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Anthony Rios Awarded NSF Grant to Conduct AI Research


Anthony Rios, assistant professor of information systems and cyber security in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business at UTSA, received a $550,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award to study natural language processing (NLP) within artificial intelligence. The five-year award is part of their Faculty Early Career Development Program. CAREER is the NSF’s most prestigious award… Read more »

Two Students Selected to Join Alvarez Fellows Research Program


The Carlos Alvarez College of Business at UTSA has selected two business students to join the Alvarez Fellows Undergraduate Research Program for spring 2022. The new fellows are Shawn Marchand, a junior information systems major, and Luis Nino, a junior economics and finance major. Established in fall 2021, the Alvarez Fellows Program is a two-and-a-half… Read more »

Lisa Cortinas Lands Her Dream Job with the U.S. Census Bureau


As Lisa Cortinas prepares to receive her second degree from the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business this May—a Master’s in Science in Information Technology with a Cyber Security concentration—she can’t remember why she originally doubted her abilities. Growing up on the south side of San Antonio, she noted that most people from her community… Read more »

UTSA Business School Earns AACSB Reaccreditation


The UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business earned reaccreditation in business and accounting from AACSB International, the longest-serving global business accrediting agency. With only 926 accredited business schools and 189 accredited accounting programs, AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. “The renewal of our accreditation is a testament to the… Read more »

Professor H. R. Rao Named AIS Fellow


A leader in the field of information systems, H. Raghav Rao, the AT&T Distinguished Chair in Infrastructure Assurance and Security in the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business, was named a fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). “I am humbled and enthralled to receive this award,” said Rao. “Being recognized by this elite… Read more »

Business Researcher Protecting EV Charging Stations from Cyberattacks


As the number of electric cars on the road grows, so does the need for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and the Internet-based managing systems within those stations. However, these managing systems face their own issues: cybersecurity attacks. Elias Bou-Harb, director of the UTSA Cyber Center for Security and Analytics, and his colleagues—Claud Fachkha of the… Read more »

Alumni Frank and Nancy Kudla Double Their Gift to Kudla Fellowship


Nancy Kudla, MBA ’87 and her husband, Frank, ’85 generously committed $700,000 to their existing fellowship, the Nancy and Frank Kudla Endowed Fellowship in Cybersecurity.  Longtime supporters of UTSA and U.S. Air Force veterans, their gift doubles the size of their endowment. They established their endowed fellowship in 2011 to support graduate student research and… Read more »

Faculty Members Recognized for Contributions to the College


The UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business recognized the outstanding contributions and accomplishments of faculty members during their annual awards ceremony. Eight faculty members were honored in December 2021 for excellence in the areas of teaching, research and service. Teaching Excellence David Han, associate professor of management science and statistics, was named the recipient of… Read more »

Top 10 Stories of 2021


Looking back through the past year in the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business, we’ve compiled below the Top 10 stories of 2021. #10–Online Cyber Security and MBA/MPH Receive National Recognition #9—College Appoints New Faculty Fellows  #8—College Launches New Operations and Supply Chain Management Degree #7—Victor De Oliveira Named Fellow of American Statistical Association #6—M.S.… Read more »

UTSA Students Participate in Najim Strategist Program


Recognizing the value of experiential learning, four UTSA students were selected as inaugural participants in the Najim Strategist program sponsored by the Harvey E. Najim Center for Innovation and Career Advancement. The six-week program exposed students to a real world project from the business community.  Team members were Catherine Hittson, a junior marketing major; Alex… Read more »

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