Oct '13
UTPA's NSF ADVANCE Administrative Fellows Program to develop faculty leadership skills
Five faculty members at The University of Texas-Pan American will gain hands-on administrative experience to further develop their leadership skills under a new program initiated this fall at the University.

Oct '13
President Nelsen honored as "Man of the Year" by Edinburg Chamber of Commerce
“Robert Nelsen is a down to earth, personable guy…no doubt, but he is so much more. He is a true leader. He is one with a clear vision who understands that when you invest in the youth, we will all have a brighter economic future.”

Regents' Award winner Caruntu brings excitement to the classroom
Whether it is making a joke or a pop culture reference or talking about his experience as an engineer in the private sector, Dr. Dumitru Caruntu will do whatever it takes during his lectures to ensure his students at The University of Texas-Pan American not only comprehend the lessons, but enjoy what they are learning.

Oct '13
Cigarroa: New university will form with shared governance
As The University of Texas-Pan American and The University of Texas at Brownsville move forward in uniting, The University of Texas System Chancellor Dr. Francisco G. Cigarroa stressed that the new university will be a joint project between the UT System, its Rio Grande Valley institutions and the community.

Oct '13
UTPA, Edinburg partner to present free concert Oct. 22 by acclaimed American Brass Quintet
Newsweek Magazine has described the American Brass Quintet (ABQ) as the "high priests of brass." The New York Times hailed the ABQ as "positively breathtaking." Recently, this premier chamber music ensemble and icon in the brass world was named the 2013 recipient of Chamber Music America's highest honor, the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award for significant and lasting contribution to the field.

UTPA student media competes in the national arena
The University of Texas-Pan American’s Bronc Radio and Panorama Magazine are receiving national attention with recent prestigious nominations.

Oct '13
Double the fright this season with University Theatre Productions
Join the University Theatre Productions for a “Double Screecher Horror Night,” just in time for the Halloween season with two special shows – “Diner of the Dead” and “The Woman in Black” – at UT Pan American.

Oct '13
Academic Program Working Groups take first step toward transition to new university
Faculty members from The University of Texas-Pan American and The University of Texas at Brownsville embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Oct. 4 when they met at the Academic Program Working Groups Kick-Off to begin the process of recreating the academic programs for the new university in the Rio Grande Valley.

Oct '13
UTPA to host 47th annual Carnival of the Great Pumpkin
Come have a fiendishly good time at The University of Texas-Pan American's 47th annual Carnival of the Great Pumpkin Saturday, Oct. 26.

Regents Award winner Lozano engages her students through research
Students of Dr. Karen Lozano can expect to do much more experiential learning than sitting in a classroom taking notes.

Oct '13
Lamar Academy wins SeaPerch Challenge at HESTEC
Students at Lamar Academy attributed their success at capturing the top two places at the U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge to one thing: teamwork.

Plenty of opportunities for job seekers at Career Expo
Barbara Salas, a mechanical engineering major in her last semester of school, said she appreciated the chance to get an up close look at employment possibilities when she attended the Career Expo Friday, Oct. 11 at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Oct '13
Rio Hondo HS destroys the competition at HESTEC Robotics Day
Having his team's robot knocked out of the competition circle twice, Julio Jimenez felt faint.

Oct '13
HESTEC's Latina Day inspires future female STEM leaders
UTPA President Robert S. Nelsen described Latina Day as special.

Oct '13
Middle School Challenge opens students' eyes and minds to new ideas, opportunities
As he stood in front of the "Mars Rover Landing" Xbox simulation game, Isaiah Trevino's arms became thrusters as he moved the craft through what Mars mission engineers call the seven minutes of terror: bringing it to a landing safely and on target.

HESTEC Student Leadership Day empowers teens to change the world
Today's youth have been given a daunting task: to determine how to repair the earth's environment and sustain the planet's inhabitants.

Oct '13
Teachers inspired to launch future STEM leaders at HESTEC Educator Day
High school teachers from across South Texas performed surgery with the help of robots, prevented the earth from demise from an asteroid and sought ways to combat a zombie apocalypse at The University of Texas-Pan American's 12th annual Hispanic Engineering, Science & Technology (HESTEC) week.

ExxonMobil awards top STEM teachers during HESTEC at UTPA
The University of Texas-Pan American and ExxonMobil Corp. awarded the UTPA HESTEC ExxonMobil Educator Day 2013 Award to four middle school teachers who were chosen by their peers as the best in their field in preparing students for higher education and successful careers.

UTPA kicks off HESTEC 2013 with Congressional Dinner
The University of Texas-Pan American opened its 12th annual Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week with a Congressional Dinner Oct. 6 at the UTPA Fieldhouse.

Oct '13
Dr. Cristina Villalobos receives top national award for mentorship in STEM
Mentorship played an important role in Cristina Villalobos' path to success as a math professor and founding director of the Center of Excellence in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Education at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Oct '13
Students gain new knowledge at Disability Awareness Days
Hundreds of students at The University of Texas-Pan American now have a greater awareness of the challenges those with disabilities have as well as their capabilities to accomplish things on their own thanks to the University's annual Disability Awareness Days (DADs) held Oct. 2-3 in the Student Union.

UTPA launches HESTEC 2013 Oct. 6
The University of Texas-Pan American is launching its 12th annual Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology (HESTEC) week Sunday, Oct. 6.

Oct '13
Columnist Ruben Navarrette Jr. to be next UTPA Distinguished Speaker
Nationally syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette Jr. will be the next presenter in The University of Texas-Pan American's Distinguished Speakers series Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the University's Student Union Theater.

Oct '13
Excelencia names UTPA Pharmacy program top in Latino student success
Excelencia in Education recently named the UTPA/UT Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program as America’s top program for increasing achievement for Latino students at the graduate level.

Hispanic Heritage Month event shines light on life of Dr. Hector P. Garcia, GI Forum founder
In the first of several events planned by The University of Texas-Pan American to celebrate Hispanic/Latina(o) Heritage Month, the University hosted a screening of "Justice for My People," which tells the story of Mexican American physician, World War II veteran and noted civil rights leader Hector P. Garcia, a Pan Am alumnus famous for founding the American GI Forum.