UTSA | Texas Public Radio

UTSA

Photo by Peter Ringenberg

An acting program at the University of Texas at San Antonio has found an interesting way to add drama to its teaching.


Seven Flores

Tuesday's announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions put a timeline to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. 

Ilna Colemere holds an iPad over a children's nonfiction book about the solar system. 

"So we're gonna access the camera and you hold it over and eventually" Colemere trails off while maneuvering the iPad over the page.

As we watch, suddenly the music fades up from the iPad, and a three-dimensional sun rises from the two-dimensional book with the planets quickly orbiting it. 

This is augmented reality. Using a smartphone or iPad and an app from the book's publisher, you can see a wealth of unseen content, self-narrating books, or ones with 3D models. 

University of Tennessee

University of Texas System regents announce they have selected a finalist to serve as the President of the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Dr. Taylor Eighmy replaces Ricardo Romo, who resigned in March.

For the past several months, UT regents have been scouring through the resumes of university presidents from across the country.   UT Vice Chancellor Steve Leslie says the board announced that Taylor Eighmy from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville will serve as UTSA’s next campus president.

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

The University of Texas System Board of Regents has named T. Taylor Eighmy, as the sole finalist for the presidency of The University of Texas at San Antonio.  Eighmy is currently a vice chancellor for research and a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Eighmy was chosen following a national search for a successor to President Ricardo Romo.  Romo resigned March 3 after accusations that he inappropriately hugged and touched several female employees.

Ryan E. Poppe / Texas Public Radio

Software bugs are expensive. One estimate said it cost the U.S. economy $60 billion a year, and that was 14 years ago. 

Alamo Architects and Treanor HL

The largest construction project in the history of the University of Texas at San Antonio is underway. The expansion is part of UTSA’s plan to become a Tier One research university and gain national prominence.

Shen Yun Performing Arts

From a nostalgic joyride to Easter celebrations to Chinese dance, here are some top picks to keep you busy this holiday weekend.

Broadway Corridor Exhibit-Downtown:

There's one last chance to catch "1000 Parks and a Line in The Sky" at the Institute of Texan Cultures. The exhibit, about both the past and the future in San Antonio, closes April 16.  

"We have built a fifty, almost a 60-foot model that is lit up and exhibited where we are showing a possible route for the Skyride," says Dr. Antonio Petrov, professor of architecture at UTSA.

The Source: UTSA Takes On Student Health Concerns

Nov 28, 2016
Unsplash.com

Young leaders at the University of Texas at San Antonio are bringing support to wellness efforts on campus. The Student Health Advisory Committee, which plans to bring more mental, physical and nutritional help to students, is a new initiative under UTSA's Student Government Association. 

Guests:

Natalia Ferreira

A world class guitarist is coming to San Antonio on Friday. UTSA's director of guitar program Matt Dunne says Berta Rojas is highly acclaimed.  

Pages