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Jun '06
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UTPA hosts Men’s Health Week
The University of Texas-Pan American hosted Men’s Health Week at the UTPA Student Union June 12-16.


Cameroon Delegation visits campus to observe Regional Biotech Program
The Regional Biotech Program at The University of Texas-Pan American has caught the attention of a group of educational leaders from across the world, all the way from the African nation of Cameroon.


UTPA’s Biotech Mobile Lab delivers bioscience education to Valley schools
The University of Texas-Pan American celebrated the official ribbon cutting June 16 of its Regional Biotech Mobile Laboratory – one of a few clinical laboratory classrooms on wheels in the United States and the first of its kind in Texas.


Jun '06
28
Texas Instruments and UTPA partnership provides new math teacher training program
Thousands of Rio Grande Valley students will receive the positive impact of a new partnership established recently between The University of Texas-Pan American and Texas Instruments to form the Teacher Leader Cadre (TLC), an innovative training program that will instruct math teachers in state-of-the-art technology and innovative teaching methods using that technology.


Jun '06
23
UTPA community welcomes provost/vice president for Academic Affairs candidates
Five candidates for the second highest position – provost/vice president for Academic Affairs – at The University of Texas-Pan American were on campus this week, June 19-23, for the second round of interviews with UTPA administrators, faculty, staff and students.


Jun '06
21
Adolfo and Bertha Martinez commit $100,000 for UTPA endowed scholarship
Adolfo and Bertha Martinez, owners of Art’s Trucks and Equipment in McAllen, recently committed $100,000 to create an endowed scholarship at The University of Texas-Pan American.


UTPA students participate in summer premedical academy
Twenty undergraduate students from The University of Texas-Pan American are getting a preview of what medical school will be like as they spend this summer studying at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Texas Children’s Hospital and Rice University.


UTPA Athletics hosts series of summer camps
Brooke Bloomquist, 8, develops her dribbling skills during the Mini Bronc Basketball Camp, being held at The University of Texas-Pan American June 19-22.


Jun '06
16
UTPA’s Project Lead student scholars kick off program participation in summer institute
The development of future educational leaders for the Rio Grande Valley was the focus of the first Educational Leadership Summer Institute held May 25-26 for the initial cohort of 34 student scholars in Project Lead, an innovative program to certify new school administrators developed by a consortium of The University of Texas-Pan American and eight Valley public school districts.


UTPA alumni to start an Austin/Central Texas chapter
Alumni of Texas’ 10th largest university – The University of Texas-Pan American – are organizing a local chapter for residents of Austin and Central Texas. The UTPA Alumni Association will host their initial Austin/Central Texas organizational meeting 3-6 p.m., Saturday, June 24 at the Nuevo Leon Restaurant, 1501 E. Sixth Street in Austin.


Jun '06
15
UTPA provost/vice president for Academic Affairs candidates to visit campus June 19-23
The search committee for the new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at The University of Texas-Pan American narrowed its list of candidates following a nationwide search to five finalists June 14 announced UTPA President Dr. Blandina Cárdenas.


Jun '06
14
UTPA seeking funding for autism center
The University of Texas-Pan American’s College of Education would like to become a “one stop shop” for families of children with autism by creating and operating a center that would focus on meeting their every need.


Jun '06
13
Raul Yzaguirre Policy Institute addresses insurance among Latinos
Health experts from across the country and congressional members met to discuss the issue of insurance among the Latino population during the “National Uninsured Latinos Conference” held at The University of Texas-Pan American, in conjunction with the Raul Yzaguirre Policy Institute, May 21-22.


Jun '06
9
New endowment to promote certification in strength and conditioning for UTPA kinesiology students
A new endowment established by Dr. Juan Gonzalez, visiting professor in the College of Education’s Department of Health and Kinesiology at The University of Texas-Pan American, was announced recently by the UTPA Development Office. The endowment will establish the Dr. Juan Gonzalez National Strength and Conditioning Examination Endowed Scholarship for kinesiology majors at UTPA.


Jun '06
8
UTPA faculty and students honored by Volunteer Resource Program
The Volunteer Resource Program (VRP) at The University of Texas-Pan American recently hosted !Volunteer Celebration 2006! to spotlight the outstanding community service of student volunteers and to also recognize the contributions of faculty who incorporate service learning concepts into their coursework during the 2005-2006 school year.


Sigma Delta Pi chapter inducts members
The Sigma Delta Pi chapter at The University of Texas-Pan American Department of Modern Languages and Literature inducted new members during a ceremony at the UTPA Student Union in April.


Jun '06
6
UTPA student receives scholarship from Texas State Bank
Texas State Bank, which is known for giving back to the community, has helped students at The University of Texas-Pan American achieve their higher education goals for many years.


Jun '06
5
UTPA ranks nationally among top 100 colleges for Hispanics
The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education has once again named The University of Texas-Pan American as one of the nation’s “Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics” in its annual review.


Jun '06
2
Borderplex Health Council to put $1 million into diabetes, nursing studies
Four institutions of The University of Texas System have formed the Borderplex Health Council, a new partnership promoting education and research to address the health challenges of the South Texas Border Region.


Theresa Bailey now leads the UTPA Office of Research and Sponsored Projects
Theresa Bailey, most recently director of the Office of Research Services at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee since 2003, was chosen November 2005 as the newest director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects at The University of Texas-Pan American.