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July 18, 2024

Earth Connection Film Festival to Be Hosted by Jessica Eise

The Earth Connection Film Festival, set to take place on July 20, 2024, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington, Indiana, aims to inspire innovative solutions to the climate crisis through the power of storytelling. This festival blends science and the arts and is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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July 10, 2024

Dr. Catherine Clinton Features on History Podcast

Howdy Roadrunners, are you looking for a history related listen this afternoon? Well we have you covered! Run on over and listen to the latest episode of the “America: A History” podcast hosted by Liam Heffernan featuring our very own professor of American history, Dr. Catherine Clinton!

Catherine Clinton Featured with IPPH
July 3, 2024

The Institute of Politics Policy and History Presents "In The Room with Dr. Catherine Clinton," The Lincoln Series

Dr. Catherine Clinton, Denman Chair of American History at the University of Texas at San Antonio and The Institute of Politics Policy and History.

A student works on a figure drawing during a studio art class in the 1970s. Both the B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees were offered when classes started at UTSA during the 1973-1974 school year.
May 30, 2024

Nurturing artistic minds and enhancing San Antonio: 50 years with UTSA’s School of Art

The UTSA School of Art is celebrating a remarkable journey as San Antonio’s destination for affordable, high-quality arts education.

Joe Steussy (former director of the Division of Music) and Alan Craven (former director of the Division of English, Classics and Philosophy) put the finishing touches on the UTSA Alma Mater in January of 1982.
May 30, 2024

Celebrating 50 years of musical excellence: The School of Music at UTSA

This year, UTSA celebrates the 50th anniversary of its School of Music, a milestone that honors its long-standing legacy and influence in music in higher education.

Students involved with the Center for Dialogue & Deliberation
May 15, 2024

New Center for Dialogue & Deliberation opens

Drs. Laurie Lewis and Sara DeTurk, both of the Department of Communication, led the effort to establish the Center for Dialogue & Deliberation (CDD) as an official UTSA Organized Research Unit, approved April 24, 2024, by the Deans Research Council (DRC).

During an upcoming five-week trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, UTSA students will attend classes at the Universidad Autónoma de Benito Juarez de Oaxaca and participate in community-engaged learning programs.
May 15, 2024

Study Abroad at UTSA

UTSA Today highlights the wide variety of study abroad opportunities at the university and within COLFA, including over 20 university-led programs that are taught by dedicated faculty and staff who have the expertise to offer unique academic experiences abroad.

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May 7, 2024

Juliet Wiersema featured on New Books Network Podcast

Professor Juliet Wiersema from the College of Liberal and Fine Arts at UTSA was recently featured on the New Books Network's "Latin American Studies" podcast to discuss her latest publication, "The History of a Periphery: Spanish Colonial Cartography from Colombia's Pacific Lowlands."

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May 2, 2024

2024 University Excellence Awards

COLFA Faculty and Staff shined at this year's University Excellence Awards with 13 awardees from 8 different departments and schools recognized for their achievements this year!

April 23, 2024

UTSA School of Music celebrates 50 years with The VERDI Project

The UTSA Lyric Theatre presents the final production of its 2023-2024 season with The VERDI Project. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at the Edgewood Theater for Performing Arts in San Antonio.

Monique Walton, a producer on the film 'Sing Sing,' speaks to attendees at last Wednesday's screening. (Courtesy of Taylor Tetteh)
April 22, 2024

‘We’re working on all fronts’: UTSA’s film and media program begins partnership with A24

In the film world, the name A24 is often lauded. Now, it is synonymous with UTSA. The university’s film and media program hosted a screening of “Sing Sing,” one of A24′s upcoming projects, last Wednesday — months before the film’s limited release.

Steven Parker
April 18, 2024

UTSA Fulbright Scholars to study climate change, music in Iceland, Taiwan

Two faculty members have been inducted into the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program this year: Hongjie Xie, a professor in the UTSA Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Steven Parker, assistant professor of music in the UTSA School of Music.

Mel Webb
April 9, 2024

Professor to discuss program that connects UTSA students with incarcerated scholars

Mel Webb, UTSA Philosophy and Classics professor of instruction, recently reached a milestone in their academic career: the fifth anniversary of an honors class that positively impacts the lives of UTSA students and incarcerated individuals at the Fabian Dominguez State Jail.

Dr. Kirsten Gardner
March 26, 2024

Dr. Kirsten Gardner featured on PBS, The Cancer Detectives

UTSA History
Dr. Kirsten Gardner appeared in a powerful, moving, and comprehensive look at the development of cancer screening for women and the key roles women played as medical activists in the PBS series The American Experience: Cancer Detectives.

San Antonio
January 30, 2024

Polling by new UTSA Center for Public Opinion research to gauge local voter perspectives

What issues do people in greater San Antonio care about? That’s what UTSA’s new Center for Public Opinion Research (CPOR) aims to discover. Researchers established the new polling center to learn about the perspectives, opinions and priorities of people living in the San Antonio region.

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January 26, 2024

Boundless: Storytelling in Texas Book Arts - School of Art Exhibition

The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) and UTSA Arts present Boundless: Storytelling in Texas Book Arts. This compelling exhibition, open through February 23, 2024, features an array of contemporary artist books, illustrations and ’zines.

Linda Jenkins, M.M.
January 17, 2024

Linda Jenkins To Perform UTSA Faculty Debut In The Hall on Friday

The performance is set to be the second iteration of the UTSA School of Music's Maestría Faculty Artist Series, an initiative and branding launched in October 2023 to promote public interest in UTSA faculty artist performances. Jenkins' performance is the first of five new entries in the concert series that will be announced soon. Jenkins is joined by the school's collaborative pianist, Dr. Jeong Eun-Lee, who has been with the school since August 2022.

January 3, 2024

Tejano music pioneers expand their horizons in surprising ways

Shelly Lares and Patsy Torres each decided to build on their celebrity in ways some of their devoted fans may find surprising after making their marks in the Tejano music industry that they helped pioneer.

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November 13, 2023

UTSA Lyric Theatre's Epigrams

The UTSA Lyric Theatre gives commissioned composers the opportunity to premiere their works and challenges student vocalists in its brand-new opera production, Epigrams, premiering this Friday.

November 3, 2023

"New Dimensions to the Margam" Brings Indic Dance to the Carver Center

Join Rama Vaidyanathan and co. for a fresh take and exciting performance of the Margam in traditional Bharatanatyam dance!

October 18, 2023

Tracy Cowden uses UTSA endowed professorship to harness healing power of music

Tracy Cowden is making great strides at UTSA at the intersection of music performance and healing.

UNAM San Antonio
October 17, 2023

UTSA and UNAM SA collaborate to celebrate “Time and Memory: Reflections on Juan O’Gorman, 1905-1982

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) today announced its collaboration with the San Antonio branch of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) to celebrate the life and work of Juan O’Gorman, one of the greatest Mexican architects and artists of the twentieth century.

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October 16, 2023

Mellon Humanities Pathways Program - Now accepting applications!

The UTSA Mexico Center seeks undergraduate students from underrepresented and other backgrounds to participate in the 2023-2024 cohort of the UTSA Mellon Humanities Pathways Program.

October 12, 2023

Ballet Nepantla brings Mexican folk dance to life as part of the UTSA En Vivo series

The Recital Hall on UTSA’s Main Campus will become a portal to the mystical realm of the afterlife when Ballet Nepantla brings their show Mística to campus at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17.

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October 6, 2023

Chris Nicola, M.A. Guest Lecture

A member of the Department of History Faculty, John Carr-Shanahan, M.A., invited a guest speaker to one of his classes to give a talk to students about his professional experiences in the fields of civil service and cave exploration!

Organist Colin Campbell's "Rapsodia del Rio Grande" will be the featured major work at the UTSA Orchestra's upcoming concert on September 27.
September 25, 2023

UTSA Orchestra will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Sept. 27 concert, ‘Rapsodia Mexicana,’ a celebration of Mexican music and the confluence of south Texan culture

Rapsodia Mexicana kicks off the UTSA School of Music’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized nationally from September 15 to October 15. Performances during this month will pay tribute to the Hispanic, Latino and Chicano peoples’ proud traditions and history in the U.S.

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September 21, 2023

UTSA brings Tejano star Shelly Lares to its School of Music as artist-in-residence

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has selected award-winning Tejano singer-songwriter Shelly Lares as its 2023-2024 artist-in-residence in the UTSA School of Music.

September 1, 2023

Romo Endowed Professorship recipients create innovative learning experiences for UTSA students

UTSA COLFA History professor Kirsten Gardner has been selected as the newest recipient of the Ricardo Romo Ph.D. Endowed Professorship, along with two other UTSA Faculty members. Established in 2009, the two-year appointment awards faculty in the Honors College for their exceptional teaching, research, leadership and service to students. Over the course of the professorship, selected faculty design and teach two or more experiential learning courses in the Honors College and give an annual public lecture in their area of expertise.

Students on El Camino at the top of a hill
August 24, 2023

Roadrunner Walk Across Spain

(August 25, 2023) This summer five UTSA students spent their summer walking across Spain. Battling heat, blisters, and bad knees, Bella Degarmo (Political Science and Modern Languages), Jaclyn Lerma (Physics and Astronomy), Ashlie Newman (Art), George Salazar (Cybersecurity), and Alana Schwartz (Anthropology) are following step by step in the path of a thousand years-worth of pilgrims to the historic city of Santiago de Compostela.

Libby Rowe
July 25, 2023

UTSA names Libby Rowe as founding director of School of Art

The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) has appointed interim director Libby Rowe as the inaugural director of its School of Art, following a nationwide search.

UTSA's new Interdisciplinary School for Engagement in the Humanities and Social Sciences will include programs such as Film and Media Studies.
May 31, 2023

UTSA to launch new school for Humanities and Social Sciences in fall 2023

UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts

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May 15, 2023

CAR Legacy Summer Camps!

CAR Legacy is running four summer camps for children ages 9-13 at the Center for Archaeological Research on UTSA's 1604 campus!

 Students in SAISD use binoculars to bird watch.
May 15, 2023

Mellon Foundation grants $1.5M to UTSA research coalition for the Urban Bird Project

UTSA Office of University Strategic Communications

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May 11, 2023

Dr. Gregg Michel on TPR Talking TX Vouchers in the 1950s

Texas Public Radio
Historian and UTSA History Professor, Dr. Gregg Michel, joins Texas Public Radio Education reporter, Camille Phillips, to discuss how the Texas legislature almost approved a school voucher program in 1957 in an effort to prevent racial integration in schools. Dr. Michel teaches courses at UTSA which focus on the history of the mid-20th century Civil Rights movement, and he has a very interesting exchange with Phillips that you can listen to and read more about on the Texas Public Radio website.

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April 12, 2023

UTSA professor Michael Cepek receives prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

UTSA Department of Anthropology Professor Michael Cepek has received the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for 2023. The Guggenheim Fellowship is an important award because it is one of the most prestigious and competitive grants for artists, writers, scholars and scientists in the United States.

March 22, 2023

In Memoriam: UTSA mourns loss of renowned poet Wendy Barker

UTSA Office of University Strategic Communications

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March 16, 2023

UTSA professor explores spirituality as a way to fight climate change

Despite decades of public messaging about the effects of climate change, there continues to be a struggle with motivating action. In an effort to see some movement, Jessica Eise, an assistant professor of social and environmental challenges in the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts’ (COLFA) Department of Communication, is diving deeper into how spirituality interconnects with the environment, specifically climate change.

March 7, 2023

Hollywood comes to UTSA over spring break to nurture budding screenwriters

The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) is bringing four Hollywood writers to San Antonio to lead small groups of students at UTSA’s upcoming Screenwriters Spring Break, taking place March 15 and 16. Emmy-nominated writer and producer John Herrera of “The Handmaid’s Tale” is leading one of the student groups. Herrera, an assistant professor of practice in COLFA’s Department of Philosophy and Classics, is also teaching courses on screenwriting as part of the university’s new Film and Media Studies Program.

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February 13, 2023

UTSA’s film and media program is creating a growing environment for filmmakers

UTSA’s Film and Media Studies program, which is now in its second semester, is gaining a lot of attention from budding filmmakers and career professionals.

Pictured: Professor of Instruction, Makiko Fukuda with Japanese Major Student, Rhyn Cai at JLive Talk
December 12, 2022

UTSA Student Takes First Place in National Speech Contest

(Washington, DC) UTSA third-year Japanese major student Rhyn Cai is the winner of the 2022 Gold Award at The Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement Talk (JLive Talk).

November 22, 2022

UTSA’s film and music students are taking opera to the big screen

UTSA music students are temporarily exchanging their spots on stage for on-screen roles in a first-of-its-kind collaboration.

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November 14, 2022

NIH awards $2.4 million to UTSA researchers to study aging and health disparities

A team of researchers led by faculty from the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts has been selected to receive a five-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new model that could be used to study biological aging. It is the largest grant COLFA researchers have ever received.

UTSA Korean Book Club and Korean Culture Club hosted and prepared "Korean Film Night"
November 10, 2022

Korean Film Night

On Friday, November 4th, 2022, at the UTSA Retama, the UTSA Korean Book Club and Korean Culture Club hosted and prepared "Korean Film Night", a movie event for local residents including UTSA students to experience Korean culture.

Beyond Boundaries: Mastering the Liberal Arts
November 10, 2022

Modern Languages Graduate Student Is Published in COLFA Journal

Student in the Graduate Certificate in Linguistics, Wesley Cheung, was recently published in the COLFA journal, Beyond Boundaries.

Jessica Elise
November 9, 2022

UTSA’s Jessica Eise wins funding to advance climate science advocacy research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Jessica Eise, an assistant professor of social and environmental challenges in the UTSA Department of Communication, $425,000 for her project to explore how to create enduring change in environmental public behavior to support actions that will effectively address climate change and its impacts on society.

Students asking questions at the Q&A session
November 8, 2022

UTSA COLFA Classroom to Career Lecture Series: Douglas Maclean, JD

Douglas MacLean, JD, spoke to UTSA students via Zoom on how a liberal and fine arts Degree (or any major) can lead to successful career options on November 3, 2022.

November 8, 2022

Stanford Research Identifies Prof. Robert Tokunaga as Influential Communication Scholar

Associate Professor of Communication Robert Tokunaga has been identified as among the top 2% most influential Communication and Media Studies scholars of the last 60 years (1960-2021).

Cindy Ermus
November 2, 2022

Cindy Ermus named new director of UTSA medical humanities program

The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) has appointed Cindy Ermus as the new director of its medical humanities program.

October 10, 2022

Recording Link of Department of Political Science and Geography Speaker Series: Dr. Dovile Burdyte


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October 2, 2022

New Book Publication: The History of a Periphery by Juliet Wiersema

UTSA School of Art's Associate Professor for Art History, Juliet Wiersema, has a new book publication titled "The History of a Periphery: Spanish Colonial Cartography from Colombia's Pacific Lowlands".

September 27, 2022

Governors Abbott and DeSantis aim to score political points with migrant busing program, professor s

With immigration among the top issues concerning Texans this election season, the impact of Gov. Greg Abbott’s migrant busing program will likely play a role in the outcome of the state’s November races.

September 27, 2022


July 16-August 5 was a special time for 11 students, including seven from Geography, two from Global Affairs, one from Political Science, and one from Anthropology.

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September 8, 2022

UTSA invests $200K to elevate student engagement

Through a new program known as Teaching and Learning Reimagined, the UTSA Department of Academic Innovation has awarded $200,000 in seed funding to 26 projects including 15 faculty members of COLFA.

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September 8, 2022

UTSA professors receive NEH grants to support historical works

UTSA history professors Catherine Nolan-Ferrell and Cindy Ermus have each received one-year, $60,000 grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support their research on relevant societal issues, including questions of citizenship and human rights and lessons learned from past pandemics that impact our understanding of COVID-19.

The Steinway was gifted to the UTSA Department of Music by James and DeAnna Bodenstedt.
September 8, 2022

Gift from James and DeAnna Bodenstedt elevates students' musical skills

A new Steinway piano is making all the difference for the UTSA Department of Music. The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) received the piano as a generous donation from James and DeAnna Bodenstedt to enhance learning and training for students.

Jorge Felipe-Gonzalez
September 8, 2022

COLFA professor’s international work to enrich teaching experiences and profile of UTSA

Jorge Felipe-Gonzalez, an assistant professor in the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA), will join collaborators in Australia as part of an international project exploring the trans-Pacific slave trade.

September 8, 2022

UTSA launches national search for director of new art school

UTSA today announced a national search for the founding director of a new UTSA school focused on arts education. The new school, which will be named later this summer, is being created as a result of the university’s merger of the Southwest School of Art and in conjunction with an ongoing tactical visioning process to remake the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA).

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September 8, 2022

UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts shares update on new arts school

The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) today shared an update on its Tactical Visioning exercise relative to the ongoing merger of the Southwest School of Art (SSA) with UTSA.

UTSA students will learn about filmmaking and production through the university's new Film and Media Studies degree program being launched in the fall.
September 8, 2022

UTSA film studies program will train the city’s next generation of media professionals

The University of Texas at San Antonio will offer a Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies: Film and Media Studies beginning fall of 2022.

SALA participants are encouraged to speak as much as possible in the language they are learning
September 8, 2022

UTSA’s cultural and language immersion program offers students the chance to expand their horizons

UTSA community members and San Antonio residents now have the opportunity to immerse themselves in either Spanish, Korean or Japanese language and culture through the new UTSA San Antonio Language Academy (SALA).

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September 8, 2022

UTSA completes integration with Southwest School of Art

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) today announced that it has completed the final terms of its agreement to integrate the Southwest School of Art (SSA). The two schools announced their intent to combine programs in August 2021.

September 8, 2022

UTSA announces search advisory committee for art school director

UTSA has established the search advisory committee to initiate a nationwide search for the founding director of the new school of art being created as a result of the university’s merger of the Southwest School of Art (SSA).

September 8, 2022

UTSA establishes School of Art as new home for studio art and art history majors

The University of Texas at San Antonio today announced the establishment of the School of Art, a new school within the College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) created as a result of the university’s integration with the Southwest School of Art (SSA).

Tracy Cowden, founding director of the UTSA School of Music and COLFA Dean Glenn Martínez speak during the celebration of the new UTSA School of Music.
September 8, 2022

New School of Music will build on UTSA’s commitment to student success

The University of Texas at San Antonio today announced the establishment of the School of Music, a new school within the College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) created as a result of recent efforts to contemporize and elevate the college through the Tactical Visioning exercise that began in 2021.

September 8, 2022

Sean Kelly to join College of Liberal and Fine Arts leadership to launch new interdisciplinary school of humanities

Sean Kelly announced today he is stepping down as dean of the UTSA Honors College, effective January 1, 2023, to join the dean’s leadership team in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. In COLFA, Kelly will oversee the leadership, planning and development of a new interdisciplinary school to bring both visibility and value to existing interdisciplinary efforts centered in humanities in the college and facilitate future interdisciplinary endeavors.

September 8, 2022

UTSA scholarship recipient is dedicated to supporting cultural diversity and equity

Hewitt Family Scholarship and Sue Jockusch Endowed Scholarship recipient Zachary Nepote has been interested in learning for as long as he can remember.

Left to Right: Vikram Kapoor (UTSA CEID), Briana Salas (OLLU), Laura Perry (NLC), Gwen Young (UTSA COS), Jeffrey Hutchinson (UTSA COS), Sue Hum (UTSA COLFA), and Jamie Crosswhite (OLLU)
September 8, 2022

UTSA to lead coalition to train underrepresented students for agriculture careers

COLFA English professor Sue Hum has been selected to be a part of a UTSA-led research coalition that has been selected to receive a four-year, $1M grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), to establish the #EcoJEDI (justice, equity, diversity and inclusion) program, a citywide collaboration facilitating career readiness in food and agriculture sciences (FAS).

September 8, 2022

Faculty fellowship program fosters diverse academic leadership at UTSA

UTSA Academic Affairs has announced its 2022–2023 Advancing Next-Gen Faculty Leadership Fellows including Modern Languages and Literature faculty Makiko Fukuda and Michael Rushforth. Now in its fourth year, the fellowship program is designed to train and develop a new generation of diverse academic leaders at UTSA.

Provost Kimberly Andrews Espy and COLFA Dean Glenn Martinez with Department of English students, faculty and alumni at the 20 Years of the English Ph.D. celebration.
September 8, 2022

Building on a focus in international literature, UTSA’s doctoral program in English celebrates 20th anniversary

The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) recently celebrated a milestone: the 20th anniversary of its first doctoral offering, a Ph.D. in English. The program admitted its first cohort in 2002 and is one of 27 UTSA doctoral programs.

September 8, 2022

UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts launches new Student Success Center

The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) has launched a new Student Success Center to enhance support services for students across the college. The center will combine the already successful programming in the college to provide an effective, one-stop resource center to help COLFA students achieve their academic, personal and professional goals.

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September 8, 2022


The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved the creation of an Interdisciplinary School for Engagement in the Humanities and Social Sciences within the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA). The new school will launch in fall 2023 and will be known as the “E-school” for short.

Enrique Iglesias, Erika Perez, Laura Raquel Aubry, Alex Espinosa, Jerry Gonzalez and April Montemayor visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science as part of the UTSA Mellon Undergraduate Humanities Pathways Program.
July 19, 2022

$500K Mellon grant means more UTSA students having the opportunity to make an impact

UTSA Office of University Strategic Communications

July 15, 2022

UTSA, Bexar County Launch Next Phase of Local History’s Digital Transformation

UTSA presented to the Commissioners Court the results of Phase II and the next steps for The Seed of Texas: An Interactive Exploration of Bexar County History

Faculty-led summer study abroad in Korea at Kookmin University
July 15, 2022

UTSA students’ culture experience in Seoul: 2022 Study Abroad in Korea

The University of Texas at San Antonio offered the first-ever faculty-led summer study abroad in Korea at Kookmin University.

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May 22, 2022

Professor M. Kathryn Brown honored with Binford Family Award

M. Kathryn Brown, Lutcher Brown Endowed Professor in the UTSA Department of Anthropology, received the inaugural Binford Family Award for Teaching Scientific Reasoning in Archaeology from the Society of American Archaeology (SAA).

Students participating in Journée de la Francophonie 2022
April 11, 2022

Journée de la Francophonie 2022

The department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Alliance Française of San Antonio welcomed high school students and their French teachers to UTSA to celebrate all things Francophone on Saturday, February 26. Over 300 people attended the event, among them high school students and UTSA students.

Creative Writing Express
March 29, 2022

Creative Writing Express Workshop

On Monday, March 28th, Dr. Valeria Meiller led the Creative Writing Express workshop which was a huge success. In this workshop, students had the chance to engage in a fun creative writing exercise.

March 14, 2022

Political expert says war won’t end soon, leaving Ukrainians in San Antonio heartbroken

MARCH 14, 2022 - SAN ANTONIO – The Russian invasion is slowly taking over Ukraine, with the U.N. reporting at least 549 civilian deaths and 41 children included in that number.

March 1, 2022

UTSA Russian Program featured on local news

With the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia, Russia and the Russian language have become more relevant than ever.

Devin Lukachik
February 14, 2022

UTSA Spanish Student achieves National Certification as a healthcare interpreter

Devin Lukachik from Houston, Texas, is a UTSA senior graduating with a BA in Spanish in Spring 2022. Devin is a published author and a Certified Healthcare Interpreter (Spanish). He also studies Portuguese and French. After graduation, he plans to attend the UT Health Sciences Center in San Antonio for their Speech-Language Pathology program. He hopes to become one of the pioneers of bilingual speech pathology and speech therapy, a relatively new but important development in this field.

January 19, 2022

Beyond Boundaries: A Graduate Student Publication for COLFA

The College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) is proud to announce the initial release of Beyond Boundaries, an open-access, student organized academic journal designed as an inclusive forum for UTSA graduate students to demonstrate original work.

December 10, 2021

Grad student archives pandemic’s memories and West Side’s El Pueblo

UTSA Office of University Strategic Communications

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September 29, 2021

Tactical Visioning Task Force launches second phase of process along with Southwest School of Art

The Tactical Visioning Task Force launched phase II of its visioning process for the College of Liberal and Fine Arts earlier this month, now with the added scope of including the new partnership with the Southwest School of Arts.

A Mentimeter word cloud generated by the Tactical Visioning Task Force
August 4, 2021

Task force for tactical visioning publishes phase I report

As you know, in 2020-21 35 COLFA faculty, staff, and students, along with colleagues from across the UTSA community served on the COLFA Tactical Visioning Team. The goal of the team was to gather input from COLFA faculty, staff, students, the UTSA community, and the wider San Antonio community about the identity – perceived, lived, and aspirational – of COLFA and possible directions following our move from 11 departments to 9.

Farrin Moreno
August 3, 2021

MA student Farrin Moreno featured as a Parent Voice Contributor

Farrin emphasizes how communication plays a critical role in the experience of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) parents.

Libby Rowe, COLFA Associate Professor of Art at her show, ‘Taming the Chaotic Mind’
July 16, 2021

Libby Rowe funds new show ‘Taming the Chaotic Mind’ with funds from Stumberg Summer Research Award

Libby Rowe, COLFA Associate Professor of Art, was awarded a solo exhibition through a call for submissions held by Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery in collaboration with Casa Lü Gallery and Artist Residency Program.

July 6, 2021

Four Roadrunners win Fulbright awards to travel abroad

UTSA Office of Nationally Competitive Awards

“The opportunities are endless and the impact in the community is palpable.” - Dean Martinez
May 4, 2021

Glenn A. Martinez selected as next dean of College of Liberal and Fine Arts

UTSA Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy today announced the selection of Glenn A. Martinez, professor of Hispanic linguistics at The Ohio State University, as the dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts and the Stumberg Distinguished University Chair. He begins his duties July 1.

Amber Chin, Fullbright Scholar, 2021-2022
April 30, 2021

UTSA student earns Fulbright Scholarship

Her project is focused on political science and social media network analysis, specifically how our political affiliations translate into our digital environments. She's currently completing the first year of German language classes at UTSA, which will help her acclimate to daily life in Rostock.

For their efforts, Hyjek and Martinez received official participation certificates, transcripts, and of course an awesome T-shirt, not to mention significantly approved ability with the Japanese language
April 27, 2021

UTSA Students do virtual study abroad at japanese university

Hyjek and Martinez maintained a grueling schedule attending UTSA by day while studying at Kyoto University from 8 p.m. every evening until three in the morning, Monday through Friday. Both students worked alongside UTSA professor Mimi Yu who served as an unofficial liaison helping student navigate the virtual halls and classrooms of the Japanese university.

Karla Hernández
March 22, 2021

Interview with Karla Hernández

Karla Hernández is a proud first-gen, UTSA 2020 alumna with a bachelor of arts in Medical Humanities and a minor in Biology. She speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and is a CoreCHITM medical interpreter for underserved Hispanic communities in her home city, Houston, Texas.

Model United Nations Society @ UTSA
November 23, 2020

2020 Alamo Model UN Conference

The Model United Nations Society at the University of Texas at San Antonio just completed a very successful and enjoyable Alamo Model United Nations Conference.

August 31, 2020

Interim Dean forms task force to identify COLFA’s greatest strengths and opportunities

Interim Dean Sean Kelly has launched a task force of 35 faculty, staff and students, to help the College of Liberal and Fine Arts identify its greatest strengths and opportunities. Most of the task force members are from the college, and the work will include research and outreach over the next three months.

Christine Martinez, an undergraduate Modern Language Studies major and Linguistics minor
August 26, 2020

Linguistic Student Wins Competition

Christine Martinez recently awarded third place in the 3M Ready, Set, Research Competition.

Dr. Whitney Chappell, Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at UTSA
August 26, 2020

Chappell Named Lutcher Brown Distinguished Professor

Dr. Whitney Chappell, Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at UTSA, has been chosen as one of UTSA’s Lutcher Brown Distinguished Professors for the 2020-2021 academic year.

David Diaz, a recent graduate of UTSA and a former student of Dr. Liang Ward
June 23, 2020

UTSA Student Receives Fulbright Student Grant

David Diaz, a recent graduate of UTSA and a former student of Dr. Liang Ward, Lecturer 2 in Chinese, has received a grant from the Fulbright Student Program to teach in Taipei City, Taiwan. Diaz will teach English in Taiwan for a year beginning in Fall 2020.

June 8, 2020

COLFA announces winners of the 20th Annual COLFA Spring Research Conference

Dozens of students at every level of their college studies competed in one of seven categories and today, the college is proud to announce the winners. For the first time, faculty mentors are also being recognized alongside the first place winner in that category.

n lieu of the awards event, students are being recognized here and in social media.
May 19, 2020

Modern Languages Award Winners

This spring over 200 students were nominated for awards for their excellent work in Modern Languages and Literatures classes during the 2019 calendar year. Ordinarily the department hosts an awards ceremony in the spring to honor these students but it had to be cancelled this year due to Covid-19. In lieu of the awards event, students are being recognized here and in social media.

Students learning at Student Success Center

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