UTEP English professor flies around the world. … Boy, are her arms tired!
This Week in Liberal Arts History … 1946: WTCM, a predecessor to today’s KTEP, makes its first broadcast from the campus of the College of Mines and Metallurgy. … 1950 … Pearl Ponsford, an assistant professor of English at Texas Western College, purchases one of the first round-the-world airline tickets. Departing from El Paso, Ponsford visited 27 countries in 17 weeks. Her trip took two years to plan. … 1966 … Professor of modern languages William Russell creates a new Spanish dictionary using a computer. He employed the University’s new computer to sort words by suffix—a time-consuming process had it been done manually.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, UTEP celebrates the 50th anniversary of the College of Liberal Arts. Tune in each week to learn something new about the history of liberal arts and more during our yearlong celebration. See you next week!