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Jul '11
29
Kleberg Foundation funds cancer research and Premedical Honors College at UTPA
The search for new drugs to combat cancer and the dreams of young students to become successful doctors both got a boost recently when The University of Texas-Pan American received two funding awards totaling $850,000 from the Robert J. Kleberg Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation.


Jul '11
29
UTPA continues to track Tropical Storm Don; no closures expected
The University of Texas-Pan American continues to monitor Tropical Storm Don as it travels across the Gulf of Mexico. All activities scheduled to occur at UTPA and its off-campus sites will continue as planned.


Jul '11
25
UTPA joins other Texas universities in offering courses in Harlingen
Residents living in the Harlingen area can now continue their education at The University of Texas-Pan American without travelling far from their homes.


Jul '11
25
Students learn science, independence at ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp
Pamela Lim learned July 22 that paper plates can withstand much more than generous helpings of food. They also can help stop a meteoroid from penetrating a space suit.


Jul '11
22
"Roughing it" with UTPA basketball coach Ryan Marks enlightens CBS Sports columnist
According to CBS Sports columnist Jeff Goodman, The University of Texas-Pan American's basketball coach Ryan Marks is what sports-minded folks call a grinder - a coach of a low-major school - one that has limited funding and less appeal to elite high school players as a place to begin their college sports career.

But after 96 hours or so of shadowing Marks in a grueling, low-budget summer schedule of recruiting stops in four states, Goodman described this particular grinder as one of the best coaches in America and the experience of being one of his peers those days as enlightening.


Jul '11
22
First ever Bronc Round Up welcomes freshmen to UTPA
Shelby Bauer, an entering freshman at The University of Texas-Pan American is looking forward to familiarizing herself with the University through a new event.


Jul '11
18
UTPA part of UT System initiative to transform medical education
Finding new ways to produce better medical doctors in a more timely manner and at less cost to students is a task The University of Texas-Pan American and four sister institutions will undertake through a $1.5 million planning grant received recently from The University of Texas System Board of Regents.


Jul '11
13
Driving simulator helps UTPA faculty member study reflexes
Dr. Mike Bradley, an assistant professor of occupational therapy at The University of Texas-Pan American, has spent years researching reflexes and decision-making capabilities in older people to find out if and when they need to hand over their car keys to someone else.


Jul '11
11
UTPA Alumna Gama named to presidential advisory group
JoAnn Gama is working to change statistics.


Jul '11
11
Students in UTPA's Upward Bound summer programs show their support for troops
Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science students participating in summer programs at The University of Texas-Pan American recently learned more than what it takes to graduate from high school and enter post secondary education. They learned the importance of serving others, particularly U.S. military service men and women.


Jul '11
8
UTPA theatre production to share impact of border violence with national audiences
The voices of Mexican border citizens afraid to speak about the drug war-related violence that has threatened their families and communities will soon be heard nationally through a children's theatre company of 18 artists, the majority of which are students or alumni of The University of Texas-Pan American.


Jul '11
5
Mini Baja team learns valuable lessons on and off the course
Mechanical engineering students at The University of Texas-Pan American didn't let inclement weather muddy their experience competing in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Mini Baja competition.