UTEP Professor Chases the End of Polio

By Lisa Y. Garibay

UTEP News Service

When it comes to the fight against diseases as deadly as polio, no one doubts the importance of medical advances. Yet communication – the basic creation of a message with meaning, then conveying that message to those who most need it – is often overlooked as a way to keep the world healthy.

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Nursing Students Put Their Skills to Work

By Laura L. Acosta

UTEP News Service

After taking an infant’s temperature in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at El Paso Children’s Hospital, Marissa Morales wasn’t sure if a temperature of 35 degrees Celsius was too high or too low.

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Annual Food Fair Combines International Flavors on Campus

By Daniel Perez

UTEP News Service

UTEP’s Union Plaza was transformed into the region’s most eclectic food court and classroom during this week’s 30th annual International Food Fair that drew an estimated 1,000 students, faculty and staff who were ready to try something new.

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Campus Schedules Activities to Salute Veterans, Military

By Daniel Perez

UTEP News Service

Special activities are planned to honor and salute UTEP students and family members who are affiliated with the U.S. military during Veterans Appreciation Week at different venues around The University of Texas at El Paso.

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Chicano Studies Department Attracts Hungarian Scholar

By Lisa Y. Garibay

UTEP News Service

For the past three months, Fulbright scholar and university professor Tamas Vrauko has been at UTEP demonstrating just how much of a connection there is between his home country of Hungary and Hispanic culture.

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UTEP Gets Into Holiday Spirit With ‘A Christmas Fair’

By Lisa Y. Garibay

UTEP News Service

This weekend, UTEP joins more than 200 other merchants at the city’s annual pre-Christmas shopping extravaganza: A Christmas Fair, presented by the Junior League of El Paso, Inc. The fair runs from Nov. 1-3 at the Judson F. Williams Convention and Performing Arts Center downtown.

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UTEP Students Help Job Seekers With Disabilities

By Laura L. Acosta

UTEP News Service

High school students with disabilities eager to find jobs polished their resumes and interview skills with help from students in the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (MRC) program at The University of Texas at El Paso.

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UTEP Receives USAID Contract to Research, Develop Animal Vaccine

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) today announced that it has received a major contract from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to develop an animal vaccine against Rift Valley Fever (RVF) through the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Rift Valley Fever Control in Agriculture. The Innovation Lab’s ultimate aim is to protect livestock to help increase global food security, which is a priority of USAID under Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.

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