Tag Archives: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Coming Together to Build the Reef

Red snapper swimming in the artificial reef. (Courtesy)

Gary Glick, president of the nonprofit group Friends of RGV Reef, said recreational red snapper fishing generates several times the economic force of commercial red snapper fishing. People who come to fish also spend money on food and lodging, gas, tackle, charter trips, etc. Glick estimates that Friends of RGV Reef has spent about $400,000 on deploying reef material so far. The group has managed to do it for roughly…

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UTRGV Fall Career Expo (Edinburg Campus)

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Career Center hosts its Fall Career Expo, open to all UTRGV students, alumni and the community. As exhibitors, companies have the opportunity to attract qualified candidates for internship and career opportunities. Exhibitors registration is: $300 – 10×10 booth with a six-foot table and two chairs $500 – 10×20 booth with two six-foot tables and four chairs Exhibitors may register online.

UTRGV Fall Career Expo (Brownsville Campus)

UTRGV career expo

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Career Center hosts its Fall Career Expo. The event gives companies the opportunity to attract qualified candidates for internship and career opportunities. The career expo is open to all UTRGV students, alumni and the community. Exhibitors may register online. Registration fee is $175 and includes a six-foot table and two chairs.

Pharr Breaks Natatorium Ground

Pharr officials ceremoniously turn the dirt for the Pharr Natatorium groundbreaking.

Amid a crowd of enthusiastic swimming athletes, community members, and elected officials, the City of Pharr broke ground on the Pharr Natatorium Sept. 27. The Pharr Natatorium is a years-in-the-making project in partnership with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District. “My son is an avid swimmer and my wife and I have had the privilege of cheering him on during many competitions,” said Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez.…

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Bailey is Border Texan of the Year

Guy Bailey

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley President Guy Bailey is the 2019 Border Texan of the Year. He will be honored at a dinner and reception Nov. 21 at the McAllen Convention Center. “I am deeply honored and humbled to have been selected as 2019 Border Texan of the Year. This is easily the highest honor I have ever received, and I am particularly pleased because it comes from my colleagues in the Rio Grande…

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UTRGV Ranks High in Online Colleges

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is sixth in the list of Best Online Colleges in Texas for 2019-2020 by OnlineColleges.com, Accolades came for the affordability and quality of its online programs. Several factors make up the online colleges ranking of universities across Texas. These include accreditation, affordability, accessibility, student satisfaction and online growth. In the “Annual Tuition and Fees” category, UTRGV came in at $7,587. This is based on criteria that…

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UTRGV Offers New Master of Science Degree

UTRGV Master of Science degree program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will offer a new master degree program this fall. The Master of Science degree program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will allow students to pursue an advanced degree that will prepare them for jobs in the biotechnology industry. This includes biomedical, pharmaceutical and agricultural biotechnology, as well as health and environmental sciences. Dr. Parwinder Grewal is the UTRGV executive vice president for Research, Graduate Studies…

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Executive Program Benefits Nonprofits

UTRGV Executive Education program instructors Zoila Zambrano and Elaine Hernandez (Courtesy)

Nonprofit organizations typically form to address an area of need in the community. Leaders of those nonprofits are usually well-versed in the field they serve, but often not equipped with the knowledge and skills required to succeed on the business side of helping people. Nonprofit leadership is the topic of the first in a series of executive education course offerings from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. “We want…

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UTRGV Offers New Online Graduate Certificate

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The Graduate College at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will offer a new graduate certificate in the fall, preparing students for careers in international sustainability management. An offering of the Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship, the certificate is open to all majors who have a bachelor’s degree. It will consist of four graduate business classes totaling 12 credit hours. “Sustainability has now become key for all modern enterprises and it involves…

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STARGATE Launches

U.S. Congressman Filemon Vela, center, stands with UT Regent Ernest Aliseda. (David Pike)

A host of dignitaries celebrated the completion of STARGATE, a $2.1 million addition to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley that will enable students to learn about spacecraft design, launching and orbital operations involved with space missions. The March ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at the new building adjacent to the SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility near Boca Chica Beach. “If you go around the United States, you’ll find very few universities…

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