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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...

The Paisano benefits from $800,000 gift

The Paisano benefits from $800,000 gift

Diane Abdo

November 20, 2019

The Paisano Educational Trust, publisher of The Paisano newspaper and Paisano Plus magazine, has established the Phelan Family Scholarship endowment fund in the memory of James William Phelan and Agnes Cryer Phelan. The Phelans were long-time San Antonio residents dedicated to the support of higher education. The...

Task group sends classroom civility proposals to provost

Task group sends classroom civility proposals to provost

Joseph Torres

November 20, 2019

The 21st Century Learning Environments Task Group created a memorandum listing recommendations for healthy and inclusive learning environments in UTSA classrooms. The task group was established in Spring 2019 following an investigation into the classroom management of Dr. Anita Moss, former human anatomy...

Chief Lewis: ‘the message was vague’

Chief Lewis: ‘the message was vague’

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...

Ninth annual TEDxSanAntonio

Ninth annual TEDxSanAntonio

Breahna Luera and Josh Peck

November 13, 2019

TEDxSanAntonio held its ninth annual event on Nov. 9. This year’s theme was “re:frame,” which was meant to engender conversations that presented issues from different perspectives. Nine speakers took the stage, covering topics that ranged from recoloring the outdoors to overcoming a creative block. Speaker...

Got free speech?

Got free speech?

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...

Texas passes nine constitutional amendments

Texas passes nine constitutional amendments

Joseph Torres

November 13, 2019

Texas voters were asked to vote on 10 propositions to amend the Texas Constitution on Nov. 5. 19,563,915 total votes were tallied across all 10 propositions. Nine of the proposed amendments were approved with at least 52% of votes. Texas Proposition 1, Allowed to Serve as Multiple Municipal Judges Amendment,...

Q&A: TEDx Speaker Hector Garcia

Q&A: TEDx Speaker Hector Garcia

Breahna Luera

November 6, 2019

Clinical psychologist, private consultant and Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Hector Garcia, will speak at TEDxSan Antonio on Nov. 9. Q: What is your main focus of study for psychology? A: I am a clinical psychologist and a researcher. My...

Election Day

Election Day

Joseph Torres

November 6, 2019

UTSA will host a Bexar County polling station inside the HEB Student Union on Nov. 5. Students will be able to vote on: the Joint Constitutional Amendment; the General, Special and Bond Election on the State of Texas Propositions 1-10; General Elections for San Antonio River Authority-District; the General...

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...

San Antonio to host TEDx

San Antonio to host TEDx

Joseph Torres

November 6, 2019

The city of San Antonio will be hosting TEDxSanAntonio at the Charlie McCombs Empire Theater Nov. 9, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The theme for this event is “re:frame,” where speakers from all over the country will take turns speaking on topics such as psychology, blogging, environmental conservation,...

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...