Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

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...

Photo courtesy of Rogelio Sáenz

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

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...

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.

Researchers promote Latinx participation in STEM field

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...

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

Researchers study theme park wait times

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:...

UTSAs 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...

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