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 Focuses on Re-Enrolling ‘Stop-outs’ with $3M Grant from U.S. Department of Education
Multi-tiered plan focuses on students who have dropped out for a semester or longer
CARES Funding Supports Internship Program to Benefit UTEP Students, Local Organizations
Students from The University of Texas at El Paso presented posters showcasing their professional learning experiences Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, during the UTEP CARES Regional Internship Program Poster Symposium in the Glass Gallery at the Fox Fine Arts Center.
UTEP Study Examines Pandemic’s Effect on Hispanic Students’ Mental Health
Hispanic students at a public university experienced increased levels of stress, anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to researchers at The University of Texas at El Paso’s College of Health Sciences.
UTEP Professor to Study COVID-19’s Effect on Hispanics
A faculty member in The University of Texas at El Paso’s Department of Psychology plans to expand on her recent study into the pandemic’s effect on the mental health of college students, and put a greater focus on the Hispanic population.
UTEP Celebrates First Class of Pharmacists
As a pharmacy technician at Walgreens pharmacy, Alejandro Perez took great satisfaction in helping people with limited resources obtain their medications for free or at a very low cost.
UTEP’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Surpasses 100 Graduates
Two years ago, Michelle Calderon would cringe at the thought of speaking in front of a large group of people. Today, Calderon, a family nurse practitioner for 10 years, is a vocal advocate for patients suffering from headache disorder.
Rubin Center Exhibit Displays Top Student Artwork
Dilan E. Torres and Barron Wortham, studio art majors at The University of Texas at El Paso, earned the top prizes at the 2021 Annual Juried UTEP Student Art Exhibition that opened May 10, 2021, in the campus’ Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts.
UTEP’s OLLI Adds Lecture Series to Summer Options for Older Adults
The University of Texas at El Paso‘s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) has announced its schedule of courses and lectures for the summer 2021 session that run from fun and familiar to a new live lecture series that promises to stimulate the mind.
UTEP Helps Underserved Populations Navigate COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Services
The University of Texas at El Paso Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC) continues efforts to promote important COVID-19-related information – including how to navigate testing and vaccination services – to underserved communities in rural west El Paso County and southern Doña Ana County, through a grant awarded by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation to Bibiana Mancera, Ph.D., the BBRC’s director for community engagement.
UTEP and UNM Collaborate on Online Platform to Accelerate COVID-19 Drug Discovery
Drug discovery researchers at The University of Texas at El Paso and the University of New Mexico have leveraged their expertise to develop a rapid online tool to accelerate the discovery of drug therapies for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
UTEP Study Shows Pandemic Created Demand for Emergency Food Assistance in El Paso County
EL PASO, Texas – Food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an increased demand for emergency food assistance in El Paso County, particularly in households located in downtown El Paso and in communities outside the city, including San Elizario, Fabens and Tornillo.
UTEP Offers Alternatives to Project MOVE ’21
One of the rites of spring at The University of Texas at El Paso is Project MOVE, the annual day of community service where thousands of students, faculty, staff and alumni take on dozens of eclectic projects that benefit residents throughout the Paso del Norte region.