(Nov. 8, 2010)--UTSA faculty and staff members are now much less likely to receive "your mailbox has exceeded the size limit" messages with the latest offering from the Office of Information Technology.
UTSA mailboxes were expanded in size from 500MB to 5GB -- an increase of 1,000 percent. The increase in mailbox size was the main objective of the OIT Summer Splash e-mail infrastructure project.
"In the past, one of the most common user requests was for an increased mailbox size," said Linda Dunn, OIT support services manager. "Now that all mailboxes have been upgraded, users are much less likely to receive 'mailbox quota reached' messages."
UTSA mailboxes were moved August 18-25 and with the move the capacity increased. The moves occurred outside of normal business hours to avoid any interruption in service.
Although the increase in mailbox size will allow you to store many more messages, OIT recommends you continue to clean out your inbox on a regular basis. Find tips for managing your mailbox at the OIT website.
The e-mail infrastructure project is part of OIT Summer Splash -- 11 projects that will have a lasting and positive impact on university students, faculty and staff members.
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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