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Office of Information Technology changes operation model

Office of Information Technology changes operation model

Heather Montoya

October 16, 2019

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) will now be called University Technology Solutions (UTS). Kendra Ketchum, UTSA vice president for information management and technology, sent out an email announcing that the name change is effective as of Oct. 1. The office is not only changing its name, but...

The art of listening

The art of listening

Ryan Houston-Dial

September 18, 2019

Today, communication has many more facets than most could have imagined in the past. Due to technological innovations, individuals now possess smartphones that have convenient functions such as a calendar, alarm and fitness trackers, as well as electronic personal assistants that can complete a multitude...

Do not read this

Do not read this

Joseph Torres

September 18, 2019

Imagine having unlimited information in the palm of your hand. How would you use this power? The First Amendment protects an individual’s right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Regrettably, not everyone uses these freedoms for good. So, it falls on consumers of information to ensure the...

Research improves plastic and petroleum production

Research improves plastic and petroleum production

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...

’90s Tech Revolution

’90s Tech Revolution

Jessica Salinas

November 20, 2017

The 1990s, in some ways, was the true beginning of the electronic age. Personal computers evolved from curiosities into essential, ubiquitous parts of everyday life. Information evolved from physical print to digital libraries. Internet and wireless communications extended across the globe and mad...

Net Neutrality: Preserving the fundamental ideals of the internet

March 9, 2014

The internet plays a huge role in the day-to-day functions of every American and UTSA student. Whether people are researching diligently, listening to music, or watching movies, chances are they are using the internet to do it. Everything is presented fairly and is given equal importance across the...

Commentary: The depersonalization of people in everyday life

March 5, 2013

I walked into a business the other day and asked the customer service representative for help with some minor task. I was directed to a website. “Well, I’m here already.” I said, “Let’s just take care of it now.” He replied, “It’s easier on the website.” I answered, “What sor...