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May '11
27
UTPA offers summer fun and education
After the last school bell rings and summer vacation officially begins, where will your kids spend their time? The University of Texas-Pan American will be hosting a series of camps for elementary, middle and high school students to promote fitness, health, technology, math, science and leadership.


May '11
25
UTPA, Head Start team up to offer education and hands-on learning
The University of Texas-Pan American helped Brenda Salas further her education so she could be a better teacher to her Head Start students.


May '11
25
First graduates with Mexican American Studies certificate celebrate historic moment
Vania Barrera was all set to graduate from The University of Texas-Pan American December 2010 with her master’s degree in sociology. However, the chance to gain a better awareness of her own identity as well as the community’s intervened.


May '11
25
Valley higher education leaders join UTPA GEAR UP Executive Alliance to celebrate success
Rio Grande Valley high school superintendents, principals, teachers and other partners of The University of Texas-Pan American GEAR UP program gathered at its final Executive Alliance meeting May 10 to review and celebrate the year's college readiness efforts and successes.


May '11
23
Internet Services team wins two awards for My UTPA portal
The My UTPA portal has not only won the hearts of students of The University of Texas-Pan American, it also garnered two prestigious awards.


May '11
19
UTPA art foundry receives donation from Edinburg Volunteer Fire Department
Magdiel "Fonzi" Alfonso meticulously sprinkled a white plaster mixture over the clay bust of Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army Sgt. Jose Lopez before carefully covering it with a fiber for added protection. The mold will go through a series of processes before it shapes about 200 pounds of bronze into a statue.


May '11
16
UTPA, Exxon Mobil Foundation give students a life-changing summer
Ania Ruiz was one of 48 middle school students in 2009 selected to attend the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at The University of Texas-Pan American. For Ruiz, the hands-on and college experiences she received that summer provided a look into her future.


May '11
16
Graduates praised for making sacrifices, urged to do good
They stayed up many nights studying for exams and putting the final touches on their research papers. They worked full-time jobs and raised families while taking a full load of courses.


May '11
12
UTPA begins Center for Bilingual Studies
Having lived in Mexico and the United States, Sylvia Verdooren has seen firsthand the benefits and challenges of learning two languages at the same time.


May '11
11
UTPA still among
The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine once again has listed The University of Texas-Pan American as one of the top schools in the country to award bachelor's and master's degrees to Hispanic students.


May '11
11
UTPA, RGV leaders unite to promote regional cooperation
Hurricane season is around the corner and can have a major impact on our economy. The University of Texas-Pan American and Rio Grande Valley county and city leaders are teaming up to train businesses, cities and local organizations on how to prepare and recover from a natural or man-made disaster.


May '11
9
UTPA faculty honored for excellence in teaching, research and service
The University of Texas-Pan American recognized faculty members who have contributed their best to advance the success of students and the University at the Third Annual Faculty Excellence Awards ceremony held May 6.


May '11
9
Electrical Engineering students receive top award for home energy management project
The future is looking bright for four students in The University of Texas-Pan American's electrical engineering program.


May '11
9
Engineering students design chamber to conduct experiments in all environments
As the mercury in thermometers across the Rio Grande Valley continues to rise, there is a place within The University of Texas-Pan American that can reach temperatures so low they can rival the coldest of winters up north.


May '11
9
UTPA faculty member named as a USDA 2011 E. (Kika) de la Garza Fellow
Dr. Javier Macossay, associate professor of chemistry at The University of Texas-Pan American, has been selected as one of six people nationwide to participate as a Science Fellow in the United States Department of Agriculture's 2011 E. (Kika) de la Garza Fellowship Program.


May '11
6
Vanessa Alvarez: A student making a difference in military families' lives
Vanessa Alvarez is hoping to use her life experiences and the psychology training she has received at The University of Texas-Pan American to make life better for the families of current soldiers and veterans.


May '11
6
UTPA student pursues love of learning, health by earning master's degree
Ramiro De Leon has always had a fascination with the human body and a passion to help others.


May '11
5
UTPA, Shell Oil Company celebrate Dia Del Mundo
Zachary Cisneros, a fourth grader at Freddy Gonzalez Elementary School in Edinburg, and his classmates celebrated the earth by making bird feeders out of water bottles and planting flowers in paper cups during a field trip they took to The University of Texas-Pan American for El Dia Del Mundo April 28.


May '11
5
Students receive research experience through PREM
Ever since he was a child, David Muñoz has wanted to do something to help the world and decided engineering would be the path that would lead him to his goal.


May '11
5
UTPA communication showcase offers a look into 21st century mass communication
Communication students from The University of Texas-Pan American heard first-hand from media professionals in public relations, advertising and health communication fields at the second annual Communication Showcase hosted by the Department of Communication April 28-29 at the Communication Radio and TV Studios' Media Theater.


May '11
2
UTPA submits NCAA self-study
After several months of conducting research, holding group meetings and working long hours, The University of Texas-Pan American completed its self-study and submitted the results to the NCAA today, Friday, April 29.


May '11
2
UTPA faculty report successes of its STEM initiative with STC
Faculty members from The University of Texas-Pan American shared the results of the past two years of their hard work to engage more Hispanic students in science and related fields with President Robert S. Nelsen and fellow educators from UTPA and South Texas College Thursday, April 28.