Tuesday, December 01, 2015


UTSA's Les Shephard to address Texas water demands at 2012 Water Summit


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(May 17, 2012) -- Les Shephard, director of the UTSA Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute, will moderate a panel May 21 at the 2012 Texas Water Summit on water demands and the sectors at highest risk. The summit, offered by the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science, will explore significant challenges associated with ensuring future water resources such as supply and demand, water science and conservation, surface and groundwater resources and developing new forms of water resources.

The panel will include Cindy Loeffler, water resources branch chief at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Departmen; Kellye Rila, director of the Water Availability Division at the Texas Commission on Environmental Qualit; Todd Votteler, executive manager ofsScience, intergovernmental relations and policy at the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority; Karen Bondy, manager of water resources management at the Lower Colorado River Authority; and Drew Nelson, clean energy project manager for the Environmental Defense Fund.

In 2011, Texas experienced the worst year of drought in the state's recorded history, generating direct economic losses that exceeded $10 billion. The impact to the state's economy and the implications for the future are driving a greater awareness of supply, demand and efficiency -- and the challenges of sourcing new supplies to meet future water requirements. As Texas begins to outgrow its water supply infrastructure, there are significant political, economic, technological and scientific challenges that must be met to ensure we are prepared for future population growth.

To learn more, visit the 2012 Texas Water Summit website.



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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