Great Conversation

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Eleven UTSA faculty members will be featured as table hosts at the annual Great Conversation! on Feb. 25. The signature event, which benefits scholarships and programs of the UTSA Honors College, will be held at the Institute of Texan Cultures.

“Our faculty have always played a key part in the success of Great Conversation!,” said Ann Eisenberg, associate dean of the Honors College. “Having esteemed members of the university faculty lead table discussions on their varied expertise and interests underscores the important cultural and intellectual role that UTSA plays in San Antonio.”

Faculty representing the colleges of Business, Liberal and Fine Arts, Education and Human Development, and Honors College are participating:

John Philip Santos, Honors College
The Future of Arts and Culture in San Antonio

Jill Hernández, Philosophy
What is Marriage and What Should it Be?

Bonnie Lyons, English
What Makes a Good Book Club Selection?

Tony Ciochetti, Finance
Can Real Estate Be Sustainable?

Harriett Romo, Sociology
Children and Technology: How Much, How Soon, How to Regulate Its Use

Laura Rendon, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Educating the Nation's Second Largest Minority: Trends in Latino College Access and Academic Success

John Folks, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
The Politics of Public Education in Texas

Walter Wilson, Political Science and Geography
When Will Texas Become a Purple State (or even Blue)?

Chad Mahood, Communication
Are Video Games Making Americans More Aggressive?

Kristina Durante, Marketing
Hormones and Women's Decision-Making: The Myths and the Science

Mary McNaughton-Cassill, Psychology
Surviving Disaster: What You Should Know

For more information on Great Conversation! or to purchase tickets, go to

January 10, 2014