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City partners with UT Health to bring lab to Brownsville

The Brownsville City Commission and mayor on Tuesday approved an item that awards a contract to the University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH)...

All in: UTRGV prof charts behavior during pandemic

Elena Quercioli’s life’s work lies at the intersection of economics and epidemiology in a field known, as a matter of fact, as “economic epidemiology.” As...

Valley nurse wins Mentor Award

Luz Maria Silva, MSN, RN, is a longtime Valley nurse and over the summer won this year’s “Outstanding UTRGV 2020 Mentor Award” for her...

HAZWOPER safety certification helps UTRGV students stand out as job candidates

By Maria Elena Hernandez, UTRGV Staff More than a dozen UTRGV students recently earned a certification that not only can help keep the environment safe...

UTRGV kicks off speaker series online

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, UTRGV students, staff and faculty would gather at either the Brownsville or the Edinburg campus, grab a seat at the...

Valley higher ed enrollment up, down

An unprecedented year has brought unprecedented changes to the enrollment numbers of the Rio Grande Valley’s largest higher education institutions, changes that are both...

Balancing higher health risks and spotty internet, reopening UTRGV is a challenge

By Karen Brooks Harper, Texas Tribune Isolated without Wi-Fi in the rural Hidalgo County home he shares with his dad, Ruben Homar Martinez is determined...

City manager: Edinburg $1M contribution to UTRGV still alive

BY NAXIELY LOPEZ-PUENTE AND MATT WILSON, STAFF WRITERS Although members of Edinburg City Council considered canceling the city’s $1 million contribution to the University of Texas Rio...

Mask up: Prof launches PPE venture to meet need

A computer science professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville responded to the nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment early...

UTRGV Disaster Studies Program coordinator receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar

By Maria Elena Hernandez, UTRGV Staff In May 2008, Cyclone Nargis hit the Southeast Asian country Burma, killing more than 100,000 people. “There were many issues...

UTRGV faculty honored with UT Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards

By Melissa Vasquez, UTRGV Staff For their commitment to providing a quality and meaningful education to their students, two UTRGV faculty members have been honored...

UTRGV medical school conducting COVID-19 testing

HARLINGEN — The Rio Grande Valley’s medical students are playing a big role in the coronavirus pandemic. “If there was ever a time to be...

UTRGV fall financial relief deadline approaching

Some students at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will be eligible to receive grant money to help them with expenses this fall,...

UTRGV to provide $1,000 cash grants to eligible students  

By Melissa Vasquez, UTRGV Staff To provide UTRGV students with even more financial support this coming semester, the university has revamped its Fall Relief Package to give all...

UTRGV continues fresh produce distribution to community

Dozens of students and community members attended the weekly produce distribution at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Friday where they received...

String theory: Michael Quantz is a pioneer in guitar education

There was a time not so long ago that studying music on guitar in the classroom was basically unheard of. Oh sure, you could study...

COVID-19 testing continues throughout the county

Testing for COVID-19 is becoming more widely available in the Rio Grande Valley. Those without primary care doctors have access to a series of...

Code Switching: Professors work to document blend of languages spoken the Valley

Last week the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley announced that two linguists on staff at the school’s Edinburg campus won a federal grant...

UTRGV boosts testing capacity to 1,000 virus samples daily

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine is substantially boosting the number of COVID-19 tests it’s able to process in-house from...

A new celebration: UTRGV hosts first virtual commencement

More than 3,000 students were celebrated on the very first Virtual Commencement Ceremony by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Saturday morning,...

UTRGV celebrates military graduates with curbside graduation

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley held a curbside celebration for veteran and military students who are graduating this semester, continuing a long-standing...

UTRGV to hold virtual Spring 2020 commencement on Saturday

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will celebrate more than 3,000 prospective graduates with the first-ever Virtual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 30,...

Medical students preparing to enter UTRGV

HARLINGEN — It’s the life they’ve dreamed of and the reality for which they’ve yearned. And now, four graduating seniors from the Harlingen School of...

Grant will allow med school Graduate Medical Education to expand

By Victoria Brito Morales, UTRGV Staff The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education has received an $11 million grant...

Virtual Celebration: UTGRV School of Medicine graduates first class

HARLINGEN — It started with a piece of legislation years ago. Now the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine has just graduated...

Virtual Honors: Two UTRGV Medical School graduates from Brownsville

Two members of the inaugural class of graduates at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine are from Brownsville and plan...

UTRGV med school graduates to celebrate with virtual commencement

The UTRGV School of Medicine will graduate its charter Class of 2020 in a virtual Spring Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9. The...

Chick-Fil-A, UTRGV partner in meal program

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had been looking to increase its presence in Brownsville following the momentum of a successful Western Athletic...

UTRGV School of Medicine opens fourth site in Harlingen

HARLINGEN — Officials at UTRGV’s medical school announced Monday the university will open a fourth COVID-19 testing location, this one in Harlingen. The site, located...

Deadline for UTRGV Summer Relief Package extended through May 29

The Summer Relief Package announced earlier this month by UTRGV will extend the deadline until May 29. The relief package is available for all students,...