Events

Fri August 28

Faculty Forum to Discuss Promotion & Tenure Review Process

Office of the Provost

3 - 4 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

John Frederick, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Thu September 10

Faculty Senate Meeting

Office of the Provost

3:30 - 5 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

The Faculty Senate is an elected legislative and deliberative body whose primary purpose is to represent the UTSA faculty.

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Wed September 16

Latin American Art and Culture Colloquium Series

Art & Art History

Carolyn Tate

Professor, History of Pre-Columbian Art, Texas Tech University

Presenter Carolyn Tate is Professor of Pre-Columbian Art History at Texas Tech University. Her courses focus on the art and cultures of Mesoamerica and Native North America. She creates special topics that reflect and intensify her own research interests, so that students participate in the refinement of her ideas and interpretations. Courses such as “The Body and the City in Mesoamerica” stem from her book on the Maya city of Yaxchilan, which is populated by over 100 monumental figures and 90 buildings. Working with students in her courses on “Gender in Mesoamerican Art” and “Creation Narratives in Mesoamerican Art” helped her develop her latest book, Re-Considering Olmec Visual Culture: The Unborn, Women, and Creation (2012). Two major themes in her research involve why Mesoamericans created their elaborate ceremonial cities and how individuals perceived of themselves in relation to social groups and to the symbol-laden cities they built.

 

6 - 8 p .m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

This lecture,Visual Memory of Shapes: A Neurobiological Look at the Contributions of Olmec Sculpture to the Origins of Mesoamerican Pictographic Communication Systems,” examines the relationship between stone sculpture of the Olmec, a foundational and early Mesoamerican society, and later Mesoamerican pictorial systems. This talk initiates the fall series of the Latin American Art and Culture Colloquium, organized by the Department of Art and Art History.

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Wed September 23

Latin American Art and Culture Colloquium Series

Art & Art History

Kathryn O'Rourke

Assistant Professor, Art & Art History, Trinity University

Presenter Kathryn O’Rourke is Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at Trinity University. Her publications include essays on Mexican architectural rationalism and public health care reform, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s work in Latin America, and urban planning in 1920s Mexico City. Her current book project Building History: Modern Architecture in Mexico City, is about the influence of Mexican architectural history on modern architecture in the Mexican capital.

 

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

This lecture, “Pulque and Patria: Juan O’Gorman and Representation in Mexican Architecture,” is the second in our fall Latin American Art and Culture Colloquium series, organized by the Department of Art and Art History.

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Mon October 05

The Promise of Civic Renewal in America

Vice President for Community Services and Center for Civic Engagement

Peter Levine, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research & Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Tufts University's Jonathan Tisch College of Citizenship & Public Service

Dr. Levine was the founding deputy director (2001-6) and then the second director (2006-15) of Tisch College’s CIRCLE, The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, which he continues to oversee as an associate dean. He is the author of We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: The Promise of Civic Renewal in America (Oxford University Press, 2013), five other scholarly books on philosophy and politics, and a novel.

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   |  UC 2.01.28   |  Denman Ballroom   |  Main Campus

We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For… Dr. Peter Levine will challenge us on our role in the civic renewal of America during the Civic Engagement Summit.

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Wed October 14

Latin American Art and Culture Colloquium Series

Art & Art History

Gina McDaniel Tarver

Associate Professor, Art & Art History Contemporary Latin American Art, Texas State University

Presenter Gina McDaniel Tarver is Associate Professor, Art & Art History, at Texas State University, San Marcos. She specializes in modern and contemporary Latin American art and visual culture. Her research interests include the relationship between art and politics, gender issues, and decolonial theory. Her soon-to-be-published book, From Art of a New Reality to Conceptual Art in Colombia, 1961–1975 (forthcoming, Ediciones Uniandes), traces the symbiotic yet paradoxical relationship between a small and successful group of artists in Colombia who sought to break with conventional traditions in order to address a local audience in ways that resonated within their immediate social context, and the art institutions who supported them, who sought to internationalize the art scene as part of a push for national development. She is the author of numerous essays and entries for exhibition catalogs and was co-editor of the exhibition catalog The New York Graphic Workshop, 1964–1970 (Blanton Museum of Art, 2009).

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

This lecture, “Natural (and Unnatural) History in Contemporary Colombian Art,” is the third in our fall Latin American Art and Culture Colloquium series, organized by the Department of Art and Art History.

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