Posts By: Laura L. Acosta

Laura L. Acosta

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

Texas College of Mines Day, no green tradition at campus

By on March 16, 2014

Engineering students at The University of Texas at El Paso have kissed the University's version of the Blarney Stone, whitewashed the "M" on the mountain near the Sun Bowl, and engaged in various feats of agility, strength and cunning to honor the University's mining heritage during the Texas College of Mines Day, or TCM Day, for nearly 100 years.


TCM Day: Campus Tradition Open to All

By on March 14, 2014

Celebrated each year in March in observance of St. Patrick’s Day, TCM Day is the oldest continuous student tradition at UTEP.

Miners Get Heart Healthy on Valentine’s Day

By on February 14, 2014

Miners are showing their hearts some love this Valentine’s Day by raising awareness about cardiovascular disease and how it can be prevented.

Mexican Immigrants’ Resiliency Leads to Better Mental Health

By on January 31, 2014

Research shows that Mexican immigrants in the United States are less likely to suffer from depression and other mental health disorders than people who were born in this country.

School of Mines Campus, 1920

Architecture Tours Offer Insight into UTEP’s Bhutanese Style

By on January 16, 2014

The architecture tour is the first in a yearlong series of new, themed walking tours of campus offering the public an intimate look at different segments of the University.

School of Mines Campus, 1920

Architecture inspired by Himalayan country

By on January 12, 2014

Nearly all of the university's 97 buildings are characterized by high inward sloping walls and flared rooftops, which resemble the structures throughout Bhutan's rugged mountain terrain.

UTEP Kicks Off Centennial Year

By on January 9, 2014

The University of Texas at El Paso rang in “The Year of the Miner” in grand style.Celebrations included the highly anticipated arrival of the first babies of the Centennial year. The firstborn baby at each of El Paso’s major hospitals

Social Interventions Needed to Reduce Drug War Violence

By on October 24, 2013

The problem with Mexico’s drug cartels will not be solved without social fabric interventions, said Ricardo C. Ainslie, a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin. Ainslie was the first speaker of UTEP’s

UTEP to Welcome New Miners at Convocation

By on August 22, 2013

New students at The University of Texas at El Paso and their families will be officially welcomed to the UTEP family at the inaugural New Miner Convocation – a celebration that will introduce new Miners to the University’s traditions of

Fun Heats Up at Alumni “PICK-NIC”

By on July 26, 2013

Surrounded by dozens of his fellow Miners, Joe Bejarano, a 1984 UTEP graduate, decided that this year’s UTEP Alumni “PICK-NIC” was the perfect romantic spot for him to surprise Carmen Jaime – a Texas Longhorn – with an engagement ring.