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UTSA to observe UT System Recognition Day on Friday, Nov. 8

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(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.

 

 

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

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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Sept. 9, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture Connects

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s 2015-16 Speaker Series begins Sept. 9 with Toshiko Mori, the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and principal of Manhattan-based Toshiko Mori Architect.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Sept. 12, 11 a.m.

UTSA Football vs. Kansas State

Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.

Sept. 15, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Changing the Conversation: Recovery Works!

As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus

Sept. 24, 6 p.m.

The Power of Story in the Landscape of Memory and Identity

The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Civic Engagement Summit

This summit is an opportunity to showcase and share the variety of community engagement activities of UTSA students, faculty, and staff. The summit is currently accepting proposals for poster presentations. The Call for Posters deadline is Friday, Sept. 11.
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), Main Campus


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