THIS WEEK: June 1 – 7

By on June 1, 2014

Centennial Events

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In UTEP History

V.E. Ware of El Paso is awarded a $115,000 contract to rebuild the School of Mines on its present day site above Mundy Heights, (June 1, 1917), SB 299 is signed into law officially changing the name of the College of Mines to Texas Western College of the University of Texas (June 1, 1949), Seven seniors graduate with the degree of engineer of mines, including Raul R. Barberena, the first Hispanic student and instructor at UTEP and the University of Texas system (June 4, 1917).

Learn more in the UTEP Encyclopedia.

Recent Activities

Special AnnouncementWelcome, Maribel Villalva, incoming executive director of the Centennial Celebration! Learn more about her here.

On Campus Les Miserables finished its run at the UTEP Dinner TheatreCarl Hart, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Columbia University, delivered a keynote address today at UTEP’s Hispanic Health Disparities Research Center and the Vulnerability Issues in Drug Abuse (VIDA) Research Training Program. Titled, “Vulnerability To Drug Abuse Among Hispanics: Bridging Science and Society,” the conference is providing a platform for discussions among research scientists, behavioral health providers, law enforcement officials, and students in fields related to drug abuse.

In the Community – The Border Museum Association continues the Sixth Annual Museum Scavenger Hunt.  This year’s theme is “Centennial Connections,” in honor of the 100 years of UTEP history. Participants have two months to visit the museums and find the mystery objects. This year’s Hunt includes two dozen museums in the El Paso/Las Cruces/Cd. Juárez border region.

Centennial Stories –  Beth L. Brunk-Chavez, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts.

100 @ 100 – Interviews with Ming-Ying Leung (Department of Mathematical Sciences) and Larry Lesser (Department of Mathematical Sciences). Tune in this week to hear interviews with Diane Doser (Department of Geological Sciences) and Raymond Rumpf (Department of Electrical Engineering)

El Paso Times Series – Article on the new exhibit at the Centennial Museum, “Viva La Causa,” focusing on the Chicano Movement at UTEP.

In the News – Stay tuned for more articles involving UTEP in the News.

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Jessica Molinar Muñoz is the director of communications for UTEP's Centennial Office.