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Regents approve renaming of several buildings on UTSA Main Campus

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Bauerle Road Garage, under construction on UTSA Main Campus

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(July 1, 2011)--The UTSA Office of Facilities Planning and Development has announced name changes and associated building number changes and abbreviations for several facilities on the Main Campus. The names were approved by the UT System Board of Regents.

  • The new name for the laboratory complex on the west side of the Main Campus is the Science Research Laboratories.
  • University Center I and II and University Center III have been combined into one building, building number 0530, University Center (UC).
  • The North Parking Garage is now the Tobin Avenue Garage, building number 0523 (TAG).
  • The South Parking Garage and Thermal Energy Plant is now Bosque Street Garage, building number 0524 (BSG). (Bosque is pronounced "Boss-key." Bosque is the name of a river and county in Texas.)

Additionally, the following new buildings will be added to the inventory upon completion and acceptance by UTSA:

  • The East Parking Garage now is named the Bauerle Road Garage, building number 0525 (BRG).
  • The North Paseo Building, building number 0527 (NPB)


How are places and buildings named at UT System institutions?

The UT System Board of Regents approves naming at UT System institutions.

  • Buildings can be named in honor of individuals who have made major gifts to the universities.
  • Excepting paseos, walks and paths are to be named after Texas flora.
  • Excepting existing roads and streets, new roads and streets are to be named after Texas places such as cities, counties and natural areas.
  • Names cannot duplicate the name of existing city roads or streets in order to reduce confusion and facilitate use of Internet mapping programs.
  • Texas place names cannot be used when the place was named for a person, living or deceased.
  • Garages and parking lots will be named based upon the name of the road or street from which they are accessed.

For more information, contact Douglas Lipscomb, UTSA director of facilities planning and development and university architect, at 210-458-4933.



Oct. 2, 7:15 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

Visit the Curtis Vaughan Observatory and see the wonders of the sky over San Antonio with experienced astronomers.
4th floor, Flawn Science Building, Main Campus

Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Where Ink Does Not Show: A Celebration of the New State Poet Laureate

A fun and festive evening featuring Corridos from Texas and Northern Mexico sung by AZUL and a reading of new and classic works by Carmen Tafolla, the new State Poet Laureate.
Buena Vista Theater (1.326), Downtown Campus

Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Campus Carry Listening Session

Listening session will seek input on the places, events and special circumstances that should be considered in determining whether concealed handguns may be prohibited.
John Peace Library, Faculty Center Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Civic Engagement Summit

This summit is an opportunity to showcase and share the variety of community engagement activities of UTSA students, faculty, and staff. The summit is currently accepting proposals for poster presentations. The Call for Posters deadline is Friday, Sept. 11.
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 9, 8 a.m.

College of Sciences Research Conference

The day-long research conference will include a keynote address, faculty and student oral presentations, poster sessions, and an awards ceremony. Lunch will be provided for those who register. Abstract submission deadline is September 20, 2015. Event registration deadline is October 4, 2015.
H-E-B University Center, Main Campus

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