Grant Creates New Faculty Fellows for Border Studies

By Lisa Y. Garibay

UTEP News Service

For more than two decades, UTEP’s Center for Inter-American and Border Studies (CIBS) has been offering students, faculty and researchers the opportunity to concentrate on topics related to borders at an institution located along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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UTEP Encyclopedia Writes the Book on University History

By Lisa Y. Garibay

UTEP News Service

Did UTEP hire the first Hispanic teacher in The University of Texas System? Was Coca-Cola or Pepsi the official beverage of UTEP? Who was one of the earliest advocates for the creation of a school of mines in El Paso?

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Mentors Help Parents Navigate Child Welfare System

By Laura L. Acosta

UTEP News Service

The University of Texas at El Paso is one of two Texas universities selected by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to launch the Texas CPS Parent Partners project, a yearlong pilot program with Child Protective Services (CPS).

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Mexican Immigrants’ Resiliency Leads to Better Mental Health

By Laura L. Acosta

UTEP News Service

Research shows that Mexican immigrants in the United States are less likely to suffer from depression and other mental health disorders than people who were born in this country, said Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally renowned expert on mental health in ethnic populations.

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Improving the Odds Against Lung Cancer

By Nadia M. Whitehead

UTEP News Service

For many, lung cancer is diagnosed too late.

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Computer Scientists Improve Popular Smartphone Operating System

UTEP News Service

You’ve probably experienced it before while running a game on your Android smartphone.

All of a sudden, you experience some lag. The angry bird you’ve just launched pauses in midair for a brief moment and then continues on its way — like nothing happened. Or, while scrolling through your Twitter feed, the screen does not seem to keep up with how fast you’re going.

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Institute’s New Leader Eager to Promote Healthy Living

By Laura L. Acosta

UTEP News Service

Leah Whigham, Ph.D., has been passionate about health since she was a child. She remembers placing physical activity calendars on the refrigerator to motivate her family to exercise, and pinning healthy snack ideas inside the door of the pantry.

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Lab Enables Researchers to Work Safely With Deadly Agents

By Nadia M. Whitehead

UTEP News Service

Tucked away below ground on The University of Texas at El Paso campus lies a peculiar laboratory few have laid eyes on.

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