Tuesday, December 01, 2015


Meet a Roadrunner: Joshua Thurow will go to Notre Dame to study philosophy

Joshua Thurow

UTSA Assistant Professor Joshua Thurow

Share this Story

(May 14, 2014) -- Meet Joshua Thurow. The UTSA assistant professor of philosophy was one of only two scholars selected to receive a one-year research fellowship in the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame.

The Wisconsin native joined UTSA in 2012 and is excited about having the opportunity to take a year to work on a research project with an exclusive focus, specifically related to gaining a better understanding of the Christian doctrine of the atonement.

"President Romo and the rest of the administrators talk about marching to Tier One, and the only way we can get there is by having people who are furthering their research agendas as they try to obtain not only a national but international reputation," said Thurow. "Having more fellowships like this will help us in that regard."

Thurow enjoys teaching philosophy because it addresses questions that no other discipline is really suited to address relating to God's existence, free will, the nature of knowledge and reasonable belief, and how to live life by ethical guidelines.

His main research interests focus on epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy of religion.

Thurow believes that philosophy prepares students to be critical thinkers who can understand and present an argument as well as think creatively about difficult problems.


Do you know someone at UTSA who is achieving great things? Email us at social@utsa.edu so we might consider your submission for an upcoming installment of Meet a Roadrunner.



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

Other Calendars
» UTSA Events | » Academic | » Institute of Texan Cultures

Submit an Event

Meet a Roadrunner

Jennifer Vassell writes children's books about health

Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children

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.

Read More »

UTSA's Mission

The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.

UTSA's Vision

To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.

UTSA's Core Values

We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.

Connect with UTSA News


Related Links

Back to Top

2015 © The University of Texas at San Antonio  | One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249 | Information 210-458-4011

Produced by University Communications and Marketing