Summit Showcases Variety, Methods of New Technology Tools

By Daniel Perez

UTEP News Service

Jeff Borden is an educator with a passion for finding the best ways to teach and learn. He also showed himself to be an entertainer during his Oct. 26 keynote presentation during UTEP’s 2nd annual Academic Technologies Summit in the Undergraduate Learning Center.

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Social Interventions Needed to Reduce Drug War Violence

By Laura L. Acosta

UTEP News Service

The problem with Mexico’s drug cartels will not be solved without social fabric interventions, said Ricardo C. Ainslie, a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin.

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UTEP and Fort Bliss Partner on Internship Program

By Lisa Y. Garibay

UTEP News Service

A dozen UTEP students have been hand-picked to kick off a brand new internship program providing real-world applications for academic know-how in the midst of the U.S. Army’s most progressive arena.

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Bhutan Experience Teaches More Than Opera

By Jenn Crawford

UTEP News Service

For several UTEP students in the Opera Bhutan chorus and orchestra, the trip to Bhutan was their first time on an airplane. Thirty-one people, including seven UTEP staff and faculty, boarded the plane at El Paso International Airport Sept. 29 for a 60-hour journey that included stops in Chicago; Toyko; Bangkok; Paro, Bhutan; and finally, Bhutan’s capital city of Thimphu, where they arrived by bus on Oct. 2.

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Centennial Lecture Series: Ricardo C. Ainslie

Lessons from Juárez and the Future of Mexico’s Drug War”
Ricardo C. Ainslie
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology
The University of Texas at Austin

Symposium Promotes Health Careers

By Laura L. Acosta
UTEP News Service

UTEP freshman Marcela Rivero’s high school biology class sparked her interest in a research career.

But with so many specialized fields in the biological sciences to choose from, Rivero wasn’t sure if she wanted to be part of the next generation of cancer researchers, or pursue a different career in medical sciences.

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UTEP Theatre Production of 'Scarlet Letter' delivers modern adaptation of classic novel

By Adriana Dominquez
UTEP News Service

The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance continues the 2013-2014 season with the fiery production of The Scarlet Letter. Written by Phyllis Nagy and directed by Chuck Gorden, this play is a brilliant, unusual adaptation of the classic novel which has a decidedly contemporary slant. Pearl, Hester’s illegitimate daughter, is played by an adult woman and is the narrator for the play. The play preserves the familiar story of Hester Prynne, Roger Chillingworth and Arthur Dimmesdale, while casting a modern perspective on its tragic events.

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UTEP student journalist wins top NAHJ honor

via Borderzine

UTEP Multimedia journalism major Nicole Chavez has won the student of the year award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). A resident of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, she joined four other national journalists at a ceremony on Oct. 11 that announced the annual NAHJ Journalist of the Year award winners as part of the organization’s Region 6 Conference in Chicago.

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