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Jun '11
28
President Nelsen announces reduction in force
In what he calls the hardest decision he has had to make since taking the helm of The University of Texas-Pan American in January 2010, President Robert S. Nelsen announced today (June 28) that 26 staff members would be laid off as part of a reduction in force resulting from an unprecedented $17.3 million cut in the university's budget over the next two academic years.


Jun '11
24
UTPA alumnus confirmed as one of state's top watchdogs over the environment
Carlos Rubinstein has travelled on a career path dedicated to public service ever since he graduated from The University of Texas-Pan American in 1982.


Jun '11
24
UTPA Mariachi Aztlan perform at premiere Hollywood venue
The nationally recognized Mariachi Aztlan from The University of Texas-Pan American rocked the Hollywood Bowl stage in Los Angeles, Calif. June 18 at the 22nd annual Mariachi USA Festival, an elite honor to include with their numerous first place awards and grand championships.


Jun '11
23
Dr. Walter Diaz named new dean of UTPA's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The University of Texas-Pan American has selected Dr. Walter Diaz, a professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Puerto-Rico-Mayagüez (UPRM) and associate director of UPRM's Center for Applied Social Research, as the new dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.


Jun '11
22
UTPA/TMAC to host STEP Camps for secondary school students
The University of Texas-Pan American is offering another opportunity for middle and high school-aged students to learn more about math and science through hands-on activities at its Striving Towards Educational Pathways (STEP) Camps this summer.


Jun '11
21
UTPA mourns passing of Associate Professor Eyambe
The University of Texas-Pan American is mourning the loss of one of its faculty members, Dr. George Eyambe, who was an associate professor in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program.


Jun '11
21
Summer theatre season to sizzle at UTPA
If you are looking for somewhere to cool off during these hot summer days and enjoy a unique theatre experience, the UTPA University Theatre Productions presents P.A.S.S. (Pan American Summer Stock) 2011 beginning June 30.


Jun '11
17
UTPA alum, author Garza to visit campus as artist/author/storyteller in residence
Children's book author and alumnus of The University of Texas-Pan American Xavier Garza is coming to campus June 29-30 as UTPA's author-artist-storyteller in residence to share his experiences as an illustrator and storyteller with students and the community.


Jun '11
17
Hispanic Outlook ranks rehab No. 1 and nursing No. 6 in awarding degrees to Hispanics
Benito Quintero said the best part of his job is seeing his clients happy and in jobs they love — and not letting whatever disabilities they have keep them from pursuing their dreams.

Jun '11
17
Leadership students at UTPA, Project Insight give the gift of reading
The residents of Peñitas were once forced to drive at least 30 minutes to libraries in Mission and other surrounding cities to check out books or use computers. But now they have a library they can call their own, complete with books for all ages, thanks to the help of five students from the Student Leadership Program at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Jun '11
14
Maville selected to serve as interim dean of CHSHS
Dr. Janice Maville has been selected to serve as the interim dean of The University of Texas-Pan American's College of Health Sciences and Human Services (CHSHS) while the University continues its search for a new dean. She will oversee the college's operations through the 2011-2012 school year.


Jun '11
10
GEAR UP programs at UTPA, Valley school districts receive national recognition
A Rio Grande Valley parent volunteer and two high school students will represent The University of Texas-Pan American's GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) at the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) and GEAR UP Annual Conference in San Francisco, Calif. July 17.


Jun '11
8
UTPA's HEP graduates on the road to a brighter future
May 26 was a special day for Jose Espiricueta and his son Fernando - a day that brought excitement and hope not only for their future but for future generations of the Espiricueta family.


Jun '11
8
Legislators allocate millions in TEXAS Grants to UTPA
The University of Texas-Pan American will help almost 5,000 students pay for their education, pending final approval from the state on awarding TEXAS Grants.


Jun '11
7
UTPA students to participate in Harvard leadership program this summer
Six rising seniors from The University of Texas-Pan American will be Harvard bound in June as the first students from the University to participate in the prestigious Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI) at the Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership (CPL) in Cambridge, Mass.


Jun '11
6
Dr. Greg Selber named best sports journalist in the state
You’ll never find Gregory Selber sitting cozily in a press box while covering one of the many Rio Grande Valley high school sports teams he has been writing about since 1989.


Jun '11
3
First three students graduate from UTPA's Environmental Science Program
The environmental science degree program at The University of Texas-Pan American couldn’t have come along at a better time for Jacqueline Munoz.


Jun '11
2
More classes are being made available to UTPA students
To meet the growing demand from students, The University of Texas-Pan American has been adding more sections to core classes for undergraduates, as well as providing more courses for students at all levels to take during the Fall 2011 semester.