(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 UTSA community welcomes students to their on-campus home! Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall are home for 2,300 students during the academic year, and Move-In event kicks off the start of Roadrunner Days.Laurel Village, Chaparral Village, Alvarez Hall, Main Campus
Can you survive the library wilderness? As a part of Roadrunner Days, UTSA Libraries is hosting a mobile adventure for you to play and find out more about the library!John Peace Library, 2nd floor, Main Campus
Come meet your UTSA Volleyball Team as they gear up for the 2017 season! The game begins at 5 p.m. then the team will hold an autograph and photo session after the game.Convocation Center, Main Campus
This engaging discussion pulls back the covers on hooking up, clarifying when it’s actually sexual violence and how bystanders can protect potential victims from predators.University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
Late Night at the Rec is an awesome UTSA tradition that transforms a standard information session into an exciting night of fun. At this annual event, you’ll be able to learn about our facilities, recreation programs, and wellness services offered at Main and Downtown Campuses.Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to the Community Networking events hosted by the Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion during Roadrunner Days. Various opportunities will be available that will focus on our diverse population.H-E-B University Center Ballrooms (HUC 1.104 and HUC 1.106), Main Campus
Start in the Paseo then branch out around campus so you know where to go on the first day of classes.University Center Paseo, Main Campus
This event offers a preview of the UC’s programs and services that students can enjoy throughout the year. There will be food and giveaways too.University Center Paseo, 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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