(Sept. 30, 2011) -- The UTSA College of Business and College of Engineering were ranked the No. 3 and No. 7 graduate programs in the nation in Hispanic Business magazine's "2011 Best Schools for Hispanics" in its September 2011 issue.
"We are honored to be recognized by Hispanic Business for the fourth straight year," said Lynda Y. 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 MBA students. It elevates the college into the upper echelon of business schools in the nation."
The Hispanic Business business-school rankings include (in order) University of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas at Austin, UTSA, New York University, University of Miami, University of Virginia, University of New Mexico, Stanford University, Yale University and Florida International University.
It is the second consecutive year that the UTSA College of Engineering was ranked in the Top 10 by the magazine.
"We have put a great amount of effort into strategically growing our graduate programs over the last 10 years to meet the needs of students, especially those from underrepresented groups," said Mauli Agrawal, dean of the UTSA College of Engineering and David and Jennifer Spencer Distinguished Chair of Engineering. "We are thrilled to be recognized once again for our graduate engineering programs. The other universities ranked on his list are a Who's Who of graduate engineering programs, and we are honored to be included."
The publication's engineering program rankings (in order) included Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Central Florida, Purdue University, MIT, University of Florida, UTSA, Cal Poly Pomona, University of New Mexico and University of Texas at Austin.
Hispanic Business ranked 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. This is the 14th year that Hispanic Business has conducted the study.
The UTSA College of Business offers a comprehensive business curriculum at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. The college's MBA program was ranked No. 4 in the Southwest and No. 28 nationwide by BusinessWeek and has been named one of the top 10 MBA programs for minority students by the Princeton Review for the last six years. Nationally ranked and recognized, the UTSA College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with 5,600 enrolled students and 47 different graduate and undergraduate business programs.
Dedicated to education, research and service, the UTSA College of Engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering schools in Texas. 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 UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy's Curtis Vaughan Observatory will offer free stargazing for the public beginning on top of the 4th floor of the Flawn Science Building. Experienced astronomers will be on hand to show a variety of astronomical objects and answer any questions. This event is free and open to the public, so feel free to invite friends and family.
Curtis Vaughan Observatory
This year's keynote speaker is Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisper. The event will feature breakout sessions and a presentation by the Creative Writers from North East School of the Arts. The event is free and open to all teachers from Pre-K through university level. Attendees can earn a certificate for 3 hours of Professional Development Credit.
Riklin Auditorium (FS1.406), Downtown Campus
The UTSA community is invited to attend the 3rd annual Rowdy Gras celebration! This year Rowdy Gras includes a daytime event from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. with a free food tasting and music on the UC Paseo. The main event takes place from 6 - 9 p.m. in the UC Lawn. The event includes free food, live jazz music, activities and giveaways.
University Center Paseo & Lawn, UTSA Main Campus
The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s 2015-16 Speaker Series continues with Dana Cuff, Ph.D., a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles. In her talk, Cuff will discuss new forms of “studio” and new types of practices. Free and open to the public.
Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), UTSA Downtown Campus
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures invites Texas and Texans to the Asian Festival. What began as a traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year has expanded to include other Asian communities and participants, showcasing their unique culture and traditions.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
Join the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in celebrating interdisciplinary inquiry at the 2016 Interdisciplinary Studies Colloquium. The colloquium will include a panel of faculty and recent doctoral graduate and a showcase of the best IDS undergraduate inquiry projects of the year 2015. The event is free and open to the public.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), UTSA Main Campus
The UTSA College of Public Policy presents the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Iris Carlton LaNey will speak to the UTSA community about the role and impact of African-Americans in the social work profession.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus
Please join us for a presentation and book signing by Luis Carlos Montalván (Fmr. Capt., USA), author of the New York Times Bestseller Until Tuesday and the international award-winning childrens book Tuesday Tucks Me In. His books will be available for purchase at the UTSA Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public.
Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The 12th Annual Black Heritage Gala is a formal event which includes a student performance, keynote remarks by Michael Brown, an award presentation, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $10 for UTSA students and $15 for all other guests. Tickets are on sale now at Roadrunner Express. Contact (210) 458-4770 for more information.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will host a free workshop focusing on teaching Latin American culture and geography for students seeking their teacher certification. The workshop includes free resources for teaching Latin American subject matter as well as presentations on language, identity, music, geography, and political and developmental history, and a special educators’ tour of the museum’s Los Tejanos exhibit. Free with registration.
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC 3.01.02)
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