Mar '09
Computer scientist receives NSF's prestigious CAREER Award
Dr. Bin Fu, assistant professor in Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas-Pan American, is only the second faculty member on the Edinburg campus to receive the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious honor in support of junior faculty, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.

Mar '09
Panorama and NSAC teams win 17 ADDY awards
For their creative and innovative ideas, students at The University of Texas Pan-American were awarded 17 ADDY Awards from the American Advertising Federation on Feb. 12 in McAllen. The local ADDYS was hosted by The American Advertising Federation – Rio Grande Valley chapter and presented the Panorama student publication and UTPA’s National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) team with the various awards including Best of Show and Special Judges Award.

Mar '09
Area librarians hear from Sandra Cisneros during FESTIBA 2009
Sandra Cisneros and a Congressional Roundtable highlighted Librarians Day, a day set aside for school and public librarians from the area, during the weeklong FESTIBA, which concludes Saturday, March 28 with Community Day.

Mar '09
Ceremony celebrates South Texas 2008 TBEC Honor Roll Schools
Thirty-seven South Texas schools named as 2008 Honor Roll Schools by the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) were recognized for their academic achievement at a dinner held March 25 at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Mar '09
The Pan American takes top journalism award in region
The University of Texas-Pan American’s student newspaper, The Pan American, took home two awards at the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Region 8 Mark of Excellence Awards ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas March 21.

REMINDER: April 1 FAFSA Priority Deadline fast approaching
It’s time to complete your 2009-2010 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application at The University of Texas-Pan American. The Office of Student Financial Services would like to remind new and current students to apply before the April 1 UTPA Priority Deadline.

Mar '09
Opening of “Mexican Masters” exhibit kicks off weeklong celebration of FESTIBA
The opening of a colorful art exhibition titled “Mexican Masters” in The University of Texas-Pan American’s Visitors Center kicked off the fourth annual Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA) at the University March 23.

Mar '09
Health care agency donates $20,000 to create endowment at UTPA
One of South Texas' largest homebased health care agencies House Calls along with their employees and various community donors donated $20,000 to The University of Texas-Pan American to establish the Veronica Noble-Daley, R.N. Scholarship endowment.

Mar '09
Famed author Sandra Cisneros to appear at FESTIBA Community Day March 28
The public is invited to hear from one of the most celebrated Latina writers ever – Sandra Cisneros – during her appearance at FESTIBA (Festival of International Books & Arts) Community Day, March 28 at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Mar '09
Vanderbilt University officer hired as new UTPA Chief of Police
The University of Texas-Pan American has announced the selection of Roger Lee Stearns as the new Chief of Police for the UTPA Police Department. Stearns will begin in his new position effective April 13.

Mar '09
“The Red Queen” to premier at Carmike Cinema March 22
“The Red Queen,” a feature length film shot in the Rio Grande Valley, will premier in Edinburg’s Carmike Cinema Sunday, March 22 at 5 and 7 p.m.

UT System Chancellor Dr. Francisco Cigarroa visits UTPA
The University of Texas System Chancellor Dr. Francisco G. Cigarroa visited The University of Texas-Pan American Friday, March 13 to talk with key members of the University, community leaders and elected officials about the future of higher education.

Mar '09
UTPA to assist FCC and area television stations in digital transition process
The University of Texas-Pan American has been designated a regional call center by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to assist the local television stations in responding to resident’s phone calls starting June 12 when all television stations across the country begin broadcasting in a digital signal.

Mar '09
Distinguished Speakers Series presentation by Judy Shepard postponed to April 7
The scheduled appearance on Tuesday, March 10 of Judy Shepard as the final speaker in the 2008-2009 Distinguished Speakers Series at The University of Texas-Pan American has been postponed until Tuesday, April 7.

Mar '09
University names Honors Program in memory of Rafael A. “Felo” and Carmen Guerra
The late Rafael A. “Felo” and Carmen Guerra, remembered for their philanthropy and strong commitment to higher education in South Texas, have been honored by The University of Texas System Board of Regents and The University of Texas-Pan American with the naming of the UTPA Honors Program in their memory.

New program makes transition to UTPA smoother
The University of Texas-Pan American and South Texas College representatives met Feb. 27 at the University to discuss the first 10 of 30 articulation agreements between the two campuses for the Start Here, Finish There Student Transfer Success Action Plan, a collaboration in which students who have completed two years at STC may transfer seamlessly to UTPA in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.

Mar '09
UTPA becomes official site to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test
The University of Texas-Pan American is proud to announce it has been approved as an official site in the state where students can take the PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test).

Migrant students get a helping hand from UTPA’s mobile access center
Nydia Acosta has a better understanding of the type of career she should pursue in the future and what classes to take in high school to better prepare her for college after a recent visit from The University of Texas-Pan American’s University Migrant Mobile Access Center (UMMAC).

Mar '09
Department of Nursing to celebrate 40 years at March 14 event
With 90 percent of nursing graduates from The University of Texas-Pan American employed in South Texas health care facilities, the Department of Nursing is looking to reconnect with its alumni during its “40 Years of Nursing Celebration: 1969-2009” Saturday, March 14.

UTPA to host Pan American Days March 23-27
The University of Texas-Pan American will welcome speakers, performers, University community and the public to celebrate Pan American Days 2009 March 23-27.

Mar '09
Engineers Week at UTPA highlighted by Science Bowl and ¡Viva! Engineering competitions
The fourth annual Regional Science Bowl and the fifth annual ¡Viva! Engineering competition held for more than 100 Rio Grande Valley students capped a week full of events at The University of Texas-Pan American to celebrate National Engineers Week Feb. 16-21.