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 Shows Go Online, On Radio for Fall ’20 Season
Theater administrators and faculty members at The University of Texas at El Paso have announced artistic alternatives for the live performances that were canceled last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
UTEP Advising and Enrollment Services Go the Extra Mile for Students During the Pandemic
The University of Texas at El Paso, like many U.S. universities, has undergone operational changes since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Providing services such as advising and enrollment assistance in a remote environment has been an undertaking that UTEP faculty and staff have approached with dedication and creativity.
UT System Chancellor Tours UTEP to Learn About Campus’ Preparations for Fall Semester
J.B. Milliken, Chancellor of The University of Texas System, visited UTEP Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, where he viewed campus preparations for the fall semester, including UTEPs proactive testing program.
UTEP Sees Record Summer Enrollment Despite COVID-19 Impact
The University of Texas at El Paso has seen record enrollment for Summer 2020, with 12,981 students enrolled in both Summer I and Summer II terms taking a total of 87,365 semester credit hours.
UTEP Pharmacy Professor Receives Grant to Continue Research to Develop COVID-19 Antiviral Drug
Suman Sirimulla, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso School of Pharmacy, was awarded $80,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through UTEP’s Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) Center for Advanced Materials Research (CMR) to support his research to develop antiviral drugs that will target COVID-19.
UTEP, EPCC Biology STEMGrow Program Pushes Ahead Amid Pandemic Obstacles
The STEMGrow Program, a groundbreaking initiative between The University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College (EPCC) that has successfully stewarded students between the two institutions, continues to bridge gaps between faculty and students forced to be physically distant this summer by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The “Texas Breather”: TTUHSC El Paso and UTEP Develop a Low-Cost, 3D-Printed Ventilator for Hospitals
EL PASO, Texas – Nationwide, hospitals are concerned about a possible shortage of ventilators as more Americans require treatment for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease that can cause life-threatening respiratory problems such as pneumonia.
UTEP College of Health Sciences Collaborates on LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Texas Study
As a queer Latinx immigrant, William Campillo Terrazas, a pharmacy student at The University of Texas at El Paso, understands full well the unique challenges facing the LGBTQ+ population during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UTEP Professor Helps Identify How Coronavirus Transmits from Animals to Humans
Chuan Xiao, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at El Paso, is contributing his expertise to research on the transmission of the novel coronavirus from animals to humans.
UTEP Study Examines COVID-19 Stress, Coping Strategies, and Well-Being
Active coping, denial, emotional support, humor and religion are among the coping strategies that help people with chronic conditions and disabilities deal with stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recently published study written by researchers at The University of Texas at El Paso.
UTEP to Use University Labs for City Coronavirus Testing
A new agreement between The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), the City of El Paso and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) will enable UTEP to help the city Department of Public Health with COVID-19 testing.
UTEP’s Tech Teams’ Diligence Leads to Online Success
As the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic became apparent in March, officials at The University of Texas at El Paso quickly strategized how to help thousands of their students to become online learners for the second half of the 2020 spring semester.