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Academics
2do Concurso de Poesía-Cuento-Fotografía en la salud
From: Academic Affairs | Modern Languages and Literatures El programa de Español Médico (Medical Spanish for Heritage Learners) anuncia el Segundo Concurso de Poesía-Cuento-Fotografía en la salud.  El tema se limita a la salud, la enfermedad, y el profesional de...

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Journey Stories, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM Journey Stories, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution will be on display at in the Library Shary Room from February 17 - March 27, 2015 on Monday-Friday, 8 a.m....
“Big Read” Art Exhibit: Into the Beautiful North
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. This is the third time UTPA...
Journey Stories
Journey Stories, is a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution. Journey Stories are tales of how we and our ancestors came to America – are a central element of our...
PATRICIA FABRE
Paintings by visiting artist from Puebla, Mexico; exhibit sponsored by the Mexican Consulate in McAllen, TX. Exhibit will be open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
Visiting artists workshops from Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Fernando Silva, president of the Association of Contemporary Artists in Morelos A.C., and sculptor Jesus Franco will participate in FESTIBA with a workshop emphasizing the creative thinking process when designing...
Celebrating Linguistic Diversity
08:45 AM - 10:30 AM Exhibit by 1301 students and multimedia performance by UTPA community members invite the audience to celebrate the linguistic diversity on our campus. Faculty presenters/participants: Natalie Tupta and FYC students (under direction...
Preserving the Past: Oral History Project
08:45 AM - 09:30 AM First Year Composition instructor and students will reflect on recorded experiences of individuals in the Rio Grande Valley in the context of life narratives. In addition to life in the...
Reunión palabras
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Faculty authors will read their original works written in Spanish. Faculty moderator: Edna Ochoa, Modern Languages and Literature, UTPA Faculty participants: Lino García. Ramiro Rea, Peter Browne, and Edna Ochoa.
The “BIG READ”
11:45 AM - 01:00 PM Writing and Publishing from El Valle Moderator: Amy Cummins Presenters: David Rice, David Bowles, Chris Carmona, and Brenda Nettles-Riojas.
Volcanic Ash, Petrified Wood, and Glowing Projectile Points: New Insights into the Geologic History of the Rio Grande Valley
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM This is the first component of a three-part lecture series to showcase UTPA’s CHAPS Program ongoing research. This lecture will look at a major Miocene volcanic eruption and what it...
Gallery Magazine Reading
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM Come and get a preview of Gallery 2015 with selected authors and artists reading and presenting their work. Faculty presenters/participants: Student contributing authors.
Architectural Photography as a Career
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Faculty presenters/participants: Juan Karlos Diaz of kolorprostudio.
Creative Writing Panel
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM Undergraduate CW students will present their work. Faculty presenters/participants: Mary Ann Escamilla and students.
Playwright Partnerships in Theatre for Young Audiences
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM An interactive workshop. Co-authors Brian Warren and Marlene Galvan will share their experience collaboratively drafting, revising, and editing plays written for young audiences as well share pointers for developing successful...
Academic Conference
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM "Juan Nepomuceno Cortina en Brownsville, identidad e historia en Texas: la gran ladronería en el Lejano Norte, de Carmen Boullosa.” Faculty presenter: Dr. Guadalupe Cortina, Modern Languages and Literature, UTPA.
Career in Jewelry
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Faculty presenters/participants: Carlos Melguizo owner of Carats in McAllen.
“Big Read” Film Series: The Magnificent Seven and Seven Samurai
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM The plot of Into the Beautiful North follows a classic pattern often found in quest novels. Luis Urrea emphasizes the story’s connection to other classic quest stories by paying homage...
El intérprete médico y su contribución a la salud en el Valle
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM Students from the Medical Spanish for Heritage Learners program present reflective essays in Spanish about their experience at various health care institutions in the RGV. Faculty presenter: Dr. Dolores Mendiola, Modern...
Espirales al viento: Spanish Narrtives
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM Graduate Students will read their works in Spanish. Faculty moderator: Dr. Edna Ochoa, Modern Languages and Literature, UTPA Participants: Mónica Skspinski, Silvia Vera, Víctor Tijerina, Exal Chong, Jesús Ramos, Blanca Jaimes-Luna, and...
Floricanto en El Valle
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM A reading/performance of new and classic Chican@ poetry, concluding with an open mic hosted by the Mexican American Studies Club. Faculty presenters/participants: Emmy Pérez, Amalia Ortiz, David Rice, Chican@ Poetry &...
10 Minute Play Festival
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM Graduate student playwrights will present their original ten-minute plays. Faculty presenters/participants: Phil Zwerling and MFA playwriting class.
EVITA By Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM The musical Evita is the colorful story of Eva Peron, second wife to Argentine dictator Juan Peron. Born an “illegitimate” child, Eva Peron rose to become the most powerful woman...
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