(Aug. 23, 2013) -- The UTSA Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management (OEHSRM) is conducting a survey about the mini-trashbin program on campus that was implemented a year ago. Your feedback is appreciated!
The roll-out and implementation of the mini-trashbin and recycling program to all of the UTSA Tri-campus community is complete. First introduced in November 2011 at the Plaza Norte Building, the well-received program was voluntarily accepted across the campuses including leased spaces. Cooperation from the faculty, staff and students has been great.
Over the next six weeks, the OEHSRM will reach out to several departments not yet participating with the goal of having them join the program. The new custodial services contract beginning this fall semester does not include trash pick-up services to individual offices, and we want to ensure all departments have been given ample opportunity to get on board.
With high participation in recycling, it is no surprise then that UTSA placed 27th in the USA and Canada in this year's Recyclemania Grand Champion competition division, recycling more than 52 percent of all waste generated on campus. The 128.8 tons of recyclable materials collected during the eight-week competition period is equivalent to a reduction of 631 tons of carbon dioxide emissions, 124 cars off the road or the energy consumption of 55 households, according to the RecycleMania website.
For more information about the mini-trash bin program and recycling, visit the EHSRM website. To schedule a consultation to help your department be a better recycling partner, contact the Recycling team at 210-452-7252 or Richard Garza, UTSA environmental protection and construction safety manager. at 210-458-5808.
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
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
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
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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