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UTSA establishes Academy of Distinguished Researchers

As part of its continuing commitment to research excellence, the University of Texas at San Antonio announces the establishment of the Academy of Distinguished Researchers. The purposes of the academy are to honor outstanding faculty who exemplify excellence in research; to foster a culture of exceptional research practices at UTSA     Read More

Texas FreshAir 2015 Call for Research One-Pagers, register by Friday April 17th

Do you think your innovative research could lead to the development of a new drug or biomarker? Are you looking for an opportunity to present your research to pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies? If so, the UT System's Texas FreshAIR initiative can help.     Read More

Preparing Targeted Documents for Defense Focused Research (DOD,DOE, and DHS) April 23rd

Join Dr. Michelle Atchison, Associate Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations – UT Systems, as she helps researchers navigate through the Dept. of Defense, Dept. of Energy and Dept. of Homeland Security. This small group forum is an interactive discussion on the critical information elements used by decision makers in research project selection.     Read More

Research Speed Networking Focused on Health Disparities and Inequalities

An event to connect UTSA researchers from all colleges and institutes who are interested in developing multidisciplinary teams of investigators to conduct research focused on reducing health disparities and inequalities.     Read More

UTHSCSA - Introduction to DoD Grant Funding, Thursday April 9th

The Military Health Institute (MHI) in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) will conduct an initial orientation to faculty and staff interested in pursuing Department of Defense (DoD) funded research grants.     Read More

UTHSCSA - Nobel Laureate Dr. Peter Agre to speak at the Health Science Center on March 26

Dr. Peter Agre, a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, shared the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering the aquaporins, a family of water channel proteins found throughout nature. He is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health.     Read More

UTSA College of Business - Big Data, Big Challenges Symposium

Do you want to learn about issues and advances in the field of Big Data? Join the College of Business on March 17 for "Big Data, Big Challenges," a daylong symposium dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences in Big Data within business, cyber security, healthcare and visualization.     Read More

Current Seed Grant Funding Opportunities Available Through UTSA

The Office of the Vice President for Research is currently accepting applications in spring 2015 through three separate institutional seed grant programs, with funding available in the amount of $250,000. These funding opportunities focus on all areas of research...     Read More

Research Speed Networking Event Helps Faculty Find Collaborators

The Office of Research Support (ORS) hosted a Research Speed Networking event on February 10 at the Downtown Campus. The event's research focus areas included social and education transformation, as well as sustainable communities and critical infrastructure.     Read More

UTSA Faculty Center - Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis

UTSA Research will host Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey as Dr. Fred Roberts presents programs and partnerships offered through the Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA).     Read More

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine - Public Education Day

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and the World Stem Cell Summit are pleased to invite you to this free Public Education Day, which will focus on common questions and practices in the world of stem cells and regenerative medicine.     Read More

UTSA College of Business "Unlocks Business Research" in Nov. 6 Research Showcase

The showcase highlights the applied research of business faculty members. Topics include such diverse areas as auction fever, destructive leadership, insider threat and superstar software in the video game industry. The event concludes with a reception at 6 p.m.     Read More

UTSA awarded $400K DHS grant to fund analysis, training for biological, digital threats

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has been awarded a two-year, $400,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop a DHS Scholars program, aimed toward building a future workforce for federal and private organizations addressing biological and digital threats.     Read More

College of Architecture, Construction & Planning - Faculty Research Symposium, November 21st

The College of Architecture, Construction & Planning (CACP) Faculty Research Symposium will be held Friday, November 21st in the UTSA Downtown campus. The symposium will feature 23 presentations by CACP faculty of their recently published work, as well as two Keynote Speakers.     Read More

Accelerate 2025: UTSA's Framework for Top Tier Research

Our goal is to become a nationally recognized research university to benefit our local and regional communities while having global relevance and impact. Accelerate 2025: UTSA’s Framework for Top Tier Research was conceived through collaboration and in-depth discussions across all levels of faculty and leadership and is a representation of what can be achieved by working together.     Read More

3rd Annual Vaccine Development Center of San Antonio Conference

The 3rd Annual Vaccine Development Center of San Antonio conference titled "Infection, Immunity and Vaccines", will be held on November 13-14 at the Holly Auditorium at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Abstract Submission is now open and will close October 24, 2014 at midnight. Registration to attend will close on November 7, 2014 at midnight.     Read More

UTSA Neuroscience Institute, 2014 Neuron Regeneration Symposium Oct. 27-28

Visit for more information on the 2014 Neuroscience Symposium. This will be a two-day symposium on the capacity for neurogenesis in adult brains.     Read More

San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI) Clusters in Research Excellence Award Winners

The Offices of the Vice President for Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) are pleased to announce the grant award for the FY2015 Clusters in Research Excellence. The Clusters in Research Excellence program will develop strategic research clusters at UTSA and UTHSCSA...     Read More

UTSA microbiologists discover regulatory thermometer that controls cholera

Karl Klose, professor of biology and a researcher in UTSA's South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, has teamed up with researchers at Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, to understand how humans get infected with cholera. Their findings were released this week in an article published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.     Read More

2nd Annual San Antonio Postdoctoral Research Forum & Distinguished Lecture

In celebration of National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, the UTHSCSA Postdoctoral Association (UP) hosts the 2nd Annual San Antonio Postdoctoral Research Forum (SAPRF) & Distinguished Lecture. Distinguished guest, Frances A. Colón, Ph.D. Acting Science and Technology Adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State! Dr. Colón will provide an exciting keynote address on "How Scientists Can Change the World."     Read More

UTSA Shared Credit Policy  -  Recognition You Deserve

UTSA Research is working towards ensuring everyone on a project gets the credit they deserve with its new Shared Credit Policy. This policy improves faculty collaboration across departments, disciplines, and colleges while ensuring everyone involved on a grant is fairly represented.     Read More

SALSI Lecture Series - It’s all about the Blast: PTSD and TBI after Combat Blast Explosions

This presentation will review the symptomatology, etiology, and epidemiology of PTSD and TBI after blast exposure. It will also review the research opportunities at UTHSCSA and UTSA to examine the diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, and treatment of PTSD and TBI in military service members and veterans. Click here to register.     Read More

UTSA & UTHSCSA, SALSI Innovation Challenge Awards for FY2015

The Offices of the Vice President for Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio and The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio are pleased to announce the grant award winners for the FY2015 SALSI Innovation Challenge.     Read More

Pei receives 290K from NSF for algal bloom research, education

Dr. Ruoting Pei, assistant professor in the College of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), has been awarded a grant of $290,468 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support her project entitled, "The Role of Cell-to-Cell Communication in Microcystis Aeruginosa Blooms."     Read More

UTSA acquires high-performance EEG systems to advance brain research

A recent grant from the U.S. Department of Defense has allowed UTSA to acquire two high-performance electroencephalogram (EEG) systems to advance research and education in the area of brain-machine interaction (BMI).     Read More

SALSI Postdoc Initiative Pilot Program Winners, Emily Boice and Lei Huang

The San Antonio Life Sciences Institute, a joint venture between The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (HSC), has selected the winners of the Postdoc Initiative Pilot Program. The winners, Emily Boice from UTSA and Lei Huang from HSC, will receive $25,000 for their project.     Read More

2014 Texas FreshAIR Conference - October 23-24, Houston, TX

This year's Texas FreshAIR Conference will "Mix Cutting Edge Science and Business" with a focus on Immuno-oncology showcasing the world's leading scientific and clinical development experts, and a Venture Forum featuring presentations and roundtable discussions with Texas angel investors and pharmaceutical company venture groups.     Read More

UTSA to discuss cybersecurity with government, business leaders at Washington meetings

UTSA President Ricardo Romo will lead a contingent of university officials to Washington, D.C., this week to discuss critical issues in cybersecurity and UTSA's growing capabilities in cybersecurity and cloud computing. UTSA has emerged as a national leader in cybersecurity research.     Read More

UTSA research may help prevent eye injuries among soldiers

Researchers at UTSA are discovering that the current protective eyewear used by our U.S. armed forces might not be adequate to protect soldiers exposed to explosive blasts. According to a recent study, ocular injuries now account for 13 percent of all battlefield injuries and are the fourth most common military deployment-related injury.     Read More

Janakiram Seshu, Ph.D.

Connecting through Research Partnerships (Connect) Program Awards for FY2015

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the grant award winners of the Connecting through Research Partnerships (Connect) Program sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).     Read More

UTSA, Cloud Technology Initiative Video

The UTSA Open Big Cloud Symposium paves the way for collaboration and innovation between the University and Industry.     Read More

UTSA is first Texas university named Innovation Corps Site by National Science Foundation

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE) has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will designate UTSA as an Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site. UTSA is the first university in Texas to receive this distinction from the NSF.     Read More

Adel Alaeddini, Ph.D.

Grants for Research Advancement and Transformation Program Funding Winners FY15

The Grants for Research Advancement and Transformation (GREAT) program, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has recently awarded six seed grants in the amount of $20,000 each to support new areas of research for faculty at UTSA.     Read More

Daniel Pack, Ph.D.

Find out how UTSA is involved in the New Drone Frontier

It's a technology used by the military for decades that's fast becoming an economic gold mine in the civilian world. From pizza chains to movie producers to realtors, it seems everyone wants to profit off of drones.     Read More

UTSA Engineering Student and U.S. Army Veteran Turns Injury Into Innovative Startup

Leto Solutions offers Aquilonix Prosthetic Cooling System, which uses thermoelectric technology integrated into a prosthetic socket worn by the patient, to regulate the temperature and reduce sweating.     Read More

National Institutes of Health to Relax 'Two Strikes' Grant Submission Policy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is dropping a policy that gave researchers only one chance to revise a rejected grant application before having to start over with a new idea — a rule that was especially hard on young investigators.     Read More

UTSA Student,
Ana Cabrera-Marquez

The Office of Undergraduate Research, Creative Inquiry Showcase, April 24th

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Creative Inquiry Showcase is an annual event that will showcase hundreds of undergraduate student research and creative endeavors from across campus. The event is April 24th from 10am to 3pm in the HEB University Center Ballrooms.     Read More

UTSA and Microsoft establish sustainable energy research and development pact

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and Microsoft Corp. (Microsoft) announced today a three-year agreement to research and develop sustainable technologies to make data centers more energy efficient and economically viable.     Read More

Dr. Kristen Pellegrino
Assistant Professor,
Department of Music

Internal Research Awards (INTRA) Grant Program Funding Winners Summer 2014

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the winners of the INTernal Research Awards Grant (INTRA) Program for fiscal year 2015. This seed grant program is a funding opportunity established to promote research and scholarship at the highest quality. Funding awards will support faculty experience in identifying and submitting applications to potential funding sources, to provide preliminary data to support applications for extramural funding, and to enhance scholarly and creative activities.     Read More

Next Generation Sequencing - the way Forward for Health Care?

The Wellcome Trust Africa Centre Genomics Programme and University of Kwazulu-Natal's (UKZN) MRC Flagship project hosted Dr Luke Daum of the University of Texas San Antonio at a seminar at the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV. The seminar (part of a series) which aims to stimulate scientific discussion at UKZN, was attended by about 100 students and researchers from UKZN and abroad.     Read More

Mauli Agrawal named UTSA Vice President for Research

The University of Texas at San Antonio today announced the appointment of C. Mauli Agrawal as UTSA vice president for research, effectively immediately. Agrawal has served as interim vice president for research since May 2013 and, before that, held the position of dean of the UTSA College of Engineering for nearly eight years.     Read More

TSERI welcomes UTSA Visiting Professor Dr. Ricardo Guerrero Lemus

Dr. Guerrero Lemus teaches in Electronic Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Master in Electronic Technology and Master in Renewable Energies. He is also Senior Researcher of the Spanish Applied Economics Studies Foundation (FEDEA). Since 2006, he is the Director of the Master in Renewable Energy at the University of La Laguna.     Read More

Submitting a Winning NIH Proposal Panel Discussion Featuring NIH Experienced Researchers, April 11th

This panel discussion is designed to help the UTSA research community better understand the NIH scoring and review process. Panelists with past NIH success from UTSA will be on hand to answer questions and to suggest strategies to enhance your probability for obtaining NIH grant funding.     Read More

UTSA joins the Texas Census Research Data Center Consortium (TXCRDC)

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) recently joined the Texas Census Research Data Center Consortium (TXCRDC), as further effort in moving UTSA towards becoming a Top Tier Research University.     Read More

TSERI Tech Talks - Fukushima: Three Years Later, 4/01/14

Dr. Dale Klein has been associated with the University of Texas since 1977 in a variety of administrative and academic positions as well as a professor of mechanical engineering (nuclear program).     Read More

Tech Talks - Powering America with Renewable Energy Opportunities and Challenges, 3/26/14

Dr. David Mooney is currently working at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory leading efforts to identify and address technical issues associated with the large-scale deployment and integration of renewable and efficiency technologies into the existing energy infrastructure.     Read More

UTSA's Office of Commercialization and Innovation - Technologies Needed by Industry Partners

At the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) meeting in February, UTSA's Office of Commercialization and Innovation met with many potential industry partners who are actively looking to license technology.     Read More

Dr. Billie Jo Rodriguez,
Assistant Professor,
Department of
Educational Psychology

Special Summer Seed Grant Program Funding Winners Summer 2014

The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) is pleased to announce the Special Summer Seed Grant Program awardees for summer 2014. This seed grant program was a one-time funding opportunity established to promote research and scholarship at the highest quality. The Office of the VPR awarded $20,000 total with each recipient receiving $5,000. Funding awards will support faculty experience in identifying and submitting applications to potential funding sources...     Read More

UTSA's Greg White and Chip Meadows named ISSA Distinguished Fellows

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) has named UTSA Associate Professor Greg White and Senior Information Security Analyst Chip Meadows among its newest class of Distinguished Fellows. White and Meadows were among seven people nationwide to receive the honor, presented recently at a reception in San Francisco.     Read More

Three UTSA science faculty honored by American Association for Advancement of Science

UTSA College of Sciences faculty members Andrew Tsin, Garry Cole and Donald Kurtz were honored recently at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago.     Read More

Physics & Astronomy Presents Carbon in Nano and Outer Space March 6th at 3PM

A special seminar by Nobel Laureate Sir Harold Kroto will be held Thursday, March 6th in the BSE Atrium at 3PM. Sir Harold (Harry) Kroto is currently Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at Florida State University, where he is carrying out research in nanoscience and cluster chemistry as well as developing exciting new internet approaches to STEM educational outreach.     Read More

UTSA and Tecnológico de Monterrey System establish education, research partnership

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and the Mexico-based Tecnológico de Monterrey System (ITESM) announced a 10-year agreement that will provide students and faculty from the universities the opportunity to participate in education, research and cultural exchange programs between the two institutions.     Read More

UTSA cyber security programs ranked No. 1 in nation by security pros

The University of Texas at San Antonio cyber security program has been ranked the best in the nation, according to a national survey of certified information technology security professionals. The Ponemon Institute conducted the survey for Hewlett-Packard.     Read More

UTSA researcher Bing Dong tapped to lead international energy project

For the first time in university history, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has been invited to participate in an International Energy Agency (IEA) project along with many of the world's top research universities. UTSA mechanical engineering assistant professor Bing Dong has been invited to lead a study that will set an international standard for measuring energy-related occupant behavior in buildings.     Read More

The 2013 AAAS Lifetime Mentor Award goes to Dr. Andrew Tsin

Congratulations to Dr. Andew Tsin for earning the 2013 Lifetime Mentor Award of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Tsin is professor of biology and director of the Center for Research and Training in the Sciences at UTSA.     Read More

UTSA Export Control Program has a new updated website

Interactions and transactions with foreign entities, including international visitors here in the U.S., must follow United States (U.S.) export control laws and regulations. In order to better assist all university personnel with export control compliance, the Office of Research Integrity has recently updated its website. Every section has been updated to provide UTSA faculty and staff with useful forms, procedures, and resource links for all international activities and interactions with non-U.S. persons and entities.
If you would like to request a meeting to learn more about export regulations, please contact Javier Garcia at for a customized session to meet your individual or department needs.     Export Control Website

UTSA co-hosts Feb. 6 symposium on Texas borderlands cultural legacy

The Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research in the UTSA College of Architecture will sponsor an exhibit, "Walter Eugene George and the Cultural Legacy of the Rio Grande," and a Feb. 6 symposium showcasing the cultural legacy of the borderlands.     Read More

UTSA hosts pair of meetings addressing water planning

On Thursday, Feb. 6, UTSA and the San Antonio Express-News will host "Planning for San Antonio's Water Future," a town hall meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328) on the UTSA Downtown Campus.     Read More

UTSA hosts Jan. 28 presentation on social media by Randi Zuckerberg

The UTSA Career Center, in partnership with the Air Force Reserve, will host a special presentation by Randi Zuckerberg, author of "Dot Complicated" and "Dot," former Facebook marketing executive and CEO of Zuckerberg Media. The presentation will be 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28 in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.106) on the Main Campus.     Read More

UTSA master's programs recognized by Eduniversal International committee

Seven graduate programs at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) are ranked among the Best Masters Ranking 2013-2014 by the Eduniversal International Scientific Committee. This is the third consecutive year the seven graduate programs have been included in the Top 100 programs in their categories.     Read More

UTSA entrepreneurship e-textbook costs students less than $10

This spring, UTSA students enrolled in any entrepreneurship course offered through the College of Business can purchase their textbook for less than $10. Written by UTSA Department of Entrepreneurship and Technology Management professors Cory Hallam and Anita Leffel and former graduate student Matthew Gonzales, "A Commuter's Handbook to Entrepreneurship" is a step-by-step guide for starting a business.     Read More

UTSA Associate Professor Todd Troyer chosen as one of 2013's Editors' Choice by Nature.

Professor Todd Troyer's News & Views piece in the esteemed international journal Nature has been named as the Neuroscience Editors' Choice for 2013. Nature is the pre-eminent journal of peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology. Troyer's 2013 piece, Neuroscience: The units of a song, outlines an important debate in the field of motor coding of birdsong.     Read More

UTSA hosts 2014 Applied Demography Conference Jan. 8-10

The UTSA Department of Demography and the UTSA Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research (IDSER) will host the biennial Applied Demography Conference (ADC) Jan. 8-10 at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk.     Read More

Prototype labor monitoring system team wins UTSA Technology Entrepreneurship Competition

Claresta Solutions, a team of six business and engineering students, triumphed at the $100,000 Student Technology Venture Competition presented by The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE).     Read More

UTSA President's Lecture Dec. 5 features noted physicist Sir Roger Penrose

The UTSA President's Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series will feature internationally recognized mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Main Building Auditorium (0.104) on the UTSA Main Campus. Penrose's presentation, "Seeing Signals from Before the Big Bang," is free and open to the public.     Read More

UTSA hosts Award Winning Author Leonard Pitts Jr. at Main Campus Dec. 6

UTSA will host award-winning author Leonard Pitts Jr. at "He Forgot. That was how it Started," a presentation based on his novel Before I Forget, which describes the difficulties faced by three generations of black men grappling with their complex roles as fathers and sons.     Read More

San Antonio Vaccine Development Center presents research symposium Nov. 15

The second San Antonio Vaccine Symposium, "Vaccine Antigen Discovery and Vaccine-Induced Immunity," is 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at the H-E-B University Center Ballroom on The University of Texas at San Antonio Main Campus.     Read More

UTSA to discuss economic impact of Eagle Ford Shale Nov. 18 in Eagle Pass

Elected leaders, industry representatives and members of the community will gather at Sul Ross State University (SRSU) on Nov. 18 to discuss the economic impact of the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas play on South Texas. South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) and Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande College are partnering with UTSA to offer the free forum.     Read More

UTSA chemist awarded $300K by NASA to build lab-on-a-robot prototype

UTSA chemistry professor Carlos Garcia, UTSA physics professor Arturo Ayon and HJ Science & Technology Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., have been awarded more than $300,000 in NASA funding to build the fourth prototype of a "lab-on-a-robot" (LOAR). The Rover-like prototype will be designed to conduct on-site planetary compositional analysis.     Read More

National Science Foundation $400K grant supports UTSA wind energy research

Researchers have documented that one of the key reasons the cost of generating wind energy remain high is because wind turbines have shorter lifespans compared to other energy-producing technologies, which can be directly linked to wear and tear caused by turbulence. Finding a solution to this problem is precisely what Kiran Bhaganagar, UTSA researcher and assistant professor of mechanical engineering, plans to do...     Read More

SAVE SYMPOSIUM - Vaccine Antigen Discovery and Vaccine-Induced Immunity

2nd Annual Conference of the San Antonio Vaccine Development Center. Research faculty members will be given the opportunity to share their vaccine antigen discovery and vaccine-induced immunity research results. Abstracts will be selected for oral and/or poster presentations.     Read More

Dr. Beladi

UTSA presents inaugural 'Last Lecture' Nov. 5 by Professor Aaron Cassill

The UTSA Office of Student Life will present Aaron Cassill, UTSA professor of biology in the College of Sciences, who will deliver his chosen last words to the campus community at the inaugural "UTSA Last Lecture."     Read More

Dr. Beladi

UTSA scholar encourages developing countries to strengthen intellectual property rights

After several years of research in the field of international trade and intellectual property rights, Hamid Beladi, UTSA economics professor and associate dean of research for the UTSA College of Business, and his co-authors have determined that if a developing country strengthens its intellectual property rights policies, its local firms will be in a better position to specialize in and accept international research and development (R&D) contracts.     Read More

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UTSA College of Sciences hosts 2013 research conference

The UTSA College of Sciences (COS) will host the 2013 COS Research Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 18 in the University Center on the UTSA Main Campus. The research conference will feature nearly 600 participants from universities across South Texas.     Read More

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Five UTSA scholars to speak Oct. 12 at TEDx San Antonio conference

Five UTSA scholars (Drs. Karl Klose, Doug Frantz, Kristina Durante, Tom Tunstall, and Martha Atkins) will be among the 19 speakers on the agenda at this year's TEDx San Antonio conference, "Minds Wide Open." The conference will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at Rackspace Global Headquarters on Walzem Road in San Antonio.     Read More

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Ninety UTSA students participate in SACNAS conference

The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) annual conference commemorating the organization's 40th anniversary wrapped up over the weekend at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.     Read More

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UTSA hosts Water Institute of Texas symposium on water Issues Oct. 4

The Water Institute of Texas (WIT) will bring local, state and national experts to UTSA in October to share key insight into two important themes within Texas’ emerging water issues: long-term water availability and the water regulatory environment.     Read More

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UTSA students: Learn about Fulbright study-abroad program Oct. 3

All UTSA students are invited to participate in an upcoming information presentation on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which is sponsored by the Fulbright Program and Education Abroad Services.     Read More

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UTSA hosts Sept. 25 lecture by former NIH biomedical research director Sidney McNairy

The UTSA Research Centers in Minorities Institutions will host a presentation by Sidney McNairy, former director of the Division of Research Infrastructure (DRI) for the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health. McNairy will speak on "Translational Research and Health Disparities: The Nation's Imperative" at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25 in the Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building atrium on the UTSA Main Campus.     Read More

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UTSA Student Research Expo Sept. 19 to showcase student research, innovation

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will host an expo to showcase its graduate and undergraduate student research and innovation. The 2013 Student Research Expo will be 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, Sept.19 in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104) at the UTSA Main Campus.     Read More

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UTSA student astronomers use world's largest optical, infrared telescope

In July, the biggest optical/infrared telescope in the world was put in the hands of UTSA astronomers. For a week, two graduate students, Laura McMaster and Lindsay Fuller, and post-doctoral researcher Enrique Lopez-Rodriguez from the UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy performed astronomical observations at the 10.4-meter Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) at La Palma in the Canary Islands, Spain.     Read More

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UTSA researcher to play key role in $7.5 million Department of Defense MURI project

University of Texas at San Antonio researcher and assistant professor of mechanical engineering John Foster will play an important part in a $7.5 million Department of Defense contract to advance the understanding and use of a relatively new mathematical modeling theory called peridynamics, which allows scientists to more accurately predict material failure.     Read More

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UTSA, SwRI® researchers to develop low-cost method to treat fracking water

Researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) jointly announce they are investing $200,000 in new research to develop a low-cost method to treat flow-back water following hydraulic fracturing. Over the next year, the researchers will optimize an inexpensive charcoal product called biochar for the water treatment solution. It will be tested on water samples from the Eagle Ford Shale.    Read More

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Meet a Roadrunner: UTSA's Lee Mason is helping teens manage autism

In January 2013, Mason opened the Teacher Education: Autism Model (TEAM) at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The center offers low-cost Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services to children and teens with autism. It also offers a controlled training environment for UTSA graduate students in special education, educational psychology and related fields who want to earn their ABA certification.    Read More

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UTSA doctoral student receives Jess Hay Chancellor's Fellowship

Jeffrey Howard, a doctoral student in The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Public Policy, is a recipient of the prestigious Jess Hay Chancellor's Fellowship. He will use the accompanying $10,000 award to continue his research in public health disparities along social and economic lines.    Read More

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UTSA, SwRI researchers to develop drug-loaded scaffold for bone grafting

Researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) jointly announce they are investing $200,000 in new research aimed at developing a synthetic drug-loaded scaffold to use in bone grafting procedures.    Read More

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UTSA's Arpan Satsangi is developing cancer treatment

Meet Arpan Satsangi. This 26-year-old biomedical engineering Ph.D. student is developing a novel drug delivery system that will make chemotherapy treatment more tolerable for cancer patients. He will defend his research this Friday and start medical school at the UT Health Science Center on Monday.    Read More

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UTSA scholars to study health effects of electronic cigarettes

Scholars William Cooke and Donovan Fogt have received $30,000 in seed funding from UTSA to find out. The UTSA kinesiologists will team up with Assistant Professor Caroline Rickards at the University of North Texas Health Science Center to gather baseline data about the effects of e-cigarettes on the body's basic physiological health.    Read More

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UTSA joins LMI Academic Partnerships to connect students with career mentors

On July 12, The University of Texas at San Antonio will formalize an agreement July 12 with LMI, a McLean, Va.-based not-for-profit supporting the public sector through consulting and research, to become a member of the LMI Academic Partnerships program. The partnership will allow UTSA and LMI to address some of the nation's most critical challenges in energy and cyber security.    Read More

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UTSA Architecture Three+1 Project receives City of San Antonio Green Building Award

The Three+1 Project for Westside Inner City Affordable Housing recently received an Honorable Mention for Research and Education in the Residential Construction category of the 2013 City of San Antonio's Green Building Awards.     Read More

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