(March 21, 2014) -- The Office of the Vice President for Research announces the Special Summer Seed Grant program awardees for summer 2014. This seed grant program was a one-time funding opportunity established to promote research and scholarship at the highest quality. A total of $100,000 was divided evenly among the 20 recipients.
Funding awards will support faculty experience in identifying and submitting applications to potential funding sources, to provide preliminary data to support applications for extramural funding, and to enhance scholarly and creative activities. The competition was extremely close, and all who submitted proposals demonstrated that UTSA was well on its way toward becoming a Tier One institution.
College of Architecture
Angela Lombardi, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
Masonry Survey and Mortar Characterization of One of the San Antonio’s Mission: San Francisco De La Espada
College of Business
Charles Liu, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security
Are Free Apps the New Solution to Software Piracy? The Impact of the Freemium Strategy on Mobile App Piracy in the Presence of Network Effects
Bruce Rudy, Assistant Professor, Department of Management
The Wal-Mart Effect? Considering the Social Implication of Explosive Corporate Growth
Kefeng Xu, Associate Professor, Department of Management Sciences and Statistics
Can Product Recalls Be Profitable? Insights from Behavior Economic Models and Empirical Studies
Edgar Ghossoub, Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Financial Structure and the Formulation of Monetary Policy
David Han, Assistant Professor, Department of Management Sciences and Statistics
Time and Cost Constrained Optimal Designs of Step-stress Accelerated Life Tests
College of Education and Human Development
Juliet Langman, Associate Professor, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
Engaging English Learners in the Language of Science (eELsci): A Professional Development Program for High School Biology Teachers
Becky Huang, Assistant Professor, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
The Role of Accent Familiarity in Speaking Assessment: A Cross-Linguistic Comparison between Chinese and Spanish Heritage and Non-Heritage Raters
Billie Jo Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology
A Practical Approach for Teaching School Personnel to Develop Effective Function-Based Behavioral Interventions for Students with Challenging Behaviors
David P. Thompson, Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Shattered Lives: What does it Mean When an Educator Sexually Abuses a Student
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Jason Yaeger, Professor, Department of Anthropology
Competition, Warfare and the Rise and Fall of Late Classic Maya Kingdoms
Ethan Wickman, DMA – Assistant Professor, Department of Music
Helios: A Concerto for Flute and Percussion Ensemble
Robert Hard, Professor, Department of Anthropology
Ancient Maize Agriculture on the New Mexico Borderland
Melanie Stine, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
Geomorphology of Southern Appalachian Peatlands
Aida Ramos-Wada, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
A Matter of the Heart: Covariates and Reasons for Latino/a Catholic to Protestant Conversion
Xiaohe Xu, Professor, Department of Sociology
Post-divorce Cohabitation and Remarriage: Does Religion Matter?
Bernadette Andrea, Professor, Department of English
Recovering and Re-Mapping Leo Africanus’s Mediterranean World in English Renaissance Discourses of Empire
Joanna Lambert, Professor, Department of Anthropology
Energy-Rich Food and the Ability to Carry It: Implications for Interpreting Primate Evolutionary Success
College of Public Policy
Johnelle Sparks, Associate Professor, Department of Demography
Examining the Impact of Segregation on Racial/Ethnic and Educational Differences in Allostatic Load
Corey Sparks, Assistant Professor, Department of Demography
Spatio-temporal Analysis of Disparities in Cancer Incidence in the State of Texas, 1995-2010
Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.
Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.
Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.
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. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
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.
Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus
Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus
Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus
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.
Shrugging off retirement, the Bromley founder plans to earn a PhD and complete a 375-mile race
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