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UTSA President Ricardo Romo among 10 locals honored by UT Austin


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.


Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

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

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

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

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

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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