Feb 27 Tuesday
A Rare Texas Native-Conservation of the Bracted Twistflower (Streptanthus bracteatus)
Explore the factors limiting the growth and distribution of a true Texas Native, the endemic Bracted twistflower (Streptanthus bracteatus). A member of the Brassicaceae (mustard) family, S. bracteatus is a rare wildflower growing exclusively in the Edward’s Plateau ecoregion. Wendy Leonard, City of San Antonio Natural Areas Assistant Manager will discuss conservation efforts for Bexar and Medina Counties and the work being done to help save this species.
This is a hybrid event - attend in person or online. If watching online on zoom, must register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvdOyqrz8rH9V-ZMpVsd-jGl9N2FQz9cII
Feb 28 Wednesday
The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance presents Water Wonks an online monthly lecture series featuring a host of experts sharing innovative ideas and details about their work in the world of water. On Feb. 28 we will examine the Use Of Comprehensive Models For Targeting Green Stormwater Infrastructure presented by Dr. Sheeba M. Thomas Dominguez (San Antonio River Authority Senior Technical Engineer).The series is a free community education opportunity.
Feb 29 Thursday
Trinity University presents a fireside chat with Ruth Simmons, Ph.D., 2024 DeCoursey Lecturer. A distinguished university president and higher education leader, Simmons will discuss "Leading Change in Higher Education: Coming to Terms with Racial Histories." She will share her remarkable journey to university presidency and her trailblazing efforts to promote colleges and universities as these communities have come to terms with their histories relative to slavery. The event is free and open to the public.
The Trinity University Art and Art History Department welcomes guest artist Chris Taylor as part of the 2023-2024 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series, made possible by Jane and the late Arthur Stieren of San Antonio. The lecture, Pedagogy of Weather, will be held in Dicke Hall, room 104, at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024, and is free and open to the public. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the foyer.
Taylor will present Land Arts of the American West, the transdisciplinary field program dedicated to expanding awareness of intersections between human construction and the evolving nature of the planet, and the solar-powered Terminal Lake Exploration Platform as an example of visual and performative research operating within vastly under-examined endorheic conditions.
Mar 01 Friday
Dr. Ruth Simmons, past president of Smith College, Brown, and Prairie View A&M Universities, and Dr. Adena Loston, president of St. Philip's College, come together for an incredible evening to discuss their journey to leadership. Dr. Simmon's book, UP HOME: ONE GIRL'S JOURNEY, and Dr. Loston's book, THE ARK OF MY LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES, will be available for purchase and signing by the authors.
The discussion at 7:00 PM is free of charge. Registration is required.
There will be a pre-discussion reception with our distinguished guests at 5:30 PM. Tickets for the reception are $30 for general admission and $25 for SAAACAM and Smith College Club Members. Purchase your ticket at the registration link.
This event is presented by The San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum, the Smith College Club of San Antonio, the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute, and Texas Public Radio.
Mar 02 Saturday
Come and join Austin Typewriter, Ink. (ATI), of Austin, for a "Type-in" at Mission Branch Library. ATI will be bringing some vintage typewriters for attendees to sit down and manually type out a poem, a few thoughts, or perhaps a letter to a loved one. So come for a nostalgic throw-back or experience pre-PC tech for the first time.
Join the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio for conversation and support about what to expect after a dementia diagnosis, with a special focus on Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia. Gain important insights and learn practical strategies for managing dementia.
Submit questions for our dementia experts to answer in a panel discussion with Emmy Award-winning producer for National Public Radio, Kitty Eisele, and learn about the latest research in:
- Sleep problems.- Navigating problematic behaviors.- Dealing with walking problems, falls and safety concerns.- Symptoms and fluctuations of Lewy body dementia.
Schedule of Events2:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Resource fair
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: The 2024 Dr. George D. Case Memorial Lecture on Dementia with Lewy Bodies presented by Helen B. Medsger
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Panel discussion with the state’s only designated National Institute on Aging (NIA)- designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio hosted by Emmy Award-winning producer for National Public Radio, Kitty Eisele.
Mar 06 Wednesday
Make plans to join Interfaith San Antonio Alliance for a talk on peace among diverse people from Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence for Alamo Community Colleges, Prof. Vladimer Narsia. Prof. Narsia is a recognized expert on interfaith dialogue with a special interest in peace studies.
Mar 07 Thursday
The Borderlands Shakespeare Colectiva is thrilled to announce an upcoming conference, “Translating, Adapting, and Performing Shakespeare in the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands,” explores the place and potential of Shakespeare in the cultural production of the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands. Free and open to the public, the conference features presentations and workshops with scholars, teachers, artists, and community activists, as well as a BSC-commissioned performance of Gregg Barrios’s Hamlet-inspired play I-DJ by Teatro Audaz, San Antonio’s premier Latinx theater company. For more information, visit borderlandsshakespeare.org.
Mar 08 Friday