By Rachel Anna Neff, Ph.D.
UTEP News Service
As the semester winds down and students finish up their classes and final exams, a sinking feeling might hit the Miner Nation: it’s almost The University of Texas at El Paso’s 100th birthday, and we haven’t gotten anything yet!
What: Thirty-six juniors from Irvin High School and their family members will attend an orientation for the “Work With A Scientist” Program, which is part of a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The event will include distribution of relevant research materials, safety trainings, introductions to program scientists, tours of the labs and a Q-and-A session.
By Adriana Dominguez, Ph.D.
A heartwarming tradition will continue at UTEP when A Christmas Carol opens Dec. 15 for four public performances. The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance invites the El Paso community to experience this spectacular journey of joy and revelation.
What: Paso del Norte Health Foundation will introduce Dr. Leah Whigham as the first Executive Director of the Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living
The following is the Miner Metro Winter service schedule by date:
The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), an organization celebrating 20 years of promoting access to and success in higher education for all students, announced today The University of Texas at El Paso as a recipient of its inaugural IHEP Champions of Access and Success Awards. UTEP received the “Institutional Champions of Access and Success Award” for successfully advancing strategies that increase opportunity, persistence and degree completion for low-income, first-generation, minority, adult, veteran, disabled and other underserved students.
• The GECU Foundation will present $75,000 to the UTEP Office of Institutional Advancement for the R.C. Morgan Scholarship Fund. The gift will be used for student scholarships in UTEP’s College of Business Administration. Through the R.C. Scholarship Fund, GECU awards deserving students with financial assistance to pursue a higher education at UTEP. The R.C. Morgan Scholarship Fund was established in 1988 and is named in honor of former GECU President and CEO R.C. Morgan, an avid supporter of education and the credit union movement.
*The check presentation will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2 at the UTEP Centennial Museum.
The Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living (IHL) announced today that it has hired Leah Whigham, Ph.D., as its inaugural executive director. Whigham will officially join the Institute on Jan. 1, 2014. Whigham is currently the research nutritionist in the Healthy Body Weight Research Unit of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in North Dakota.
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