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By Ryan Schoensee
Special Projects Writer, Office of University Communications

(Oct. 17, 2012) -- The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at The University of Texas at San Antonio will host a screening of "Switch," a documentary that explores energy's past, present and future at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17 in the Main Building Auditorium (0.106) at the UTSA Main Campus. The screening is free and open to the public.

Praised by both environmentalists and energy firms for its neutral and pragmatic stance,
Switch" objectively examines past sources for our energy that have built society and explores alternative means to more efficient forms of energy that will shape our future. The documentary discusses the world's energy infrastructure as well as the costs and benefits of different energy sources.

"Switch" was made by award-winning documentary director Harry Lynch, whose work has been viewed by millions of people around the world. Lynch is the founder of Arcos Films and the co-founder of Trinity Films. The documentary features Scott Tinker, professor of geology at the University of Texas at Austin. Tinker wrote the script of the documentary, which was filmed in high definition and includes an original musical score.

The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute was created to develop citizen leaders for the global community committed to transform the energy future of San Antonio, Texas and the nation. The Institute integrates scientific discovery, engineering innovation and policy deliberations with pragmatic implementation and a commitment to our multicultural traditions to realize the promise of tomorrow's America as a global energy leader.

>> Learn more at the Switch Energy Project website and reserve your free seat at utsa.eventbrite.com.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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