At the request of the City of Hidalgo, The University of Texas-Pan American will open a new Hidalgo Education Center in January that will eventually provide noncredit classes in subjects as diverse as English, business management and child care.
Three prominent Valley residents — Dr. Ramiro Casso, M.D., of McAllen, San Benito school board president David A. Garza, and Edinburg businessman J. Humberto Rodriguez — have been selected as speakers for three commencement ceremonies at 11 a.m. and 2 and 5 p.m. at The University of Texas-Pan American Fieldhouse Dec. 20.
Dr. Robert Lonard, professor of biology at The University of Texas-Pan American, has received the Donovan Stewart Correll Award from the Native Plant Society of Texas for his 1993 book, Guide to Grasses of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
Yerma, a Spanish play by Federico Garcia Lorca, will be performed in the Media Theatre of the University Library at The University of Texas-Pan American Jan. 28-30 at 1 p.m. and Jan. 30-31 at 7:30 p.m.
Edward Rodriguez, a 1996 graduate of the mechanical engineering program at The University of Texas-Pan American, received a first place award in a national student design competition last month for a project he completed while a senior at the university.