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

Margaret E. Talev, Richard N. Haass, Stephen J. Hadley, Jeh Charles Johnson and Mary Beth Long spoke on foreign relations. The foreign policy event was one of four happening in the country.

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

Photo Courtesy of Martha Christiansen

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’

SJP members protest the Israel Block Party in front of the Rowdy Roadrunner statue. Heather Montoya/The Paisano.

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

The silent protest featured students with a name of a Palestinian child imprisonment victim. Justice Lovin, The Paisano

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

A student studying in India stretches  his hand for a photo with the Taj Mahal. Photo Courtesy of Brandon Lanners/Education Abroad Services

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

he main goals of Pozzi’s work are to 1) document primate biodiversity, 2) explore the dynamics of diversification, such as the ecological and evolutionary driving factors that shape diversifica- tion in time and space, and 3) understand how primates respond to human-induced environmental and climatic change.Courtesy of Dr. Luca Pozzi

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

Courtesy of Omar Akram

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

The New Sectarianism is Abdo’s fourth book. CC image courtesey of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung on Flickr

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

During Teach and Learn Korea (TaLK) participants spend their free time exploring South Korea at the peak of its cherry blossom season. Photo courtesy of Alex Poe

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

Photos Courtesy of Ethan Pham, The Paisano

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

Photos by Mark McClendon

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...