The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Division of Governmental & Community Relations

GCR: Press Releases

Image of Legendary bassist Eddie Gomez and his Jazz Trio to open Patron of the Arts Season at UTRGV

Legendary bassist Eddie Gomez and his Jazz Trio to open Patron of the Arts Season at UTRGV

EDINBURG, TEXAS – AUG. 31, 2017 – The Performing Arts Complex on the Edinburg Campus will be filled with the sounds of legendary bassist and two-time Grammy award winner Eddie Gomez and his Jazz Trio, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11.

Gomez will open the 2017-2018 Patron of the Arts season, which promises a great lineup of distinguished guest artists, faculty and student concerts scheduled throughout the year at venues in Edinburg and Brownsville.

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Community, UTRGV come together to create family-friendly spaces on campus

EDINBURG, TEXAS – JULY 25, 2017- The day began early, as a team of UTRGV faculty and staff set about creating a community butterfly garden, part of a project to beautify the atrium in the College of Education and P-16 Integration (CEP) atrium in Edinburg.

The group, which included Dr. Patricia McHatton, dean of the CEP, met with 20 members of Unidos Por RGV on Saturday, July 15, to dig in on the new garden. Unidos Por RGV works collaboratively with UTRGV to advance community engagement, one of UTRGV’s core priorities.

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Image of Veronica Gonzales representing UTRGV at annual BIO International Convention

Veronica Gonzales representing UTRGV at annual BIO International Convention

AUSTIN, TEXAS – JUNE 15, 2017 – Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute (THBI) will host the statewide BioTexas initiative in collaboration with The Office of the Governor and The Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC), to bring together a delegation for the 2017 BIO International Convention in San Diego, California from June 19 to June 22.

Veronica Gonzales, vice president for Governmental and Community Relations at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and Raudel Garza, Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Development Corporation of Harlingen, Inc., are part of the delegation.

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UTRGV kicks off Earth Fest celebration in Brownsville

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley presented its annual Earth Fest, which kicked off at the UTRGV Brownsville Campus Wednesday, April 19. Earth Fest will also be held on the Edinburg Campus on Thursday, April 20. Pictured are students from Brownsville’s Incarnate Word Academy that presented their yearly Trashion Show where they created clothes from recycled materials. Two seventh graders from the private Catholic school displayed their costumes based off Star Wars androids R2-D2 and C3-PO. (UTRGV Photo by Veronica Gaona)

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HISPANIC HERITAGE FOUNDATION AND U.S. ARMY HOST FIRST ‘CODER SUMMIT’ AT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS Rio Grande VALLEY

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TX (March 27, 2017) – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and the U.S. Army will host the Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) Coder Summit at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Thursday, March 30, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Hundreds of Latino pro-grammers – students majoring in computer science and professionals – are registered to attend the Summit, which will feature back-to-back workshops on coding-languages, career paths, tech interview process role play;

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Four Latina writers make donations to Special Collections and University Archives

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – MARCH 10, 2017 – Four Latina poets and writers donated material to the Special Collections and Archives Department of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley during FESTIBA, the Festival of International Books and Arts.

Writers Sheila Maldonado, Wendy Ortiz, María Palitachi and Estrella del Valle each presented her donations to Sean Visintainer, head of Special Collections and University Archives, in the Reading Room of the Brownsville Campus University Library, on Thursday, March 3.

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Image of Mr. Amigo 2016-17 delivers powerful message of solidarity at Charreada

Mr. Amigo 2016-17 delivers powerful message of solidarity at Charreada

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – FEB. 24, 2017 – Solidarity, mutual respect and a call for peace were the overriding themes of Charreada 2017, hosted by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Texas Southmost College on Thursday, Feb. 23.

Both campus communities joined the 80th annual Charro Days festivities to welcome Mr. Amigo Fernando Landeros Verdugo for the Charreada event, held in partnership with the Mr. Amigo Association, Charro Days and Sombrero Festival..

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UTRGV one of 77 organizations nationwide to receive NEA Big Read Grant

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – JAN 31, 2017 – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a recipient of a $16,000 grant to host the NEA Big Read in the Rio Grande Valley.

UTRGV is one of 77 nonprofit organizations to receive a grant to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2016 and June 2017. The NEA Big Read in the Rio Grande Valley will focus on the novel In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez..

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