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Bring it to the blue bins: Single-stream recycling comes to UTSA Tri-campuses


The national RecycleMania competition runs through March 31. The 10-week competition pits UTSA against colleges and universities across the United States and Canada to see which campus can prevent the most materials from ending up in the landfill.

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(March 23, 2012) -- The new single-stream recycling concept has arrived at UTSA to benefit students, faculty and staff -- and the environment. Single-stream recycling means the mix of various containers and paper can be recycled in the individual blue containers in your office and the blue bins around the UTSA Tri-campuses.

All plastics, glass, aluminum, paper, cardboard and metal can now go into the same blue recycling containers, now single-stream. Many items are recyclable including yogurt and other plastic containers, water and soda bottles, tin cans, soda cans and frozen dinner boxes. If they are plastic or metal, just rinse them out and drop them in the bin.

"Thanks to everyone for your efforts and for supporting the UTSA recycling program," said Richard Garza, UTSA environmental and construction safety manager. "Remember to bring it to the blue bins and recycle to help make the Roadrunner orange-and-blue a little bit greener."

For more information, visit the UTSA Recycling website or call 210-458-5250.



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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