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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.



Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at the UTSA Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 15, 6 p.m.

Take Back the Night 2015

The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute invites you to Take Back the Night, an international initiative to raise awareness and empower survivors while educating allies through a march, poetry, and testimonios. This is a gender-inclusive movement to shatter the silence surrounding sexual and domestic violence.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Grad Fest is an event designed to prepare you for commencement while celebrating your achievement. You will have the opportunity to purchase commencement regalia, order class rings, diploma frames, explore graduate school opportunities, learn about successful Stafford loan repayment and discuss career outcomes.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom

Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


Grad Fest is an event designed to prepare you for commencement while celebrating your achievement. You will have the opportunity to purchase commencement regalia, order class rings, diploma frames, explore graduate school opportunities, learn about successful Stafford loan repayment and discuss career outcomes.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

Phi Kappa Phi Last Lecture

What would Dr. John Bartkowski say if it were his last lecture? The UTSA professor of sociology will speak about “The Power of Listening” in this annual event sponsored by the UTSA chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. A reception will follow.
Denman Room (UC 2.201.28), Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (ART 2.03.15-18), Main Campus

Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.

White Bound: Nationalists, Anti-Racists and the Shared Meanings of Race

The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series continues with Dr. Matthew Hughey, a scholar of race, racism and racial inequality.
Buena Vista Building (BV 1.328), 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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