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Researchers explore osteoporatic fracture solutions

Researchers explore osteoporatic fracture solutions

Christina Troy

November 20, 2019

A team of researchers from UTSA and investigators from other institutions have been working toward a solution for fractures resulting from osteoporosis, a pathological disorder characterized by low bone mass and bone tissue deterioration, for the past 20 years. Osteoporosis results in brittle bones that...

Students show support for DACA

Protestors support DACA inside John Peace Library. Photo courtesy of John Dye

Joseph Torres

November 20, 2019

Texas Rising at UTSA held a demonstration in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). DACA currently protects approximately 700,000 undocumented immigrant children, also known as Dreamers. In 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced their intention to repeal...

New center supports students with foster care background

New center supports students with foster care background

Josh Peck

November 20, 2019

UTSA recently opened the Fostering Education Success Center (FESC) in the Student Union (SU 2.01.05) for students with a history of foster care. The FESC was created in Fall 2019 by the Department of Social Work and the Division of Student Success to give students with foster care backgrounds a space...

Chief Lewis: ‘the message was vague’

Graphic by Lindsey Thomas

Heather Montoya

November 13, 2019

UTSA sent out an alert on Nov. 3 to inform the university community of an off-campus incident near Main Campus. The alert advised recipients to avoid perimeter roads and seek shelter in a safe location. “On Sunday, Nov. 3, at approximately 2:40 a.m., UTSA police officers on routine campus patrol...

Got free speech?

Students protest demonstration on campus. Photo by Breahna Luera

Heather Montoya

November 13, 2019

President Taylor Eighmy sent a university-wide email to inform students about Protected Expression on Campus, a new Texas law that went into effect Sept. 1. The state law requires public universities to ensure that their campuses act as traditional public forums, to permit anyone to engage in lawful...

UTSA architecture team wins competition

UTSA architecture team wins competition

Ethan Gullett

November 6, 2019

The student architecture team at UTSA competed in an event held by the Texas Society of Architects and brought home the victory against teams from Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Del Mar and Rice. The team consisted of Mauricio Garza, Rachel Henkes, Armando Arazia and Jesus Alfonso. The four are currently...

Student success research receives grant

Student success research receives grant

Josh Peck

November 6, 2019

Dr. Guan Saw, UTSA assistant professor of educational psychology in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, was recently awarded a $350,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for his research on student success in the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field. Saw...

Active Minds hosts suicide prevention exhibit

Active Minds hosts suicide prevention exhibit

Josh Peck

October 30, 2019

Active Minds hosted the Send Silence Packing exhibit on Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sombrilla for destigmatizing mental health and bringing awareness to the issue of college suicide. The exhibit featured 1,100 backpacks donated from friends and family members of people lost to suicide. The backpacks...

SGA proposes budget reallocations

SGA proposes budget reallocations

Heather Montoya

October 30, 2019

UTSA’s Student Government Association (SGA) discussed budget reallocations during their General Assembly (GA) on Oct. 24. Following SGA’s Leadership Summit and homecoming activities, SGA Chief Executive Assistant Kaitlyn Law presented a proposal for budget reallocations since some line item budgets...

STEM Research Grant

STEM Research Grant

Josh Peck

October 30, 2019

Dr. Guan Saw, UTSA assistant professor of educational psychology in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, was recently awarded a $350,000 National Science Foundation grant for his research on student success in the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics field. Saw seeks to learn...

UTSA proposes tuition and fees increases

Graphic by Jacqueline Cantu

Joseph Torres

October 30, 2019

UTSA plans to increase tuition and fees for fiscal years (FY) 21 and 22, starting Fall 2020, with another increase set for Fall 2021. The university has consistently offered the lowest tuition and fees increase among the University of Texas (UT) System institutions. UT System institution increases have...

Weird Liquid Incidents on Campus

Weird Liquid Incidents on Campus

Heather Montoya

October 30, 2019

On Oct. 11, two UTSA students reported separate incidents to the UTSA Police Department in which a man threw a liquid on them while on campus. The suspect was identified and is not associated with UTSA. The suspect was issued a citation and a criminal trespass warning prohibiting him from UTSA property....