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UTSA community invited to Feb. 5 panel discussion on cyber security


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(Feb. 2, 2010)--Howard Schmidt, the newly appointed White House cyber security czar, will headline a panel discussion, "Our Growing Lives Online: Safe or Not?" from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 at the Charline McCombs Empire Theater, 226 N. St. Mary's St. The event is presented by the Texas Lyceum and KLRN.

A limited number of free tickets are available to UTSA community members for the discussion. UTSA students, faculty and staff can sign up to participate at the Institute for Cyber Security in Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building Room 2.304 or the College of Business Office of Graduate Studies in Business Building Room 4.01.18 on the Main Campus.

Schmidt will be joined by Nicole Beebe, UTSA assistant professor of information systems in the College of Business; Robert Hansen, chief executive officer of SecTheory, and Ari Schwartz, vice president of the Center for Democracy and Technology.

The Texas Lyceum is a premier statewide leadership organization focused on identifying the next generation of top Texas leaders.



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UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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