Wednesday, October 07, 2015


UTSA to launch economic impact study on shale and gas opportunities in Mexico

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(Aug. 25, 2014) -- The UTSA Institute for Economic Development will partner with the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos (AEM-USA) and others to undertake an economic impact study on shale oil and gas opportunities in Mexico.

The study will provide a comprehensive regional understanding of the economic and political impact of the recent Mexican energy reform. Its results will facilitate decision-making by federal, state, regional and municipal governments in the northern states of Mexico.

The study will include a thorough analysis of the legal and institutional framework of the energy reform in Mexico and a practical roadmap about how to do business in that sector for the Mexican and international companies interested in operating and investing in Mexico.

AEM-USA will develop an electronic platform that will include companies from the energy sector in the United States and Mexico. The platform will be maintained by AEM-USA and UTSA and will enable business-to-business transactions in the Mexican energy sector.

"The implications for the historic energy reform currently underway in Mexico are significant. Our research will estimate the potential economic impact of shale oil and gas prospects for Mexico and provide a practical guide for private companies interested in doing business in the reformed environment," said Thomas Tunstall, research director of the UTSA Institute for Economic Development.

The UTSA Institute for Economic Development has extensive experience in working with local and international organizations including the government of Mexico and currently serves as a top-tier resource for stakeholders in the Eagle Ford Shale. The institute fosters economic and community development, supporting UTSA's community engagement mission.

Recent UTSA studies include:

Economic Impact of Oil and Gas Activities in the West Texas Energy Consortium Region (December 2013)

Economic Impact of the Eagle Ford Shale (March 2013)

Eagle Ford Shale Economic Impact and Workforce Analysis (October 2012)


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Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.

The Impact of the 84th Texas Legislative Session on Public Schools: Any Rain in Sight or Are Those Smoke Clouds on the Horizon?

Join the College of Education and Human Development's Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development for a discussion about what passed and what didn't in the last legislative session and what it means for Bexar County Public Schools. 
Durango Building Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (2.03.15-18), Main Campus

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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.

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