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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!

Sincerely,

Ricardo Romo
President
The University of Texas at San Antonio

 

 

Did You Know?

UTSA makes the grade with a strong core curriculum

UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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