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Blood Drive

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Every two seconds someone in America needs blood. Those of us blessed with good health can share it through donating blood -- to enable a premature baby to live, a burn victim to recover, a cancer patient to be treated, an accident victim to survive, or a transplant candidate to have a life-giving

Save the date: Celebración for our alumni and bidding farewell to Dr. García

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The University of Texas at Brownsville Alumni Association invites you to a Celebración recognizing our alumni's achievements and bidding farewell to Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, UT Brownsville President.
Suggested minimum donation toward scholarship fund is $10

Freshman Convocation

Friday, August 29, 2014

All first-year students are invited to the Freshman Convocation, marking the beginning of your university life.

  • Ceremony - 4-5 p.m., El Gran Salon, Student Union
  • Reception 5-6 p.m., El Gran Patio, Main
  • Orange Crush 6-11 p.m., Lawn at Main

Astronomy in the Park Friday, Aug. 29

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy and the UTB Department of Physics and Astronomy host free public telescope viewing events on the last Friday of every month at Resaca de la Palma State Park. The next Astronomy in the Park will be from 8:30 p.m. until late on Friday, Aug. 29. Admission to Resaca

Who are our students and what do they want?

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The transition from the community college and the university changed the demographic profile of the UTB student. With the consolidation we are expecting more changes. This workshop enlightens as to the changes in student demographics, what is misconception and what is not about how students learn and

Computer Training for Microsoft Excel

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Do you need to develop or improve your Microsoft Excel program Skills? The Department of Continuing Education will be offering a computer training in Microsoft Excel beginning Aug. 12. Register at Resaca Village Plaza.

Peer Support Group

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Ready, set, heal! Join us for a confidential peer support group from 1-2 p.m. in Cortez 220 the following dates:

  • Sept. 4 and 18
  • Oct. 2, 16, and 30
  • Nov. 13

IRB Basics Training

Thursday, September 04, 2014

This training is intended to provide a basic introduction to the Human Subjects Protection policies and regulations and walk participants through the IRB electronic submission process.

There will be three different dates and times:

  • Sept. 4 from 2-3 p.m. 
  • Sept.

Veteran Females United Support Group

Friday, September 05, 2014

Join us for a confidential support meeting. Learn about women veteran medical and compensation benefits, veteran resources, transitioning, healthy relationships, self care and more at noon Sept. 5 and 19, Oct. 3 and 17, and Nov. 7 and 21. Female veteran spouses welcome. Lunch

Busy Moms Group

Friday, September 05, 2014

Bring your lunch and join us every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. starting Sept. 5 until Dec. 5, 2014 in Cortez Hall, Room 220. Free and open to all UTB students, faculty and staff

Science Cafe Monday, Sept. 8

Monday, September 08, 2014

The next Brownsville Science Cafe will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 at El Hueso de Fraile. Join us for a fun informal evening of talks and discussion with local experts on a wide range of topics including science, art, and humanities. Treats and beverages will be available for purchase at the

Export Controls in Research

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

This training covers export controls regulations and national security concerns applicable to research. The session will address export control issues and their applicability in the everyday life of the university environment.

There will be two sessions:

UTB-Kauffman FastTrac® NewVenture™ Entrepreneurship Program

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

FastTrac® NewVenture™ provides the tools to develop a business concept, determine the viability of the business concept, and outline the critical steps to a successful business launch.

The program encompasses 30 hours of facilitated instruction throughout 10 weekly sessions. FastTrac® NewVenture™

Voter Registrars Needed

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Project 100%, a project of the Center for Civic Engagement, will be hosting an opportunity for the campus community to become Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrars, in collaboration with the Cameron County Elections Office.

As a volunteer deputy registrar, you may distribute and accept voter

Credit Reporting and Credit Scoring, What Every College Student Needs to Know

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Join us for a Live Simulcast, addressing the topic of credit reporting and credit scoring, presented by renowned financial literacy speaker, John Ulzheimer.

Writers Live @ UTB Presents Isaac Chavarría

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Please come out and join us for this reading and signing by award-winning poet, Isaac Chavarría at the Gran Salon at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11. He is a "pocho" with an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas-Pan American. He assists non-profit organizations in producing

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

Monday, September 22, 2014

This training is intended to offer an overview of the topics related to responsible conduct of research, from research misconduct and relevant policies, to acceptable terms and conditions in collaborative research.

There will be two sessions:

  • Sept. 22 from 10-11 a.m.
  • Sept.

Time and Effort Training

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Effort reporting has been a common denominator in cases against universities under the False Claims Act. Join us for a discussion to explain why effort reporting is a big deal. The training will review a summary of the federal regulations/university policies and will provide attendees with common

Basic Introduction to Materials Transfer and Non-Disclosure Agreements

Monday, November 03, 2014

The number of Materials Transfer and Non-Disclosure Agreements that faculty and staff are involved in has been increasing steadily. With this in mind, this session has been introduced to help the University community learn a bit more about these agreements and the types of circumstances for which

Write Winning Grants Seminar

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Office of the Vice President for Research will be hosting a grant writing seminar given by: FASEB Office of MARC and Professional Development Programs in association with Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops (GWSW) and the National Institutes of Health.

Financial Conflicts of Interest training

Thursday, November 20, 2014

This session provides an overview of the applicable federal regulations and institutional policies that apply to research in regards to financial conflicts of interest. It also provides participants with user friendly instructions on how to complete the required certifications and disclosures.


Ongoing Announcements

"Dreams of Brownsville" Exhibition

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"Dreams of Brownsville" will open at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26. The exhibition will feature the work of Ken and Melody Shipley. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us.... More >>

Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Work Space

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Center for Teaching and Learning has moved and expanded. We have moved to Main 1.304. We have expanded to provide all faculty with workspace, computers, printers and other resources. Stop by, have a cup of tea and learn how we can serve you. ... More >>

Men and Women's Cross Country

Monday, August 25, 2014

The UTB Ocelots men and women's cross country teams will compete in all their meets on the road away from Brownsville in 2014. The closest meet coming on Saturday, Oct. 25 in La Feria at 8 a.m.... More >>

Weeks of Welcome Calendar

Monday, August 25, 2014

Prepare for magic, campus tours, free food and lots of fun for your first weeks of school. Check out the Weeks of Welcome Calendar.
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Travel and IDT processing deadline

Monday, August 25, 2014

All travel reimbursements and Inter-Departmental Transfers (IDT’s) involving FY 2014 funds must be submitted by Wednesday, Sept. 3.
• Travel Reimbursements (referred to as Expense Reports in PeopleSoft) must be submitted in PeopleSoft with proper approvals and... More >>

Convocation Week Schedule

Monday, August 18, 2014

Visit the Convocation Week Schedule webpage.
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Tip from Disability Services

Monday, August 18, 2014

As many as 11 percent of college students nationwide report having a disability. Many do not need or request assistance. But those who have a disability--or think they have one--and want to discuss accommodations or related issues are welcome to contact Disability Services. Contact us by phone,... More >>

A Message from University Police Key Services

Monday, August 18, 2014

UTB Police is now located at the Science, Engineering, and Technology Building (SETB).
University Police would like to encourage all employees to turn in excess keys.
Please stop by our office at Room 1.376 in SETB with your surplus... More >>

Free HIV testing every Wednesday at Student Health Services

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Stop by Student Health Services from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays to get tested. Did you know that about 1 in 4 new HIV infections are among youth ages 13-24? Most of them do not know they are infected, are not getting treated, and can unknowingly pass the virus on to others. This service... More >>

Free yoga classes at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Casa Bella

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Join us for Hatha Yoga every Tuesday at Casa Bella! The Campus Suicide Prevention Program is hosting weekly yoga classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Casa Bella to promote well-being on campus. Students, faculty and staff of all levels of yoga are welcome! Classes are held at the pool area or... More >>

Photographers needed for "Humans of UTB"

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

We are in search of photographers for the "Humans of UTB" project. Have you heard of it? Want to be a part of it? Please contact Jennifer McGehee-Valdez at More >>

Zumba classes at 5:30 p.m. every Monday at Casa Bella

Monday, August 11, 2014

Join us for Zumba. Students, faculty and staff of all levels of Zumba are welcome! Classes are held with certified instructor Fanny Pinales. Please be punctual. See you there!

The Campus Suicide Prevention Program is hosting weekly zumba classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Monday to promote... More >>

Co-Dependency Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Learn how to grow and make healthy relationships.

Types of Codependent behaviors:
• Dependency
• Control
• Poor behavior
• Low self-esteem

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Free aqua aerobics at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Free and open to UTB students, faculty and staff. Aqua aerobics can help you burn between 450 and 700 calories during an hour-long workout. Aqua aerobics works for people of every fitness level and size.

Novices, obese people and those suffering from muscle and joint problems get a complete... More >>

Student Works Portal

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dear UTB Departments,
We are excited to announce the launch of the new Student Works Portal at Created with students and departments in mind, this new site provides UTB departments with the ability to:
• Visit... More >>

Employee Holiday Schedule FY 2015

Monday, July 28, 2014

We have posted the official holiday schedule for all employees. Please visit the Human Resources website to access the calendar.... More >>

Open Computer Lab Temporary Relocation

Friday, July 11, 2014

Due to Library renovations, the Open Computer Lab has been relocated from the University Library lobby to Main 1.508. It is estimated that the open lab will remain in Main 1.508 through the end of August. 
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Collegiate Recovery Program Meets Every Wednesday

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

UTB Student Health Services is starting a new Collegiate Recovery Program. There will be Alcoholics Anonymous meetings that will take place at 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday beginning July 2 at Cortez Hall Room 220. All the meetings are open and everyone is welcome to attend. ... More >>

Campus Police Notice about Parking Lot B-1

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Parking Lot B-1 located in front of the Regional Academic Health Campus on Ringgold Road has been designated for staff and faculty of the Brownsville campus of the RAHC. UTB employees and students are encouraged to park in parking lot B-2 and B-3 located in front of the Life and Health Science Building... More >>

Order UTB pocket folders for your department or college

Friday, June 20, 2014

Pocket folders with the UTB logo are available for your department or college. The cost is $58 per 100 folders. ... More >>

Order a campus directory booklet

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Office of Creative Services recently updated the Campus Directory. The alphabetical directory lists all full-time UT Brownsville employees and includes the phone number, email and employment start date of faculty and staff members. 

To order copies of the booklets for... More >>

Schlitterbahn Tickets!

Thursday, May 01, 2014

One-day passes are available at the cashiers for $36 each. ... More >>

Hiring math and education tutors for summer

Friday, March 28, 2014

The ASPIRE computer lab is currently taking applications for the summer sessions. We are looking to hire math and education students to tutor in these areas. Requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA or better
  • Must be a U.S citizen or legal resident
  • Must be currently enrolled in... More >>

Introducing Microsoft OneDrive for Business!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

OneDrive for Business can be used to easily store and edit documents online using your web browser, and you may also share documents with others. Documents can also be synchronized with a folder on your computer. OneDrive is accessed through your UTB Office 365 (Webmail). 
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