(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
This high school student exhibit features images, videos, interviews and writings that the students learned about while participating in "The Will to Adorn: African American Dress and the Aesthetics of Identity."Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Education and Human Development, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, and University College will hear from Mayor Ron Nirenberg.Alamodome. 100 Montana St., Downtown San Antonio
President Taylor Eighmy invites UTSA faculty and staff to Tacos With Taylor. Take this opportunity to introduce yourself to Dr. Eighmy at any one of these casual meet and greets. Breakfast tacos will be served while supplies last.Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Join the UTSA Small Business Development Center for a day of learning, skill-building, and professional development that will kick-start your small business ambitions in 2018.Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Join the UTSA contingent for the city-wide march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior. This event is open to all UTSA students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their families.Downtown San Antonio
A five-day bus tour of civil rights movement landmarks, studying leadership through the lens of social justice history. Student participants deliver prepared reflections on their learning and application goals. All UTSA community members welcome.University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
The summit is an opportunity to create an open forum for the community to share ideas and perspectives on civic engagement.H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.Convocation Center, Main 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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