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Nov '10
30
UTPA to graduate first group of Master's in Social Work students in Laredo
About two years ago The University of Texas-Pan American stepped in to meet a need the Laredo community had: more social workers.


Nov '10
29
COECS dean working to expand study abroad opportunities for students
Dr. David Allen, dean of The University of Texas-Pan American's College of Engineering and Computer Science, has always been a big believer in students traveling abroad to expand their education.


Nov '10
29
UTPA community supports clean energy use at Sierra Club-sponsored bicycle ride
More than 100 UTPA students, faculty, staff, and alumni —along with numerous members of the community— participated in the Sierra Club’s Roll Beyond Coal bicycle ride Nov. 20 to show their support for clean energy use and limiting the amount of energy produced by coal.


Nov '10
24
UTPA Mariachi Aztlan to perform world's first mariachi opera with the Houston Grand Opera
In a year that it bested top universities and professionals to win one of the nation's premier Mariachi competitions and next played for President Barack Obama at the White House, the Mariachi Aztlan at The University of Texas-Pan American is now readying to perform in what one Houston arts critic called "a new, spectacular, evolutionary art form."


Nov '10
23
UTPA rededicates Sam Williams Court, Williams named Head Coach Emeritus
During halftime of the men’s basketball game versus the Texas State University Bobcats, Saturday, Nov. 20, The University of Texas-Pan American Department of Intercollegiate Athletics honored former Head Men’s Basketball Coach Sam Williams (1958-73) by rededicating the Broncs’ center court inside the UTPA Fieldhouse. University President Robert S. Nelsen also surprised Williams by naming him Head Coach Emeritus.


Nov '10
23
UTPA Children's Theatre Production presents "From My Imagination to Yours"
From My Imagination to Yours is a play for children (though actually for all of us).


Nov '10
22
UTPA students compete in "Olympics" of computer programming world
Huddled around a single computer and racing against the clock in a battle of logic, strategy and mental endurance, two computer science and engineering teams from The University of Texas-Pan American competed in the 35th Annual Association for Computer Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC), or "Battle of the Brains," sponsored by IBM at the regional contest held at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.


Nov '10
18
Winter Texan 2009-2010 Study by UTPA examines their impact on the Valley
Attracted by the Rio Grande Valley's warm climate, friendly people and low cost-of-living, retirees from the north —dubbed "Winter Texans"— have been travelling to the Rio Grande Valley to spend their winters for more than 40 years.


Nov '10
18
UTPA student breaks through barriers for a better life
University of Texas-Pan American freshman Ruben Hernandez has spent every summer since age 13 working with his family in South Carolina's tobacco fields as a migrant farm worker.


Nov '10
15
UTPA teams up with Progreso ISD to offer engineering courses to students
The University of Texas-Pan American and the Progreso Independent School District are working together to develop the next generation of engineers.


Nov '10
12
UTPA Border Health Office and RGV Diabetes Association celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month
About 17 million people in the United States are affected by diabetes and Maritza Aguirre, a nursing major at The University of Texas-Pan American, could join that growing number. Diabetes runs in her family, her dad is diabetic and she is pre-diabetic. Aguirre said attending the 2010 Diabetes Seminar and Health Expo held at the UTPA ballroom on Nov. 11 was an eye opener.


Nov '10
12
UTPA volunteers unite in service to make a difference in the RGV environment
Volunteers from The University of Texas-Pan American joined hundreds of other residents from the Rio Grande Valley Nov. 6 in an effort to replant and conserve a valuable and scarce habitat in South Texas - the Tamaulipan Thornscrub brush, one of the few native habitats left in the Valley.


Nov '10
12
Funds roll in to Adopt-an-Angel program from annual Turkey Bowl at UTPA
A UTPA student tries his hand at Turkey Bowling, an annual event sponsored by the Student Union at UTPA to raise funds for the Adopt-an-Angel Program.


Nov '10
11
Thanksgiving 2010 showcases compassion of University community
November is truly a month of “Thanksgiving” at UT Pan American, with faculty, staff and students from throughout the campus volunteering their time to benefit the broader community.


Nov '10
9
UTPA economics professor Dr. Marie T. Mora shares expertise with Obama administration officials
Dr. Marie T. Mora, economics professor at The University of Texas-Pan American, is becoming a regular visitor to Washington, D.C., to provide her advice to the current administration on stimulating economic growth nationwide.


Nov '10
8
Dr. John Edwards to retire as VP but his ideas to help students live on
He's known as the "ideas man" at The University of Texas-Pan American, a "statesman" among university enrollment management professionals in Texas, and, above all, a 41-year advocate for students in promoting access to and success in higher education.


Nov '10
8
UTPA's Panorama magazine gains one of student journalism's highest honors
In the editor's note of the annual student magazine at The University of Texas-Pan American, the Panorama, co-editors Daniel Flores and Santa Hernandez wrote about the challenges they faced to put together "a publication students wanted to read."

"What you're reading are fine-tuned ideas that have gone through multiple critiques and scrutiny. We've sweated and bled (figuratively) for the right to publish a magazine that we believed in," they wrote.

Their determination and commitment has led the Panorama staff to earn a Pacemaker Award from the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) at the National College Media Convention held Oct. 27-31 in Louisville, Ky.


Nov '10
8
UTPA professor receives over $500,000 grant for PC Cluster
The University of Texas-Pan American has received a grant of more than $500,000 to build a PC Cluster that will provide a high-performance computing environment to support engineering and science research projects, and to assist academic programs related to parallel computing labs and high-speed databases.


Nov '10
5
University Theatre Production resurrects Dial “M” for Murder
The University Theatre Production will open its second Mainstage production of 2010-2011 with the thriller “Dial ‘M’ for Murder.”


Nov '10
5
December opera performance to cap a magnificent year for UTPA's mariachi
Mariachi Aztlan at The University of Texas-Pan American is becoming known for grand performances.

In July 2010 the performance group of student musicians was named Grand Champions at the prestigious Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque competition. In October the troupe played in the Grand Foyer of the White House for President Barack Obama. And in December they will make an unprecedented appearance with the Houston Grand Opera helping to premiere the world's first mariachi opera on stage.


Nov '10
5
UTPA's Stronger Together Initiative awards over $400,000 in grants to 23 RGV nonprofits
Twenty-three nonprofit organizations in Hidalgo and Starr Counties will be able to better serve their clients, thanks to federal grants they were awarded Nov. 1 by The University of Texas-Pan American's Southwest Border Nonprofit Resource Center (SBNRC).


Nov '10
3
CIS team lands second place in regional IT conference competition
Ten Computer Information System (CIS) students at The University of Texas-Pan American recently had the opportunity to gain some real world experience while showing off their knowledge and skills at the 2010 Regional Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) Conference Oct. 21-23 hosted at the University of Houston main campus.


Nov '10
2
National recognition goes to staff, contributors to UTPA's "Gallery" literary arts magazine
In its 30th year of publication, the "Gallery" — a student literary arts magazine published at The University of Texas-Pan American — still provides an excellent outlet for student voices and a platform for national recognition of its creative contributors.


Nov '10
2
Community invited to celebrate International Days Nov. 15-18
The University of Texas-Pan American community will discuss the challenges of achieving global peace while taking part in festivities that celebrate cultures throughout the world during the 10th annual International Days Nov. 15-18, 2010.


Nov '10
1
Pharmacy students help community with fair
Students from The University of Texas-Pan American/ University of Texas at Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program barely began setting up their booths for health screenings and other services when community members poured into the tents outside Saenz Pharmacy in Mission Thursday, Oct. 28 to receive care.


Nov '10
1
UTPA and neighbors celebrate at the Carnival of the Great Pumpkin
Dressed in their scariest or cutest costumes, The University of Texas-Pan American faculty, staff, students and community members, helped the UTPA University Program Board (UPB) celebrate Halloween at the 44th annual "Carnival of the Great Pumpkin" Oct. 30 at the Wellness and Recreational Sports Complex.


Nov '10
1
ALD's t-shirt earns national recognition for its design
Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) chapter members at The University of Texas-Pan American want people to know who they are.