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Of Monarchs & Milkweed
More Than Just a Butterfly

Without pollinators like the monarch, our food supply would be in jeopardy. UTSA experts are on the case of this troubled species and its breeding and feeding habitat: milkweed.

Bird’s-eye View

Documenting standout moments with nanotechnology, world-heritage icons, and more.

Fixing a Broken System
Helping the Most Vulnerable

Foster care was designed to nurture susceptible children. But the state doesn’t know how to ensure their safety. UTSA researchers are determined to repair the failing system.

Lesson Learned

Working through the fact and fiction of popular theory surrounding black holes.

Plazas & Paseos: Campus Acclaim & Activity

Getting Rowdy on the Airwaves
Getting Rowdy on the Airwaves

Students try their hand at producing and creating radio and TV broadcasts to gain real-world experience and provide entertainment to fellow ’Runners.

Honored Peer
Esteemed Peer

The National Academies honors a UTSA professor, boosting Tier One efforts.

Social Studies
Insights in Human Behavior

Research: Creating a “living” lab at the children’s museum.

Research Without Borders
Foreign Exchange

Research: Partnerships with Mexico help to build prestige.

Setting the Standard
National Authority

Cybersecurity: Feds tap UTSA to help develop standards.

Giving Kids a Voice
Powerful Poetry

Literacy: A professor helps kids find a voice through writing.

Feel-good Clinical Experience
Aiding Underserved

Community Service: Students gain dental experience abroad.

'Runner Reunion: Alumni in Action

Creating a Supportive Space
Students’ Safe Haven

Clayton Sponhaltz ’08 knew firsthand what havoc addiction can wreak, so his role with UTSA’s Collegiate Recovery Center was a perfect career fit.

Opening Kids’ Eyes
Cultural Guardian

LaTanya Ward-Showers ’03 writes kids books about diversity.

Building Cyber Business
Cyber Sentry

Will Garrett M.B.A. ’12 teaches San Antonio businesses about cybersecurity.

Road Warrior
Asphalt Wrangler

Ramiro Garcia ’91, M.S. ’97 is the man we hope can fix our Texas roadways.

Class Notes

News about the changing careers and lives of UTSA alumni.

In Memoriam

Remembering our Roadrunner family.

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Stories to Be Told
May the Torque Be with You

A new product created by a team of UTSA students could save companies billions.

Stories to Be Told
Foster Care Firsthand

UTSA experts are working to fix the failing foster care system. One Roadrunner discusses his personal experience of growing up in the system.

Camping In
Butterflies for Beginners

Monarchs are Texas' official state insect. But how much do you really know about America's most common butterfly? Take our quiz to test your knowledge.

Altruism and Public Health
Altruism and Public Health

A pair of entrepreneurial students have developed a high-tech way to help homeless individuals tackle mental health issues.

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