The Paisano

‘It has been such a powerful cataclysm here’: UTSA professor researches the effects of COVID-19 on the Latino population in America

Photo courtesy of Rogelio Sáenz

Breahna Luera, News Editor

October 16, 2020

The COVID-19 virus has infected over eight million Americans and killed 218,000. One-fifth of the deaths in the U.S. have been identified as Hispanic or Latino. Dr. Rogelio Sáenz, professor and demographer at UTSA, has been studying the effects of COVID-19 on the Latino community in the U.S. and how th...

Researchers promote Latinx participation in STEM field

Dr. Timothy Yuen received an NSF grant to train
Latinx SAISD educators to teach computer science.
Yuen seeks to diversify Latinx participation in STEM. Photo courtesy of Courtney Clevenger.

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 4, 2020

A group of UTSA researchers has partnered with the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) to diversify the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field starting at the high school level by training Latinx educators to become computer science teachers. Dr. Timothy Yuen, associate profess...

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...

Researchers study theme park wait times

New study examines wait times at theme parks. Photo by Ethan Gullet

Kaylee Boggan

October 16, 2019

Researchers in the UTSA Department of Management Science and Statistics Wenbo Wu and Mark Leung, and undergraduate student Dayanira Mendoza studied different approaches to combating the waiting times at theme parks. “The course work in business analytics and supply chain; operations management programs...

Professor recognized for work in e-governance

Professor recognized for work in e-governance

Kaylee Boggan

April 9, 2019

UTSA Public Administration Professor, Christopher Reddick, was recognized in the article, “Research collaboration and knowledge sharing in e-governance,” published in the journal Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, as one of the top 10 producers of researchers in the field of e-government....

UTSA’s Music Theory Club studies the listening habits of students

UTSA's Music Theory Club studies the listening habits of students

Julia Maenius

March 6, 2019

UTSA’s Music Theory Club (MTC) has conducted research over the listening habits of students in order to bring music out of the classroom and into the community. Along with embarking on a series of studies about music theory, the MTC also provides tutoring services and resources to the music majors....

UTSA expands on dopamine research

UTSA expands on dopamine research

Steve Moul

February 6, 2019

Scientists at UTSA have recently uncovered a new relationship between the psychostimulant, cocaine and dopamine responses in the brain. This new information, which was published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, sheds light into how the brain reacts when there is added efforts into r...

Research improves plastic and petroleum production

Libo Li and Ruibiao Lin are researchers in this project.

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 plastic in them. Plastic is made from oil deep underground that has been sitting for billions of ye...

Team receives grant for fungal research

Professor Hung and reserach team. 
Photo courtesy of UTSA

Alejandro Lopez

August 21, 2018

Anti-fungal vaccine underway Chiung-Yu Hung, assistant professor of biology at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), and her research team received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support their attempt in creating a vaccine for fungal inf...

New vice president positions announced

President Taylor Eighmy speaking at his president’s address. Eighmy announced that the Senior Leadership Team will be adding two new positions: the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and the Vice President for Information Management and Technology. A nationwide search is being conducted to fill the positions. 
Courtesy of UTSA Today

Heather Montoya

April 17, 2018

UTSA President Taylor Eighmy recently has announced new additions to the Senior Leadership Team: the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and the Vice President for Information Management and Technology. Eighmy stated that the decision to create these new positions comes from the structure found at othe...

Sports controversies provide fodder for research on race, masculinity

April 21, 2015

Three first- year assistant professors at UTSA have explored the media’s portrayal of social issues in professional sports scandals. Dr. Emmett Gill, an expert on social work in athletes, brought in Dr. Candace Christensen, an expert in gender based violence prevention and response, and Dr. Al...

Religion plays key role in lives of immigrants

April 7, 2015

Marcus Connolly, The Paisano “Religiosity isn’t the first thing people think of when they think of why would someone want to come to the United States,” said Steven Hoffman, UTSA’s Assistant Professor of Department of Social Work, one of the authors in his dissertation “Rel...