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Historic Course Catalogs Now Online

By on August 14, 2013

Student workers from the Office of the Registrar are now scanning UTEP course catalogs dating back to 1914 as well as previously missing catalogs.  Currently, digitized catalogs from 1920 – 2000 are available online at the UTEP Catalog Archive:  

Relationship with Austin

By on April 30, 2012

“El Paso Wins Fight,” read the headline in Sunday’s El Paso Times. Local, state, and national media coverage throughout the week has agreed on the particulars: a world championship boxing match was scheduled at UTEP, then it was cancelled, now

Records of the El Paso Collaborative

By on April 23, 2012

Dozens of binders containing historical treasures were discovered by Nichole Elias and Carmen Gonzalez in the offices of the El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence. The binders contain minutes of board meetings, principal’s meetings, and teacher training meetings; records of

Environmental Research at CERM

By on April 16, 2012

In the 1980s and 1990s, as UTEP increasingly aspired to become a public research university, the institution began to establish numerous research centers and laboratories. One of the earliest to be established was the Center for Environmental Resource Management (CERM)

Public Research University, 1986-

By on March 8, 2012

[Note: This post continues the series on the “Layers of UTEP History“] In the second half of the 20th century, many American universities aspired to become public research universities–institutions that could combine nearly universal access to a college education with

Regional University, 1960-

By on March 6, 2012

[Note: This post continues the series on the “Layers of UTEP History“] In 1960, a new administration set out to harness the overlapping local, state, and national impulses that had produced a mining school, stretched it into a city college,

Two Departmental Histories

By on March 5, 2012

Last week Dr. John Wiebe shared with me two written histories from his personal files–one by Randolph H. Whitworth about the Psychology Department and the other by John O. West about the English Department. In three pages, Whitworth’s history of