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Drug overdose mortality varies among hispanic population

Figure courtesy of Manuel Cano.
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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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