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Twins Adrian and Jennifer Uribe shake hands with UTSA Provost Kimberly Espy. The Lamar High School seniors will be among the first students to receive fee tuition and fees at UTSA through the Bold Promise program announced Dec. 12, 2019.
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The University of Texas at San Antonio is following the lead of the Alamo Colleges and UT-Austin, launching a free tuition program for students who meet certain eligibility requirements.

U.S. Census Bureau Director Steve Dillingham meets with UTSA students and officials Nov. 22, 2019.
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Colleges and universities rely heavily on federal funding distributed based on the census.  At the same time, college students have proven to be a challenging population to count.

Those two factors have inspired higher education institutions in San Antonio to work together to make sure their students are counted in the 2020 Census.

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Conserving historic sites goes beyond protecting a physical structure. Heritage preservation takes into account the identities and values that bind people to places. It is an ongoing effort in a city that’s best known for its historical significance. The University of Texas at San Antonio has been exploring over 300 years of cultural heritage in South and Central Texas. 

William Dupont and Angela Lombardi, Ph.D, said the Alamo City is a prime location for their heritage preservation research, with its deep historical roots intertwined with a rich culture that defines the city.

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A couple of clunky air conditioning units cool San Antonio’s Mission Concepción, but the units’ condensation and decades of humidity and rain have taken a toll on the structure and its art.


ULiSSES is currently being tested using animal organs, like this pig heart, to see how long it can keep organs healthy for transplant.
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Researchers in San Antonio are working together on a device that will improve soldiers' chances of having an arm or leg successfully reattached if it is lost in combat.


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UTSA’s National Security Collaboration Center will focus on positioning San Antonio as a major player in cyber advancement under the direction of one of the country's foremost leaders for national security and cyber strategy, Brigadier General (Ret.) Guy Walsh.


Teenagers in foster care listen to advice from UTSA students who were previously in foster care July 23, 2019.
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 After 16 years of moving from one foster home to another, Krizia Franklin couldn’t wait to be out on her own when she graduated from high school.

Curtis Creech and his research mentor Katerina Stujkova investigate cell constructs in a lab at UTSA.
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The National Science Foundation has awarded UTSA more than $300,000 to expand a research pipeline to help active-duty soldiers and military veterans. The BRAVe program recruits undergraduates — many of whom have served — to work on biomedical engineering projects related to battlefield trauma care.


Students take a study break during finals week on the main campus of The University of Texas at San Antonio Dec. 11, 2017.
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The pot of money the University of Texas System is using to offer free tuition to low and middle income families at UT Austin isn’t available to other UT schools.


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San Antonio will study the depths of its digital divide, including the number of people who don't have access to the Internet, know how to use it or a capable device. Access to the Internet means access to health and government services, transportation, and education — and for many it’s a necessity.

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