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UTSA students: Enter Quality Enhancement Plan video contest by Feb. 22

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(Feb. 15, 2010)--UTSA students have until Monday, Feb. 22 to enter videos in the UTSA Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) video contest. Prizes include Flip video cameras, a $20 Fast Pass for the UTSA parking garages and free meals at the Roadrunner Cafe.

Videos should illustrate the theme "knowing how to reason and think using numbers." Students can enter the QEP video contest individually, in pairs or in teams of three. The videos should be no more than 90 seconds long and must convey the theme in a unique way.

QEP is a requirement for university reaccreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). A SACS site visit is scheduled for this spring, and UTSA officials have been preparing for it for the last 18 months. The contest is part of a campus-wide QEP marketing plan to inform students about the importance of the academic initiative.

The QEP proposal selected for incorporation into UTSA curriculum is titled "Quantitative Scholarship: From Literacy to Mastery." The concept was publicized last fall at the annual student organization fundraiser, BestFest, with free t-shirts and water bottles with the tagline, "Decide with Confidence."

For more information, visit the UTSA Quality Enhancement Plan Web site.

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UTSA researcher is a star behind the cloud

A revolution in cloud computing is underway, and Ravi Sandhu believes it will be much bigger than the PC and Internet revolutions that have already changed the way we live. Sandhu, director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, says UTSA is taking a leadership role in tackling three fundamental cloud technology problems: how to build and operate the cloud, how to use it profitably for diverse applications and how to keep it secure.

Sandhu, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences, and Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, are funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve cloud security.

Did you know? Sandhu, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert, holds 30 patents, has authored more than 250 papers and been cited more than 30,000 times.

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