National educator to lead University DEI strategy

National educator to lead University DEI strategy

The appointment comes as part of A&M-San Antonio’s five-year strategic plan for 2022-2026. A&M-San Antonio recently appointed Dr. Elizabeth Murakami to advance the University’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy as part of its strategic roadmap for 2040. Murakami, named the first Special Assistant to the President for DEI, has returned to A&M San-Antonio after four years […]

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Earn-and-Learn a Game Changer for Students

Earn-and-Learn a Game Changer for Students

A&M-San Antonio students gain real-world work experience as part of the University’s Career READY program. Not many programs can boast a 100-percent satisfaction rate. So far Texas A&M University-San Antonio’s Career READY (Relevant Experience, Academics, Development, and You!) program is getting high marks from students and employers. In 2019 A&M-San Antonio applied to be part […]

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University and SAISD partner with city on digital literacy

University and SAISD partner with city on digital literacy

Innovative student-run help desk solution will also develop the tech talent pipeline. A digital literacy initiative spearheaded by Texas A&M University-San Antonio and San Antonio Independent School District could become a national model for closing the digital divide. The Digital Inclusion Scholars Program and technology help desk component supports the broader Connected Beyond the Classroom […]

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Foundation golf tournament raises record scholarship funds

Foundation golf tournament raises record scholarship funds

Area businesses joined other friends of the University to have fun for a good cause. The A&M University-San Antonio Foundation and area businesses joined together to raise more than $65,000 for scholarships for A&M-San Antonio students. A record 31 teams were joined by members of the University community and intercollegiate athletics program at the Silverhorn Country […]

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A&M-San Antonio helps city win “Smart 50” award

A&M-San Antonio helps city win “Smart 50” award

Connected Beyond the Classroom initiative selected for its innovative approach to digital inclusion and closing the homework gap. As Texas A&M University-San Antonio continues to take a leadership role in expanding digital access for families in south Bexar County, its collaboration with the City of San Antonio’s Connected Beyond the Classroom initiative is receiving national […]

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Viagran named inaugural director of workforce development

Viagran named inaugural director of workforce development

New role will advance initiatives and partnerships to enhance regional talent pipeline. Texas A&M University-San Antonio announces the appointment of Rebecca Viagran, former City of San Antonio council representative (District 3), to be its inaugural Director of Workforce Development and Community Partnerships. The role will lead the University’s strategy for advancing initiatives and partnerships to […]

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Patient care in a digital age

Patient care in a digital age

College of Education and Human Development Dean Dr. Carl Sheperis identifies the virtues and challenges of telehealth. Many are familiar with the term blended learning – a combination of in-class and online educational instruction that has gained new relevance and necessity during a global health pandemic. But, what about blended care in which virtual doctor-patient […]

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Valuing inclusion and community

Valuing inclusion and community

Professor of History Dr. Philis M. Barragán Goetz was recently named a Mellon Emerging Faculty Leader. It’s been a banner year for Texas A&M University-San Antonio Professor of History Dr. Philis M. Barragán Goetz. Not only was she named a 2021 Mellon Emerging Faculty Leader (MEFL) by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars. She also […]

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The tragic cost of prejudice

The tragic cost of prejudice

Regents Professor of History Dr. Edward Westermann explores the use of alcohol and music to encourage mass murder during the Holocaust. History can take you to some dark places. No one knows that better than Dr. Edward B. Westermann, Regents Professor of History at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. His latest book, Drunk on Genocide: Alcohol and Mass […]

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