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Ciudad Juárez: Bad day or a new bloodbath?

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In one of the bloodiest days in the last year or more, nine people were murdered Monday, May 26, in the northern Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez. In separate incidents, guns, knives, hammers and possibly bare hands were the instruments of homicide.

UTEP recognized for championing access and success

Andres Rodriguez | Scripps Howard Foundation Wire

WASHINGTON – Twenty years ago, Junius Gonzales was working for the National Institutes of Health when a colleague asked him if he’d heard about the University of Texas at El Paso. He said no, and his colleague told him to keep an eye on the university.

Institute for Higher Education President Michelle Asha Cooper presents the Institutional Champions of Access and Success Award to UTEP Provost Junius Gonzales on Tuesday. Four institutions were honored with the inaugural award. (Photo courtesy of Kea Taylor/ Imagine Photography)

Institute for Higher Education President Michelle Asha Cooper presents the Institutional Champions of Access and Success Award to UTEP Provost Junius Gonzales on Tuesday. Four institutions were honored with the inaugural award. (Photo courtesy of Kea Taylor/ Imagine Photography)

He did.

Gonzales joined UTEP as provost in 2011 after serving as dean of the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences at the University of South Florida.

In the last 20 years, UTEP has grown through partnerships with local education institutions and by continuing to provide access to low-income students, Gonzales said.

Journalist Anabel Hernández to discuss drug war, journalism at UTEP

Mexican investigative journalist Anabel Hernandez. (Photo courtesy of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung via Flickr under Creative Commons license. Terms below.)

Mexican investigative journalist Anabel Hernandez. (Photo courtesy of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung via Flickr under Creative Commons license. Terms below.)

University of Texas at El Paso

Two events to explore the drug war and its impact on journalists will feature one of Mexico’s leading investigative journalists, Anabel Hernández. Hernández is a household name in her native country for being one of very few journalists willing to take on both the drug war and government corruption.

  • What: Mexican investigative journalist Anabel Hernández to speak about drug war and journalism in symposium and lecture
  • When: 4-6 p.m. Nov. 11; 4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 12
  • Where: Tomas Rivera Conference Center Nov. 11; Union Cinema Nov. 12

UTEP study: Engineered nanoparticles can enter food supply

Gardea-Torresdey, Ph.D., center, and his students study the effects of nanoparticles on plants. (Photo courtesy of UTEP)

Gardea-Torresdey, Ph.D., center, and his students study the effects of nanoparticles on plants. (Photo courtesy of UTEP)

University of Texas at El Paso

Experiments led by Jorge Gardea-Torresdey, Ph.D., of the University of Texas at El Paso have shown that certain man-made nanoparticles that land in soil can be transferred from the roots of plants to the grains, thus entering the food supply via crops grown for human consumption.

UTEP prof publishes border air pollution study

University of Texas at El Paso

An air pollution study carried out at the international Bridge of the Americas by Hector Olvera, PhD, a research assistant professor at the University of Texas at El Paso’s Center for Environmental Resource Management  and Hispanic Health Disparities Research Center, has been published in a journal affiliated with the prestigious publication Nature

UTEP unveils plans to transform campus

The new Bhutanese-style pedestrian overpass on Sun Bowl Drive, together with the "Mining Minds" sculpture in the roundabout at the intersection of Sun Bowl Drive and University Avenue, serve as landmarks at the western gateway to the UTEP campus. (Image courtesy of UTEP)


Design emphasizes sustainability, quality of life 

University of Texas at El Paso

As the University of Texas at El Paso approaches the celebration of its 100thanniversary, the university has begun a new phase in the recent expansion of its campus facilities. On July 23, UTEP President Diana Natalicio

The arroyo will be enhanced with the addition of new bridges, overlooks and landscaping. (Image courtesy of UTEP)

unveiled final renderings for eight projects that will use pedestrian walkways and green spaces to knit together campus buildings, creating a climate consistent with UTEP’s development as a national research (Tier One) university with a 21st century student demographic.

Mexican Consul funds UTEP scholarships

IME Becas program to benefit Mexican students

University of Texas at El Paso

University of Texas at El Paso President Diana Natalicio accepted a check for $17,500 this week from Jacob Prado Gonzalez, the Consul General of Mexico in El Paso, during a ceremony at the Mexican Consulate as part of the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME) Becas Scholarship Program. The funds, which UTEP will match to total $35,000, will provide scholarship opportunities for Mexican students attending the University. 

Mormons in the borderlands

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Mitt Romney’s run for the presidency has cast some attention on the little-known history of Mormon settlement in the northern Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sonora.  The Republican hopeful’s father,  former Michigan Gov. George Romney, was born into one of the Mormon settler families;  the  Romneys still have family ties in the state of Chihuahua.

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