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A Message from UTSA President Ricardo Romo, March 2014

Ricardo Romo

"Because of you, UTSA faculty members are conducting meaningful research, and we are producing highly qualified graduates ready to meet the needs of the nation's cybersecurity industry."

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March 20, 2014

 

Dear Friends,

Great things are happening at UTSA, and they are getting noticed.

Most recently, the university was ranked as the best in the United States for cybersecurity education and research in a survey of nearly 2,000 certified IT security professionals.

The survey was sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and conducted by the Ponemon Institute, the nation's leading research firm in privacy, data protection and information security policy. It measured UTSA's undergraduate and graduate programs in digital forensics, secure design, and intrusion detection and response. It also recognized UTSA's professional reputation within the security community and the expertise of our faculty.

This is not the first time that UTSA has been recognized as a leader in cybersecurity. The university is designated a Center of Academic Excellence in education and research by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

When we developed our 10-year strategic plan in 2006, we identified security as one of our core research strengths and a program that would help us achieve Tier One recognition. We have worked very hard to grow this strength and our efforts are paying off.

Your support has fueled this growth. Because of you, UTSA faculty members are conducting meaningful research, and we are producing highly qualified graduates ready to meet the needs of the nation's cybersecurity industry.

Thank you for making this possible, and thanks for everything you do for UTSA.

Go Roadrunners!

Sincerely,

Ricardo Romo
President
The University of Texas at San Antonio

 

 

Did You Know?

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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