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Immigration: The Next Five Years

Friday, February 27, 2015

Join us at the University of Texas at Brownsville for a discussion on the future of immigration in Texas. Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith will moderate.

Our panelists are:
- Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, associate professor and chairwoman of the UT-Brownsville government department... More >>

Astronomy in the Park Friday, Feb. 27

Friday, February 27, 2015

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 7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. Admission to Resaca de la Palma

Prepare for the GRE

Monday, March 02, 2015

If you are planning to enroll in a graduate program and need to pass the GRE, The Language Institute is offering an intensive preparation course.  This four-day course will be offered from Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, March 2-5 with a $150 tuition fee. 

Science Cafe Monday, March 2

Monday, March 02, 2015

The March Brownsville Science Cafe will be Monday, March 2 at El Hueso de Fraile in downtown Brownsville. 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

International Women's Day

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Join us as we celebrate International Women's Day honoring outstanding international female students. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Alla Paroiatnikova.

RecycleMania @ UTB

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Bring your recyclables to RecycleMania from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 to support UTB Recyclemania. There will be a table set up on the Student Union Lawn. We are recycling plastic bottles (#1 and #2), aluminum cans, office paper and cardboard. UTB is currently 12th nationwide in

The Big Squeeze Introduction and Film Screening CELAIM Lecture Series

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 8 p.m., Big Squeeze competition winner Mr. Juan Longoria Jr introduce the documentary film "the Big Squeeze" (2009, 26 minutes long), and play conjunto music as part of the 2014-15 CELAIM Lecture series. The event is held in Eidman 1 lecture hall on UTB campus.

Free screening of award-winning documentary "Vessel"

Friday, March 06, 2015

The Texas Freedom Network Student Chapter at UT Brownsville invites you to a FREE film screening of award winning documentary ‘Vessel’.

“Vessel begins with a young doctor who lived by the sea, and an unlikely idea. Rebecca Gomperts, horrified by the realities created by anti-abortion laws

Interested in American Sign Language?

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Language Institute will be offering an American Sign Language course from 6-8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays starting March 16 and ending May 18. Students will learn the basic language structure through drills, exercises, vocabulary and dialogues. The cost of the course will be

Learn and improve your French speaking skills

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Language Institute will be offering a French II course from March 16 through May 18. The class will meet from 6-8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. This course will review basic grammatical concepts and engage students in practical conversations. The cost of the course is $375.&n

Are you interested in learning Spanish?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Language Institute will be offering a Spanish I course from March 17 through May 19. The class will meet from 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The course will introduce students to basic elements of the Spanish language that include the present tense, common verb usage, and vocabulary

Would you like to learn Mandarin Chinese?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Language Institute will be offering a (Mandarin) Chinese I course. This course will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 17 through May 19. This course will introduce students to the simplified Chinese language teaching them how to write pronounce

Mathematics and Science Academy Informational Sessions for Fall 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Do you know anyone who is ready for the Mathematics and Science Academy challenge, and who wants to be a part of our award-winning high school program for students gifted in math and science? At MSA, students take classes from university faculty with current UTRGV students in an environment of close

Need help preparing for the ACT?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Language Institute offers a preparation course that covers all the areas of the ACT exam. Students meet from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks with a different subject being covered each week. The course is scheduled to end the same week of each of the national ACT
Ongoing Announcements

Deadline Approaching for Early Acceptance Medical School

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Houston Assured Admission program provides students guaranteed admission to the Houston Medical School. Students will have an opportunity to interview at UTHSC Medical School at Houston. Priority Deadline: March 6, 2015. Visit our web site for program requirements and to download an application:... More >>

Free Resources for Graduate Exam Preparation

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Office of Health Professions Careers provides preparation material for students preparing for graduate exams like the Medical College Admissions Test, The Dental Admissions Test and the Graduate Record Exam. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to borrow any of the books, video and audio within... More >>

Scholarships for Pre-health Students

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Office of Health Professions Careers awards several scholarships each semester to students pursuing a career in the Health Professions. Scholarship awards range from $400 to $800. We still have five scholarships available for the spring 2015 semester. Stop by the LHSB 2.822 to pick up an application... More >>

HIV/STDs and Substance Abuse Education Series

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Attend our education and prevention series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015; Tuesday, March 3, 2015; and Wednesday April 1, 2015 in Salon Cassia. Gift cards will be awarded to the first 10 attendees. ... More >>

Become a Student Organization Advisor!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Office of Student Engagement is currently looking for faculty and staff members who are interested in being a student organization advisor. We currently have some organizations that are pending an advisor. If you are interested please contact Vanessa Sandoval at 956-882-5033 or via email at More >>

Health and Wellness Series

Monday, February 16, 2015

Student Health Services in collaboration with the Campus Suicide Prevention Program and Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Program invite you to start the semester with healthier life choices by attending four free sessions from noon to 1 p.m. in Salon Cassia in the following days: Feb.... More >>

UTB players win at 2015 Southwest Class Championship

Friday, February 13, 2015

UTB students GM Anton Kovalyov and GM Holden Hernandez tied for first place with two other players (including a former US #1 and a world championship runner up GM Gata Kamsky) with 5.5 points in 7 games at a prestigious 2015 Southwest Class Chess Championship. UTB freshman GM Andrey Stukopin was just... More >>

"Faculty Show" Exhibition

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Apart from the "Last Hurrah!" duo exhibition, The Rusteberg Gallery will simultaneously exhibit the work of UTB's Visual Art Faculty. "Faculty Show" will open at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10. The exhibition will feature the work of Carlos G. Gómez, Stephen Hawks, Julian Rodriguez, Alejandro... More >>

Ocelot Chess Club Tournaments - Spring 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015

For about a decade the UTB Chess Program has been one of the strongest in the whole country. We are the current Texas champions. You may see our best players during training tournaments every Saturday at Salon Gardenia / Student Union. The tournaments begin at 10 a.m. Moreover all the UTB faculty, staff,... More >>

"The Last Hurrah!" Duo Exhibition

Friday, January 30, 2015

This duo exhibition consists of the visual arts faculty of the University of Texas at Brownsville and the University of Texas- Pan American. The "Last Hurrah" is a celebration and an end of something special; a group of artists who are teachers of art and who were part of a historic halt. The... More >>

SMART Recovery

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Discover the power of choice with the alternative recovery meeting. We are a self-empowering, abstinence based, support group (not a 12-step program).... More >>

Overeaters Anonymous

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Free and open to all UTB students, faculty and staff Every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Cortez Hall, Room 220... More >>


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pregnancy, Infant and Child Loss Support Group Every other wednesday beginning Jan. 28, 2015... More >>

Library Instructional Workshops

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Are you having difficulty getting started with your research?
Visit your University Library for hands-on workshops which are designed specifically to help you succeed in obtaining the scholarly resources to ace your research paper and other class assignments.

Free Tabata classes at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Monday, January 26, 2015

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to join a workout that will help increase strength, flexibility, and gain muscle while improving mental and physical well-being from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.... More >>

Free yoga classes at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday

Monday, January 26, 2015

Put your mind and body at ease from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Students, staff and faculty are welcome.... More >>

Free Zumba classes at 5:30 p.m. Mondays

Monday, January 26, 2015

Stay in shape while having fun from 5:30-6:30p.m. every Monday at the Garza Gym. Students, faculty and staff welcome. ... More >>

Chillout Sessions

Monday, January 26, 2015

Relaxation Group meeting in Cortez 220 every other Monday beginning Jan. 26, 2015 Take some time for yourself. Learn effective ways to relax your mind and body.... More >>

Busy Moms

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bring your lunch and join us every Friday from 12-1 p.m. starting Jan. 23, 2015 to May 1, 2015 in Cortez 220. Students, staff and faculty are welcome.... More >>

Library Instructional Sessions

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Library Instructional Sessions
The University Library is hosting a series of instructional sessions throughout the Spring 2015 semester. The sessions are open to the entire academic community. All sessions are held at the University Library, Room 1.118.
Mondays... More >>

Research Protocols

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

For any faculty, staff or students who plan to submit a research protocol for research involving: human subjects, animals, biological, chemical, radiation safety or rDna please note that submissions need to be turned in as soon as possible. We are expecting many submissions for the spring semester. Protocols... More >>

Life Improvement For Everyone

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Student Health Services will provide confidential peer support, cooking demonstrations, tips and best practices for exercising, healthy living, and nutritional eating. Open to students, staff and faculty from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 14 and 28, Feb. 11 and 25, March 11 and 25, April 8 and 22,... More >>
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