‘Tis the Season for Giving and Volunteering Around UTEP

By Rachel Anna Neff, Ph.D.

UTEP News Service

Students from The University of Texas at El Paso contribute nearly half-a-million community service hours annually, and this 2013 holiday season continued the Miner tradition of donating time and resources to the Paso del Norte region.

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Team Texas Debuts Solar Home Built for International Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2013 Solar Decathlon kicked off Thursday, Oct. 3, and took place over the course of a week in Irvine, Calif.  The challenge in this competition was for a select few teams to design, build and operate a solar-powered home that was cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive.

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UTEP Celebrates More Than 2,200 Graduates in 131st Commencement

Graduates dressed in caps and gowns cheered, cried and smiled as they crossed the stage of the Don Haskins Center on Saturday, Dec. 14 to participate in The University of Texas at El Paso’s 131st Commencement exercises. 

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Liberal Arts Honors Program Celebrates First Year of Success

By Lisa Y. Garibay

UTEP News Service

With the close of the fall semester, the University’s Liberal Arts Honors Program (LAHP) wraps up its first year of challenging students to go beyond their comfort zones.

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ONE Chapter Wins 'Mandela' Screening

By Lisa Y. Garibay

UTEP News Service

Momentous synchronicity took place Thursday, Dec. 5, as UTEP became one of only 10 universities around the country to host a private screening of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – just hours after the Nobel Peace Prize-winning leader passed away at age 95.

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UTEP Expects to Award Record Number of Doctoral Degrees

By Daniel Perez

UTEP News Service

From her modest roots in Chihuahua, Mexico, Amabilia “Mabi” Valenzuela dared to dream big. As a child, she read discarded science textbooks and was inspired by the research conducted by psychologists, chemists and biologists. She knew she wanted her future to involve discovery.

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Former Olympian Supports Future Athletic Stars

UTEP News Service

By Nadia M. Whitehead

Paul Ereng has accomplished what only a very few have achieved.

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Dreams of My Mother and Father

UTEP Alumnus Alfredo Corchado reflects on UTEP's impact on himself and others in the last 100 years

By Alfredo Corchado. The article below originally appeared in UTEP Magazine Winter 2014.

He doesn’t remember the day, but has never forgotten the time, nor the place he was when he imagined the future. Juan Pablo Corchado had arrived as a bracero worker in 1957 with dreams that went beyond the rural town where he was born, in a state shaped like a heart – Durango – or the border he crossed with 25 cents in his pocket. Like millions of braceros, who came before and after, these guest workers went on to change the makeup of the Southwest and over time, with their legacy, just about very corner of the United States. Like them, Juan Pablo came seeking a better life.

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