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A Message from UTSA President Ricardo Romo, July 2014

Ricardo Romo

"Our faculty and students have built the best cybersecurity program in the country, and their work is getting noticed."

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July 21, 2014

 

Dear Friends,

Cybersecurity is a core research strength at UTSA. We have built the top-ranked program in the nation, and our reputation is attracting more and more attention from policy makers and business leaders.

Last week, I traveled to Washington, D.C., with a UTSA team to brief representatives from the White House, Congress, government agencies and the business community on UTSA's growing prominence in cybersecurity research and education.

Cybersecurity has come a long way at UTSA since we began offering our first course in 1999, the year I became university president. From that small start, our program has grown to 14 undergraduate and graduate degrees in the colleges of Business, Sciences and Engineering. We've also become a critical part of the military's San Antonio cybersecurity command – the largest outside of the nation's capital – and a national leader in the field.

This year, a survey of top security experts named our cybersecurity program the best in the nation. We achieved this by recruiting world-class faculty, attracting top students and creating partnerships that enhance our ability to conduct ground-breaking research.

UTSA is committed to advancing our leadership role in cybersecurity research and education and in the nation's cyber defense. Meetings like those last week in Washington will result in new partnerships that allow us to accomplish even more.

Our faculty and students have built the best cybersecurity program in the country, and their work is getting noticed. That's what you'd expect from a university well on its way to Tier One recognition.

Go 'Runners!

Ricardo Romo
President
The University of Texas at San Antonio

 

 

Did You Know?

UTSA researcher is a star behind the cloud

A revolution in cloud computing is underway, and Ravi Sandhu believes it will be much bigger than the PC and Internet revolutions that have already changed the way we live. Sandhu, director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, says UTSA is taking a leadership role in tackling three fundamental cloud technology problems: how to build and operate the cloud, how to use it profitably for diverse applications and how to keep it secure.

Sandhu, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences, and Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, are funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve cloud security.

Did you know? Sandhu, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert, holds 30 patents, has authored more than 250 papers and been cited more than 30,000 times.

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July 30, 5 - 7 p.m.

Networking and happy hour with AIA San Antonio's Women in Architecture

Join AIA San Antonio’s Women in Architecture group for their networking and happy hour event, where all design professionals are welcome.
Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St.

Aug. 1, 9 p.m.

"Inside Peace" documentary screening

This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle

Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

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. César E. Chávez Blvd.

Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

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.

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

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.


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