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UTRGV Named a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite

UTRGV Named a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite

by Melissa Vasquez RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has been designated a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite by the Department of State Health Services, for its support for breastfeeding employees and their commitment to their children and jobs. Dr. Marie T. Mora, associate vice provost for Faculty Diversity, said the designation demonstrates UTRGV’s […]

UTRGV Studio Art Major Illustrates Book for Children

by J. Edward Moreno RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – While some UTRGV students spent the summer traveling to new destinations via airplane or road trip, studio art major Karely Gallegos made her way to Washington, D.C., via illustration and a pressed penny. Gallegos, 20, illustrated a children’s book written by Dr. Sergio Garcia, an information systems […]

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UTRGV School of Medicine Awarded $3.75 Million to Provide Healthcare to Underserved Areas

by Jennifer L. Berghom RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded $3.75 million to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine to develop three Area Health Education Centers (AHEC). Dr. John Ronnau, UTRGV School of Medicine senior associate dean for […]

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Campaign to Revitalize Camp Perry Underway

Special to Los Fresnos News The oldest continually operating Boy Scout Camp in Texas is on track for a 6.1 million dollar revitalization. The Rio Grande Council, Boy Scouts of America launched an ambitious campaign at three functions Thursday, September 7 at a breakfast in Brownsville, a luncheon in Harlingen and a dinner in McAllen. […]

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Ann Vickman Participates in Lilead Summer Institute at ODU

The Lilead Fellows Program supports Fellows as they tackle important and pressing goals for their districts and school library programs. Fellows began to build a network of engaged and enthusiastic educators dedicated to working collaboratively in large and small groups to share ideas and best practices, struggle with how to address challenges, and explore exciting […]

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Watch Party: Hundreds Gather at UTRGV to Witness Solar Eclipse

by J. Edward Moreno EDINBURG, TEXAS – More than 400 people gathered at the UTRGV Edinburg Campus Learning Center on Monday afternoon to bear witness to the much-anticipated solar eclipse. Though South Texas only experienced seeing the moon cover about 50 percent of the sun at its peak hour, many people from around the Valley came […]

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Art, Science and Technology Meet in UTRGV’s Newly Founded “Fab Lab”

Albert Einstein: “After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are always artists as well.” by J. Edward Moreno       EDINBURG, TEXAS — Two faculty members at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are teaming up to create a new […]

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UTRGV Study Abroad: Communications Students Experience Cultural Immersion in Metropolis of Mexico City

by J. Edward Moreno RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Bianca Lopez, a graduate communications student at UTRGV, sat in the pews of the Basílica de Guadalupe this summer, gazing at the beautiful Spanish Colonial architecture and art, as she expressed her faith in one of the oldest Catholic shrines in the world. “My favorite part of my time […]

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UTRGV Honors College Students Take On Peru’s Daunting Ausungate Trek

‘This was the hardest thing I ever did in my life …’ – UTRGV Honors College junior Anelis Villarreal RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Ten UTRGV Honors College students pushed their mental and physical limits this June, during the university’s second of two summer study abroad trips to Peru. The course, covering alpine biology and pre-Columbian architecture, culminated with […]

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UTRGV’s Legacy Institution UTPA Ranked High in Stanford Study of ‘Mobility Rates’

by Cheryl Taylor RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – An online magazine that ranks colleges in a variety of categories has recognized The University of Texas Rio Grande Valle y for its ability to enroll a large number of students from low-income backgrounds and graduate them into promising careers that help them climb the income scale. The recognition […]

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