UTEP’s Day of the Dead Celebration Goes Global in Virtual World

By Daniel Perez
UTEP News Service

Miners from around the world are expected to attend the 5th annual Smithsonian-UTEP Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival at The University of Texas at El Paso. While many will enjoy the activities on campus, others will participate with the click of a mouse from the comfort of their homes.

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UTEP Dinner Theatre Working '9 to 5'

By Lisa Y. Garibay
UTEP News Service

The UTEP Dinner Theatre has big plans for its 31st season as its contribution to the UTEP Centennial Celebration, beginning Friday, Oct. 18, with the El Paso premiere of the Broadway hit “9 to 5: The Musical.”

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$1.5M NSF Study Focused on Impact of Informal STEM Learning

By Danny Perez

UTEP News Service

A pioneering UTEP-led study will investigate how collaborations between University STEM faculty and high school students could lead to more of them becoming science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors – and professionals.

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How to Harvest Lunar Water

By Nadia M. Whitehead

UTEP News Service

In 2009, NASA discovered an incredible resource on the moon – water.

“When people realized there was water on the moon they started to think, ‘How do we extract this?’” said Evgeny Shafirovich, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering and co-investigator of UTEP’s Center for Space Exploration Technology Research (cSETR). “Of course, water is very useful. People can drink it, and it’s also possible to split water and make it into hydrogen and oxygen, which is a very nice rocket propellant.”

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Board Games Educate Children, Adults about Tuberculosis

By Laura L. Acosta

UTEP News Service

Maritza Perez, 10, learned how to stop tuberculosis (TB) from spreading to others by playing Tic-Tac-Toe with students from The University of Texas at El Paso.

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Noted Artists Selected to Create Pickaxe Pieces for UTEP Centennial

By Lisa Y. Garibay

UTEP News Service

When does a pickaxe become an artist’s canvas? About once every 100 years—at least in UTEP’s case.

A bevy of acclaimed local artists are pitching in for the Centennial Celebration with their talents, inspiration, and hard work. Eleven professionals and one current student have been hand-selected to take large, blank pickaxe sculptures and turn them into something not only beautiful, but also memorable.

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UTEP Faculty Members Benefit from Latest Round of Research Grants

By Lisa Y. Garibay

UTEP News Service

The University’s rise toward Tier One research recognition continues with the dissemination of interdisciplinary research grants to groups of UTEP faculty engaged in critical collaborative work.

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Research Computing @ UTEP: Ricardo Bernal

This is the fifth in a series of profiles on users of UTEP’s high performance computing capabilities. To learn more, click here.

By Nadia M. Whitehead

UTEP News Service

Chaperonins are proteins found in every single cell on the planet and are absolutely critical for life, which is why Ricardo Bernal, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry, is out to understand them better.

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