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UTSA CIO Kenneth Pierce named IT Executive of the Year

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(April 4, 2014) -- InnoTech has named Kenneth Pierce, UTSA vice provost for information technology and chief information officer, as the 2014 IT Executive of the Year for the public sector. Pierce was honored Wednesday at the North San Antonio Chamber CIO Luncheon as well as at the San Antonio Spurs basketball game.

InnoTech is the largest business and technology conference in South Texas held annually at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

"InnoTech is excited to recognize the accomplishments of San Antonio's technology community and a fantastic leader such as Ken Pierce for the IT Executive of the Year Award. He is very deserving of this award and recognition," said Sean Lowery, director, InnoTech San Antonio Conference.

Pierce joined UTSA in 2009, and as CIO, he is responsible for leading and overseeing the Office of Information Technology in support of enterprise applications, infrastructure, academic computing, research computing and user support. Pierce also oversees efforts to develop strategic technology plans, identify emerging technology needs across the institution and establish annual technology priorities in support of the university's strategic goals.

Under his leadership, UTSA has undergone a $1 million wireless network upgrade; developed InSight, a management dashboard that allows all colleges and departments to manage their computer assets proactively; rebuilt the systems infrastructure and university data center; secured two Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grants; and developed a Research Data Center to support the university's progress toward being recognized as a Tier One research institution.

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Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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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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