June 16, 2014
This has been a year of milestones for The University of Texas at San Antonio. Just one month after our May Commencement, where we reached the remarkable threshold of 100,000 graduates, we are now celebrating our 45th anniversary.
The legislation that created UTSA was signed by Gov. Preston Smith in front of the Alamo on June 5, 1969. It was the first bill signed by a governor outside of the capital. That means UTSA has been blazing new trails since its very first day.
State lawmakers initially envisioned UTSA as a university of access for underserved students, but it has unquestionably become a destination for excellence. Our focus on academics and research attracts top-tier faculty and students from San Antonio and around the world.
Over the last four-and-a-half decades, UTSA has produced thousands of teachers, scientists, architects, engineers, artists, entrepreneurs and other professionals. Most of those graduates stay right here and are helping transform San Antonio into a world-class city.
UTSA's reputation has grown along with its steady advance to Tier One recognition. We are among the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old and have the No. 1 cybersecurity program in the nation.
Such recognition shows that we have made tremendous strides in our 45 years. We have changed the lives of students, transformed the community and helped shape the world. And yet we are still a young university, with many more milestones ahead.
The University of Texas at San Antonio
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
This exhibit includes prints by 25 Latino and Latina artists who worked in collaboration with a master printer in the print studio at the UTSA Department of Art and Art History. It runs through Oct. 12.
Downtown Campus Art Gallery, Durango Building Room 1.122, Downtown Campus
This book talk will feature a presentation by the book’s co-editors Anne-Marie Núñez, ELPS associate professor, Sylvia Hurtado, professor at the University of California Los Angeles, and Emily Calderón Galdeano, director of research for Excelencia in Education.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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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