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UTSA President Ricardo Romo among 10 locals honored by UT Austin

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UTSA President Ricardo Romo (right) with other Texas Exes at wall of honor unveiling event

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(Nov. 17, 20911) -- UTSA President Ricardo Romo is among 10 San Antonio community leaders in business, civic, broadcasting, education, tourism and legal professions named to the University of Texas "San Antonio Texas Exes Wall of Honor" Nov. 16 at the University Co-op store at the Alamo Quarry Market, 255 E. Basse Road, officials announced.

Included in the inaugural class are Valero Energy Chief Counsel Kimberly Bowers; San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Ramiro Cavazos; Automotive Executive Rick Cavender; Frost Bank President Pat Frost; WOAI-TV News Anchor Leslie Bohl Jones; San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Casandra Matej; philanthropist and business icon B.J. "Red" McCombs; University of Texas at San Antonio President Ricardo Romo; Edgewood Independent School District Public Information Officer Maclovio Perez;  and Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed.  

"We are really excited about this inaugural class. These UT Austin alumni have excelled in their professions and civic endeavors to the betterment of their community," explains George H. Mitchell, president and CEO of the nonprofit University Co-op, which also operates stores in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin.

The individual photos of each recipient will be on display in the San Antonio store in recognition of their accomplishments and ties to the University of Texas at Austin.

The University Co-op is a not-for-profit corporation owned by the students, faculty and staff of the University of Texas at Austin. The University Co-op was founded in 1896. The first store outside of Austin was the University Co-op in Houston, which opened August 2007, followed by the San Antonio Co-op in 2008, Dallas Co-op in 2009 and Fort Worth Co-op in 2010.

The University Co-op mission is to advance the educational interests of the University of Texas at Austin. Earnings support campus events, grants and activities. Since 2000, the University Co-op has given more than $32 million back to UT Austin in gifts, grants and rebates.

 

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A revolution in cloud computing is underway, and Ravi Sandhu believes it will be much bigger than the PC and Internet revolutions that have already changed the way we live. Sandhu, director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, says UTSA is taking a leadership role in tackling three fundamental cloud technology problems: how to build and operate the cloud, how to use it profitably for diverse applications and how to keep it secure.

Sandhu, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences, and Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, are funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve cloud security.

Did you know? Sandhu, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert, holds 30 patents, has authored more than 250 papers and been cited more than 30,000 times.

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Aug. 1, 9 p.m.

"Inside Peace" documentary screening

This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle

Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 6, 5 - 7 p,m,; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
Downtown Campus

Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 17, 11:30 p.m.

Midnight Light

Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus

Aug. 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Plaza

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus

Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Lawn

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.


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