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More than 5,000 new students attend UTSA Fall Convocation at Main Campus

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UTSA President Ricardo Romo and students at Fall Convocation (Photos by Mark McClendon)

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(Aug. 26, 2014) -- Approximately 5,000 new UTSA undergraduate students gathered at the Fall Convocation ceremonies on Aug. 25 to kick off their first year at UTSA. The ceremony, an official part of the annual UTSA Roadrunner Days, was conducted at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Convocation Center on the Main Campus to accommodate the large number of incoming freshmen and transfer students.

Running Aug. 22-29, Roadrunner Days events and activities give students an opportunity to take part in time-honored UTSA traditions and connect with UTSA resources.

At Fall Convocation, UTSA officials welcomed the students, introduced them to university traditions and encouraged them to graduate in four years. The students also practiced the Roadrunner Creed, UTSA Fight Song and Alma Mater.

This year's speakers included UTSA President Ricardo Romo, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs John Frederick, College of Business Associate Dean Lisa Montoya and UTSA Student Government President Zack Dunn. A free luncheon for the entire UTSA community was provided on the Convocation Center east lawn from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

UTSA PlayFair was presented at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Campus Recreation Center. The team-building event immersed students in UTSA's vibrant student life. In the sessions, students learned about registered UTSA student organizations, played a variety games and met fellow students.

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For more information and the event schedule, visit the UTSA Roadrunner Days website.

Connect online with UTSA on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

Share your Roadrunner Days experiences using hashtag #UTSARRDAYS.

 

 

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Sometimes you have to see the little picture

UTSA researchers are exploring matter at the atomic level with Helenita. It's one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, with the ability to operate near the theoretical limit of resolution. At 9 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing more than two tons, Helenita can dissect almost anything. With Helenita's resolution, researchers can study particles atom by atom to see how they behave.

That's critical in developing nanotechnology that will help diagnosis early-stage breast cancer or make helmets that are uber strong. Moreover, the detail that Helenita provides will allow nanotechnology researchers to create new therapies and treatments to fight a wide range of human diseases.

Did you know? Helenita can magnify a sample 20 million times its size, which would make a strand of human hair the size of San Antonio.

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Events
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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