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Centennial museum

El Paso’s First Museum Located Next to ‘New’ College on the Hill

By on July 20, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is part of a weekly series commemorating The University of Texas at El Paso’s Centennial Celebration in 2014. El Paso’s elected and community leaders wanted to create a museum since the early 1900s, but it took

UTEP grads make a difference

By on July 6, 2014

What do Jack Handey, Abraham Chavez and Estela Casas have in common? They are among the 113,530 alumni of the University of Texas at El Paso.

Practice Mine

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.

Nadia M. Whitehead: Hoover House a gift that gives back

By on June 22, 2014

Donated to The University of Texas at El Paso in 1965, it is the only presidential residence owned by an institution in The University of Texas System.

Peace Corps’ roots part of UTEP’s mission of service

By on June 15, 2014

Texas Western College (TWC) was selected in 1961 to host the first training of U.S. Peace Corps volunteers because it was desegregated, and it fit in with the campus' legacy of service.

UTEP joins TxDOT on projects

By on June 8, 2014

TxDOT has contributed $8 million toward UTEP's Campus Transformation, an effort to create a safer, more open, pedestrian-friendly campus core that will become a legacy of the university's Centennial year celebration.

Chicano activism changed campus, thinking

By on June 1, 2014

The exhibit "Viva la Causa: Forging UTEP's 21st the ongoing Centennial Exhibit Series and will be on display June 7 – Aug. 2 at the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, located on the UTEP campus on the corner of University Avenue and Wiggins Road.

Report says university helps drive El Paso’s economy

By on May 25, 2014

For a century, UTEP's educational efforts have had a positive impact on the local region.

UTEP centennial: First commencement ceremony took place in 1916

By on May 18, 2014

In a quiet ceremony on May 30, 1916, Judge Beauregard Bryan handed out the first diplomas from the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy to three mining engineering graduates — Vere Leasure, Lloyd Nelson and Clyde Ney.

UTEP: ‘The school for your second 50 years’

By on May 11, 2014

Part of the legacy of the university's first 100 years is the creation of two celebrated programs that stimulate the mind and body of older adults who live in the Paso del Norte region: the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI, and the Physical Fitness in the Golden Age exercise program.