Mar '13
Campus "crime scene" to raise awareness about domestic violence
The University of Texas-Pan American campus will transform into a "crime scene" April 3-4 to open people's eyes about domestic violence.

Mar '13
UTPA's Dr. Jerry Polinard honored as top pre-law advisor in the nation
The Pre-Law Advisors National Council (PLANC) selected The University of Texas-Pan American’s very own Dr. Jerry Polinard, a political science professor and pre-law advisor, to receive the 2013 Gerald Lee Wilson Award for Excellence in Pre-Law Advising.

Mar '13
FESTIBA, Jardín Del Arte bring together UTPA and community
UTPA Broncs mascot Bucky made some new friends as he and children throughout the community listened to authors tell stories at the Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA) Community Day at Jardín Del Arte in Edinburg March 22.

Mar '13
IWB travel abroad scholars share their life changing experiences at luncheon
Standing on the China's Great Wall with a plaque representing The University of Texas-Pan American was a "significant and wondrous" moment for Alejandro Hoyos (BS '09, MS '12).

Mar '13
Educating communities is focus of CSBS annual research conference
The community is invited to learn about the latest in social science research and its application to solve real life critical issues facing communities and the nation in the area of education at the Seventh Annual Research Conference (ARC) of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Mar '13
UTPA trains fourth-grade students to educate families about diabetes
Fourth-grade students at De Escandon Elementary School received some training from dinosaurs on how to educate their families about the risks associated with diabetes.

Librarians, educators weigh in on health literacy at FESTIBA
When panel moderator Ida Acuña Garza, executive director of the South Texas Literacy Coalition, asked the audience at Librarians and Educators Day March 22 at the 2013 Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA) how many knew someone with diabetes, all the hands in the room flew up.

Mar '13
Top authors and athletes inspire GEAR UP students' dreams at FESTIBA
Author Malin Alegria kicked off GEAR UP Day March 21 at the 2013 Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA) at The University of Texas-Pan American by encouraging Rio Grande Valley middle school students to create new myths about what Latinas/os can be.

Mar '13
Dance Program receives recognition at 2013 American College Dance Festival
“Bitter Sorrow,” a dance choreographed by Min Kim, assistant professor of dance at The University of Texas-Pan American, was selected for the gala performance of the American College Dance Festival, held at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas March 5-10.

VSO supports new performing arts center with concert April 22
The Valley Symphony Orchestra (VSO) will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the Edinburg City Auditorium to support The University of Texas-Pan American’s forthcoming Academic and Performing Arts Center (APAC).

Mar '13
Clinton Elementary students learn about history, chocolate during FESTIBA
Students at William J. Clinton Elementary School in Peñitas saw the books they have read in class come to life in a sense when they had the opportunity to meet the authors of those works at their campus Tuesday, March 19.

Mar '13
Alumnus leading Hidalgo County by putting community first
Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia always dreamed of being successful. The University of Texas-Pan American alumnus, however, exceeded his own expectations. Garcia has risen through the political ranks and become one of the most successful attorneys in South Texas.

Mar '13
Students invited to enter the Constitutional Essay Contest
Thanks to a continuing and generous donation from Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Richard Gelman, The University of Texas-Pan American and the Pan American Collaboration for Ethics (PACE) in the Professions announce this year’s essay contest for entry into the Gelman Constitutional Scholars (GCS) Program.

UTPA hosts joint national, international conference on Spanish language
The multi-cultural aspects of the Spanish language were the focus of researchers and scholars from around the world at the 24th Conference on Spanish in the United States and 9th Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages hosted March 6-9 by The University of Texas-Pan American.

Mar '13
UTPA's Mariachi Aztlán triumphs again in Houston
The Mariachi Aztlán continued its sweet sound of success March 9 at the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

UTPA to host Bioethics Conference
The University of Texas-Pan American is hosting its fifth annual bioethics conference April 2-5.

Free tax preparation offered by UTPA students
As the deadline to file income taxes quickly approaches, students from The University of Texas-Pan American are offering a helping hand.

Mar '13
Spend an evening at UTPA with Dr. Madeleine K. Albright
Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, former United States Secretary of State, will speak at The University of Texas-Pan American Fieldhouse March 26, at 7:30 p.m. as the next presenter in the University’s 2012-2013 Distinguished Speakers Series.

Mar '13
Anthropology students lend hands, expertise to help Edinburg police
Anthropology students from The University of Texas-Pan American got some valuable hands-on experience in archeological fieldwork March 2 while helping the City of Edinburg police department and a local family establish closure on a two-year old missing person case.

Mar '13
Office of Graduate Studies reaches across the border for student recruitment
The University of Texas Pan-American’s Office of Graduate Studies has launched an innovative recruitment campaign to attract new international students, particularly in the interior of Mexico. The promotional campaign is primarily an advertising venture geared to target Mexican students seeking graduate and undergraduate education in the United States.

Mar '13
FESTIBA 2013 promotes literacy and health awareness
Tackling illiteracy once again takes center stage at The University of Texas-Pan American during its annual Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA) March 18-24.

Mar '13
UTPA VP Veronica Gonzales inducted into the RGV "Walk of Fame"
Veronica Gonzales, vice president for the Division of University Advancement at The University of Texas-Pan American, was inducted into the Rio Grande Valley Walk of Fame on Wednesday evening, Feb. 27 at Hidalgo's 2013 BorderFest festivities.