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Mar '11
31
UTPA lauds TBEC Honor Roll schools at banquet
The University of Texas-Pan American joined the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) in celebrating "the best of the best" school districts in South Texas Wednesday, March 30 at the UTPA Ballroom.


Mar '11
30
Children's book authors get "rock star" treatment at local schools during FESTIBA
Fourth grade student Michael Bullion said he had no fears but was able to rattle off those of all four main characters in a book his class just read: "School of Fear" by Gitty Daneshvari.


Mar '11
30
UTPA honors prominent donors with an art gallery
Charles and Dorothy Clark spent much of their lives supporting the arts in the Rio Grande Valley and at The University of Texas-Pan American. To honor these longtime champions of the arts, UTPA has renamed its gallery after the Clarks.


Mar '11
29
FESTIBA continues with plays, speeches and archaeology
Chris is an 18-year-old high school student with a part-time job at Dairy Queen, but he longs for a more exciting life. So he decides to seek acceptance into the notoriously violent 38th Street Gang.


Mar '11
29
PACE Conference tackles ethical questions in research, health care
The third annual PACE Ethics Conference, "Bioethics in Health Care: Engaging professionals, researchers, and stakeholders," was held at The University of Texas-Pan American March 23-25.


Mar '11
29
Neil deGrasse Tyson draws large crowd at final 2010-2011 Distinguished Speakers presentation
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, an author, host of PBS' NOVA ScienceNow and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, displayed not only his love of science and technological discovery but also his sense of humor in a presentation in the Fine Arts Auditorium Monday, March 28 at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Mar '11
29
Mitchell Communications Group gives UTPA students a "Big Break"
After numerous emails and a Skype interview, two students from The University of Texas-Pan American finally got the call they had been waiting for two weeks before spring break.


Mar '11
28
FESTIBA Roundtable promotes literacy as key to success
Early childhood literacy is key to student success as well as the economic future of the state of Texas.

This critical message was stressed at the first day of FESTIBA (Festival of International Books and Arts) March 28 at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Mar '11
25
Annual SBS conference March 24-25 focuses on social sciences research
Christelle Garza's research on in-group implicit prejudice against Mexican Americans in the Rio Grande Valley conducted with her mentor Dr. Philip Gasquoine, associate professor of psychology, soon will be published in the Journal of International Arts and Sciences and presented at Harvard University in May.


Mar '11
25
UTPA to host Federal Opportunities Day April 8
Anyone who is interested in learning about job opportunities with the federal government is invited to attend the Second Annual Federal Opportunities Day April 8th at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Mar '11
22
UTPA’s Graduate School Brings Science through Film to the Valley
A free screening of scientist-turned-documentary filmmaker, Randy Olson’s “Sizzle-A Global Warming Comedy” and “Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus” is presented as part of the STEM lecture series by the Graduate School at UTPA.


Mar '11
21
UTPA Rehabilitation Counseling program ranked among top in country
The University of Texas-Pan American's Rehabilitative Services Program has been listed among the best in The U.S. News and World Report's "Best Graduate Schools" rankings.


Mar '11
21
Two communication studies experts to speak at fourth annual Hauser Lecture March 31
Two internationally recognized experts in the area of communication studies will be featured March 31 at the fourth annual Hauser Lecture hosted by the Department of Communication at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Mar '11
18
Research by UTPA biology students recognized at Texas Academy of Science annual meeting
A number of students in the Department of Biology at The University of Texas-Pan American were recognized for their research presentations at the 114th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science.


Mar '11
17
UTPA Grad Fair draws record number of participants
If The University of Texas-Pan American's Office of Graduate Studies' Grad Fair was any indication of the interest people have in furthering their education, graduate school is definitely on more of their to-do lists.


Mar '11
11
Regional Science Bowl attracts 38 teams of middle and high school students
Twenty-two middle school teams and 16 high school teams of students from the Rio Grande Valley came together Feb. 26 at The University of Texas-Pan American to test brains rather than brawn at the Regional Science Bowl 2011.


Mar '11
9
UTPA, PACE foster awareness in health care ethics
The third annual PACE Ethics Conference, "Bioethics in Health Care: Engaging professionals, researchers, and stakeholders," will be held at The University of Texas-Pan American March 23-25, with a welcome reception March 22.


Mar '11
8
Walmart scholarships support students' educational dreams
Five students from The University of Texas-Pan American were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship to support their higher education endeavors thanks to the generosity of one of the world’s largest retailers, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.


Mar '11
7
Dr. Stephanie Alvarez selected for top faculty award by American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education
Dr. Stephanie Alvarez, assistant professor of Spanish at The University of Texas-Pan American, was selected to receive the Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education (Teaching Institutions) Award from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE). She was presented with the award at the AAHHE's sixth annual conference held in San Antonio March 5.


Mar '11
4
Texas Supreme Court hears cases at UTPA March 3
The stage in The University of Texas-Pan American Student Union Theater became a lively courtroom March 3 when the Texas Supreme Court came to the campus to hear oral arguments in two civil cases.


Mar '11
4
UTPA acting vice president of Student Affairs is announced
The University of Texas-Pan American has announced Dr. Martha Cantu as the acting vice president for Student Affairs, for a term of one year.


Mar '11
2
UTPA's Reel to Red, Studio Twelve01 nab ADDY® Awards
The University of Texas-Pan American proved its marketing and advertising prowess by winning one Gold and two Silver ADDY® Awards from the Rio Grande Valley affiliate of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) recently.


Mar '11
2
UTPA puts the fun in engineering during National Engineers Week
The College of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas-Pan American celebrated National Engineers Week Feb. 19-25, with weeklong events aimed at promoting careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields to Rio Grande Valley middle and high school students.