Headshot of Shelly Lares
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.

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.

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!

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.

March 22, 2023

In Memoriam: UTSA mourns loss of renowned poet Wendy Barker

UTSA Office of University Strategic Communications

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).

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.

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).

October 10, 2022

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


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.

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.

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

A Mentimeter word cloud generated by the Tactical Visioning Task Force
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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