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Nobel Nolan

Doctoral student Amanda Nolan was one of 600 scientists chosen to attend the Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students in Lindau, Germany. It was the fourth time in five years that a UTSA student was selected to attend. Nolan, a chemistry student, is working on cancer stem cell research.


Breaking Ground

Sue Ann Pemberton, a senior lecturer of historic preservation and architecture in the College of Architecture and fellow of the American Institute of Architects, recently was elected to serve as president of the San Antonio Conservation Society for the 2013–2014 term. She is the first architect and preservation professional to serve as president.


What a Rush

A new tradition has taken shape. Minutes before kickoff at each home football game, hundreds of freshmen and the Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band rush the Alamodome field, forming a human tunnel to usher in the team. Two hours before rushing the field, the students gather at the Student Affairs tailgate party at Sunset Station to get ready.


Rowdy’s Home

Rowdy’s Home

Roadrunners raised more than $31,000 to bring a 1,000-pound roadrunner statue, already dubbed Iron Rowdy, to UTSA’s Main Campus. It took three years for Iron Rowdy—a creation of Lubbock sculptor and blacksmith R.G. Box—to be born and set free on UTSA’s campus.


Big Tex Resurrection

Big Tex Resurrection

Joel Guerra ’90, B.S. in electrical engineering, and Nathan Dye, B.S. in electrical engineering ’13, designed, built and programmed the hardware in Big Tex, the iconic oversized cowboy that stands at 55 feet and looms over the State Fair of Texas.


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