May 13, 2014
Commencement is always a special occasion at UTSA, a time for our graduates and their families to celebrate a great personal accomplishment. And this year's graduates have even more reason to be proud. They helped the university make history.
With the spring class of 2014, UTSA surpassed 100,000 graduates! That's an outstanding achievement for our university and an important milestone in our advancement to Tier One recognition.
Thanks are due to the many people who helped us get here, beginning with our top-tier faculty, researchers and staff. Thanks also go to the people of San Antonio and the city's business, civic and community leaders who have supported the university and its mission. UTSA and the city have enjoyed a great partnership for the last 45 years, and that alliance has paid great dividends to both.
Earning a degree from UTSA is a transforming personal experience. Our students not only acquire knowledge, learn new skills and conduct ground-breaking research, they make life-long friends, begin new traditions and become members of a great extended family as alumni. They emerge prepared to change the world.
Each UTSA graduate has the capability to change the world. Just imagine the potential now that we are 100,000 strong!
Congratulations to all our graduates, past and present, to their families who sacrificed and contributed so much to help them succeed, and to everyone who has helped them and UTSA along the way.
The University of Texas at San Antonio
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
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
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
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.
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.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
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