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Air conditioning at UTSA Main Campus restored Sept. 19 after outage

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(Sept. 20, 2013) -- UTSA Facilities crews restored the air conditioning system on the Main Campus at approximately 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, and building temperatures returned to normal over the next several hours.

The outage began at 3:50 a.m. when campus energy plants had a loss of water in the chilling system, which automatically shut it down. Thursday classes continued as scheduled and offices remained open while the cause of the outage was resolved.

At 3:50 a.m., Thursday, the north and south energy plants on the UTSA Main Campus had a loss of chilled water causing the shutdown of the air conditioning system. The outage did not affect buildings on the west side of the campus, most residence facilities and offices in the Bauerle Road garage, which have separate systems. Most other buildings in the campus core had reduced or no cooling capacity much of the day.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., maintenance crews identified and repaired the source of the problem, a water pipe break at the construction site of the North Paseo Building. After repairs, cooling was restored building by building and temperatures returned to normal by late last night.

Before the pipe break was found, the campus cooling system was at a severely reduced capacity. In order to keep building temperatures within tolerable ranges until repairs were completed, Facilities alternated cooling to individual buildings. Additionally, air handlers in all buildings provided airflow to help regulate temperatures as much as possible without cooling.

For more information, contact Facilities Work Control at 210-458-4262.

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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