(Sept. 15, 2010)--The UTSA College of Business and College of Engineering have been ranked the No. 5 and No. 7 graduate programs in the nation for Hispanics by Hispanic Business. (Read more in the September 2010 edition.) This is the third year that the College of Business was ranked in the top 10 and the first time the College of Engineering was ranked in the 13-year history of the magazine's study.
Annually, the magazine ranks the top 10 universities nationally in business, medicine, law and engineering based on five criteria: enrollment of Hispanics, percentage of full-time Hispanic faculty members, availability of student support and services, retention rates and graduate program reputation.
"We are honored to be recognized by Hispanic Business," said Lynda de la Vina, dean of the UTSA College of Business and Peter Flawn Professor of Economics. "This ranking speaks to the quality of our academic programming and the services that we provide our M.B.A. students. It elevates the college into the upper echelon of business schools in the nation."
The business school rankings (in order) included UT El Paso, New York University, UT Austin, University of Miami, UTSA, University of New Mexico, Stanford University, Florida International University, Duke University and the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
"We are delighted to be ranked among this elite group of engineering schools in the country," said C. Mauli Agrawal, David and Jennifer Spencer Distinguished Chair and dean of the UTSA College of Engineering. "Our graduate enrollment has grown more than 100 percent over the last five years and we are proud that despite such fast growth, we have been able to improve the quality of our programs and maintain the diversity of our student body."
Hispanic Business' engineering rankings included (in order) Georgia Tech, Purdue, University of Central Florida, University of New Mexico, UT El Paso, MIT, UTSA, University of Florida, Florida Atlantic University and UT Austin.
The UTSA College of Business M.B.A. program also was ranked No. 4 in the Southwest and No. 28 nationwide by BusinessWeek and was named one of the top 10 M.B.A. programs for minority students by the Princeton Review for the last five years. It is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with 5,600 enrolled students.
Dedicated to education, research and service, the UTSA College of Engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering schools in the state. From 2000 to 2007, the college's enrollment more than doubled and research funding increased seven-fold. The college offers academic programs in biomedical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering. Research strengths include security, health, energy and the environment, and sustainability.
The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus
This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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