Mar '10
Hidalgo and Starr County nonprofits to receive help from federal grant
The University of Texas-Pan American’s Southwest Border Nonprofit Resource Center (SBNRC) has been selected to receive almost a $1 million to strengthen operations of nonprofit organizations in Hidalgo and Starr counties so they can provide assistance to residents affected by the economic downturn get back on their feet.

Mar '10
UTPA to host Federal Opportunities Day event April 9
Learn what it takes to obtain work with the federal government at the Federal Opportunities Day event at the University of Texas-Pan American April 9.

Mar '10
UTPA’s start-up company FibeRio Technology Corporation garners silver at global technology showcase
FibeRio Technology Corporation, the first company formed by The University of Texas-Pan American emanating from the discoveries of its faculty, walked away with the Silver Award March 17 at the World’s Best Technology (WBT) Showcase held in Arlington, Texas.

Mar '10
UTPA recognizes 22 South Texas 2009 TBEC Honor Roll schools
A “Tribute to Excellence” dinner, held Mar. 24 at The University of Texas-Pan American, celebrated 22 South Texas schools designated by the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) as 2009 Honor Roll schools, the most prestigious award for sustained, academic excellence in the state.

Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance presents $20,000 check for UTPA Biomedical Ethics Conference
Promoting ethics and values in health care will be the focus of a Biomedical Ethics Conference April 13-16 at The University of Texas-Pan American, where medical professionals and the public can join in the discussion of these important issues that have drawn attention both locally and nationally.

Mar '10
Award-winning author Luis Alberto Urrea promotes literacy at UTPA
Growing up in a little dirt street barrio in Tijuana and reading books by Mark Twain, Ray Bradbury and Rodolfo Anaya inspired award-winning author, poet and essayist Luis Alberto Urrea, who addressed students March 23 at The University of Texas-Pan American.

A group at UTPA travels to Cuba to reach out far beyond their community
Cuba, a country in turmoil after four major hurricanes and with a government in transition, has received humanitarian aid from a group of students, faculty and staff from The University of Texas-Pan American.

Mar '10
UTPA to host Pan American Days April 6 and 7
The University of Texas-Pan American will welcome speakers, performers, University community and the public to celebrate Pan American Days 2010 April 6 and 7. The theme for this year is “Austerity, Prosperity and Justice.”

UTPA student organizations do their part in Haiti relief efforts
After the wrath of the earthquake in Haiti, with unbelievable destruction and death causing sadness and pain around the world, students at The University of Texas-Pan American worked together to raise money and materials essential to the people of Haiti.

Mar '10
UTPA’s TMAC helps bring global recognition to a Valley company
Since its start in 1998, the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC) at The University of Texas-Pan American has seen its internship program grow and produce well-qualified students who have gone on to land high paying positions with top notch companies across the nation.

Mar '10
Educator Day ignites FESTIBA 2010’s “Reading Revolution” week of events
A think tank of distinguished panelists brought to the forefront the important role of early literacy for not only the Rio Grande Valley but the nation during the kick off March 22 of the 2010 Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA) at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Mar '10
Community invited to celebrate the arts and reading at fifth annual FESTIBA March 22-27
A “Reading Revolution” awaits the Rio Grande Valley community March 22-27 when they attend this year’s FESTIBA (Festival of International Books and Arts) now in it fifth year at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Mar '10
Alignment of high school, college English curriculum focus of March 6 meeting at UTPA
Nearly 100 public high school English language arts teachers, English department faculty from The University of Texas-Pan American and South Texas College and representatives from Region One gathered March 6 to jointly work on a project to better prepare students for success in college level English courses.

Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea to appear at Distinguished Speaker Series March 23
Luis Alberto Urrea, 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, will be the fourth and final speaker of the 2009-2010 Distinguished Speakers Series Tuesday, March 23 at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Mar '10
Entrepreneurship focused bootcamp at UTPA draws large attendance
More than 200 people learned how to take their entrepreneurial ideas to reality at the second annual Technology Entrepreneurship Bootcamp held March 5 at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Mar '10
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Science Camp offered at UTPA
The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp will be returning to The University of Texas-Pan American this summer. Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr., the first African American to walk in space, and ExxonMobil announced that more than 1,500 middle school students will participate this year in the free science camps, which will be hosted in 30 universities across the country.

UTPA helps bring Northrop Grumman Foundation Weightless Flight of Discovery Program to McAllen; Program now accepting applications
McAllen, Texas is one of six locations nationwide this year that will have an opportunity to participate in the Northrop Grumman Foundation Weightless Flight of Discovery program. This is only the second flight offered in Texas – the first was in Dallas – since the program began in 2006.

Mar '10
UTPA has lowest undergraduate academic costs in the UT System
The University of Texas-Pan American’s total resident undergraduate academic costs will remain the lowest in The University of Texas System’s nine academic institutions following approval of tuition and fee rates increases for the next two years at those institutions approved by The UT System Board of Regents March 3.

Mar '10
Redesigned program gives UTPA students MAS knowledge
In a place where the Mexican-American culture is dominant, Chalupa means bingo, Gloria Anzaldúa is a cultural icon and the frontera runs, there is The University of Texas-Pan American, where the doors of education are opening to Mexican American Studies (MAS).

Mar '10
Area high school students participate in UTPA’s computer science competition
Nineteen teams from nine Rio Grande Valley high schools participated in the annual High School Written and Hands-On Programming Contest Feb. 20 sponsored by the Computer Science Department at The University of Texas-Pan American.