Posts By: Laura L. Acosta

Laura L. Acosta

Laura Acosta is a writer in UTEP's Office of University Communications.

UTEP preserves Asarco history

By on December 21, 2014

A new collection of thousands of historical records and documents from the former ASARCO site in the UTEP Library's Special Collections Department is offering a unique insight into the plant's operations and employees from the late 1800s to the 1990s.

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Week Highlights Ability Awareness at UTEP

By on October 10, 2014

The potential contributions people with disabilities can make to the nation’s workforce will be celebrated during Ability Awareness Week from Monday, Oct. 13 through Friday, Oct. 17, at The University of Texas at El Paso.

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Paydirt Pete has Played Significant Role at UTEP

By on September 11, 2014

The University of Texas at El Paso’s first live mascot was a burro.

Glimpse of Southwest Completes Bhutanese Visitors’ Experience

By on September 5, 2014

The day after the performance of Handel’s opera Acis and Galatea at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, members of the international cast and crew from Bhutan, Italy, Canada and the United States sand surfed in the desert and relaxed in the mountains, capping off their weeklong excursion to El Paso.

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Mining an important foundation for UTEP

By on June 29, 2014

A few yards from Sun Bowl Stadium, just north of the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, is an often forgotten reminder of The University of Texas at El Paso's mining heritage.

Hoover House Celebrates UTEP’s Centennial

By on May 27, 2014

As The University of Texas at El Paso commemorates its 100-year anniversary in 2014, Hoover House – UTEP’s official residence – has opened its doors to members of the El Paso community to join the celebration.

Legacy of architect Henry Trost to be on display

By on April 27, 2014

The renowned architect also is credited with designing the first four Bhutanese-style buildings on the campus of the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy (now The University of Texas at El Paso) in 1917.

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Latinos Will Define America’s Future for Next 100 Years

By on April 18, 2014

A rapidly increasing Latino population, a surge in Hispanic-owned businesses and an increase in employment opportunities for Hispanic college graduates in science, technology, engineering and math will define the social, cultural and economic future of the United States, according to a woman widely regarded as one of the country’s most influential Latinas.

Woman’s Auxiliary Celebrates 90 Years of Giving to UTEP

By on April 11, 2014

Blanca Ruiz’s passion to study biomedical sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso inspired her future career as an independent researcher and a professor. Born and raised in Juárez, Ruiz overcame a language barrier and endured a daily

International Economics Expert Explains the Importance of the Euro on the U.S.

By on March 28, 2014

Wynne discussed the fundamental challenges of why the European debt crisis emerged. He drew on lessons from U.S. economic history, including the European Union’s decision to create a single monetary currency that would create one market in Europe that was similar to the market that exists in the United States.