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UTSA to host Feb. 6 town hall with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

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U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz

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(Feb. 5, 2014) -- U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will visit The University of Texas at San Antonio for a town hall meeting on energy issues and job creation from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6 in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328) at the UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 César E. Chávez Blvd.

Mayor Julian Castro will introduce Moniz for the town hall meeting. UTSA students are invited to attend the special event.

>> View a live stream of the UTSA town hall meeting.

Moniz will highlight efforts to foster innovation and advanced manufacturing as key elements of an energy strategy. The goal is to create a stronger economy and additional ladders of opportunity for the middle class.

At UTSA, Moniz also will view posters created by local high school and university students who are working on energy issues.

Throughout the visit, Moniz will emphasize the progress manufacturers have made in adding jobs this year and encourage partnerships with states and cities to help move to energy efficiency and cleaner power.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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