APRIL 8, 2020 — Editor’s note: The following message was sent via email today from President Taylor Eighmy to all faculty, staff and students:
I am immensely proud of our community for rising to challenging circumstances this semester. Despite our physical distance from one another, the perseverance demonstrated by all of you is a true testament to your resiliency and determination to succeed.
Now that online learning is in full motion for the spring semester, it’s time to turn our attention to summer.
As you know, the pandemic situation changes daily. Yet we are beginning to see encouraging data from other countries, which gives us hope there will be a flattening of the curve somewhere in our future.
Though the timing of our return to normal operations is still very uncertain, we are committed to doing everything we can to ensure minimal disruption to the academic progress of our students and protect the health of our entire community.
As such, we have decided to move all summer classes online. Our students’ success and well-being is at the very heart of this decision. Though our circumstances may have changed, our goals remain the same. I am heartened by the fact that UTSA has expanded online summer course offerings by 70% over the past few years.
More information will be coming from Provost Kimberly Andrews Espy regarding the details of summer session, but I want to reassure you all that we are working tirelessly to prepare for a fully online, highly successful summer term.
⇒ Read Provost Espy’s message about virtual learning at UTSA for summer 2020.
We will continue to closely monitor the pandemic in the weeks to come and are very much looking forward to the time we will be back on campus together. Meanwhile, remember to take good care of yourselves and of one another.
Thank you for your patience and your indomitable Roadrunner spirit and be well.
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Dr. Michael Doyle has had an immense impact on the field of catalysis and organic chemistry. Join in a one-day symposium. In order to honor Dr. Doyle’s colossal career accomplishments with his upcoming retirement, we are holding a one day symposium eventRiklin Auditorium (FS 1.406,) Frio Street Building, Downtown Campus
The San Antonio Military Health and Universities Research Forum (SURF) attracts presenters from around the nation to showcase the work of students, trainees, faculty and staff. The mission of the SURF conference is to “advance research collaborations among academic, military, and industry partners to improve health outcomes and readiness.”TBD
The NHERI Summer Institute is a free event for early-career faculty, NHERI Graduate Student Council, K-12 educators from the San Antonio area, engineers, and researchers to learn more about the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) community.La Villita Room (DBB 1.116,) Durango Building, Main Campus
Connect with peer mentors and fellow first-gen and transfer students, and learn how you can join UTSA's First-Gen programs for the Fall 2023 semester.Mentoring Hub (MS 2.02.02,) Multidisciplinary Studies Building, Main Campus
Building the Dual Language Leader Symposium will provide a safe space for current and aspiring leaders to learn best practices, theories, policies, and systems that support a dual language bilingual education.UTSA Southwest Campus, 300 Augusta St.
Streaming of Spray the Word that will conclude with a discussion with San Antonio's Poet Laureate, Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson.Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328,) Buena Vista Street Building, Downtown Campus
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at our very own street fair - Calle UTSA. We will have activities, performances, food, music, and pinatas to break open! All free to UTSA students, faculty, and staff.Student Union Paseo, Main Campus
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