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UTRGV Invests $1.5M For Merit-Based Scholarships

UTRGV President Guy Bailey talks with McAllen Mayor Jim Darling about the university’s achievements and accolades. (Photo Paul Chouy, UTRGV)

UTRGV will invest $1.5 million to double the amount of merit-based scholarships available in Fall 2021. The additional funding comes in effort to retain top high school students from the region. The UTRGV Scholars Program currently awards 200 merit-based scholarships. Starting next fall, the program will double to have 400 merit-based scholarships available. Overall, over the course of the four-year scholarship program, UTRGV will invest a total of $8 million dollars.…

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First Podiatry Program in State Coming to UTRGV

Dr. Lawrence Harkless, interim dean of the UTRGV School of Podiatry (Jennifer Galindo, UTRGV photo)

The first school of podiatry is coming to Texas in the fall of 2022. Furthermore, it will be right here in the Rio Grande Valley at UTRGV. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved a request from the university to create a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine with a major in Podiatric Medicine for the UTRGV School of Podiatry. The school will allow students to pursue careers in the medical…

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Edinburg Chamber Announces Board

Veronica Gonzales

Veronica Gonzales now heads up the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce as president of the board for 2020-2021. Gonzales is the vice president for Governmental and Community Relations at the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley. “As the incoming President of the Board, I look forward to continuing my work with the chamber to advance commerce and quality of life to Edinburg,” said Gonzales. Gonzales first joined the board in…

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UTRGV Offers Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity

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UTRGV will offer a new Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity starting Sept. 1. The program will teach students about information assurance, network and computer security, digital forensics, operating systems security and more. Students in the 120-hour program will study the security aspects of computing and cyberspace. This is central to the rapidly expanding security concerns in an ever-changing technological world. The program requires 50 advanced hours of instruction for core,…

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UTRGV Professor Releases Children’s Book Series

Dr. David Bowles, UTRGV associate professor of English in the Department of Literatures and Cultural Studies. (Photo by Paul Chouy, UTRGV)

Otherwordly adventures await young readers with“13th Street,” the newest work by Dr. David Bowles, UTRGV associate professor of English. A series of books for children, it tells the tales of three Latinx youth in South Texas and their mysterious adventures filled with zombies, monsters, ghouls and skeletons. Bowles’s literary adventure began in 2018 with the approach of publishing giant HarperCollins with the concept of “13th Street,” a chapter book series for…

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UTRGV Expands Autism Program Across the Valley

UTRGV’s College of Education and P-16 Integration will be able to continue its parent-directed treatment program for children with autism spectrum for another two years. The program began in 2018 and previously served only the lower Cameron County area. It will now expand across the entire Rio Grande Valley. A nearly $500,000 continuation grant by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board funds the program. Dr. Hsuying Ward, a UTRGV associate professor with Human…

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UTRGV Offering Online Services For Job Searches

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The UTRGV Career Center is currently providing students with a number of tools to help in their job search. “Right now, it is very tentative. There are some industries that are doing well, so usually it is looking like individuals that have degrees are faring a lot better than those individuals who did not,” said Lourdes Servantes, the center’s associate director. More than 1.6 million people are unemployed in Texas.…

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UTRGV Offerings New Certificate in Disaster Management

Disaster Management

Starting this fall, the UTRGV Graduate College will offer a Disaster Management and Sustainability certificate. There is no application fee for the 12-hour program, which is completely online. This is in addition to the GRE currently is being waived for students applying to accelerated online graduate programs until Fall 2020 Module II. “We are hearing about local officials or people who are in the disaster management field, and they have been working for…

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UTRGV Offers Fall/Spring Relief Packages

UTRGV Fall/Spring Relief Package

UTRGV is now offering a Fall/Spring Relief Package which will provide eligible students with up to $1,500 in financial assistance during the 2020-21 academic year. The funds come through a combination of CARES Act funds and university funds. Starting This Fall: All enrolled eligible students will receive a $500 CARES cash grant they can use to defray expenses they may have incurred while attending school during the pandemic. This includes…

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Cyber Security Webinar

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Has your computer ever been hacked? Have your bank or credit cards ever been compromised? The RGV Hispanic Chamber hosts a Cyber Security Webinar May 12 with Jerald Hughes, chairman of the Department of Information Systems at UTRGV. Participants may join online or call in to 1-307-622-9284‬, access Code ‪767 595 023‬#. For more information, contact the chamber.