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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Tue October 06

Grantsmanship Lunch and Learn: Finding Funding and Managing Funding Searches

UTSA Research

Liana Ryan

Senior Grant Development Coordinator, College of Engineering

Lauren Moore

Program Manager, Office of Research Support

12 - 1:30 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.12C   |  Faculty Center Conference Room   |  Main Campus

Facilitators will provide advice on managing funding searches, including what to consider before searching for funding, where to find funding, and how to save time by automating searches, followed by Q & A and discussion. 

Participants will bring their own lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided by the Office of Research Support.

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Wed October 07

Women’s Studies Reception

Women's Studies Institute

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

This event is open to all faculty, students, and staff. 

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Thu October 08

Engage Your Students with Customized Screencasts

Office of Digital Learning

Christina Frazier

Lecturer II for the Writing Core Program

Claudia Arcolin

Instructional Designer for the Office of Digital Learning

11 - 11:30 a.m.   |  MS 1.03.14   |  FIT Lab   |  Main Campus

This workshop is part of the FIT Coffee Break series.

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Tue October 13

Peer Instruction

UTSA Libraries - Faculty Services

Lucretia M. Fraga

Assistant Professor of Education, University of the Incarnate Word

Dr. Fraga provides professional development in effective teaching practices to faculty, students and staff. She has over 10 years of experience in working with faculty in higher education. Her research interests include the use of mobile devices for learning and changing pedagogical practices through the use of technology.
Dr. Fraga holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching with an emphasis on Instructional Technology from UTSA and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Houston Baptist University. Prior to her current appointment at UIW, she served as UTSA's Teaching and Learning Consultant.

9 - 10 a.m.   |  JPL 4.04.12C   |  Faculty Center Conference Room   |  Main Campus

Are you looking for ways to get your students more involved in your class? Peer instruction may be the answer for you! During this session you will learn the steps to implement peer instruction in your class.

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Tue October 13

Medical Data Analytics and Visualization Center - SALSI Lecture Series

UTSA Research

Dr. Yusheng Feng

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Craig Sisson

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, UTHSCSA

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

This presentation will report on progress made by the SALSI funded Medical Data Analytics and Visualization cluster. The team will present advanced data analytics methodology and visualization techniques to analyze big medical data and develop 3D immersive models and computer simulations to support diagnosis, treatment planning, outcome predication, virtual reality based surgical training and optimal patient flow management. Although the applications focus on biomedical research and medical practice, researchers who want to use intensive data analysis and advanced visualization in their work are encouraged to attend. The concepts, techniques, and algorithms are transferable to other fields.

Lecture will take place from 10 - 11 a.m. in the Assembly Room, followed by a tour of the Vizlab from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Parking is available in the Bauerle Road Garage.

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