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.
Come to Bandera Market to celebrate national Hispanic Heritage Month with Hispanic vendors from a variety of countries. Free entry.Bandera Pointe Shopping Center,11627 Bandera Road
The College for Health, Community and Policy at UTSA is proud to present the Dean's Community Lecture Series, a series of events bringing community leaders from San Antonio and beyond to foster the natural leadership abilities of students while discussing critical topics in our community.Virtual Event
A video on Instagram Live (@UTSA_MSCEJ) of Chef Jesse Moreno-Valle from Aramark creating a couple of great dishes: sopa negra (black bean soup) al estilo Costa Rica y güirilas (a crepe style item made with corn and a cheese filling) from Nicaragua.Virtual Event
Visit the library to learn how to make your own Worry Dolls. Pick up a supply packet to make at the library or to take home. Worry dolls (also called trouble dolls; in Spanish, Muñeca quitapena) are small, hand-made dolls that originate from Guatemala.San Antonio Public Library, 9050 Wellwood, San Antonio, Texas 78250
For Hispanic Heritage Month this year we will be reading two books, starting in September with "I, Rigoberta Menchú", an autobiography. The October book will be "Cemetery Boys" by Aiden Thomas. Students who join the RJBC are eligible to receive the book free.Virtual Event
Dueling Tacos are on the menu for Noon Time Helping of Mexican cuisine in San Antonio Public Library's Virtual Kitchen! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in style and discover new taco ideas!Virtual Event
Join the voice and instrument ensembles in this welcome back concert outdoors near the central fountain. Jazz, band, and choral favorites will be performed against the fall sunset--and it is all free!Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
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.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.
UTSA is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as designated by the U.S. Department of Education.
The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.