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(Sept. 14, 2012) -- The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs announces the promotion of 26 UTSA faculty members. The promotions were approved by the UT System Board of Regents in August and were effective Sept. 1, 2012.

Thirteen assistant professors earned tenure and promotion to associate professor; tenure is granted to qualified faculty who set a high standard of excellence in teaching, research or scholarship, and service. Additionally, 13 of the university's associate professors have been promoted to full professor in recognition of sustained professional accomplishment and contribution to the university.

"On behalf of President Ricardo Romo and myself, we want to congratulate all these faculty," said John H. Frederick, provost and vice president for academic affairs. "The obtainment of tenure, and the years of work, research and dedication to teaching that it takes to reach that position, is an noteworthy accomplishment."

Also this year, 15 retired or retiring faculty members have been granted the honorary title of professor emeritus. The title of emeritus is awarded only to those who have served the university for an extensive period of time, made a significant contribution to their field of study, and exemplified the highest caliber of academic, ethical and civic standards.

"It's the university's hope that with this newly earned distinction, our emeritus faculty will continue to contribute to the high quality of education and culture which they helped build at UTSA," said Frederick.


Promotion to tenure (Assistant Professor to Associate Professor)

Gloria Crisp, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Jurgen Engelberth, Department of Biology
Gary Gaufo, Department of Biology
Gabriela Gonzalez, Department of History
Yilmaz Hatipkarasulu, Department of Architecture
Holly Miller, Department of Criminal Justice
Michael Moyer, Department of Counseling
Jianwei Niu, Department of Computer Science
Anne-Marie Nunez, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Hazem Rashed-Ali, Department of Architecture
Johnelle Sparks, Department of Demography
Jeffery von Ronne, Department of Computer Science
Clint Whaley, Department of Computer Science

Promotion to Full Professor

Thomas Coyle, Department of Psychology
Glenn Dietrich, Department of Information Systems
Bridget Drinka, Department of English
Ann Eisenberg, Department of Psychology
Dorothy Flannagan, Department of Psychology
Daniel Jimenez, Department of Computer Science
Lance Lambert, Department of Geological Sciences
Chunjiang Qian, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Srinivasan Rao, Department of Information Systems
Chris Reddick, Department of Public Administration
Can Saygin, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Pamela Smith, Department of Accounting
Jason Yaeger, Department of Anthropology

Professor Emeritus

Mark Allen, Department of English
Félix Almaráz, Department of History
Norma Cantú, Department of English
Derral Cheatwood, Department of Sociology
Ellen Riojas Clark, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
Bruce Daniels, Department of History
Weldon Hammond, Department of Geological Sciences
David Johnson, Department of History
Robert Milk, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
Paul Rodriguez, Department of Biology
Joel Saegert, Department of Marketing
Eric Swanson, Department of Geological Sciences
Betty Travis, Department of Mathematics
Oscar Van Auken, Department of Biology
Suzanne Winter, Department of Educational Psychology



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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