2020 and Beyond 2020 and Beyond

2020 & Beyond

Sombrilla Magazine presents a visual exploration of the new Campus Master Plan and dive into some of the university initiatives that are leading UTSA to a bold future.

Lesson Learned

Lesson Learned

Do recordings by famous musicians really rake in more money after their death?

Major Gains

Major Gains

UTSA’s demography department is positioning itself as a national leader.

Agents of Change

Agents of Change

Demographers discuss how population research affects peoples’ lives.

Bird's-eye View

Bird’s-eye View

From the ocean to the hardwood, get a glimpse of Roadrunners up close.


Gold on the Green Gold on the Green

Gold on the Green

The student-athletes of UTSA women’s golf are performing admirably on the course and in the classroom.

Going to Extremes

Going to Extremes

NASA donation helps launch environmental research center.

Presidents Welcome

President’s Welcome

Taylor Eighmy discusses UTSA’s development.

Artist Celebration Artist Celebration

Artist Celebration

UTSA’s campuses play host to a series of sculptures by the famed artist who created downtown’s Torch of Friendship.

Up to the Charge Up to the Charge

Up to the Charge

UTSA researchers join a project to help train the next generation of nuclear scientists.

Bad Lighting

Bad Lighting?

Are smart light bulbs a security threat in your home?

Home of the Future

Home of the Future

Students build a smart home on campus as a living lab.

Discovery at UTSA Discovery at UTSA

Discovery at UTSA

Rena Bizios becomes UTSA’s fourth National Academy of Inventors member, Air Force ROTC takes home top awards, and more.


Meet the Runners Meet the Runners

Meet the ’Runners!

Catching up with four talented alumni who have been essential to popular music in Texas and beyond.

Cultural Influence

Cultural Influence

Juan Mora ’09, M.F.A. ’11 is now a Smithsonian artist.

Star Storyteller

Star Storyteller

Alumnus Nirav Bhakta’s film wins HBO’s Visionaries competition.

Class Notes

Class Notes

Helping you keep up with your fellow Roadrunner Nation classmates.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Remembering the students, staff, faculty and friends of Roadrunner Nation.

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Sombrilla Magazine Spring/Summer 2020

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Ben Lecomte

Aqua Man

Alumnus Ben Lecomte ’95 makes a trek across the Pacific to raise awareness for ocean conservation.

Pat Graham

An Icon

Pat Graham, the longtime Roadrunner who launched the UTSA Ambassadors, has died. Read Sombrilla Magazine’s interview with her upon her retirement.