In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UTEP students, faculty and staff have adjusted to a new normal that includes remote teaching, learning, working and engaging in other ways. In addition, UTEP is lending its expertise and resources to help make a positive impact in the community we serve. The stories below highlight how UTEP is responding to and supporting the community during this crisis.
UTEP Health Care Students Learn to Work Together Online During Pandemic
When Heather Ramirez, a speech-language pathology graduate student at The University of Texas at El Paso, participated in her first Interprofessional Education (IPE) experience in 2019, she worked alongside other health professions students on a treatment plan for a transgender female who had suffered a stroke.
UTEP’s H.O.P.E Clinic Brings Flu Shot to Homeless Individuals
More than 150 men, women and children experiencing homelessness in El Paso got a shot at preventing the flu and lowering their risk of becoming ill with both influenza and COVID-19 this winter.
Students Complete Virtual NASA Internships in Bhutan
Nine Bhutanese students from The University of Texas at El Paso had the opportunity to perform ecological research during the summer in the southern region of the Kingdom of Bhutan as interns in a partnership between the Bhutan Foundation and NASA.
UTEP President to Deliver 2020 State of the University Address on the Radio
The University of Texas at El Paso President Heather Wilson will present the annual State of the University address in two radio broadcasts on KTEP-FM (88.5).
UTEP and City of El Paso Collaborate on New COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Site
The University of Texas at El Paso and the City of El Paso have formed a partnership to help the community get tested for COVID-19.
Statement from Heather Wilson, President of UTEP
UTEP leadership continues to monitor the public health situation in El Paso daily and maintains close communication with City and County public health officials.
UTEP Launches Inaugural Institute to Boost Career Readiness
Career opportunities for students at The University of Texas at El Paso will be enhanced with the introduction of the campus’ Employer-led Professional Development Institute (EPDI). The institute will provide students with opportunities to gain valuable professional insights and skills while interacting with more than a dozen global and local employers.
UTEP’s Rubin Center Receives Grant, Will Help Schools
The National Endowment for the Arts, through the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA), awarded a grant to The University of Texas at El Paso’s Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts as part of the federal COVID-19 response.
Turning Thoughts to Words Can Overcome Stress
As a master’s student at The University of Texas at El Paso, Lucia Dura, Ph.D., had doubts about her academic and career goals. She hoped to become a professional writer and work for nonprofits, but her faculty mentors encouraged her to pursue a doctorate.
UTEP Launches Virtual Research Experience for Undergraduates
This summer marked the first time a group of faculty and students at The University of Texas at El Paso were able to engage in meaningful research opportunities while staying safe amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic through the launch of the Virtual Research Experience for Undergraduates (vREU).
Arts Series to Showcase UTEP’s Performers, Campus
The University of Texas at El Paso will showcase the talents of its students, faculty and alumni as well as many of the institution’s iconic backdrops during “UTEP Arts Alive,” a virtual series of performances that will start Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.
UTEP’s New Alternative Certification Plan for Teachers Includes Master’s Degree
The University of Texas at El Paso’s College of Education recently launched an innovative program that will assist individuals with bachelor’s degrees to earn their alternative certification and a Master of Arts in Education in one year.