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All UTSA Freshman, Sophomores & Juniors Are Invited To A Marshall Scholarship Informational Session with BRITISH CONSUL-GENERAL ANDREW MILLAR.

The Marshall Scholarship is among the most selective postgraduate scholarships available to Americans. The award was created by the Parliament of the United Kingdom in 1953 in recognition of the United States of America’s post-World War II European Recovery Plan, also known as the Marshall Plan. Approximately 40 scholars are selected each year, and there are over 1,500 Marshall Scholar alumni.

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Seven UTSA faculty selected for Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Awards

(Aug. 23, 2012) — Among sixty-five faculty members from institutions across the University of Texas System, seven UTSA professors were honored Wednesday, Aug. 22 by the UT System Board of Regents as recipients of the 2012 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award.

UTSA’s 2012 award recipients include the following:

  • Aaron Cassill, professor, College of Sciences (Biology)
  • David Han, assistant professor, College of Business (Management Science and Statistics)
  • Randall Manteufel, associate professor, College of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Elizabeth Pate, professor, College of Education and Human Development (Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching)
  • Can Saygin, associate professor, College of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Heather Shipley, assistant professor, College of Engineering (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Daniel Tablada, lecturer II, College of Business (Marketing)

For more information visit http://utsa.edu/today/2012/08/regentsawards.html

UAB’s inaugural Postdoctoral Recruitment Conference

UAB’s inaugural Postdoctoral Recruitment Conference is scheduled for October 29 – 31, 2012. This recruiting event will accept a limited number of exceptional senior graduate students from competitive graduate programs. This select group of students will have the opportunity to:

·         hear from outstanding scientists in residence at UAB

·         interview formally with faculty recruiting postdoctoral applicants

·         meet informally with faculty members and current postdoctoral trainees who share their research interests

·         present their dissertation work during a poster session

·         learn about postdoctoral training programs and career development opportunities at UAB

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2012 Beldon Scholar Contributes to Fight Against Cancer

By John Shaffer 

Assistant Director of Graduate Student Success, The Graduate School 

John P. Jordan, Jr., from Corpus Christi, Texas, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Louise and Michael Beldon Doctoral Scholarship. 

Jordan’s interest in engineering began as early as the 4th grade. “I received a K’NEX building set for Christmas. With a completion height of over five feet, the ‘Big Ball Factory’ stood taller than I. I was fascinated by the design and construction.” 

Today, Jordan’s interests have evolved beyond construction sets to Biomechanics. He hopes to use his skills to help cancer patients. 

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UTSA COE student spinoff company wins top award

The UT system has established the Horizon Fund to invest in the commercialization of new technologies emerging from UT System component universities and medical institutions. A system-wide competition is held to identify the best spinoff companies with student involvement. This year there were 15 entries from across the system. Based on presentations by the students, a shortlist of 4 was developed. UTSA had 2 companies on this shortlist!! Making UTSA COE proud were Invictus lead by Daniel Mendez and Cardiovate lead by Jordan Kaufmann. Yesterday at a gathering in Austin, the winner was revealed – Cardiovate. As a result the UT System will invest $50,000 in Cardiovate. Congratulations to our wonderful students!

UTSA Alumna, Advisors Launch Cardiovate to Offer Surgeons New Stent-Graft to Prevent Aortic Aneurysm Rupture

New technology will be the only one of its kind to enter the $507 million cardiovascular stent-graft market

(San Antonio) … University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) alumna Jordan Kaufmann, Ph.D., UTSA College of Engineering Dean Mauli Agrawal and UT Medicine San Antonio cardiologist Steven Bailey, M.D. have launched Cardiovate, a technology start-up that will offer a new and much-needed cardiovascular stent-graft to prevent aneurysm leakage following cardiovascular surgeries.

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