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For the second time in six years, UTB will host the Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championship tournament, with top collegiate teams descending upon the Hilton Garden Inn on South Padre Island to compete for four days, December 27-30.
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Meet UTB Chess Coach
Bartek Macieja

UTB: Here, There and Everywhere

Members of the South Texas Engineering Mathematics and Science Mentors Club pose in front of the Denali National Park and Preserve sign during their outdoor exploration and environmental science trip to Alaska, July 22 to August 5.
Jorge Hernandez, master’s student and Learning Instructional Specialist in the College Assistance Migrant Program, joined CAMP Director Noel Rodriguez on a trip to Washington, D.C. in July to attend the annual CAMP directors’ meeting held at the U.S. Department of Education.


Nadia Paredes (B.A. 2004), a seven-year veteran of the United States Customs and Border Protection and UTB alumna, and her new four-legged partner, Beky, have just started working at the Brownsville border crossings after seven weeks in Virginia at narcotics detection training.
Members of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education site team met with College of Education faculty, administration and students during the team’s spring visit to campus. Official notice of NCATE accreditation will arrive after the NCATE Board’s fall meeting.


Students recently traveled to Belize to conduct research for the Coral Reef Ecology course. Dr. David Hicks, Department Chair, Biological Sciences, taught the class.
Accompanied by Martha Placeres (right), Director of String Studies and Symphony Orchestra, music education students Cristian Martinez, Victor Flores and Yolanda Vidaña recently returned from studying in Lustenau, Austria, where they were guests of the Rheintalische Musikschule Symphony Director.
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