The University of Texas-Pan American College of Health Sciences and Human Services signed a collaboration agreement Friday, Feb. 1 with the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León to co-sponsor a professional journal, "Social Perspectives." The signing of this inter-institutional agreement to co-sponsor a refereed professional journal is intended to promote multidisciplinary scholarship and publications by both institutions. The signing of this agreement goes along with the University's strategic plan to create international programs and initiatives with universities in Mexico and Latin America. UTPA is in the process of developing a stronger and more significant working relationship with Mexican universities given the strategic location near the U.S.-Mexico border, and are seeking to create faculty and student exchange programs and collaborations in the areas of teaching, service and research. Sitting from left to right are Dr. Bruce J. Reed, UTPA College of Health Sciences and Human Services dean; Dr. Paul Sale, UTPA provost/vice president for Academic Affairs; Graciela Jaime Rodríguez, UANL School of Social Work and Human Development dean; Maria Teresa Obregón, UANL associate dean and director of graduate social work programs. Standing left to right are Dr. Guillermina Garza Trevino, UANL social work graduate faculty member; Dr. Héctor Luis Díaz, UTPA Department of Social Work chair; Dr. Karen Chandler, UTPA College of Health Sciences and Human Services assistant dean; Dr. Cynthia Brown, UTPA associate provost for graduate studies; Dr. Manuel Ribeiro Ferreira and Dr. Raúl Eduardo López Estrada, both UANL social work graduate faculty members.