Tag Archives: UTRGV

Economic Boost from Under the Sea

UTRGV researchers are building one of the biggest artificial “low-profile” reefs in the Gulf of Mexico off the South Texas coast. (UTRGV photo by Veronica Gaona)

Man-made RGV Reef impacts local environment and economy Red snapper is one of the important commercial fish along the lower Texas Gulf Coast and researchers are building an artificial reef to help maintain and grow habitat for that popular fish and other species. In 2015 red snapper hauls totaled more than 2.2 million pounds, according to the Texas Almanac. That catch was worth more than $9.4 million. Researchers from UTRGV’s…

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Officials, Public Welcome Residency Clinic

Dr. Guy Bailey, founding president of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, speaks at the Knapp/UTRGV Family Practice Residency Clinic ribbon cutting. (photo VBR)

Family Practice Residency Clinic opens soon Officials with Knapp Medical Center and UTRGV held a ribbon cutting this morning, July 20 at the new Knapp/UTRGV Family Practice Residency Clinic. The clinic opens to the public in August. The clinic will provide medical residents the opportunity to focus on adolescent and geriatric care, as well as urgent care and community-based care. The 12,000-square-foot clinic features multiple exam rooms and training facilities for as…

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Creating High-Impact Entrepreneurs 

Last month, VBR published an article describing UTRGV’s efforts to create the next generation of high-impact entrepreneurs in the RGV. The piece ends by asking the question of whether or not competitors in this year’s Rafael Munguia UTRGV Business Plan Contest will “become the next great Texas startup.” This got us to thinking about the real impact of our business plan contest as well as other entrepreneurship program initiatives. We…

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New Medical Residents Enter the Valley

UTRGV residents train in six specialties Beginning July 1, the Valley will have 56 new medical residents completing post-graduate training. The UTRGV School of Medicine residents span six specialties in hospitals across the area. The residents received a welcome from the school during an orientation June 22-23 at the Edinburg Medical Education Building. The School of Medicine now has 140 medical residents in nine programs working at four area hospitals…

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UTRGV Assistant Professor Wins Award

Sarah M. Rowe, assistant professor in the UTRGV Department of Sociology & Anthropology(UTRGV photo by Paul Chouy)

Award funds study in Ecuador A University of Texas Rio Grande Valley assistant professor of sociology and anthropology is heading to Ecuador this summer. Sarah Rowe’s travels are made possible by an $18,000 Fulbright Scholar Award given to help her continue her research on the ancient Valdivia culture in the South American country. Rowe will spend two months in the town of Dos Mangas, researching social structures within the Valdivia…

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Manufacturing Innovations Hub Coming to Brownsville

Leading the MIH project are Immanuel Edinbarough, associate dean for External Affairs and Innovation; Alexander Domijan, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science; and Constantine Tarawneh, director of the University of Transportation Center for Railway Safety and associate dean for Research. (UTRGV Photo by David Pike)

Hub product of UTRGV and GBIC A $20 million Manufacturing Innovations Hub is on its way to Brownsville, helping transform ideas into actual products. A product of a memorandum of understanding between the UTRGV College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation, the center will serve both on-site members and students. It will be located at Highway 511 and Highway 48 near the Port of Brownsville,…

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Peace Corps Prep certificate announced

UTRGV and Peace Corps team up Starting this fall, students at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley may receive an undergraduate certificate via the Peace Corps Prep program. The partnership with the Peace Corps combines targeted coursework with hands-on experience. In turn, students build skills needed as a potential Peace Corps volunteer or for other jobs in international development fieldwork. “UTRGV students in the Peace Corps Prep program will…

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