(June 9, 2017) -- Dear Friends,
This is an exciting day for UTSA and for San Antonio. Today, we broke ground on our new $95 million Science and Engineering Building, the largest construction project in UTSA history.
When it opens in 2020, it will be home to world-changing discovery through teaching, learning and research. It will also expand our ability to recruit and train the next generation of great scientists and engineers.
UTSA expenditures total nearly $60 million each year for research in health, cybersecurity, energy, sustainability, and human and social development. This work is leading to discoveries that are advancing solutions for complex global challenges.
Consider our research in brain health, for example. At UTSA, we have more than 40 researchers with expertise in biology, biophysics, chemistry, psychology, electrical and computer engineering, and kinesiology, health and nutrition working together to study the brain.
These researchers are making discoveries about the brain’s fundamental functions. They are unlocking mysteries related to learning and memory, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and traumatic brain injury, which affects so many of our service men and women.
At the same time, they are training the next generation of brilliant scientists who will lead us into the future. Undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are coming to UTSA because they want the best opportunities and they recognize that our faculty members are the best in their fields.
But our story doesn’t stop there. UTSA is building a reputation for research excellence in engineering, business, education, public policy, architecture and the liberal and fine arts. We are making innovations in biomedicine and advanced materials. We are developing and sharing best practices in business, education and literacy. And we are leading the nation in cybersecurity and cloud computing.
This morning’s groundbreaking ceremony wasn’t just about an investment in UTSA. It is an investment in San Antonio. The work underway at UTSA is making meaningful contributions to solving some of the most complex problems, and it is helping to transform San Antonio into a global research leader.
We should all feel very proud!
Pedro Reyes, Ph.D.
President Ad Interim, The University of Texas at San Antonio
The Academy is targeted at providing instructional tools to create a social studies curriculum with Chicano/Mexican American content.Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Orientation marks a major step toward becoming a Roadrunner. It is a unique experience designed to welcome freshmen and transfers to UTSA and ensure a successful transition into college. They will learn about UTSA, prepare for their first semester and have fun meeting other students. There is also a special Family Orientation program too.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The sympoisum will focus on the interface between aging and neurodegenerative diseases, will educate the wider research community about advancements in this fast-paced field and stimulate collaborative research in this area. Register online for this free event.H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.106), Main Campus
The institute this year will focus on being lifelong growers and continually seeking to increase our skills as educators. Sessions will align with daily themes designed to support the lifelong development of educators. The institute is free for everyone.Frio Street Building, Downtown Campus
Annual Enrollment is the period when you may change your benefit elections. The period is July 15 to July 31, 2017. HR Benefits Office will host its Benefits Fair and presentations on July 12 at all three campuses.Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
Annual Enrollment is the period when you may change your benefit elections. The period is July 15 to July 31, 2017. HR Benefits Office will host its Benefits Fair and presentations on July 12 at all three campuses.Frio Building, Riklin Auditorium (FS 1.406), Downtown Campus
Annual Enrollment is the period when you may change your benefit elections. The period is July 15 to July 31, 2017. HR Benefits Office will host its Benefits Fair and presentations on July 12 at all three campuses.Institute of Texan Cultures, Connally Room (ITC 3.01.02), Hemisfair Campus
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.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.
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