EPIGRAMS Production Poster
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.

Promotional Flyer for Nicola's Guest Lecture
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.

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.

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.

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.

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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".

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.

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Our COLFA Student Success Center is here to support you during your college career! From skill-building workshops to networking opportunities to study abroad, our center will help you acclimate yourself to UTSA and thrive.