(Aug. 23, 2013) -- The UTSA Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management (OEHSRM) is conducting a survey about the mini-trashbin program on campus that was implemented a year ago. Your feedback is appreciated!
The roll-out and implementation of the mini-trashbin and recycling program to all of the UTSA Tri-campus community is complete. First introduced in November 2011 at the Plaza Norte Building, the well-received program was voluntarily accepted across the campuses including leased spaces. Cooperation from the faculty, staff and students has been great.
Over the next six weeks, the OEHSRM will reach out to several departments not yet participating with the goal of having them join the program. The new custodial services contract beginning this fall semester does not include trash pick-up services to individual offices, and we want to ensure all departments have been given ample opportunity to get on board.
With high participation in recycling, it is no surprise then that UTSA placed 27th in the USA and Canada in this year's Recyclemania Grand Champion competition division, recycling more than 52 percent of all waste generated on campus. The 128.8 tons of recyclable materials collected during the eight-week competition period is equivalent to a reduction of 631 tons of carbon dioxide emissions, 124 cars off the road or the energy consumption of 55 households, according to the RecycleMania website.
For more information about the mini-trash bin program and recycling, visit the EHSRM website. To schedule a consultation to help your department be a better recycling partner, contact the Recycling team at 210-452-7252 or Richard Garza, UTSA environmental protection and construction safety manager. at 210-458-5808.
Visit the Curtis Vaughan Observatory and see the wonders of the sky over San Antonio with experienced astronomers.
4th floor, Flawn Science Building, Main Campus
A fun and festive evening featuring Corridos from Texas and Northern Mexico sung by AZUL and a reading of new and classic works by Carmen Tafolla, the new State Poet Laureate.
Buena Vista Theater (1.326), Downtown Campus
Listening session will seek input on the places, events and special circumstances that should be considered in determining whether concealed handguns may be prohibited.
John Peace Library, Faculty Center Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
This summit is an opportunity to showcase and share the variety of community engagement activities of UTSA students, faculty, and staff. The summit is currently accepting proposals for poster presentations. The Call for Posters deadline is Friday, Sept. 11.
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), Main Campus
The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus
Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus
The day-long research conference will include a keynote address, faculty and student oral presentations, poster sessions, and an awards ceremony. Lunch will be provided for those who register. Abstract submission deadline is September 20, 2015. Event registration deadline is October 4, 2015.
H-E-B University Center, Main Campus
Kristen Rosen is developing technology to help breast cancer patients’ quality of life
As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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.
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