The Paisano

Award winning professors raise UTSA’s Reputation

October 4, 2009

Most college students shudder at the thought of being in school another four years. Richard Gambitta has been at UTSA for 33.Gambitta has been a professor of Political Science at UTSA since 1976, a decision he has no regrets about."I had opportunities elsewhere but I have always loved it he...

Gay Fraternity divorces UTSA

September 28, 2009

In 2003, UTSA made national headlines when it recognized its first gay fraternity—Alpha Lambda Tau—the third ALT chapter in the U.S. after the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and Arizona State University. For some people the ALT chapter was considered one of Texas' most controve...

UTSA receives 2.7 million for Nanotechnology

September 20, 2009

UTSA's Physics and Astronomy Department was recently awarded the largest grant in its history. The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the five-year, $2.7 million grant in order to further the department's research of nanoparticles and nanomaterials. The project will be a collaborative effort by UTSA, UT...

UTSA receives a $2 million microscope

September 14, 2009

In January, UTSA will receive a $2 million microscope so powerful that it can zoom down to view a single atom. It is one of two microscopes of its kind in the world. The other is in Japan. "It has the power to see 0.8 angstrom," says Alvaro Mayoral, a researcher who works in the Advanced Micr...

UTSA receives $5 million grant

September 14, 2009

UTSA will receive a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the Simulation, Visualization and Real Time Prediction (SiViRT) center. The grant is funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), commonly referred to as the stimulus package. The grant is ...

Top Alzheimer’s disease researcher at UTSA

August 24, 2009

One of the world's most cited scientist in Alzheimer's research is also the dean of the college of sciences at UTSA. Dr. George Perry is one of the top 20 researchers in Alzheimer's disease. He has also published more on the subject than any other researcher in the United States. Internat...

UTSAPD aims to prevent tragedy

August 24, 2009

As of fall 2009, the UTSA Police Department plans to complete distribution of a new "Community Emergency Response Guide" across the UTSA Tri-campus community. The guide is a reference book designed to provide students, faculty and visitors with emergency phone contacts, procedures and med...

President Romo appoints new dean

June 8, 2009

In August 2009, the college of architecture will have a new dean. President Ricardo Romo has appointed John D. Murphy Jr., currently a professor and director of international education at Auburn University's McWhorter School of Building Science. Murphy will replace interim dean Robert Baron,...

UTSA Alumni Student Promotes World Peace Abroad

April 28, 2009

Are you preparing to take the ultimate endeavor of interning? Internships are a guiding experience preparing students for the real world, giving he or she the skills, experience, practice, and above all else the insight into what you want to do with your life. UTSA alumni student and sociology major, R...

UTSA adopts two new campus names; Main and Park West

March 30, 2009

Known as the UTSA 1604 Campus since the mid-1990s, UTSA President Ricardo Romo announces that the campus now officially will be designated as the UTSA Main Campus. Additionally, the 125-acre tract added to the Main Campus in 2007 has been designated as UTSA Park West. Located northeast of the interse...

UTSA reaches out through advertising

March 10, 2009

UTSA looks to make its name and its story known throughout San Antonio through a series of broadcasts on local radio stations and billboards across San Antonio."It's actually a very small marketing campaign," David Gabler, assistant vice president for university communications, said. "We're j...

UTSA working on vaccine for deadly bacteria

February 23, 2009

The UTSA biology lab is working to find a vaccine for Francisella tularensis (FT), a form of deadly bacteria that has been developed into biological warfare. Like anthrax, the FT bacteria can be developed into an aerosol form and used as a biological terror weapon. If it is inhaled, FT is so potent ...