(Nov. 7, 2013) -- The nine universities and six health institutions in the University of Texas System will celebrate UT System Recognition Day on Friday, Nov. 8. The UT System has served higher education in Texas for more than 130 years. UTSA community members are encouraged to wear UTSA colors and wear service pins Nov. 8-9.
As part of the celebration, UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa was invited to attend the Saturday, Nov. 9 UTSA football game to be recognized. A special announcement and program during halftime will honor the chancellor and the achievements and longevity of the UT System, and express UTSA’s pride in being part of it.
Created Sept. 15, 1883, with the first meeting of the Board of Regents, the main university was established in Austin and the Medical Branch in Galveston. For more than 130 years, the UT System has been committed to improving the lives of Texans and people all over the world through education, research and health care.
The system is one of the nation’s largest systems of higher education with nine academic institutions and six health institutions that educate more than 216,000 students and employ 87,000 faculty and staff. Each year, UT’s academic institutions award more than one-third of all undergraduate degrees in Texas, and its health institutions grant two-thirds of all health-professional degrees.
The UT System health institutions provide care to millions of patients each year, and UT System faculty and students are engaged in cutting-edge research and making significant discoveries that benefit society.
Through the leadership of the chancellor, Board of Regents and UT presidents, student success and access are top priorities for the University of Texas System, and UT institutions will continue to set the standard for excellence in higher education.
In honor of UT System Recognition Day, Aramark Dining Services at the UTSA Main and Downtown campuses will provide large cups of coffee for $1 from 7 to 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8.
UTSA researchers are exploring matter at the atomic level with Helenita. It's one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, with the ability to operate near the theoretical limit of resolution. At 9 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing more than two tons, Helenita can dissect almost anything. With Helenita's resolution, researchers can study particles atom by atom to see how they behave.
That's critical in developing nanotechnology that will help diagnosis early-stage breast cancer or make helmets that are uber strong. Moreover, the detail that Helenita provides will allow nanotechnology researchers to create new therapies and treatments to fight a wide range of human diseases.
Did you know? Helenita can magnify a sample 20 million times its size, which would make a strand of human hair the size of San Antonio.
Join AIA San Antonio’s Women in Architecture group for their networking and happy hour event, where all design professionals are welcome.
Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St.
This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
Victor Cyrus, Jr will see his first book of poetry published this fall
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
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