Faculty Workshops

Thu September 04

Art and Ecology Forum

Art and Art History, Environmental Science, Anthropology

Dornith Doherty

University Distinguished Research Professor, Studio Art Department, University of North Texas, and UTSA graduate students

1 - 2:30 pm   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

Dornith Doherty and UTSA graduate students in Environmental Science, Anthropology, and Art will discuss current research regarding natural resource preservation and management

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Sun September 14

Creativity at the Core:  Inspiration and Meaning for Music Teaching and Learning

Music Department IMR

Dr. Chritopher Azzara

EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Pianist, arranger, author, and educator, Christopher Azzara is internationally recognized as an innovator in the area of music teaching and learning. His research focuses on creativity and improvisation in the music leaning process. Azzara is Professor and Chair of Music Education and Affiliate Faculty of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media at the Eastman School of Music. He is the author of numerous articles, arrangements, and books, including Developing Musicianship through Improvisation and Jump Right In: The Instrumental Series.

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

How do students learn to improvise? Where do I start? Christopher Azzara will offer a common sense approach that improves your musicianship and that of your students—making connections for general, vocal, and instrumental teachers at all levels of instruction and experience.

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Tue September 16

NSF Early Career Awards Grant Writing Seminar

UTSA Research

Dr. Alexis Lewis

NSF Program Manager

Dr. Lewis is a Program Director for the Materials Engineering and Processing (MEP) Program, in the Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation at the National Science Foundation. She also serves as a representative for the Engineering Division to the program for Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF), the National Science Foundation's response to the Materials Genome Initiative. Prior to joining NSF, Dr. Lewis was a member of the technical staff at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC, for 11 years. Her program portfolio focuses on structural and multifunctional materials, their processing, properties, structure and performance.

1 - 2 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

The NSF Career Award is in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar through the integration of outstanding research and education. This seminar provides an opportunity for UTSA faculty to receive relevant information on this NSF program, with specific focus on how to develop a successful application.

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Tue September 16

NSF Grant Writing for Engineering Disciplines

UTSA Research

Dr. Alexis Lewis

NSF Program Manager

Dr. Lewis is a Program Director for the Materials Engineering and Processing (MEP) Program, in the Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation at the National Science Foundation. She also serves as a representative for the Engineering Division to the program for Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF), the National Science Foundation's response to the Materials Genome Initiative. Prior to joining NSF, Dr. Lewis was a member of the technical staff at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC, for 11 years. Her program portfolio focuses on structural and multifunctional materials, their processing, properties, structure and performance.

2- 3 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

Join us for this presentation and discussion on National Sciences Foundation grant writing, with a specific focus on the engineering disciplines.

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Tue September 23

“It’s all about the Blast”: PTSD and TBI after Combat Blast Explosions

UTSA Research

Dr. Alan Peterson

Professor of Psychology

Dr. Peterson is a board certified clinical health psychologist, Professor, and Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine within the Department of Psychiatry and School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is the Director of the STRONG STAR Consortium and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD. These two consortia include over 150 research collaborators and 25 institutions worldwide. He served previously as the Chair of the Department of Psychology and the Director of the Clinical Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2005 after 21 years of active duty service including deployments in support of Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom. He has clinical and research expertise in the areas of PTSD, psychological resiliency, and military health psychology. He has over 300 scientific publications and presentations and has obtained over $100 million in peer-reviewed federal research funding. 

4 - 5 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

Part of the SALSI Lecture Series, this presentation will review the symptomatology, etiology, and epidemiology of PTSD and TBI after blast exposure. It will also review the research opportunities at UTHSCSA and UTSA to examine the diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, and treatment of PTSD and TBI in military service members and veterans.

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