The University of Texas-Pan American will be the first of six sites in the U.S. and Mexico to host El Río – a Smithsonian binational traveling exhibition celebrating the cultural heritage of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo basin – from August 4 to December 13. The exhibition is being housed on the third floor of the Science Building on the UTPA campus.
The efforts to reduce the student loan default rate from 20.9 percent in 1992 to a projected low for the cohort year 2002 of 1.7 percent – well below the Texas and national averages – garnered UTPA kudos from Texas Guaranteed (TG), which honored the University Monday, July 28 at the International Trade and Technology Building as a national model for other universities.
Entering the office of cooperative education at The University of Texas Pan-American, a bright poster greets you that states “Today’s preparation determines tomorrow’s achievement.” According to Susie Chapa, coordinator of the Cooperative Education Program in the Office of Career Placement Services, student internships can help provide this preparation for the student.
Effective fall semester 2003, The University of Texas-Pan American will increase its late registration fees to improve the problems caused by the high number of late registration and late payment of fees.
Dr. Rodolfo Rocha, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas-Pan American and a 25 year faculty member, has been elected to a two year term on the Board of the Texas Council for the Humanities (TCH).
Seventeen Rio Grande Valley K-12 teachers are going back to school, July 10-25, at The University of Texas-Pan American for the 2003 Teaching Environmental Sciences (TES) course sponsored by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
Need help starting a nonprofit organization or need to get a tax-exemption? The Southwest Border Nonprofit Resource Center (SBNRC), a component of The University of Texas-Pan American Office of External Affairs, can help answer these questions at the “Starting a Nonprofit Organization” Seminar Thursday, July 10.
Six doctoral students from The University of Texas-Pan American College of Business Administration will spend their summer presenting their research to international and national researchers, doctoral students and professors at several prestigious national conferences.
The University of Texas-Pan American Department of Mechanical Engineering will receive a $163,000 grant from the United States Department of Defense for a state-of-the art Laser Diagnostics Laboratory for combustion research and education.
Westly Keating wasn’t good at soccer or baseball like his trophy-winning friends but when he ran a mile in 5 minutes, 12 seconds as a sixth-grader in a junior high physical fitness test, the course of his life changed. The University of Texas-Pan American sophomore is now an All-American in two sports at the University – track and cross country – and has qualified for the 2004 Olympic Trials in track and field.