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60 Seconds @ AT with UTEP’s Dr. Ann Horak

60 Seconds @ AT features faculty, staff, and special guests who briefly share their expertise and passion in working with technology. Dr. Ann Horak visited Academic Technologies and shared  some of her experiences as the Director of Religious Studies...

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Hoover House A Gift That Gives Back

Top: An archival photograph shows what is now known as the Hoover House during its early years (circa 1919). Bottom: The stately 7,063-square-foot mansion is the only official presidential residence owned by an institution in The University of Texas...

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Improving the Odds Against Lung Cancer

By Nadia M. Whitehead UTEP News Service For many, lung cancer is diagnosed too late. “About 85 percent of people diagnosed with lung cancer will die of that condition,” said Mutombo Kankonde, M.D., referring to the most fatal cancer in …...

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Robert V. Wingo – Distinguished Alumni

Robert Wingo has been to the White House twice. When former President George W. Bush invited the 1966 Texas Western College championship men’s basketball team to the White House for dinner in 2006, UTEP President Diana Natalicio was instrumental in...

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Gary Wagner – Distinguished Alumni

His degree in engineering has served Gary Wagner well, even though fairly early in his career he began to redirect his focus to business and management. “Beyond enabling me to get a real job, my UTEP education was an achievement …...

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Kathy Patrick – Distinguished Alumni

She has been involved in some of the biggest cases of the last three decades and called “the woman Wall Street fears most” by Forbes magazine, but for Kathy Patrick, a pro bono case she worked on as a young …...

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Sally A. Hurt Deitch – Distinguished Alumni

In less than 18 years, Sally Hurt Deitch worked her way up from a 22-year-old staff nurse in an endoscopy department to CEO of one of El Paso’s newest hospitals. Her interest in health care goes back to her elementary …...

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Director of Research Computing Named

And just before the listener sets in to being overwhelmed, Teller maneuvers as though she’s riding a horse and pulls back on the reins. The computer science professor shuffles her red cowboy boots in front of her, clasps her hands …...

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Research Computing @ UTEP: Carl Dirk

This is the first in a series of profiles on users of UTEP’s high performance computing capabilities.  By Nadia M. Whitehead UTEP News Service Computational chemist Carl Dirk, Ph.D., had grown accustomed to using semi-empirical calculations, or appro...

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Research Computing @ UTEP: Rajendra Zope

Originally published September 12, 2013 This is the second in a series of profiles on users of UTEP’s high performance computing capabilities. To learn more, click here. By Nadia M. Whitehead UTEP News Service Organic, or plastic, solar cells...

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Research Computing @ UTEP: John Chessa

This is the fourth in a series of profiles on users of UTEP’s high performance computing capabilities.  By Nadia M. Whitehead UTEP News Service Predicting how a navy ship will react to an underwater explosion is complicated. “It requires a …...

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Research Computing @ UTEP: Ming-Ying Leung

This is the third in a series of profiles on users of UTEP’s high performance computing capabilities. By Nadia M. Whitehead UTEP News Service “You can think of RNA as a long chain of beads strung together,” said Ming-Ying Leung, …...

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Research Computing @ UTEP: Ricardo Bernal

Using a nearly $2 million microscope known as the cryo-electron microscope (cryo-EM), Bernal and Sudheer Molugu, the cryo-EM facility manager, are taking thousands of images of chaperonins to try to generate 3-dimensional reconstructions of them. “Ch...

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