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The world as we know it: UTSA hosts foreign policy forum to discuss foreign policy’s role in 2020 elections

The world as we know it: UTSA hosts foreign policy forum to discuss foreign policy’s role in 2020 elections

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 18, 2020

The Council on Foreign Relations hosted one of their four nationwide Election 2020: U.S. Foreign Policy Forums in the Retama at UTSA on Feb. 12. The forum’s four panelists highlighted foreign policy topics to watch out for in today’s world and reasons voters should keep foreign policy in mind when...

U.S. State Department chooses UTSA professor for language project in Russia

U.S. State Department chooses UTSA professor for language project in Russia

Heather Montoya

April 10, 2018

Dr. Martha Sidury Christiansen, UTSA assistant professor in the department of bicultural-bilingual studies, will be traveling to Russia on April 13 for a two-week English Language Specialist project. Christiansen is one of about 80 U.S citizens chosen each year to participate on an English Language...

Students for Justice in Palestine protests ‘Israel Block Party’

Students for Justice in Palestine protests ‘Israel Block Party’

Gaige Davila and Eric Frisce

March 7, 2018

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) protested the ‘Israel Block Party’ (IBP) hosted by San Antonio Hillel, a chapter of a national, pro-Israel student group, on March 1. The Israel Block Party featured several booths promoting Jewish culture, highlighting the diversity within Israel and bre...

SJP Activism on and off campus

SJP Activism on and off campus

Justice Lovin

January 31, 2018

The UTSA chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) held a silent protest in the Sombrilla on Jan. 23 to raise awareness of the many Palestinian children who have been imprisoned by the Israeli military (IDF). The protest followed events on and off campus at which the group hosted Dr. Luke Peterson...

Students travel for credit

Students travel for credit

Leah Feneley

October 25, 2017

Education Abroad Services organize diverse study abroad opportunities in many different international locations for the fall, spring and summer semesters to expand the knowledge and experiences of UTSA students.    Director of Education Abroad Services Brandon Lanners said, “You should go abroad bec...

UTSA anthropology professor recognized in National Geographic

UTSA anthropology professor recognized in National Geographic

Carlos Hughes

March 8, 2017

UTSA anthropology professor Dr. Luca Pozzi was recently featured in a National Geographic article about the discovery of a new species of galago, more commonly referred to as bush babies. “Recently this month we described a new genus, which was part of the study,” Pozzi said. “Some of my colle...

UTSA science professors react to NASA announcement

Jeremiah Hobbs

March 2, 2017

NASA announced on Feb. 22 the discovery of Seven Earth-like planets orbiting a star called Trappist-1, with three existing in the habitable zone—meaning liquid water can cool on the planet’s surface. UTSA Physics & Astronomy Associate Professor Dr. Chris Packham said of the discovery, “It’...

Q&A: Omar Akram MSA member

Q&A: Omar Akram MSA member

Isaac Serna

February 1, 2017

On Friday (Jan. 27) President Trump signed an executive order that banned people from seven Muslim majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days and suspended Syrian refugees’ entry indefinitely. UT System Chancellor McRaven issued a statement in response to the controversial order  Many univers...

Perspective on political Islam

Perspective on political Islam

Isaac Serna

January 25, 2017

Dr. Geneive Abdo, former Middle East correspondent, will speak at UTSA, on Jan. 25 (Wednesday) at 6:00 p.m., in the Hidalgo Room. A San Antonio native, Abdo will discuss her new book, “New Sectarianism: The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the Shi’a-Sunni Rebellion” (Oxford University Press). Abd...

UTSA students break from the states

UTSA students break from the states

Isaac Serna

January 12, 2017

Select UTSA students will not begin their Spring 2017 semester on campus. Instead, their studies will be in Italy, Germany, South Korea and other countries. According to NAFSA data, 1.5 percent of U.S. students in higher education participate in study abroad programs. Nationally, student participati...

Election sends San Antonio into the streets

Election sends San Antonio into the streets

Isaac Serna

November 16, 2016

Anti-Trump protests have swept across the nation. Demonstrations have been organized in countless major cities in the U.S., including San Antonio. A small group of UTSA students gathered in opposition to the United States President-elect, Donald J. Trump. Brandishing signs and assembled in line, the students...

UTSA partners with Japanese astronomers to launch telescope

UTSA partners with Japanese astronomers to launch telescope

Ray Hagimoto

November 16, 2016

Astronomy is one of those wonderful fields of study in which international cooperation is not just a convenient asset, but essentially a requirement. Last Friday, November 11th marked a significant moment in UTSA Astronomy when President Ricardo Romo of UTSA and Director General Masahiko Hayashi of the...