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The Office of Information Technology has been renamed. Photo by Ellyson Ortega

Office of Information Technology changes operation model

Heather Montoya October 16, 2019

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) will now be called University Technology Solutions (UTS). Kendra Ketchum, UTSA vice president for information management and technology, sent out an email announcing...

Libo Li and Ruibiao Lin are researchers in this project.

Research improves plastic and petroleum production

Carlos Prado November 28, 2018

UTSA’s chemistry department has made discoveries that could potentially change manufactures’ production of plastics and petroleum. Over 90 percent of the everyday products people use have a form of...

Dr. Ruyan Guo and Dr. Amar Bhalla in their lab.
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Tiny bot rocks… UTSA makes Guinness World Record

Brandon Armstead September 13, 2018

Researchers from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) were awarded a Guinness World Record for creating the smallest medical robot....

This poster appeared at a communal UTSA activities board. A posting by the same organization last year prompted the development of the UTSA Campus Climate Team. Samantha Ceballos/The Paisano

Campus Climate Team tackles bias on campus

Gaige Davila April 10, 2018

The UTSA Campus Climate Team (CCT) has launched a website to report bias incidents on campus. A bias incident is an act that targets individuals and groups on the basis of protected characteristics such...

Former President Barack Obama votes on an the electronic voting system common in U.S. elections Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons

Professor talks vote counting machine vulnerabilities

Heather Montoya February 28, 2018

Since the inquiries of a potential hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in the 2016 presidential election, suspicion of the reliability of the current voting machines has risen.   According...

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UTSA faculty hopes to institute new online cybersecurity degree

Danielle Throneberry October 12, 2017

The UTSA curriculum committee reviewed two proposals and recommended them for approval by the faculty senate. The first is a Bachelor of Arts online degree in cybersecurity and the second is a minor in...

Dr. Ghannoum (right) surveying earthquake damage in Haiti in 2010. Photo Courtesy of Wassim Ghannoum

UTSA civil engineering professor receives grant to help prevent earthquakes

Samuel De Leon September 27, 2017

Dr. Wassim Ghannoum, associate professor of the department of civil engineering, recently received a grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), valued at nearly $800,000. Ghannoum...

Cyber Security Professors receive Special Achievement Awards

Casey Luna November 30, 2016

On Dec. 7, the San Antonio Business Journal’s third annual Tech Titans Awards will present two UTSA professors with special achievement awards for their integral work in developing UTSA’s cyber security...

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UTSA professor studies CPU user behavior and online dishonesty

Danielle Throneberry November 10, 2016

Raymond Choo, associate professor of information systems and cybersecurity, is a new faculty member to the College of Business this year. Before coming to UTSA, Choo spent five years working at both the...

All students will be able to access the alertus button on their task bar. Ethan Pham, The Paisano

UTSA debuts new emergency panic system: Alertus

Danielle Throneberry October 12, 2016

Over the summer, UTSA’s Office of Business Continuity and Emergency Management (BCEM) and Office of Information Technology (OIT) collaborated to launch an emergency communication tool called “Alertus.”...

Like it or not, new feature coming to Facebook

September 29, 2015

Cindy Hurtado, Paisano For years, Facebook has resisted creating a dislike button, fearing it might create a more negative environment on the social networking site. However, it seems...

Cell Phone Kill Switch - The Ultimate Double-Edged Sword

March 22, 2014

Cell phones have changed the way Americans live. According to a study conducted by the Pew research center, 90 percent of all adults in the United States own one. Even more impressive than that, 98...

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