Liberal Arts saves UTEP!
This Week in Liberal Arts History … 1933 … In the midst of the Great Depression, large local demand for liberal arts courses saves the Texas College of Mines. A state committee on higher education had proposed closing the regional institution as an economy measure … 1977 … The border studies institute is named by the National Endowment for the Humanities as one of the ten most successful programs of its type in the United States.
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!