Jul '12
Geeks rule at ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp
As part of their summer vacation, 48 local middle school students designed rockets and space suits, cultivated a garden using hydroponics and rubbed elbows with the first African American astronaut to walk in space during the fourth annual ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp.

Jul '12
State Farm camp drives safety message home
An all white bicycle sits outside an auto parts store in McAllen in remembrance of cyclist Roy Carlson, who was struck and killed by a hit and run driver in 2010 on a nearby road.

Jul '12
Nelsen appointed to the CPRIT Future Directions workgroup
Dr. Robert S. Nelsen, president of The University of Texas-Pan American, has been appointed as one of 15 members of the Cancer Prevention Institute of Texas' (CPRIT) Future Directions workgroup. The group will help spearhead four regional stakeholder meetings as part of CPRIT's Future Directions initiative, which will help the institute gather information for its strategic priorities over the next several years.

Jul '12
Broncs' leadership skills blossom at Harvard's Latino Leadership Institute
Michael Campos never imagined himself going to Harvard, a place he says "where magic happens."

Jul '12
RGV teachers go back to school for UTPA research experience
A dozen secondary school teachers from several Hidalgo County school districts returned to school this summer as students learning from faculty members at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Jul '12
UTPA dean joins new trend and publishes engineering e-book
Dr. David Allen, dean of The University of Texas-Pan American's College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS), has always put his students first.

UTPA hosts early voting site for Hidalgo County primary runoff election
Students, faculty, staff and community members will be able to take advantage of a convenient location to exercise their right to vote.

Jul '12
UTPA’s Molly Ralph selected as police officer of the month by UT System
You have probably seen K-9 handler and Patrol Officer Molly Ralph, along with her canine companion, Odin, patrolling The University of Texas-Pan American, working together as a team to keep its campus safe.

Jul '12
Safeguard Insurance gives back to UTPA
Juan Padron always dreamed his children would become multilingual, mastering Spanish, then Mandarin Chinese.

But when his daughter Daniela was diagnosed with having hyperlexia -- a condition in which people have difficulty speaking or understanding spoken language -- his hopes were almost shattered.

Those hopes were restored when Daniela began receiving speech therapy from The University of Texas-Pan American's Speech and Hearing Center housed in the College of Health Sciences and Human Services (CHSHS).

Jul '12
UTPA helps inventors turn dreams into dollars at workshop
The University of Texas-Pan American's Office of Innovation and Intellectual Property joined the Tropical Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization (RCIC) in hosting a two-day workshop to help people develop their inventions into businesses that produce jobs in South Texas.

Jul '12
Upward Bound celebrates 40 years at UTPA and shows support for troops
Seeing the red, white and blue decorated boxes filled with treats for troops on the stage of The University of Texas-Pan American’s Student Union Theater evoked happier memories for Armando Villa of his military service during the Vietnam War.

Jul '12
UTPA names new vice provost for research and sponsored projects
Following a national search, Dr. Sadiq Shah, currently the associate vice president for research and sponsored programs at California State University at Channel Islands (CSUCI), was selected to be the new vice provost for Research and Sponsored Projects at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Jul '12
Jesus "Chuy" Ramirez: Activist, attorney and author
In his debut novel "Strawberry Fields," Jesus "Chuy" Ramirez does not recall these places from the past - the strawberry fields - as fondly and forever, as in the famous John Lennon song.

Jul '12
CHAPS digs up new ways to explore Valley history and culture
Claudia Tijerina (BA '02) says she can't wait to try out her new lesson plans focused on local history and culture with her students at Graciela Garcia Elementary School in Pharr.

Jul '12
Marini honored by alma mater with a doctoral degree
Dr. Irmo Marini's career has come full circle, in a sense.