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's Dance Program Organizes Virtual Concert
An international audience is expected to tune into a virtual dance concert organized by The University of Texas at El Paso’s Department of Theatre and Dance at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, on the department’s YouTube channel. Organizers will rebroadcast the show at the same time the next day, Feb. 6.
UTEP Researchers Make Discoveries to Better Understand SARS-CoV-2 Virus
An effort led by Lin Li, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics at The University of Texas at El Paso, in collaboration with students and faculty from Howard University, has identified key variants that help explain the differences between the viruses that cause COVID-19 and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
UTEP Continues COVID-19 Vaccination Program
EL PASO, Texas – The University of Texas at El Paso is continuing to administer doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week to current students, faculty and staff. The vaccine has been allocated to UTEP by the State of Texas.
UTEP Begins COVID-19 Vaccination Program
EL PASO, Texas – The University of Texas at El Paso began administering doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Friday morning to current students, faculty and staff. The vaccine has been allocated to UTEP by the State of Texas. UTEP will continue to administer the vaccines – 975 doses – throughout Friday afternoon and Saturday, Jan. 22-23, 2021, on the UTEP campus.
UTEP to Start COVID-19 Vaccination of Faculty, Staff and Current Students
The University of Texas at El Paso will administer nearly 1,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine next week to current students, faculty and staff. The vaccine has been allocated to UTEP by the State of Texas.
UTEP Frontline Workers Immunized in Rollout of TTUHSC El Paso’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Approximately 100 members of The University of Texas at El Paso’s Coronavirus Proactive Testing and Vaccination programs received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Monday, Dec. 28, thanks to the University’s ongoing partnership with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso).
KTEP to Broadcast UTEP’s ‘A Christmas Carol’
Live theater is an opportunity for patrons to enter into someone else’s vision of a story. This year’s production of “A Christmas Carol en la Frontera” by The University of Texas at El Paso will allow its audience members to use a bit more of their own imagination.
UTEP to Provide COVID-19 Testing to Underserved, Vulnerable Populations
EL PASO, Texas – A new research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will support The University of Texas at El Paso’s efforts to increase access to COVID-19 testing for populations disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
UTEP Geospatial Scholar Receives National Fellowship for COVID-19 Study
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many people with disabilities throughout the United States. A researcher at The University of Texas at El Paso will use geospatial software and cutting-edge techniques to learn the extent of their exposure.
UTEP Artists Lend a Hand to Thank COVID-19 Caregivers
Students, faculty and alumni from The University of Texas at El Paso were part of an international art effort to honor health care workers who risk their lives daily in service of COVID-19 patients.
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.