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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.

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

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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.

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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
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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. 

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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.  

Campus Carry Begins At Texas Universities

Aug 1, 2016
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University of Texas at San Antonio senior Andrew Willis usually has his small caliber pistol on him a few times a week. 

“It’s mostly just if I’m going to be in a part of town that is a little more shady,” says Willis. “It’s the same premise as, you know, wearing your seatbelt, taking vitamins or having health insurance. You’d rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.”

Todd Rosenberg

A three-night music festival is coming soon to the University of Texas at San Antonio.  It's happening Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

"Really, it's a multiple day celebration of the music of our time," says Ethan Wickman, who teaches music at UTSA

The festival's premise is that there's plenty of music written in the last 400 years worth hearing, something that Wickman enthusiastically agrees.

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Nothing escapes the black hole, or so we thought.  According to new findings from the National Aeronautical and Space Administration, the agency - using the powerful Chandra X-ray Observatory - has seen violent eruptions from a black hole in a nearby galaxy. The outbursts came as two galaxies merge.

Ryan E. Poppe

A University of Texas at San Antonio task force presented its recommendations this week on where concealed handguns can and cannot be carried on campus.

Starting next August, public universities in Texas will be required to allow concealed handgun license holders to bring their weapons on campus.

Walter Wilson, Ph.D. and an associate professor of political science at UTSA and a member of the Faculty Senate, says a very small percentage of the campus would be a gun-free zone.

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