JANUARY 27, 2020 — Editor’s note: The following message was sent via email today from Dr. Lisa Montoya, vice provost for global initiatives and senior international officer and Dr. Beth Wichman, executive director and chief medical 0fficer, Student Health Services
You are probably aware of news reports about the coronavirus outbreak in China. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses and usually only cause mild respiratory disease, such as the common cold. However, the outbreak in China has resulted in multiple deaths and five cases have now been reported in the United States in travelers from China.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is actively providing guidance on the outbreak and the UTSA Office of Global Initiatives (OGI) is carefully monitoring the situation due to our international student populations and study abroad programs. OGI will evaluate all UTSA travel requests that may be received based on guidance from UT System, CDC and the World Health Organization.
If you have questions about the impact of the coronavirus on international travel or study abroad, please contact the Office of Global Initiatives at (210) 458-7202. If you have health concerns regarding coronavirus or need more information, please contact Student Health Services at (210) 458-4142.
We want to remind you about the potential health impact of the many viruses and flu-related illnesses that typically occur during winter and the importance of taking measures to avoid becoming sick. We encourage you to follow these practices to keep yourself healthy:
UTSA has numerous health and wellness resources available to students. Free flu shots are being offered at Student Health Services’ Main Campus location (RWC 1.500) January 27-31 by appointment while supplies last, and at the SHS Downtown Clinic (Buena Vista 1.308) January 27-30 by appointment while supplies last. Faculty and staff should contact their doctor or pharmacy.
We will continue to update our campus community on the coronavirus outbreak as needed.
Gender inequities remain pervasive in academia. The COVID19 pandemic has only magnified these inequities. This webinar will focus on the barriers and facilitators to gender equity in academia and highlights actionable strategies for institutions to implement to improve gender equity.Virtual Event
Tired of the same old Zoom background? Want to make something more relevant to your major? Drop by this session to learn how to quickly put together graphics with Adobe Spark.Virtual Event
Public Admin, Social Work, and Sociology will discuss environment & immigration policies.Virtual Event
Want to add Adobe programs to your course but you aren’t sure how? Stop by Adobe Office Hours for a casual conversation on how you can implement Adobe in your classroom.Virtual Event
Join us for a night with award-winning magician Daniel Martin to bring you his amazing Magic Night IN, streaming LIVE to you and your family on January 28, 2021. Daniel is going to pull back the curtain and perform some of his most incredible pieces of magic, magic that created for TV and us! Plus, he is going to teach us how to do some amazing miracles using items most of us have lying around! The items you will need a deck of cards, mental spoon, salt or pepper shaker, two paper napkins, two coins, and a bag of M &M’s. Join us for a night of fun on YouTube to learn some new magic skills.Virtual Event
We are actively looking for leaders to help grow the Roadrunner network in Austin. Join Arturo Carrasquillo ’11, UTSA Alumni Austin Chapter President, to learn how to get involved with the UTSA Alumni Chapter.Virtual Event
This session will begin with a brief introduction and overview of the NSF CAREER program followed by audience Q&A with past NSF CAREER awardees.Virtual Event
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UTSA is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as designated by the U.S. Department of Education.
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