(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 annual Student Affairs Conference provides invaluable professional development opportunities for all UTSA Student Affairs staff as well as faculty and staff throughout UTSA and other local institutions.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104), Main Campus
Conversations on Science and Art is hosted by UTSA Art Collection and UT Health San Antonio Research. It features an interview with artist, remarks by VP for Research Dr. Andrea Giuffrida, followed by a roundtable QA with curator Arturo Almeida.South Texas Research Facility, Lobby 8403 Floyd Curl Dr. San Antonio
Campers in 9th grade through college will receive instruction and coaching on agility testing and position specific drills to refine and improve his skillset as a football player.Recreational Field Complex, Main Campus
Inspired by UTSA's renowned Mexican Cookbook Collection, the evening features cuisine and spirits of celebrated chefs from San Antonio and Mexico.Hotel Emma, 136 E. Grayson St., San Antonio
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.Various locations, Main Campus
Campers 6-12 years old will enjoy the summer learning to read, write and speak the Chinese language. They also will learn about the Chinese culture such as martial arts, painting and drawing, arts and crafts and more.Confucius Institute at UTSA (MB 1.208), Main Campus
Campers 7th grade and up will focus on individual development with emphasis on simplifying and teaching the specific skills and movements associated with the game. Serving, passing, setting, attacking and individual defense will all be covered. In addition, team concepts will be emphasized.Convocation Center, Main Campus
Celebrate Texas' diversity with authentic ethnic cuisine, music, dance, arts and crafts from the many countries that make up the rich heritage of Texas.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus