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Welcome back! Nearly 29,000 UTSA students begin classes Jan. 13

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(Jan. 13, 2014) -- Welcome back to UTSA! Spring classes begin today at The University of Texas at San Antonio, and nearly 29,000 students will be back on campus after the winter break.

Additionally, more than 1,400 faculty members and 2,700 staff have returned to help guide UTSA students through their academic careers in the classroom and with numerous support services. UTSA provides access to excellence for a diverse group of students. Many are high achievers who are the first in their families to attend a college or university.

Students can take advantage of Campus Recreation facilities at the Main and Downtown campuses to maintain their fitness and health. Additionally, Student Health Services has clinics at both campuses to provide wellness programs and care. Students also can count on the Tomas Rivera Center for Student Success for support in their academic endeavors.

There also are plenty of activities and entertainment opportunities for UTSA students. Events in January include:

  • The University Center will offer free movies on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the semester.
  • UTSA Athletics will host men's basketball games Jan. 11 and 30 and women's basketball games Jan. 15 and 25. Students are admitted free to all athletics activities by showing their UTSACard.
  • The Department of Music will present "Student Recital: Marco Reyes, Trombone" on Jan. 16, "Faculty Recital: Stephanie Westney Presents a Dvorak Festival" on Jan. 23, a Faculty Chamber Recital on Jan. 30 and "Guest Recital: Hal Reynolds, Trombone," also Jan. 30.
  • On Jan. 20, UTSA students will participate in the annual Martin Luther King Day March, hosted by the City of San Antonio.
  • The College of Business will host a Business Involvement Fair Jan. 21-22 with information on registered business organizations. The Student Organization Information Fair is Jan. 22 at the Downtown Campus.
  • The Department of Art and Art History will present "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights" in January and February, with reflections of the African-American experience through art, films and discussion.

Check UTSA Today every day for information on special events throughout the semester.

 

 

Did You Know?

Sometimes you have to see the little picture

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.

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Events
July 30, 5 - 7 p.m.

Networking and happy hour with AIA San Antonio's Women in Architecture

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.

Aug. 1, 9 p.m.

"Inside Peace" documentary screening

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

Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

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.

Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

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.

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

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.


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