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Research Recap: March

Research Recap: March

Chris Olvera, Contributor March 26, 2024

This February, UTSA faculty and students have been at work in a variety of subjects. This month’s Research Recap details the endeavors of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology professor Dr. Jesus Romo...

University breaks research records

University breaks research records

Naydine De La Fuente, Copyediting Coordinator March 5, 2024

On Feb. 26, UTSA announced unprecedented research expenditure figures for fiscal year (FY) 2023, according to the institution’s most recent data release. Witnessing a notable growth of 7.5%, the university’s...

Research Recap: February highlights

Research Recap: February highlights

Chris Olvera, Contributor February 27, 2024

This February, UTSA faculty and students have been at work in a variety of subjects. UTSA’s Preclinical Pharmacology Core has been working to aid in drug synthesis, UTSA’s CUREs program has begun working...

UTSA​​ researches mental health, AI and more

UTSA​​ researches mental health, AI and more

November 21, 2023

This November, UTSA faculty and students have been busy finding new methods to aid mental health and combat disease. A $2 million grant is set to fund an AI-related research team, and a new study is analyzing...

Research recap: UTSA’s latest research impact

Research recap: UTSA’s latest research impact

Kylar Royer, Photo Assistant October 31, 2023

During October, UTSA climbed the world rankings in research quality and industry impact, in tandem with grants awarded to UTSA staff to study language barriers in engineering and new technology to combat...

Dr. Ozturk provides a demonstration as the class watches.

New science class investigates the medicinal properties of honey

Gauri Raje, News Editor November 22, 2022

This semester, the Department of Integrative Biology offered a class titled “Medicinal Properties of Honey” as part of UTSA’s Sophomore Biology Research Initiative. Taught by Dr. Ferhat Ozturk, the...

Research spending has increased from $140 million in fiscal year 2021 to $141 million in fiscal year 2022.

Research expenditure for fiscal year 2022 sees an increase

Gauri Raje, News Editor November 22, 2022

In December 2021, UTSA acquired the prestigious Carnegie R1 designation, a recognition of ongoing research activities at the university. Since then, faculty at UTSA has continued to receive grants to further...

Professor studies link between church attendance and crime

Professor studies link between church attendance and crime

Bella Nieto, Managing Editor March 22, 2022

Assistant Professor of applied microeconomics, Jonathan Moreno-Medina, is studying the effect of church attendance on crime and how weather conditions can affect the relationship between the two.  His...

UTSA faculty member part of James Webb Telescope Project

UTSA faculty member part of James Webb Telescope Project

Gauri Raje, News Editor February 22, 2022

Chris Packham, a faculty member at UTSA’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, is one of the scientists around the world who will receive data collected by the James Webb Telescope. The telescope, whose...

UTSA’s Carnegie R1 classification will further boost ongoing research activities

UTSA’s Carnegie R1 classification will further boost ongoing research activities

Gauri Raje, News Editor February 1, 2022

On Dec. 16, 2021, President Eighmy announced UTSA had attained the Carnegie R1 Classification. The designation is awarded to Doctoral Universities with “very high research activity.” Attaining the...

Ongoing research leads to a promising development in preclinical drug treatment for COVID-19

Gauri Raje, Assistant News Editor September 2, 2021

Doug Frantz is a UTSA Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Distinguished Chair at UTSA’s Department of Chemistry. Aside from his teaching activities, Frantz is also involved in multiple research projects...

Figure courtesy of Manuel Cano.

Drug overdose mortality varies among hispanic population

Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor November 20, 2020

Historically, research has shown that the Hispanic population is exceptionally diverse, yet large portions of the research categorize Hispanics as one population, which may cause results to be monolithic...

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