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Ryan E. Poppe

A University of Texas at San Antonio task force presented its recommendations this week on where concealed handguns can and cannot be carried on campus.

Starting next August, public universities in Texas will be required to allow concealed handgun license holders to bring their weapons on campus.

Walter Wilson, Ph.D. and an associate professor of political science at UTSA and a member of the Faculty Senate, says a very small percentage of the campus would be a gun-free zone.

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Researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio are slated to receive more than $10 million to help the federal government establish cyber-security standards.

Dr. Gregory White is the Director for the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at UTSA. He says his center was tasked with the job by the Department of Homeland Security. The group at UTSA will lead a team of other security companies to establish voluntary standards for information sharing.

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SAN ANTONIO — The University of Texas System took yet another important step in establishing and enhancing ties with Mexico today as UT System and Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology formed a partnership to develop new academic and research programs.

Texas is awash in cheap natural gas, so much so that hydraulic fracturing rigs have been burning off the gas in their pursuit of the more valuable petroleum. 

Many are advocating for the increased usage of this natural gas in the form of vehicles, including passenger and heavy-duty trucking. According to the Texas Railroad Commission, with 7,000 vehicles on Texas Roads, natural gas vehicles are the most popular alternative fueled vehicle in the state.

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The University of Texas at San Antonio has added another initiative in its quest to become a Tier One Research university. With the multi-million dollar Goldstar Project, the university hopes to increase its research staff.

The project's goal is to hire 60 new research professionals over the next four years through a $40 million campaign. UTSA President Ricardo Romo says there are 1,000 facility at UTSA currently, 600 of which are researchers.

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