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Defending Graduate Education
Janet Napolitano addresses graduate school deans

WASHINGTON – Janet Napolitano has held many titles: governor of Arizona, secretary of homeland security, and now president of the massive University of California system. But there's one role she just can't step out of – that of a lawyer. She used what she called her litigation skills here Thursday during the Council of Graduate Schools' annual meeting, to "make the case" . . .   Read More

UTEP Program Receives Grant to Train Bilingual Texas Social Workers
Mark Lusk and Silvia Chavez Baray

A program at The University of Texas at El Paso that trains social work graduate students to become culturally competent bilingual mental health practitioners has become a model for schools of social work throughout Texas. In May, the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health awarded the UTEP Department of Social Work in the College of Health Sciences. . . .   Read More

UTEP Education Graduate Students Present Research in Germany
Isaac Campos, Ph.D. Civil Engineering student

A vibrant graphic arts lecturer, Claudia Saldaña Corral reveled in cultivating creativity within her students at the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, but her decision to volunteer at a nearby community center brought her in contact with a special group that altered her career path. Saldaña met children with special needs at the Villa Integra center and tried to develop . . . .   Read More

UTEP is Top Producer of Women Earning Ph.D.s in Engineering
Master's Student and Professor

The University of Texas at El Paso has been ranked No. 1 in percentage of doctoral degrees awarded
to women by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). UTEP's College of Engineering earned this distinction by awarding 40.5 percent of its doctoral degrees in 2013 to women, which is almost twice the national average of 22.4 percent. . .   Read More