) Room 1.328 Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.  NowCast SA will provide a webcast.  Please visit www.nowcastsa.com.  For questions about the event, contact Robin Harvey at (210) 308-9700 or email her at robin.harvey@house.texas.gov.

Map of the Downtown Campus

Map with building codes (PDF)

Parking is free in Employee A, B, or commuter spaces in the surface lots on Sundays.  The two closest lots are the Monterrey Lot and Cattleman's Square.

Full webcast available on youtube. 

COPP Holiday Luncheon

12.14.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., Meeting Assembly Room (BV 1.338) Time: 11:30 AM

Final Exam Study Days

12.08.16

Location: main and downtown campuses - Dec. 8 and 9 All day

Thanksgiving Holiday

11.24.16

Location: Main and Downtown campuses All day

Wreath Laying Ceremony

11.11.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg. Patio Time: 11:00 AM

Celebrate America’s Military 2016

11.09.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus Time: 4:00 PM

In celebration of Veterans Day, the UTSA Downtown Campus hosts a Veterans' Resource Fair and Panel Discussion.  A Wreath Laying Ceremony will occur on Friday, Nov. 11 on the Patio of the Buena Vista St. Bldg.  

The UTSA Main campus will also host activities honoring veterans on Nov. 11.

Downtown Campus and Main Campus flyer

2016 Downtown Campus Program

ROTC Pass in Review Program

Weaving the Past:  Journey of Discovery

11.16.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall, Buena Vista St. Bldg., BV 1.328 Time: 6:00 PM

Join the UTSA College of Public Policy, the Mexican American Studies Program, the Mexican American Studies Student Organization, the Mexico Center, and Chasing Light Pictures, LLC for a film screening and Q&A of critically-acclaimed docu-drama, Weaving the Past:  Journey of Discovery.

Date:  Wed., Nov. 16, 2016
Place: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., BV 1.328
Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Presented by:  Los Angeles-based Chasing Light Pictures, LLC

Free parking available under the IH-35 bridge in Lot D-3 in unmarked spaces only.
For a map of the UTSA Downtown Campus, visit  http://www.utsa.edu/visit/downtown-campus.html

About the film:  Filmmaker Walter Dominguez finds himself at a crossroads in his life, wondering how to find a new path and regain his sense of purpose.   A mysterious photograph connected to his late beloved Mexican-born grandfather Emilio, a kindly and saintly minister who influenced Walter’s life, leads Walter to embark on a quest to unearth answers to enigmas and mysteries surrounding Emilio’s early life.   
Read more...

Walter Dominguez, Los Angeles documentary filmmaker, who is of Mexican-American heritage wrote, produced and directed Weaving the Past:  Journey of Discovery.  His wife, Shelley Morrison, who was an actress on the hit NBC tv series Will and Grace, executive produced the film.  Dr. Ward Albro, UTSA Senior Lecturer and Texas A&M University Kingsville Professor Emeritus, served as Chief Historical Consultant for the film.  The film is about Walter's quest to find his long-lost family of origin in Mexico and the journey to find the missing pieces in his grandfather Reverend Emilio Hernandez's life and the forces that shaped his grandfather's immigration from Mexico to the United States.  "Chasing Light Pictures, LLC has as its mission to tell the untold stories of the history, struggles and achievements of Mexican American and Latino immigrants and their descendants to audiences in the United States and elsewhere," said Walter Dominguez.   The College of Public Policy, the Mexican American Studies Program, the Mexican American Studies Student Organization, and the Mexico Center are excited to bring this multicultural event to faculty, students, staff, alumni and the San Antonio community. Download pdf  to read more about the filmmaker. 

re-enact cast and crew

Reenact Cast and Crew

For more information about Weaving the Past, its cast and crew, biographies, awards, videos, photos, etc., please visit http://www.weavingthepast.com  

For questions about the event at the University of Texas San Antonio Downtown Campus, please contact Michelle Skidmore at (210) 458-3213 or email michelle.skidmore@utsa.edu 

Download flyer here

Official Trailer:  

UTSA Downtown Campus 2016 Veterans Day Celebration

11.09.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Riklin Auditorium (FS 1.406) Time: 4:00 PM

Join the UTSA Downtown Campus for a celebration honoring our veterans.  

Welcome and Opening Remarks (Riklin Auditorium)

  • Audrey Magnuson, SMSgt (Ret.) USAF

Boots to Business Panel Discussion

  • Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, Moderator
  • Nestor Astorga, UTSA Veterans Business Development Program
  • Edith Disler, Texas Veterans Commission
  • Audrey Magnuson, UTSA Career Center
  • Gary Walters, Leto Solutions, UTSA Alum

Resource Fair (Frio St. Bldg. Commons)

Refreshments

Free parking available in Lot D-3 under IH-35 bridge.

Forum on College Affordability and Student Debt

10.28.16

Location: Cafe College, 131 El Paso St., San Antonio, TX 78204 Time: 3:00 PM

SGA Town Hall

11.02.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., BV 1.318 Time: 1:00 PM

The UTSA Student Government Association invite you to attend this important town hall meeting to discuss the changes occurring at the UTSA Downtown Campus.  Also, the UTSA Police Department will be present to talk about campus carry and campus safety.  All downtown campus faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.  Members of the audience will have a chance to ask questions and voice their concerns.

UTSA Graduate & Professional School Fair

10.27.16

Location: UTSA Main Campus, University Center North Bldg. Time: 10:00 AM

Meet representatives about graduate and professional programs.  Learn about admission requirements and other key information.  

Tip Talk For Graduate School

10.26.16

Location: UTSA Main Campus, Graduate Studies and Research Bldg., Room 1.204 Time: 4:30 PM

Join the UTSA Graduate School for Tip Talk.  A panel will provide prospective graduate students with information on the graduate school experience, admissions process, and tips for success.  Please see flyer for details.

Federal Week Information Sessions

10.24.16

Location: UTSA Main Campus, University Career Center, UC 2.02.04 Time: 5:30 PM

The UTSA University Career Center host Federal Week, a week-long string of information sessions presented by representatives from government agencies such as the U.S. Department of the State, the CIA, FBI, the DEA and others. Students are encouraged to attend. RSVP to attend on Handshake by selecting "Events" and selecting "Join Event." Visit https://utsa.joinhandshake.com

Please note, On Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, presentation will begin at 2:00 p.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. All others will start at 5:30 p.m.

The Political Violence of Global Capital:  Dispossession and Repression in the Global South

11.03.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328) Time: 12:00 PM

Jasmin Hristov, a Canadian scholar will present a lecture on paramilitarism.  Jasmin Hristov is an author of the books Paramilitarism and Neoliberalism: Violent Systems of Capital Accumulation in Colombia and Beyond (Pluto Press 2014) and Blood and Capital: the Paramilitarization of Colombia (Ohio University Press 2009). Her work has also been featured in: Journal of Peasant Studies; Latin American Perspectives; Journal of Peacebuilding and Development; Labour, Capital and Society; and Social Justice.

Paramilitarism a hybrid and complex type of politically-motivated violence involving non-state actors and state agents.  Paramilitary groups have played an increasingly important role in contemporary armed conflicts as well as violent social environments in different parts of the world and have engaged in some of the most horrifying human rights violations.  The proliferation of paramilitarism has been crucial to contemporary processes of capital and class formation, and particularly in land-grabbing, extractive industries operations, and the repression of struggles against privatization and austerity reforms.  Nevertheless, this phenomenon remains largely under-investigated and poorly understood.  This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization and will offer current examples of paramilitary groups in different parts of Latin America.

Download flyer here

Light refreshments will be served.

Early Voting

10.24.16

Location: UTSA Main Campus, HUC Bexar Room All day

UTSA’s main campus is an early voting site for the Joint, General, Special and Bond Elections. Early voting will take place in the H-E-B University Center's Bexar Room.  Early voting begins on Oct. 24, 2016 and will run through Nov. 4, 2016. 

Download the early voting flyer

Download the UTSA Campaigning Elections FAQ

Download the latest Early Voting Calendar

The UTSA Downtown Campus is not an early voting site, there are two election sites less than a mile away, which are the Bexar County Justice Center and Bexar County Elections Office.

For more information on the requirements of voting, visit www.Bexar.org

UTSA Town Hall Meeting on Property Tax Revenues

10.13.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., Buena Vista Building Theater (BV 1.326) Time: 7:00 PM

The University of Texas at San Antonio, Spectrum News, and the San Antonio Express News host a town hall meeting on one of the most hotly contested issues in local government.  Please mark your calendar for 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13 and join us at the University of Texas at San Antonio downtown campus for an enlightening town hall discussion of property tax revenue caps, one of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s priorities for the 2017 legislative session.  The debate centers on whether lawmakers should place additional limits the amount of new revenue local governments can take when property valuations increase, providing a potential windfall.  The issue will be hotly contested when lawmakers meet in Austin next year.  The San Antonio Express-News, UTSA and Spectrum News are bringing together distinguished experts and policy makers for a panel discussion to provide a thorough examination of the issue and answer questions from the audience.  Panel includes state Sen. Donna Campbell, James Quintero of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, County Judge Nelson Wolff and Live Oak Mayor Mary M. Dennis. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Francine Romero, associate dean and associate professor for UTSA’s College of Public Policy.  The 90-minute event in the Buena Vista Building Theater at UTSA’s downtown campus is open to the public and admission is free.  Parking has been reserved in Lot D3.  Please RSVP at mySA.com/Townhall.  Hope to see you there.

Seating is limited and doors close at 6:45 p.m.

ICPSR Workshop

10.11.16

Location: UTSA Main Campus, Library, JPL 2.01.16, GroupSpot Side-B Time: 4:00 PM

Please contact David Pillow (david.pillow@utsa.edu) or call 458-5727 for more information. Registration is on a first come first served basis.  

On Tuesday, October 11th, UTSA will host 2 presentations by representatives from ICPSR.  ICPSR is the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. ICPSR houses and provides access to thousands of data sets that are used for academic research in fields such as political science, sociology, criminal justice, psychology, education, demography, and more.  One professor has used the resources himself to download aptitude scores for 7,000 persons and SAT scores for 1,300 persons that were completed as part of a Department of Labor survey, and used these data to publish a paper along with a colleague.  ICPSR maintains data sets in forms that can be easily downloaded in SAS, SPSS, etc.  Thus, persons interested in accessing large data sets on issues ranging from violence to minority health issues are encouraged to attend.

Abay Israel will be presenting. He is the Program Director for the Summer Internship Program and a Research Area Specialist in the Center for Minority Data. He will give an overview of the resources and discuss the latest advances in accessing data.

There are 2 presentations open for faculty and graduate students:

  • 1. The Downtown Campus: 1:00 to 2:30 PM, Tuesday, Oct 11, in DB 2.222. This room has 30 seats with computers.
  • 2. The Main Campus: 4:00 to 5:30 PM, Tuesday, Oct 11, in the Library, JPL 2.01.16, GroupSpot Side-B. This room has 50 seats with computers.

To sign up (or to not sign up and still put your name on an ICPSR mailing list), please click on the following link (or use the QR code provided in either of the attached handouts):

https://utsa.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2s2X8XykOJ0Lorz

This resource is hosted by the UTSA Library.

Download the flyer here .

ICPSR Workshop

10.11.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Bldg., Room 2.222 Time: 1:00 PM

Please contact Rob Tillyer (rob.tillyer@utsa.edu) or Jennifer Latta (jenn.latta@utsa.edu) for more information.  Registration is on a first come first served basis.  

On Tuesday, October 11th, UTSA will host 2 presentations by representatives from ICPSR.  ICPSR is the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. ICPSR houses and provides access to thousands of data sets that are used for academic research in fields such as political science, sociology, criminal justice, psychology, education, demography, and more.  One professor has used the resources himself to download aptitude scores for 7,000 persons and SAT scores for 1,300 persons that were completed as part of a Department of Labor survey, and used these data to publish a paper along with a colleague.  ICPSR maintains data sets in forms that can be easily downloaded in SAS, SPSS, etc.  Thus, persons interested in accessing large data sets on issues ranging from violence to minority health issues are encouraged to attend.

Abay Israel will be presenting.  He is the Program Director for the Summer Internship Program and a Research Area Specialist in the Center for Minority Data.  He will give an overview of the resources and discuss the latest advances in accessing data.

There are 2 presentations open for faculty and graduate students:

1. The Downtown Campus: 1:00 to 2:30 PM, Tuesday, Oct 11, in DB 2.222. This room has 30 seats with computers.

2. The Main Campus: 4:00 to 5:30 PM, Tuesday, Oct 11, in the Library, JPL 2.01.16, GroupSpot Side-B. This room has 50 seats with computers.

To sign up (or to not sign up and still put your name on an ICPSR mailing list), please click on the following link (or use the QR code provided in either of the attached handouts):

https://utsa.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2s2X8XykOJ0Lorz

This resource is hosted by the UTSA library. Download the flyer here

Archer Center Afternoon Info Session

10.27.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Bldg., DB 2.208 Time: 3:30 PM

Archer Center Morning Info Session

10.27.16

Location: UTSA Main Campus, Multidisciplinary Sciences Bldg., MS 4.03.60 Time: 10:00 AM

Archer Center Afternoon Info Sessions

09.27.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Bldg., DB 2.208 Time: 3:30 PM

COPP Meets the World

10.11.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Bldg., Southwest Room, DB 1.124 Time: 4:00 PM

Breakfast/Meet & Greet with Ambassador Arnold Chacon

10.07.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Frio St. Bldg., FS 1.402 Time: 9:15 AM

Demography Graduate Research Showcase

10.06.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Monterrey Bldg., MNT 3.240 Time: 12:00 PM

The Department of Demography and the Applied Demography Society present the Graduate Research Showcase, Thurs., Oct. 6, 2016 from 12-1 p.m. in the Monterrey Bldg., MNT 3.240.   All are invited to attend.   Presenting are Federico Ghirimoldi and Xioliang Liang.  Federico’s paper will discuss Breast Cancer Among Immigrant Women: The Impact of Family Cancer History on Breast Cancer Prevention by Region of Birth. Xioliang’s paper will discuss Risk Factors for Depression

The students’ papers will be formally presented at the Southern Demographic Association Conference in Athens, GA.

By participating in the Graduate Research Showcase, students gain valuable experience in presenting their work and interacting with the public.  All are encouraged to attend to see how the graduate students’ research is impacting the community.  The Graduate Research Showcase fosters scholarly research and mentoring relationships among students, their advisors, and professors.

Texas Voter ID Law Kickoff Forum

09.20.16

Location: San Antonio Central Library, 600 Soledad St., San Antonio, TX 78205 Time: 6:00 PM

Criminal & Civil District Court Judges and Bexar County Sheriff Candidate Forum

10.05.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall, BV 1.328 Time: 6:00 PM

Archer Center Morning Info Session

09.27.16

Location: UTSA Main Campus, Multidisciplinary Sciences Bldg., MS 4.03.60 Time: 10:00 AM

Demography Lecture Series

09.23.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Monterrey Bldg., MNT 3.240 Time: 12:00 PM

San Antonio & the Legislature:  The Election and Beyond

09.14.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall, (BV 1.328) Time: 11:30 AM

Investing in Digital Inclusion Seminar

08.24.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., Meeting Assembly Room (BV 1.338) Time: 3:00 PM

Investing in Digital Inclusion 

hosted by San Antonio Housing Authority, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the University of Texas at San Antonio, College of Public Policy

About Digital Inclusion

Access to broadband has become an essential component of economic opportunity and financial well-being, yet there is a significant digital divide in many underserved communities. Under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) guidelines, financial institutions can support broadband infrastructure and digital inclusion programs of nonprofit organizations, local government and educational groups.

Learn how the CRA guidelines can be used to bridge the digital divide, and how ongoing San Antonio Housing Authority and City of San Antonio efforts provide unprecedented local opportunities. San Antonio is one of 28 communities across the nation adopting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s ConnectHome initiative to provide internet access and technology support to residents living in assisted housing developments.

Jordana Barton, Senior Advisor in Community Development for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio Branch, will discuss her publication, "Closing the Digital Divide: A Framework for Meeting CRA Obligations," and highlight actions financial institutions can take to help bridge the digital divide. View the publication here.

 RSVP is encouraged.  Parking is available in Lot D-3 under the IH-35 bridge.  Visit www.utsa.edu/maps for directions to the Downtown Campus.  

2 Hungry 2 Learn

08.03.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Frio St. Bldg.,1.512 Time: 6:00 PM

Demography Doctoral Dissertation Defense

08.04.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Monterrey Bldg., Rom 2.250 Time: 1:00 PM

Demography Doctoral Dissertation Defense

08.01.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., Room 1.318 Time: 9:00 AM

Demography Doctoral Dissertation Defense

07.25.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., Rm 4.301B Time: 10:00 AM

Roadrunner Days

08.22.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Meeting Assembly Room, BV 1.338 Time: 8:30 AM

New Works Opening Reception

06.23.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Art Gallery, 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Time: 6:00 PM

A.J. Rodriguez is Chair of the College of Public Policy Advisory Council and Vice-President, External Affairs for Zachry Group in San Antonio, TX.

Criminal Justice Summer Camp

06.20.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus Time: 9:00 AM

2016 International Conference on Aging in the Americas

09.14.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Bldg, Southwest Room (DB 1.124) All day

UTSA College of Public Policy in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin, University of California - Los Angeles, University of Southern California, and University of Texas Medical Branch, present

The 2016 International Conference on Aging in the Americas, Sept. 14-16, 2016 

   Contextualizing Health and Aging on Both Sides of the U.S./Mexico Border

The University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus

Livestream provided by NowCast SA

*Special thank you to the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services, AARP, and the San Antonio Area Foundation for your contribution to the sponsorship of the webcast.*

If you could not attend, you may view the full webcast here: http://nowcastsa.com/blogs/webcast-2016-international-conference-aging-americas

The 2016 International Conference on Aging was a success! Thank you to all who visited UTSA and participating in the program activities. Check out our pictures from the conference! More updates to come.

    

                                                                                                                               


Pictures

9/14/16:  Kickoff Event with Dr. Peter Ward - Double Tree Hotel 

9/15/16:  Opening keynote and panel sessions

9/15/16:  Poster Presentations & Emerging Scholars' Oral Presentations

9/15/16:  Speed Mentoring Activity & Dinner 

9/16/16:  Panel sessions and closing plenary

9/16/16:  Consensus Building Session

Photos by ATG Photography, Mark McClendon and Harold Kiolbassa


Power Point Presentations

To view some of the speakers' Power Point slides, visit www.slideshare.net/copputsa
More are listed under "Presentations"

2016 ICAA Emerging Scholars


2016 Poster Session Winners

1st place

Norma Padron, Mount Sinai
Aging, Acculturation and Substance Abuse

2nd Place, Benjamin N. Vickers, University of Texas Medical Branch

Anthropometric Measures and Cognitive Decline in Older Mexican-Americans

3rd Place, Zoya Gubernskaya, University of Albany, SUNY
Education and Accumulation of Chronic Conditions after Age 50 among Mexican and Non-Hispanic White Male Immigrants


Schedule of Activities

Wednesday, September 14 (Double Tree by Hilton)

6-9:00 pm Kickoff Dinner Event DoubleTree Hotel (Salon de Gala) 
6:00-7:00 pm Registration/Meet & Greet
Welcome: Rogelio Sáenz, UTSA
7:30 p.m. Introduction of Dr. Peter Ward: Jacqueline Angel, UT Austin

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Peter Ward, The University of Texas-Austin
Evening Keynote: "How Place and Space Matter: Intersections between Housing, Health and the Life Course Among Aging Latinos"

Thursday, September 15 (Durango Bldg., Southwest Room (DB 1.124)
7:30-8:30 am Registration continued & Breakfast, UTSA Downtown Campus, Southwest Room (DB 1.124)
8:30-8:40 am Welcome, Rogelio Sáenz René Zenteno
8:40-9:20 am Opening Keynote, René Zenteno - The New Era of Mexico-U.S. migration: The post 2006 Experience and the Collapse of Undocumented Migration
9:20 -9:30 am Remarks, UTSA President Dr. Ricardo Romo

Panel #1 9:30-10:30 am
Mexico’s Health Care Context
Presider Fernando Torres-Gil University of California, Los Angeles

Speaker: Mariana Lopez-Ortega Institutos Nacionales de Salud de México
Co-Author: Luis Miguel Gutierrez Robledo, Institutos Nacionales de Salud de México
Title: Contextualizing health and aging in Mexico: an opinion nationwide survey on aging

Speaker: Hiram Beltran-Sanchez, UCLA
Co-Authors: Anne R. Pebley, UCLA and Noreen Goldman, Princeton
Title: Links between occupational history and functional limitations among older adults in Mexico

Speaker: Veronica Montes De Oca, UNAM
Co-Authors: Patricia Rea-Angeles, UNAM and Ron Angel, U.T. Austin
Title: El envejecimiento en Mexico y el papel de las OSC

Break 10:30-10:45 am


Panel #2 10:45-11:45 am
Contextualizing Human Security in the Americas:Mexico, Brazil, and the U.S.
Presider Fernando Riosmena, University of Colorado at Boulder

Speaker: Leticia Marteleto, The University if Texas-Austin
Co-Authors:  Simone Wajnman and Cassio Turra

Title: Intergenerational Families in a Rapidly Aging Context: Forty Years of Elderly Empowerment in Brazil

Speaker: Flavia Andrade, University of Illinois-Urbana
Co-Author: Mariana Lopez-Ortega
Title: Assessment of the Impact of Socioeconomic Disparities in Health among Retirement Age Adults in Brazil and Mexico

Speaker: Stipica Mudrazija, Urban Institute
Title: Present and Future Retirement Security for Aging Latinos

Lunch 12:00-1:30 pm


Panel #3 1:30-3:00pm Aging in the Context of Stress, Fear, and Religious Involvement
Presider Luis Gutierrez, Institutos Nacionales de Salud de Mexico

Speaker: William Vega, University of Southern California
Co-Author: William Sribney
Title: Regional Effects on ADL's and IADL's of Longitudinal Exposure to Life Course Stress Factors: A Comparison of U.S. Latino and White non-Latino older adults

Speaker: Nestor Rodriguez, The University if Texas at Austin
Co-Authors: Jacqueline Hagan, UTMB and David Leal
Title: Aging Environments of Fear

Speaker: Terrence Hill, University of Arizona at Tucson
Co-Authors: Sunshine Rote, University of Louisville and Christopher G. Ellison, UTSA
Title: Religious Involvement and Biological Functioning in Mexico

Juried Poster Session 3:00-4:30pm
Organizer Terrence Hill


Panel #4 4:00-5:00pm

Emerging Scholars Oral Presentations
Presider Lloyd Potter, University of Texas at San Antonio

Oral Presenters

Association of Healthy Habits Beliefs and Mortality in Older Adults: A Secondary Longitudinal Analysis of the Mexican Health and Aging Study

Julio M. Fernandez-Villa Natalia Sanchez-Garrido, David X. Marquez, Mario U. Perez-Zepeda, Mariana Gonzalez

The Health Status of Aging Puerto Ricans Compared to U.S. Populations

Catherine Pérez and Jennifer Ailshire, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California

Influence of Diabetes and Depression Severity on the Likelihood for Disability and Mortality in Older Puerto Ricans

Brian Downer Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences Michael Crowe Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Psychology Kyriakos S. Markides, Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch, Preventive Medicine and Community Health

Healthcare Expenditures and Utilization among Mexican Older Adults: Analysis of the Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS)

Jaqueline Contrera Avila, Ph.D. Student, Sapna Kaul, Ph.D. , Rebeca Wong, Ph.D. Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Award Ceremony and Reception 5:00-6:00pm

Speed Monitoring and Dinner 6:30-9:30pm
Presiders Bill Vega, USC and Brian Downer, UTMB


Friday, September 16 (Durango Bldg., Southwest Room (DB 1.124)

Panel #5 8:00-9:00am

Social Support and Mexican-Origin Aging
Presider Dr. Harriett Romo, Director, UTSA Mexico Center & Bank of America Child and Adolescent Policy, Research Institute

Speaker: Carolyn Mendez-Luck, Oregon State University
Title: Contextualizing Elder Care among Mexican-Origin Caregivers in the 21st Century Mexico and the United States

Speaker: Kate Cagney, University of Chicago
Title: Neighborhood Social Context and the Health of Older Latinos in the U.S.

Speaker: Sunshine Rote, University of Louisville
Co-Authors: Jacqui Angel, U.T. Austin and Kyriakos Markides, UTMB
Title: Neighborhood Factors Caregiver Stress Processes among the Mexican-origin Population

Speaker: Silvia Mejia Arango, Colegio de la frontera Norte, Mexico
Co- Author: Rogelio Saenz, UTSA
Title: Social Factors as Mediators of Cognition during the Life Course among the Elderly: The Case of Mexicans in Mexico and the United States


Panel #6 10:00-11:00am

New Binational Perspectives on Geriatric Health Services: Mexico and the USA
Presider Iveris Martinez, Florida International University

Speaker: Fanny Sleman, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)
Co-Author: Veronica Montes de Oca,Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)

Title: Aging rule-based policies outcomes in the Mexican States

Speaker: Jennifer Salinas, University of Texas School of Public Health Brownsville
Title: Healthcare access and utilization on the U.S.-Mexico border region


Closing Plenary 11:00am-12:00pm

Title:  Latino Aging in the Homefront:  Issues and Realities in San Antonio
Presider:  Rogelio Saenz

Panelists:  

Mercedes Bristo, Grandparents Raising Grandparents Coalition
Adelita Cantu, University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio, School of Nursing
Juan H. Flores, La Fe Policy Research and Education Center

Consensus Building Session and Luncheon 12:30-1:30pm
Co-Presiders Rogelio Saenz, UTSA and Jacqueline Angel, UT Austin
Consensus Building Session and Luncheon

Presider Jacqui Angel, U.T. Austin
CAA Advisory Group Publications Committee


Conference Overview

The Conference on Aging in the Americas (CAA) is aimed at utilizing research to augment knowledge about dimensions of healthful aging for people of Hispanic and Latin American descent and fostering emerging scholars in the field as this topic rapidly develops as a major policy and national budget issue.  Past installments examined the social and economic causes and consequences of health problems among older Mexican-origin individuals in the United States and in Mexico.  An overview of what was accomplished at our bridging workshop in Mexico, DF, and in past ICAA meetings is available at  http://lbjschool.austin.utexas.edu/caa/  Future symposia will be an indispensable means for assembling multidisciplinary contributors who can disseminate state-of-the-art research, inform public policy from a bi-national perspective, and consider the best course for ensuring productive aging in the Hispanic population.

What you will gain:

  • Access to leading, nationally & internationally, recognized experts in the field of Hispanic health and aging.
  • Exposure to cutting edge research related to immigration processes, family and household structure, and macroeconomic changes on the quality of community life.  
  • Understanding of how physical, social, and economic environments give rise to disparities in Latino health in older adults.

Conference Details


The Welcome Dinner and Keynote  (please call 210-458-3213 to check space availability)

A Welcome Dinner and Keynote Address will kick off the 2016 International Conference on Aging in the Americas at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016.  Keynote Address will be presented by Dr. Peter Ward, Associate Dean for Research; C.B. Smith Sr. Centennial Chair in U.S. - Mexico and Relations and Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology, University of Texas at Austin.  A meet and greet and cocktail reception will take place prior to the dinner, beginning at 6pm.  All registrants to the conference are invited to attend.  Dinner will be held in the Salon de Gala at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, starting at 7pm.

Registration

Registration is now closed.  Registration check-in will also take place on Sept. 14th at the DoubleTree Hotel on the first floor from 6pm - 7pm.  Join us for a cocktail reception during check-in time, and enjoy the sounds of San Antonio by listening to a mariachi band.  The dinner and keynote address will occur in the Salon de Gala room after the meet and greet. 

Please contact Michelle SKidmore at (210) 458-3213 for registration questions.

Hotel 

DoubleTree by Hilton

Hotel accommodations are provided by the DoubleTree by Hilton located at 502 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78207.  Here, guests can enjoy convenient access to the conference, nearby eateries and other facilities. Individual call-ins can be made by calling hotel reservations at 1-800-HILTONS or calling the hotel directly at (210) 224-7155 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please ask for the group room block ICAA Conference Block or Group Code ICA. 
You may also book your stay by using the web link below.
Reserve Your Hotel Stay here

If you need assistance with your reservations, please call Kimberly Chaney at 210-388-0312.  

Maps and Directions to Doubletree Hotel

How to Get Here

From the Airport 
San Antonio International Airport

Directions
Hwy 281 South, Exit Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.  (formerly Durango Blvd.) turn Right - Hotel is 1 mile on left

Distance from Hotel:
11 mi.

Drive Time:
20 min.

Click on link for a  map of the DoubleTree by Hilton other and hotel details.

Map of the UTSA Downtown Campus

All panel sessions will take place in the Durango Bldg.  (DBB on the map) located at 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Attractions

The DoubleTree Hotel's website provides information on nearby attractions.  There are many things to do in the heart of San Antonio.  Visit the Alamo, catch a river boat taxi, or stroll through Market Square while enjoying your stay in historic San Antonio.  These fun activities are all within close proximity to the UTSA Downtown Campus.  Click here for more information.

Contact 

If you wish, feel free to contact Dr. Rogelio Sáenz, Principal Investigator for the 2016 ICAA meeting at  rogelio.saenz@utsa.edu; Michelle Skidmore at michelle.skidmore@utsa.edu
or one of the co-organizers, Jacqui Angel  jangel@austin.utexas.edu or Kyriakos Markides, UTMB Galveston, kmarkide@utmb.edu

CAA website:  http://lbjschool.austin.utexas.edu/caa/2016-2

Faculty  website

Download event flyer 


Child Care/Family Care 

Attendance for some individuals will be dependent on the availability of resources for family care.  Family/child care will be available at the conference site.  Information for arrangements is forthcoming.  Please check the website soon for more details on dependent care.

Parking

Guests driving to the conference and not staying at the hotel may park in unmarked spaces only in our Durango Loop lot across from the Durango Bldg., located at W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. and S. Pecos-La Trinidad St.  Entrance to the lot is off the service road on S. Pecos la Trinidad.  Lot D-3 under the IH-35 bridge is also available for guests to park at no cost.  Guests should park in unmarked spaces only.  This means in non faculty/staff spaces. 

Guests staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton receive complimentary parking in the hotel's parking garage.

For maps, visit http://www.utsa.edu/visit/downtown-campus.html

LiveStream

This year, NowCast SA will live-stream the 2016 ICAA.  Anyone will be able to view the program live on the web or replay later.  You may view You Tube to watch the program at any time after the event.  Visit http://nowcastsa.com/blogs/webcast-2016-international-conference-aging-americas to view the program.


Keynote Speakers


Welcome Dinner & Kickoff Keynote

Dr. Peter Ward

Peter M. Ward received his Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool in 1976 and subsequently has held senior teaching and research positions at University College London (1976-85), The University of Cambridge (1985-91), and at The University of Texas at Austin (1991-present) where he holds the C.B. Smith Sr. Centennial # 1 Chair in US-Mexico Relations, and is professor in the Department of Sociology and in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs where he also serves as the Assoc. Dean for Research.

He is author of numerous books and major scholarly articles on Mexico’s social policy, and on informal land markets, self-help (colonia) housing and low-income housing policy in Latin America, Mexico, and Texas. He has been a regular participant and contributor to the ICAA meetings since 2013. Especially germane to this meeting are his books: Colonias and Public Policy in Texas and Mexico: Urbanization by Stealth, (1999 UT-Press); and Housing Policy in Latin American Cities: A New Generation of Strategies and Approaches for UN-Habitat III in 2016 (2015 Routledge) With his graduate students, his current work examines household organization, self-help, inheritance asset transfers, and new housing and health challenges among low income families in border colonias and in similar informal homestead subdivisions found in peri-urban fringe of cities throughout Texas and the South.

In 2012 he led a major University of Texas study on the use of Recorded and Unrecorded Contract for Deed on behalf of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, and since 2007 has led a major Latin American Housing Network website (www.lahn.utexas.org) where many of these publications may be accessed.

Opening Keynote 

Dr. Rene Zenteno

Rene Zenteno is the Vice Provost for International Initiatives and Senior International Officer at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is responsible for institutional development and oversight of university-wide initiatives and global partnerships essential to UTSA international education, research and outreach. Dr. Zenteno is also Professor of Demography in the College of Public Policy at UTSA.

As the Under Secretary of Population, Migration and Religious Affairs at the Ministry of the Interior in Mexico from 2010-2012, Zenteno was instrumental in writing, negotiating and enacting the 2011 Mexican Immigration Law. He also helped pass the Law on Refugees and Complementary Protection. These legal instruments provide basic rights to migrants and refugees in Mexico regardless of immigration status.

Prior to his work with UTSA, Zenteno had been provost and professor at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte and Executive Director of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He spent eight years on the faculty of the Tecnológico de Monterrey. Zenteno, who earned a PhD in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin and undertook postdoctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania, has received numerous honors and fellowships, including President of Sociedad Mexicana de Demografía and membership in the National Academy of Science of Mexico. He has published widely in the areas of social and demographic change, international migration, and social inequality, with a focus on Mexico, U.S.-Mexican migration, and Mexican immigrant incorporation. Zenteno’s articles have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academic of Sciences, Social Problems, Journal of Development Economics, Latin American Research Review, International Migration Review, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Estudios Demográficos y Urbanos, Frontera Norte, and other academic journals.

Closing Plenary:  Latino Aging in the Homefront: Issues and Realities in San Antonio

Presider:  Rogelio Sáenz

Panelists:
Mercedes Bristol, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Coalition
Adelita G. Cantu, University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio, School of Nursing
Juan H. Flores, La Fe Policy Research and Education Center

About the University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus

Located in the heart of San Antonio’s business, social and cultural scenes, the UTSA Downtown Campus offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, the College of Public Policy and the College of Education and Human Development.  Approximately one-third of UTSA’s graduate students take classes at the Downtown Campus. The urban campus is home to many of the university’s community outreach programs and extended education offerings and serves as a convenient location for hosting community wide events.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is an emerging Tier One research institution with nearly 29,000 students.  It is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region.  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.  

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by a (R13) Scientific Meeting Grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). No. AG029767-01A2 The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Commencement, College of Public Policy

05.14.16

Location: Alamodome Time: 4:00 PM

Commencement Info available here: www.utsa.edu/commencement

PA Theory Network Conference

05.19.16

Location: Menger Hotel, 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205 All day

The Public Administration Theory Network organizes a prestigious annual conference every spring. The PA THEORY NETWORK 2016 Conference "Important Immeasurables and Public Administration Theory” will be held in San Antonio, Texas on May 20-22, 2016.  

Hotel Information 

Menger Hotel (210.223.4361) 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205 http://www.mengerhotel.com/

Room Rates 

Queen Bed Non Smoking: Single Rate: $139.00 Double Rate: $139.00 Triple Rate: $149.00 Quad Rate: $149.00 King Bed Non Smoking: Single Rate: $139.00 Double Rate: $139.00 Triple Rate: $149.00 Quad Rate: $149.00 Complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms and meeting spaces 

Parking 

2016 Parking rates for your group are: $20.00 Valet plus 8.25% tax, (subject to change/for Hotel guest only). There are no accommodations for bus parking at hotel. There are various city lots around hotel from $12.00 to $20.00 a day. The hotel will provide (2) complimentary parking passes while group is in-house at the hotel. 

Transportation 

There is a city shuttle called “GO Airport Shuttle” that leaves every 15-30 minutes from outside the baggage claim area at the airport. Shuttle will make several hotel drop offs. Cost is $20.25 one way or $36.70 round trip. Taxi ranges from $25.00 to $30.00 and will charge flat rate for one to three people. 

Deadline to Make Reservations 

Committed guest rooms will be held until Friday, April 22, 2016 at which time they will be released. Reservations received after the deadline date will be accepted on the basis of availability even if the group block is filled. Please note that the Menger Hotel does not apply an Attrition Clause to your contract for rooms not picked up after cutoff date. 

Other Information 

Name changes will only be accepted up to (48 hours) prior to arrival. Reservations By: Individual Call-In 24-hour toll-free reservations: 800-345-9285/Online Group Link Conference rate will be held until April 15th at which time they will be released and go up to $169/night. WHEN Friday, May 20, 2016 at 7:00 AM - Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM (CDT) 

WHERE 

Menger Hotel - 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

For more info and to get tickets, please click here.  You can also visit the website.

Paletas in the Plaza

04.25.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Bill Miller Plaza Time: 11:30 AM

MPA Open House

05.12.16

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., Meeting Assembly Room (BV 1.338) Time: 4:30 PM

Henry B. Gonzalez Centennial

05.03.16

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

The UTSA Office for Community Services and the College of Public Policy present 

The Historical Impact of Henry B. Gonzalez on Politics and Public Policy

A Panel Discussion to Commemorate Henry B's Centennial

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg. Theater (BV 1.326) 

(Please note:  room has changed due to attendance size) 

Event is free and open to the Public 

Reception to follow

RSVP here

NowCast SA to live-stream event.  Click on link to view the program live on May 3rd.  The program will be available to view on Youtube after May 3rd.

Special thanks to Max Navarro and Jane Macon for sponsoring the webcast.

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Program

WELCOME 

Dr. Ricardo Romo, President, University of Texas at San Antonio

MODERATOR 

Dr. Francine Romero:  Opening remarks and introduction of panelists

DISTINGUISHED PANEL 

Lionel Sosa (confirmed)
Henry B.: A child of the revolution--the social, cultural and political environment of the Mexican community in San Antonio in the early 20th century. 

Gene Rodriguez (organizer)
Henry B: A brief profile of his career 

Dr. Henry Flores (confirmed)
Henry B.: Reflections on his impact on the politics of the city, state and nation 

Dr. Henry Cisneros (confirmed)
Henry B.: Reflections on his impact on the public policies of the city, state and nation 

The Honorable Charles Gonzalez (organizer)
Henry B: Reflections by the son who replaced him in Congress 

CLOSING REMARKS

Dr. Francine Romero

RECEPTION TO FOLLOW IN THE DURANGO BLDG., SOUTHWEST ROOM (DB. 1.124)

Erik Sanden and Joe Reyes of the band Buttercup will perform a rock song.

Guests will have the opportunity to share recollections and stories of Henry B. 

Free parking is available in Lot D-3 under the IH-35 bridge in unmarked spaces only. 

Map and directions - UTSA Downtown Campus

Event Flyer

For questions, please contact the College of Public Policy at (210) 458-2530 or email Michelle Skidmore at michelle.skidmore@utsa.edu

Thank you to all the UTSA support staff, College of Public Policy, Office for Community Services, Downtown Special Events, Anne Marie's Catering, Charlie Gonzalez and Gene Rodriguez, Dr. Francine Romero and the family of Henry B. Gonzalez for helping to make this event a success.