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Unprecedented Unprecedented

A Time Like No Other

When the coronavirus pandemic seemingly swept everything aside, Roadrunner Nation stepped up in a big way. From research to outreach, the story is a remarkable one.

Lesson Learned

Lesson Learned

It sure feels like 2020 is the worst year ever, but is it? Get a historical perspective.


An Off Off-season

Roadrunners find creative ways to keep improving while establishing a new culture.

Jeff Traylor Jeff Traylor

As Big & Bold as Texas

Jeff Traylor is revered in Texas high school and collegiate football, and he has a new vision for the Roadrunner team—built on recruiting the entire state for student-athletes.


Seal of Excelencia seal of excelencia

Badge of Honor

The university gains the prestigious Seal of Excelencia for its efforts to help its Latino students thrive and carve out their paths into successful careers.


Cyber Efficiency

UTSA is tapped to lead the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

Presidents Welcome

President’s Welcome

Taylor Eighmy discusses UTSA’s development.

Saving Treasures

Saving Treasures

Archaeologists discover Maya royal vessels from a tomb that looters missed.


Saluting La Flor

A new class explores Mexican American identity through Tejano icon Selena.

Hacking the Code

Hacking the Code

New software aims to reduce cybersickness from virtual reality use.

It’s the Economy

It’s the Economy!

Small business owners find a helping hand from UTSA’s recovery accelerator.

For the Community

For the Community

Researchers in UTSA’s newest college are in the fight for social justice.

Discovery at UTSA

Discovery at UTSA

Vanessa Sansone makes the grade as one of the leading women in higher ed.

Navigating Interests

Navigating Interests

Nazgol Bagheri discusses the innovative things going on at UTSA’s GIS Lab.

Digital Delights

Digital Delights

UTSA releases e-books with recipes from the Mexican Cookbook Collection.


Sarah Gibbens Sarah Gibbens

Writing the Wild World

Sarah Gibbens ’15 has built on the interest in journalism that she fostered while she was a student at UTSA to become a staff writer for National Geographic magazine.

Zacharee Ramirez

His Vice Is Tequila

Zacharee Ramirez ’15 and his business partners create their own tequila brand.

Raven Douglas

Ballot Buster

Raven Douglas ’18 fights to improve access and engagement for young voters.

Tommy Gregory Tommy Gregory

Preparing for Takeoff

Tommy Gregory M.F.A. ’09 is on a mission to turn the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington state into a space for bold and intriguing works of art.

Marisa Perez-Diaz Marisa Perez-Diaz

Catalyst for Equity

As a member of the Texas State Board of Education, Marisa Perez-Diaz M.Ed ’16 aims to make education more equitable for all students in the state.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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

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