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Product from UTSA's first spinoff heads to market

April 06, 2011

The University of Texas at San Antonio's first spinoff company, GenOsteo Inc., has inked a deal with an Austin-based company to get its product to market. Read more

UTSA awarded over $240,000 to assist minority entrepreneurs

April 06, 2011

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency awarded the University of Texas at
San Antonio $242,490 to support the local business center.
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UTSA secures $500,000 for college cyber competition

April 04, 2011

The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security has won two contracts totaling $500,000 from the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate. Read more

UTSA signs deal with Malawi

April 03, 2011

University of Texas at San Antonio President Ricardo Romo has signed a cooperative agreement with Steve Matenje, ambassador from Malawi, to promote a long-term relationship in teaching, research and other opportunities. Read more

UTSA faculty research project slated to receive NIH funding

March 29, 2011

The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Sciences’ Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) - SCORE track program is poised to receive $1.8 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Read more

S.A. scientists making progress against chlamydia

March 27, 2011

In laboratories on two San Antonio campuses, scientists are making progress against chlamydia, the most common — and perhaps least understood — sexually transmitted disease in the world. Read more

UTSA business faculty earn outstanding educator awards

March 24, 2011

Two University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business faculty members were named recipients of the 2011 Federation of Business Disciplines Outstanding Educator Award. Read more

UTSA getting $50 million boost

June 4, 2010

CPS Energy will commit up to $50 million over 10 years to an alliance with the University of Texas at San Antonio for sustainable energy research, a boost that backers say could catapult San Antonio into national prominence. Read more

UTSA set to tighten rules on admission

April 01, 2010

UTSA will raise the bar for undergraduate admissions over the next few years in its quest to reach Tier One research university status, turning a corner after 40 years of virtually open access by gradually closing the door to students who graduate in the bottom half of their high school class. Read more

UTSA-UTHSC union seen as road to Tier One status

March 30, 2010

If a merger is a marriage, faculty members at the University of Texas at San Antonio and the UT Health Science Center are not ready to say, "I do." Mansour El-Kikhia, president of the faculty senate at UTSA, told a panel of scholars studying the possibility of a merger that the faculty members at his school do not support the idea, but are not opposed to taking their relationship with the health science center to the next level. But some politicians and community leaders say the time is now, and that a merger may be the "game changer" needed to fuel San Antonio’s bid for a top national research institution.
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Texas Push 'Em: Betting Big on Research Universities

March 26, 2010

Texans, it seems, aren't content with being second in anything. Now the state has set its sights on creating the nation's premier higher-education system. Read more

School may hold lessons for UTSA

March 16, 2010

The University of California San Diego could be the model for the University of Texas San Antonio to follow in striving for Tier One status. Read more

Tier One victory a boost for Texas

November 05, 2009

Texans gave higher education a well-deserved vote of support at the polls on Tuesday with the passage of Proposition 4. The positive impact of the historic vote, creating a $500 million National Research Fund, will be felt by future generations.
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Voters gives UTSA boost toward Tier One

November 04, 2009

A proposition to establish a $500 million fund to enable the University of Texas at San Antonio and six other research universities to compete for top-tier status, headed toward victory Tuesday night with a majority of voters in favor of the constitutional amendment. Read more

Officials tout November vote for universities

October 02, 2009

It's not every day that Texas lawmakers, the governor and higher-education leaders agree on something. Read more

Cigarroa seeks top status for S.A.'s UT campuses

September 23, 2009

Francisco Cigarroa, speaking at his biggest San Antonio stage since becoming University of Texas System chancellor seven months ago, reaffirmed his goals Tuesday to elevate excellence across the system, including raising UTSA and the UT Health Science Center to top-tier status. Read more

Partnership will energize our colleges, communities

August 13, 2009

A new era of higher education began with the recent ending of the 81st session of the Texas Legislature. Gov. Rick Perry signed into law House Bill 51. Read more

Tier 1 status for UTSA a citywide assignment

June 11, 2009

After Texas became a republic, Juan Seguín and José Antonio Navarro offered 17,000 acres to endow a public university—in San Antonio. But it would not be until 1876 that Texas A&M became the state's first public college, seven years before the University of Texas opened its doors. Read more

UTSA gets push toward top status

April 25, 2009

AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers voted unanimously Friday to make it easier for the University of Texas at San Antonio to gain elite status by gradually becoming a national tier-one research institution. Read more

Bill aims to make UTSA top-level Texas university

March 12, 2009

AUSTIN — Support from state leaders will boost the chances of the University of Texas at San Antonio gaining elite status as a national research university under a plan likely to gain legislative approval this spring. Read more

UTSA is ascending to premier status

February 01, 2009

As the University of Texas at San Antonio celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, the institution is well positioned to become the next top tier university in the state. Becoming a Tier One research university is not going to happen overnight, and it's not going to happen without financial help from the Legislature. But the university is headed in the right direction. Read more

UTSA Tier One bid is right for region

September 28, 2008

Texas is in desperate need of more premier public research universities to meet the growing needs of the college-going population and the economy. The University of Texas at San Antonio is well positioned to step up and meet that need.
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