December 16, 2011
This is a time that is all about transitions and opening new worlds.
As the calendar year and semester close, more than 3,000 students will walk the stage at Commencement ceremonies this week. They will make a transition into the workforce with many continuing in higher education -- representing UTSA in the community, the nation and internationally.
These students attained their goals through hard work and advocacy from their families, friends, faculty, staff and UTSA supporters -- and we are so proud to see them graduate. They are prepared to be globally conscious, well-rounded leaders, capable of not just getting a job but of thinking critically with the potential to impact industry and the world.
As an emerging research university, the university awards more than 5,000 diplomas each year including nearly 80 doctoral degrees essential to achieving premier research status. UTSA now has a worldwide base of more than 85,000 graduates, and as ongoing members of the UTSA family, alumni support is key in advancing the university and bringing success to future students. This success also comes because of community support for scholarships, athletics, the arts and other programs. We couldn’t do it without you.
Locally and regionally, the university gives back with more than $1.2 billion in annual business revenues and developing research partnerships with top medical, military and corporate groups in and outside South Texas. Globally, in 2010, more than 700 UTSA faculty and staff members participated in research, seminars, study abroad and exchange programs in 35 countries. In the last decade, more than 1,000 students participated in study-abroad programs.
Our Roadrunner wings are spreading wide, and we know UTSA is having a growing impact. In the new calendar year, watch for information about the next phase of our campaign to become a Tier One research university.
Harriett and I wish the best for everyone this holiday season. Be safe and enjoy and cherish your time with family and other loved ones, as we look forward to the exciting things to come in 2012.
The University of Texas at San Antonio
The annual UTSA Graduate fair gives students an opportunity to meet representatives who can provide the information on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.
University Center, Main Campus
A recruiter will speak to potential candidates for the Archer program. The Archer program has helped students land successful careers in public service.
Durango Building (DB 2.208), Downtown Campus
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Richard Peretz,’85, chief financial officer at UPS, will present the keynote address at the Frost Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the UTSA College of Business.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Philosophy and Classics hosts Michael Wheeler from University of Stirling as its Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professor. He will be giving a talk on how creativity works.
H-E-B University Center (HUC 1.102), Main Campus,
The Dept. of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition and the South Texas Consortium for HIV and STI Research welcomes Dr. Joshua Rosenberger who will discuss his recent work on using innovative HIV-prevention strategies.
University Center (UC 2.02.12), Main Campus
Join the UTSA African American Studies program for a lecture by Gary Bledsoe, President of the Texas NAACP, who specializes in public interest law, employment and civil rights law.
Buena Vista Building (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.