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LIGO Livingston Observatory: GW150914

Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years after Einstein’s Prediction


For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe.

Students took to line dancing during UTRGV's Friendship Dance

UTRGV hosts 14th annual Friendship Dance for Exceptional Children


It didn’t take long after the music started for hundreds of children, joined by parents and teachers, to take to the dancefloor at the Health and Physical Education Building II gymnasium at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg Campus.

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Follow along as we develop our founding Strategic Plan


The Strategic Planning Committee has started work toward developing the university’s founding strategic plan. This is a campus-wide initiative, and you can follow the progress and provide input and feedback on the strategic planning website by clicking above.


Photo gallery of Lunar New Year celebrations

Photo gallery of Lunar New Year celebrations

Students, faculty and staff welcomed the Year of the Monkey by participating in Lunar New Year celebrations hosted by the Office of International Admissions and Student Services and the Office of Global Engagement.

Discover UTRGV Tour kicks off Feb. 20

Discover UTRGV Tour kicks off Feb. 20

Students thinking about joining the UTRGV family: Bring your parents to a Discover UTRGV Tour nearest your city to meet with faculty and staff about academics, registration, scholarships, financial aid, student organizations – and more!

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Rio Grande City

UTRGV's Starr County Upper-Level Center in Rio Grande City offers courses in bilingual education, criminal justice, history, English, and anthropology.

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Our 186-acre campus in Edinburg features a new Wellness Center, new residence hall, and a covered walkway that spans the perimeter of campus.

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The McAllen Teaching Site offers education and business courses, primarily serving professionals in the city of McAllen.

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Harlingen is home to the Regional Academic Health Center and UTRGV's 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Smart Hospital and technology complex.

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South Padre Island

UTRGV's Coastal Studies Lab is located on South Padre Island, serves as our marine biology laboratory, and offers graduate level biology courses.

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Our 320-acre campus in Brownsville provides students with state-of-the-art facilities and technology, as well as beautiful architecture and a scenic oxbow lake.

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