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Oct '10
29
UTPA Head Start students enjoy stories and treats
UTPA Head Start students received treats and were read stories Friday, Oct. 29 to celebrate Halloween.


Oct '10
29
Educators honored at Teacher of the Year awards ceremony
Combined, they have almost eight decades of teaching experience and have influenced myriad students, including some who have gone on to become faculty of The University of Texas-Pan American's College of Education.


Oct '10
27
Human rights activists visit UTPA, discuss combating human trafficking
Visitors from three countries visited The University of Texas-Pan American as part of a tour throughout the United States to learn what the country is doing to fight human trafficking. They also shared their experiences of battling the dilemma in their home countries during a panel discussion at UTPA on Monday, Oct 25.


Oct '10
27
Exercise your right to vote at early voting site in Wellness & Recreational Sports Complex
Congressman Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15) joined UTPA President Robert S. Nelsen Oct. 26 to sign in and vote at the early voting polling site located at the UTPA Wellness and Recreational Sports Complex.


Oct '10
26
Grant will fund fiber optic network connecting RGV education, research sites
The University of Texas-Pan American joined with Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. Oct. 25 to announce a $15.7 million grant the cooperative received from the Department of Commerce to help fund a fiber optic network connecting the University with 24 other educational and research sites in the region.


Oct '10
26
Nursing department demonstrates new technology at UTPA
The University of Texas-Pan American community was able to see a demonstration of how nursing and other health sciences students will learn how to treat patients though simulator manikins Friday, Oct. 22.


Oct '10
25
Early voting polling site at UTPA now open through Oct. 29
UTPA President Robert S. Nelsen greeted University student John Robert Iruegas, a senior from Laredo, at the opening day Oct. 25 of the campus' early voting polling site located in UTPA's Wellness and Recreational Sports Complex.


Oct '10
25
Delegation from Chinese university visits UTPA
Leaders from a Chinese university visited The University of Texas-Pan American to learn more about the institution and expand their partnership.


Oct '10
22
UTPA Mariachi takes the stage at the White House
The music of The University of Texas-Pan American's Mariachi has been heard in some of the world's top venues in its 21-year history. On Tuesday, Oct. 19, however, the group performed at its most prominent stop yet — the White House — before an appreciative audience that included President Barack Obama.


Oct '10
20
UTPA Border Health Office sponsors seminar to honor breast cancer survivors
To commemorate this very important month, the UTPA Border Health Office hosted a seminar called Vidas Sanas – Women’s Health: Breast Cancer Awareness on Friday, Oct. 1 at the UTPA Annex.


Oct '10
19
UTPA hosts panel on domestic violence
UTPA and Mujeres Unidas hosted a conference on domestic violence Oct. 18 in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


Oct '10
19
Vote early! Vote at UTPA!
The University of Texas-Pan American will house an early voting polling site at the Wellness and Recreational Sports Complex (WRSC) and is urging the UTPA and Edinburg communities to cast ballots there.


Oct '10
19
Human rights activists to visit UTPA for human trafficking discussions
Three human rights activists from African and Middle Eastern countries will visit The University of Texas-Pan American Monday, Oct. 25 to discuss global efforts in combating human trafficking.


Oct '10
19
GEAR UP coordinators hear about higher ed initiatives at UTPA
High school coordinators of The University of Texas-Pan American's Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) project learned more about what opportunities await their students as they enter college next year during a videoconference held Monday, Oct. 18.


Oct '10
18
Environmental Awareness Club bike ride for a cause
Members of the Environmental Awareness Club (EAC) at The University of Texas-Pan American decorated their bikes with signs promoting recycling and climate solutions and hit the hike and bike trail in McAllen for "10.10.10 Global Work Party."


Oct '10
15
UTPA hosts ATGS conference
The University of Texas-Pan American hosted about 30 educators from public and private institutions of higher learning for the annual meeting of the Association of Texas Graduate Schools (ATGS) Oct. 14 and 15.


Oct '10
15
Living Green Festival, UTPA exhibit sustainability initiatives
To promote sustainability and safer environment initiatives The University of Texas -Pan American is working to achieve, the UTPA Office for Sustainability (OFS), and the Environmental Awareness Club (EAC) used a smart booth made out of recycled cardboard tubes from plotter paper for their exhibition at the Green Living Festival in McAllen


Oct '10
14
Retired UTPA professor leaves behind a legacy
Dr. William Smiley Ware, 89, emeritus professor from The University of Texas-Pan American, died Sept. 13. 2010, but his legacy of teaching lives on. To keep his tradition of education alive, the Ware family is asking family and friends of the professor to support students through contributions to the UTPA Foundation.


Oct '10
13
UTPA on The Princeton Review's "Best 300 Business Schools: 2010 Edition"
The University of Texas-Pan American has once again landed on The Princeton Review's annual list as one of the nation's most outstanding business schools. The education services company features UTPA in the new 2011 edition of its book, "The Best 300 Business Books," published by Random House and released Oct. 12.


Oct '10
13
Nursing students at UTPA treat and teach communities at fairs
Natalie Hinojosa, a senior majoring in nursing at The University of Texas-Pan American, has learned the importance of educating the public about health risks that affect the community, especially diabetes


Oct '10
13
UTPA faculty developing Valley winners at U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's BizFest competition
Supported by faculty at The University of Texas Pan American's College of Business Administration, Rio Grande Valley high school students captured the top three places at the National BizFest Competition sponsored by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC).


Oct '10
12
Zombies to take over next UTPA theatre show
The next University Theatre Production is either a musical with a twist or a twisted musical, depending on your point of view. The Studio Series at The University of Texas-Pan American begins this month with the freakish presentation of “Evil Dead: The Musical.”


Oct '10
12
Khanna gives second Distinguished Speakers talk
Political economist and geo-strategist Parag Khanna gave the second Distinguished Speakers Series talk Oct. 11 at The University of Texas-Pan American's Fine Arts Auditorium


Oct '10
12
UTPA's Coastal Studies Lab offering free marine science workshops Nov. 5 & Dec. 3
Rio Grande Valley teachers can take advantage of a working marine science laboratory and a unique outdoor classroom setting by attending one of two Marine Science Workshops being offered at no charge at The University of Texas-Pan American's Coastal Studies Laboratory on South Padre Island.


Oct '10
11
Havidán Rodríguez picked as new provost
Dr. Havidán Rodríguez has been selected as the new provost/vice president for Academic Affairs for The University of Texas-Pan American. Rodríguez, who is currently the deputy provost and a professor in the sociology and criminal justice department of the University of Delaware, begins his new post at UTPA Jan. 1


Oct '10
11
UTPA nursing program receives $278,658 grant for simulation lab
Nursing students at The University of Texas-Pan American will have eight new patients to learn from, thanks to a grant from the federal government.


Oct '10
11
UTPA signs $518K contract with Amsted Rail
Another contract between The University of Texas-Pan American and Amsted Rail shows the railroad manufacturer that UTPA researchers on are the right track with their work.


Oct '10
8
Edinburg elementary makes UTPA star of college-readiness rally
UTPA collaborates with Edinburg elementary school to bring a little bit of college life to their campus and encourage its students to start thinking about a college education.


Oct '10
8
Grant to connect universities and colleges throughout Valley
UTPA will be able to connect with other Rio Grande Valley educational and research institutions through a fiber-optic network recently funded by a $15.7 million federal grant awarded to Valley Telephone Cooperative.


Oct '10
7
UTPA GEAR UP featured on National GEAR UP Day webcast hosted by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
The University of Texas-Pan American GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) project was selected to represent GEAR UP projects nationwide at an interactive webcast organized by the U.S. Department of Education on Sept. 29 marking National GEAR UP Day.


Oct '10
6
UTPA Library's Innovative Voices Series hosts poet alurista Oct. 11
Revolutionary poet alurista will be at The University of Texas-Pan American Oct. 11 as the 2010 speaker in the UTPA Library's Innovative Voices Series.


Oct '10
6
High school students learn about journalism opportunities at 4th Annual Comm. Seminar
High school writers and photographers from across the Rio Grande Valley filled the halls of the College of Arts and Humanities during the fourth Annual Communication Seminar held Sept. 24 at The University of Texas-Pan American


Oct '10
5
Distinguished Speakers Series continues Oct. 11 with geo-strategist Parag Khanna
The University of Texas-Pan American will welcome global political economist and geo-strategist Parag Khanna on Oct. 11 as its second speaker in the 2010-2011 Distinguished Speakers Series.


Oct '10
1
UTPA archaeologist visits with Donna ISD students to inspire learning local history
Local history became alive and more relevant to a group of fourth and fifth grade students at A.M. Ochoa Elementary School in Donna recently when they heard from Dr. Russell K. Skowronek, professor of history and anthropology at The University of Texas-Pan American and director of the University's CHAPS program.


Oct '10
1
Career Expo at UTPA provides opportunities for students
Elizabeth Villegas and her friend, Araceli Martinez, haven't decided in what discipline they would like to major, but the sophomores attending The University of Texas-Pan American decided to see what their future employment options are at the Career Expo Friday, Oct. 1.


Oct '10
1
Astronaut Lee Morin is on a mission encouraging STEM careers at HESTEC
Astronaut Lee Morin has landed at The University of Texas-Pan American for Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week with the assignment of inspiring young students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).