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BISD teachers take part in Greenpower training

BISD teachers take part in Greenpower training

Stillman Middle School teacher Tony Padilla has overseen teams of students build robots for competition, but never an electric race car.

That was why Padilla and several other teachers, from BrownsvilleIndependentSchool District and across the Rio GrandeValley, attended a training workshop Friday morning at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Brownsville campus.

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Eleven UTRGV Students Spend 85th Texas Legislative Session as Interns

La Feria News - June 16, 2017

Working as an intern at the 85th legislative session at the Texas State Capitol motivated Alondra Galvan, a senior criminal justice major at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, to run for president of UTRGV’s student governing body, the Student Government Association.

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UTRGV honors community partners at awards ceremony

April 20, 2017 - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Office of Community Engagement and Assessment presented its Distinguished Community Engagement Partner Award to the City of Edinburg Solid Waste Management and the United Way of South Texas for providing learning and volunteer opportunities to students.

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Women we love: Veronica Gonzalez

The Trailblazer

Veronica Gonzales is a recognized leader in the public and private sectors as an attorney, mediator, legislator, fundraiser and now working in government and community relations for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

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Women we love: Dahlia Guerra

The Pianist

This Edinburg native is a trained pianist and a promoter of the arts, using her various positions at the University of Texas-Pan American and then the University of Texas Rio Grande to bring cultural awareness to the area. Guerra is a professor in the School of Music and holds the position of Assistant Vice-President of Public Art at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

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WOMEN WE LOVE: 11 locals who inspire us

To celebrate this strength of spirit, we offer an inaugural list of a group of women who share many traits that we admire. Strength of character is certainly at the core of these traits. But more fundamentally, the women listed on the following pages simply share strength.

Pew Research Center official talks latest Hispanic trends

Pew Research Center official talks latest Hispanic trends

EDINBURG — Students at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are hosting a special guest this week to talk about the importance and changes of the Latino or Hispanic community across the nation.

"Did you know that Latinos are no longer the fastest growing racial or ethnic group in the country?" Mark Hugo Lopez asked the audience on Wednesday. "That's now actually Asian-Americans, and that's been the case for several years now. And if you think about it, the Latino population is a very diverse population, but it’s also one of the ones that's now starting to age... it's also seeing fertility rates beginning to fall, and all these things are starting to reshape the population."

Image of UTRGV’s Mariachi Aztlán brings its music to San Diego, Chicago, for Spring Break workshops and performances

UTRGV’s Mariachi Aztlán brings its music to San Diego, Chicago, for Spring Break workshops and performances

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – MARCH 28, 2017 – UTRGV’s Mariachi Aztlán spent Spring Break attending, performing and teaching at two national mariachi festivals.

The group was invited to teach workshops for 300 students from California, Nevada and Arizona at the University of San Diego on March 10 and 11 as part of the fifth annual Mariachi Showcase, which is part of the National City Chamber of Commerce’s Mariachi Festival.

Image of Poet Laureate headlines books, arts festival at UTRGV

Poet Laureate headlines books, arts festival at UTRGV

EDINBURG — United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera headlined the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s annual Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA) Thursday, speaking at the Performing Arts Complex. The National Endowment of the Arts’ (NEA) Big Read keynote panel focused on “Literature and Social Justice.”

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Authors urge students to use their voices for social justice

EDINBURG - U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and Texas-based author and publisher Bryce Milligan stressed the importance literature has in promoting social justice and encouraged students to use their literary voices to uplift their communities and speak out against injustice.

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Vela, Mr. Amigo meet with UTRGV, TSC students

Charro Days could not have come at a more important time in the history of the United States than in this moment, according to Congressman Filemon Vela (D-Brownsville).

Vela took a few minutes to reaffirm his and the community of Brownsville’s support for good relations with Mexico at the Charreada hosted by Texas Southmost College and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Thursday afternoon.