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Jan '09
30
Graphic design student recognized as the Most Promising Minority Student
Christopher Ramirez, a senior graphic design major at The University of Texas-Pan American, has had a passion for advertising since he was a senior in high school. In February, Ramirez will be recognized as one of the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) Most Promising Minority Students (MPMS) in the country for his dedication to the field.


Jan '09
29
UTPA reps visit premier North Carolina research park as model for local effort
Officials from The University of Texas-Pan American were part of contingent from the Rio South Texas Region who visited the Research Triangle Park in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina Jan. 27-28 to learn how to best develop a similar technology research and development park planned for a site in McAllen.


Jan '09
27
Charles A. Sorber appointed interim president of UT Pan American
A veteran academician and administrator who successfully served as the chief administrative officer of two University of Texas System academic institutions today (Jan. 27) was named interim president of The University of Texas-Pan American.


UTPA to host Regional Science Bowl Feb. 21
The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) will host its Fourth Annual Regional Science Bowl competition Saturday, Feb. 22 in collaboration with the UTPA-SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) Student Chapter.


Jan '09
23
New UTPA partnership with South Texas Independent School District focuses on enhanced student success
Enhanced college readiness and success by Rio Grande Valley students is the goal of a new partnership agreement announced Jan. 22 between The University of Texas-Pan American and the South Texas Independent School District (STISD).


Jan '09
21
UTPA professor receives major grant to improve cancer research
With cancer diagnoses expected to hit 12 million this year and global cancer deaths expected to reach seven million, The University of Texas-Pan American is working toward improving cancer research, specifically along the U.S.-Mexico border, with the help of a major grant received recently.


Jan '09
20
President Dr. Blandina Cárdenas announces retirement
UTPA President Dr. Blandina Cárdenas announces retirement to University community Tuesday, Jan. 20.


Jan '09
16
Winter Writers Workshops offered to the community
Calling all writers! Professors at The University of Texas-Pan American will be offering low cost, intensive writing workshops on campus this winter open to every member of the community. Courses will be taught in memoir writing, poetry writing, screenwriting, and fiction writing by Emmy Pérez and Dr. Phil Zwerling, both assistant professors in the MFA graduate program in creative writing.


Life and career of Dr. Hashim Salman Mahdi remembered at memorial service
Described as a man with a golden heart, Dr. Hashim Salman Mahdi, chair and professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was remembered for the tremendous impact he made on the lives of many during his tenure at The University of Texas-Pan American Thursday, Jan. 15 at a memorial service honoring his life and career.


Jan '09
14
UTPA Transfer Center offers convenient transfer information for STC students
The University of Texas-Pan American has now made it easier for students to transfer from a two-year college to the University through the help of the newly opened UTPA Transfer Center.


Students ride for free with Rio Metro
Public transportation for students at The University of Texas-Pan American will be free thanks to a partnership the University has started with the Rio Metro Urban Transportation System, a service provided by the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC). Students with a valid University ID will be able to take advantage of the bus system.


Jan '09
13
Memorial Service to honor Dr. Hashim Salman Mahdi set for Thursday
The University of Texas-Pan American College of Science and Engineering will honor the life and career of Dr. Hashim Salman Mahdi, chair and professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, who passed away suddenly at the age of 56 on Jan. 6 with a memorial service scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 15, noon-2 p.m. in the Engineering Auditorium, Rm. 1.300.


Jan '09
12
UTPA student to attend historic presidential inauguration
When Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States on January 20, Hugo Salazar, a senior at The University of Texas-Pan American, will witness this historic event firsthand as one of a number of young college students participating in the national University Presidential Inaugural Conference Jan. 17-21 in Washington, D.C.


Texas governor appoints McClain to Committee on People with Disabilities
Maureen F. McClain, associate director of Disability Services at The University of Texas-Pan American, was recently appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities.


Jan '09
8
Extended office hours offered Jan. 12-15
The University of Texas-Pan American will offer extended office hours Jan. 12-15 for students needing assistance in preparing for the start of the spring 2009 semester. Key offices will be open until 7 p.m.


Jan '09
7
UTPA employee becomes LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) accredited professional
Marianella Q. Franklin, construction special project coordinator in the Department of Facilities Planning and Construction at The University of Texas-Pan America, has recently become one of five LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) accredited professionals in the Rio Grande Valley.


Jan '09
6
Mechanical engineering chair Dr. Hashim Salman Mahdi dies suddenly
It is with great sadness that The University of Texas-Pan American announces the passing of Dr. Hashim Salman Mahdi, chair and professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering. He was 56 years old.