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Feb

17

2014

Notes from South Africa - Feb. 17, 2014

Morning came very early once again for the entire Ford team. This time is was to catch a quick breakfast before heading toward the Cape Town harbor for an hour boat ride to Robben Island - the prison home to Nelson Mandela for 27 years. » Read More

Feb

17

2014

Notes from South Africa - Feb. 16, 2014

Cape Town - "Khayelitsha" is a Xhosa word meaning "new home". It is the second largest township in South Africa after Soweto. The township was founded during the apartheid era of enforced racial segregation. » Read More

Feb

14

2014

Notes from South Africa - Feb. 14, 2014

We spent the day on Wednesday visiting the prisons used during apartheid. Men and women were kept separately, and white women and men were imprisoned separately from all other races. Conditions in the prisons for blacks were inhumane; women were imprisoned with their children and often tortured and sexually assaulted. » Read More

Feb

12

2014

Notes from South Africa - Feb. 12, 2014

This morning we again began early this time to attend a Forum that Ford Foundation had organized titled "Realizing the Dream: the Promise of South Africa." Now remember that it has only been 20 years since the end of Apartheid. » Read More

Feb

11

2014

Notes from South Africa - Feb. 11, 2014

We spent most of the day at the Ford Foundation offices in Johannesburg meeting the staff and learning about the important work that Ford has supported over the last 60 years. » Read More

Feb

10

2014

Notes from South Africa - The Journey Begins

Dr. Juliet V. García has been a member of the Ford Foundation Board of Trustees for more than a decade. This month, the Trustees travel to South Africa as part of their work, and Dr. García will be blogging the experience to share with friends and colleagues at home. » Read More

Oct

19

2013

Inauguration of the 11th President of Smith College

President Juliet V. García participated in the inauguration of Kathleen McCartney, the 11th President of Smith College on October 19, 2013. » Read More

Feb

21

2013

Exploring 21st Century Education Models

As we continue to develop the new UT Brownsville as model for a 21st Century university, we are mining the best ideas in education throughout the nation. » Read More

Feb

8

2013

UTB RGV at the Capitol

I had the great pleasure of attending the Rio Grande Valley Higher Education Day at the Capitol with about 50 of our students and staff, joined by our colleagues from The University of Texas Pan American. » Read More

Dec

22

2012

Larry Lof, Professor Emeritus

One of the greatest privileges of serving at a university is the ability to work alongside talented people who have great passion for our mission. » Read More

Dec

19

2012

2012 Winter Commencement

2012 Winter Commencement awarded 1,105 certificates and degrees to the newest graduates of UTB and TSC, credentials that will that will fling open the doors of opportunity to them so that they can pursue their dreams » Read More

Dec

12

2012

UT Announcement

December 6, 2012, will be remembered as the day Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and the UT System Board of Regents flung open the door of opportunities to the universities in the Rio Grande Valley » Read More

Nov

9

2012

Thank You to Our Veterans

As we celebrated Veterans Day this year on campus, I had the great pleasure of hearing one of our graduate students recount his transition from life as a solider to life as a student » Read More

Oct

15

2012

Final Meeting of the 21st Century University Commission

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Sept

21

2012

UT Brownsville Mascot Announcement

Last year, as we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the establishment of UT Brownsville, we also began the work of launching UTB 2.0 - an innovative new university for the 21st Century. » Read More

Sept

20

2012

Our Dreams for Students

At almost every event that is hosted at UTB, our visitor's first encounter is with our University Ambassadors. Students that are chosen for this honor represent all of the ideals and dreams that we have for our students.. » Read More

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