With the promulgation, in February 1956, of the Constitutive Act of the Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, the name and the legal personality of this institution is set, whose origins date back to 1950, the year of the establishment of the civil association called Professional Education of Tampico. In March of 1967, when the 145 and 146 Decrees were enacted, with which autonomy to the university had been granted , its official name becomes the one it currently holds: Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas.
On November 16th, 1968 the Coat of Arms of the University project was approved. For this effect, the designated Commission chose the design of the Doctor Abiel Méndez Dominguez, which consists in the figure of a young man who emerges from an open book; on the right hand he holds a torch and on the left and an atom. The whole element is surrounded in a circle, in whose central part holds the legend "Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas".
In its original version, the book represents the culture, from which the young man emerges, which symbolizes the student body, the torch on the right hand represents the knowledge and the atom on his left hand symbolizes the creative activity of this institution. The universality of the culture is represented by the sky-blue circle.
Throughout history different versions of the emblem of the UAT have been used, with various stylizations. But it was from the year 2013 when the institutional use of the emblem in simple lines of black, without the sky-blue background is established, this same emblem and features are confirmed in this manual.
After the conclusion of a competition to choose the maxim of the university, the proposal of the bachelor Gonzalo Market Cerda was elected : "Truth, Beauty, Probity", which was approved by the University Assembly in the meeting of April 30th 1969.
In accordance with the Diccionario de la Lengua Española, the concept of Truth describes the conformity of the things with their mental representation; Beauty is the property of the things that make us love them, instilling in us spiritual delight; Probity is a term associated with honesty, that means righteousness mood and integrity in the work.
Bibliography: Zorrilla, J. F. (1993). Reseña histórica de la Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas 1956-1993 Historical Overview of the Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas 1956-1993. Ciudad Victoria: UAT-Institute of Historical Research.
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