(Nov. 11, 2010)--UTSA and the San Antonio Fire Department will collaborate on an emergency-response training exercise from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the Margaret Batts Tobin Laboratory on the west side of the UTSA Main Campus.
The full-scale, emergency-response exercise will test a potential threat to the high-containment laboratory facility and involve multiple fire trucks and other emergency-response vehicles. The drill fulfills an annual requirement of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for assessing security and emergency-response procedures with these high-containment facilities.
"We want to be sure students, faculty and staff near the site are aware of the activity that will be involved in the training exercise," said Donovan Agans, director of business continuity and emergency management in the UTSA Police Department. "We apologize for any temporary inconvenience as we conduct this important emergency training event."
UTSA high-containment laboratory facilities have ongoing biological research applicable to clinical and diagnostic vaccine development with biological agents that may cause serious or potentially lethal disease after inhalation. Current UTSA research involves bacterial and fungal agents that can cause severe to fatal disease in humans, but for which there are anti-fungal and antibiotic treatments.
For the emergency-response exercise, the San Antonio Fire Department will work with UTSA response personnel from the Office of Business Continuity and Emergency Management, Police Department, and Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management.
For more information, contact the UTSA Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management at 210-458-5250.
Celebrate 40 years of BestFest, an annual event hosted by Roadrunner Productions as a part of UTSA Homecoming festivities. The event will feature a carnival, food and drink booths, a golf cart parade, firework and live music from Anthem.
Brackenridge Lot 1, Main Campus
Celebrate homecoming as the Roadrunners take on Rice. Come early for the Spirit Walk, tailgating, games, music and food. Stick around for a halftime show with SOSA and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. UTSA.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St., Downtown San Antonio
The Leadership Storytelling Homecoming Brunch brings together UTSA alumni and students to share a delicious meal as well as a roundtable conversation about how experiences in college carry us forward on unique leadership journeys.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
The conference is dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors within the areas of business, national security, infrastructure, healthcare and visualization.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.
Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
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