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A Message from UTSA President Ricardo Romo, April 2014

Ricardo Romo

"Our partners understand that collaborating with UTSA gives them access to top-tier faculty and students who are making research breakthroughs and creating new knowledge."

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April 21, 2014


Dear Friends,

The research taking place at UTSA is critical to our advancement as a Tier One university. It is also making a difference in how the world operates.

Last week, we announced a three-year agreement with Microsoft Corporation to research and develop sustainable solutions for energy-hungry data centers. Microsoft chose UTSA because we have everything it takes – people power, research facilities, a commitment to excellence – to make the project a success. The outcome of this research will not only impact Microsoft, it could transform the way data centers of the future are built and operated.

Microsoft values our capabilities so much, in fact, that it also made a $1 million gift to support the university's overall research efforts.

UTSA has a reputation for academic excellence and innovative problem solving that has resulted in many public and private partnerships including CPS Energy, San Antonio Water System, Southwest Research Institute, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, BioMedSA, the military and others.

Our partners understand that collaborating with UTSA gives them access to top-tier faculty and students who are making research breakthroughs and creating new knowledge.

Your support of UTSA makes this possible. It gives us the ability to recruit top faculty and researchers, offer students opportunities for excellence, and keep UTSA in the forefront of innovation and discovery.

UTSA is all about top-tier research. It is making a difference for San Antonio and for the world.

Go 'Runners!


Ricardo Romo
The University of Texas at San Antonio



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

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.

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