Jun '14
Dr. Bin Wang named top mentor for new faculty at UT Pan American
Dr. Joseph Nwankpa, a first-year faculty member at The University of Texas-Pan American, said he has received invaluable information and mentorship from this year's New Faculty Mentorship Excellence Award winner Dr. Bin Wang, associate professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods.

Faculty success for 2013-2014 academic year takes a bow
Four faculty members at UT Pan American took home the University level Faculty Excellence Awards this year for their outstanding work in the areas of teaching, research, service and mentorship.

Jun '14
CHAPS, community pave path for Civil War trail
It's not too well known that the Rio Grande Valley played a key role in the American Civil War, but Dr. Russell Skowronek, a history professor at The University of Texas-Pan American and principal investigator of UTPA's Community Historical Project with Schools (CHAPS), hopes to change that.

Jun '14
Texas Bar Foundation grants $16,000 to UTPA’s Law School Preparation Institute
More students at The University of Texas-Pan American will get an extra boost toward achieving their dream of a law career thanks to a generous grant from The Texas Bar Foundation to support the University's Law School Preparation Institute (LSPI).

Chancellor Cigarroa announces transition leadership for UTB and UTPA
The University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., visited the campuses of UT Brownsville and UT Pan American Wednesday, June 25, to discuss administrative functions and day-to-day operations for both campuses during the 2014-15 academic year.

Jun '14
Stripes® Convenience Stores fuel dreams for UTPA students
The University of Texas-Pan American has received $50,000 from the Stripes Convenience Stores College Scholarship Fund to assist local students in obtaining higher education.

Jun '14
Dreams do come true for UTPA students receiving the TheDream.US scholarship
When Kristov Martinez, 18, was brought illegally to the U.S. 10 years ago from Monterrey, Mexico by his parents, they told him that it was to build a better life.

Jun '14
UTPA hosts supply collection drive in response to immigration surge
In response to the recent influx of immigrants to the Rio Grande Valley, The University of Texas-Pan American is collecting toiletries and other basic needs supplies starting Friday, June 20 and Monday through Friday, June 23-27.

Jun '14
DACA renewal enrollment now open, info forum at UTPA June 14
Students at The University of Texas-Pan American who received approval from the initial Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program can now renew their enrollment in DACA for another two years. The first DACA approvals will begin to expire in September 2014.

Jun '14
UTPA readies for 2014 hurricane season
Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and continues through Nov. 30. The UTPA Crisis Management Team – a group of key individuals from across the University charged with securing your safety in the event of an emergency – has met and reviewed UTPA’s Hurricane Preparedness Plan. The plan outlines the responsibilities and courses of action the University community will need to follow should a hurricane threaten the lower Texas Gulf Coast. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the procedures in place.

CHAPS workshop aims to help educators teach history in the RGV
The Community Historic Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) Program at The University of Texas-Pan American hosted a group of local area K-12 teachers at a Native American Peoples of South Texas workshop June 6 at the Community Engagement and Student Success building.

Jun '14
Mariachi Aztlán and Lyric Opera of Chicago continue exciting fusion of two genres
A combo of opera and mariachi drew cheering sold out audiences again this spring in Chicago when The University of Texas-Pan American's acclaimed Mariachi Aztlán teamed up with the Lyric Opera of Chicago to perform "Canciones y Arias."