America – The land of opportunity or opportunists? The outcry of an international student

You may have heard about the new proposed rule pertaining to changes to the F-1 visa program that may go to effect on Oct. 26 if passed. Here is the link to the information on that topic.  The article below assess this rule through critical eyes of an international student. I am...
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Virtual Mikiten Graduate Symposium Videos Available

Over 185 people attended the first ever virtual Terry M. Mikiten Graduate Research Symposium. The event had 30 guest speakers, many of whom were graduates of UT Health San Antonio, and returned to speak about their career paths and journeys since leaving the halls of campus....
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Dealing with Grief During Grad School (and a Pandemic)

It’s no secret that grad school is often associated with unparalleled amounts of stress. From failed experiments, lack of a “work-life balance,” or professors that go missing in action when students are waiting for edits on manuscripts or thesis papers, the ins and outs of...
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What you need to know about Gold’s Gym Medical Center Reopening

MEMO FROM ANDREA MARKS (See Original Post) While gyms were authorized by the Texas Governor’s Office to open in May, UT Health San Antonio delayed the reopening of Gold’s Gym, located on our campus, until the positive diagnosis rate of COVID-19 declined to 5% or less. We also...
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Why Age May Just Be a Number: The Epigenetics of Aging

In the winter of 1944-1945 in the Netherlands a great famine occurred due to the German occupation. This led to many people having to consume as little as 1000 calories a day for many, many months. The recommended intake for a healthy adult person is, on average, 2300 calories a...
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Non-Scientific Policy Aims to Limit Non-Human Primates in Scientific Research

The use of non-human primates (NPH) for research has been a hot-topic button for several years. While the use of primates in research in the United States is tightly regulated and highly scrutinized by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to ensure that the...
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EnventureSA “Inspire” seminar series – With Dr. Jay An

Figuring out your future career is hard. Figuring out your future career in graduate school is even harder. Figuring out your future career in graduate school during a pandemic is just ridiculous. To alleviate some of the pain associated with choosing a career path, EnventureSA...
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October 15 will be the final AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships Live Chat of 2020

Mark your calendars: October 15 will be the final AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships Live Chat of 2020. The theme is “Ask a Fellow Anything!” Hear directly from fellows and fellowship staff to learn about the impact policy fellows have been making for...
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