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UTSA ranked among national leaders in degrees awarded to Hispanics

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(May 16, 2012) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio is No. 5 in the nation in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students, according to the May 2012 edition of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. Additionally, UTSA was ranked No. 12 nationally in the number of master's degrees awarded to Hispanics.

The magazine surveyed the 2011 academic year of the Top 100 predominantly Hispanic-serving colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico.

UTSA earned its No. 5 ranking for awarding undergraduate degrees to 1,883 Hispanic students of 4,138, representing 46 percent of the graduating class. UTSA earned a No. 12 ranking for master's degrees, awarding master's to 350 Hispanic students of 1,017, representing 34 percent of the class.

Each year, the magazine also includes Hispanic student participation across all major fields of study.

"We are proud to see 10 UTSA academic programs listed among the top in the country for graduating Hispanic students," said UTSA Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs John Frederick. "Providing access to excellent educational opportunities while celebrating our rich heritage is the fiber of who we are at UTSA, and it will continue to be so as we move toward our goal of becoming a tier-one institution."

For the fourth consecutive year, the UTSA School of Architecture ranked first with 79 undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanics. UTSA also received a top ranking in the recreation, leisure and fitness studies category, awarding 120 undergraduate degrees to Hispanics.

The UTSA undergraduate degree rankings include:

  1. No. 1 -- Architecture: 79 (48 male and 31 female)
  2. No. 1 -- Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies: 120 (59 male and 61 female)
  3. No. 2 -- Business and marketing: 435 (251 male and 184 female)
  4. No. 3 -- Multi/interdisciplinary studies: 207 (22 male and 185 female)
  5. No. 3 -- Mathematics: 31 (19 male and 12 female)
  6. No. 4 -- Biological sciences: 125 (49 male and 76 female)
  7. No. 4 -- English literature: 83 (24 male and 59 female)
  8. No. 4 -- Homeland security: 136 (65 male and 71 female)
  9. No. 5 -- Psychology: 162 (46 male and 116 female)
  10. No. 10 -- Hispanic Studies: 11 (4 male and 7 female)

Overall, the University of Texas System dominated the first tier of the Top 100 institutions with UTSA, UT El Paso, UT Pan American and UT Austin placing among the Top 10.



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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