(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.
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.
John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The conference will showcase the works of authors, illustrators, and scholars which embody Latino culture and art as a means to promote literacy and reading in Latino children.
Durango Building, first floor, Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
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.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.