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The #UTRGV Convocation was held today at the #Brownsville Campus. It was a chance to look back at recent university accomplishments and share upcoming programs, like the accelerated online #MBA program in Spanish. #highered
It's #NationalRelaxationDay. Earlier this year, the #UTRGV Counseling Center and other departments offered students the chance to unwind with relaxation stations, which included hammocks, aromatherapy and massages. #studentlife #collegelife
Congrats Dr. Sue Ann Chew & Dr. Hyun-chul Lee, two #UTRGV faculty members,on receiving the 2019 UT System Regents Outstanding Teaching Awards.
Tanner Wilson, a UTRGV Business Management major, says he's always had an inclination for leadership. "Taking the reigns of a project comes naturally to me and I wanted to learn how to more effectively manage a group of people," this week's Profiles in Excellence student said. "This led me to study business management." #utrgvpie
To celebrate National Book Lovers Day, the News and Internal Communications Department contacted UTRGV faculty and staff asking them what their favorite book is and why. The stories they share are testaments to the importance of literacy and how books can have a long-lasting impact on the reader. #nationalbookloversday #utrgv •
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Dr. Colin Charlton - "The Tao of Pooh"
One of my faves is Benjamin’s Hoff’s "The Tao of Pooh." My mom gave this to me for Xmas in ’83. The book is still a pretty awesome analysis of Taoism through the characters of A. A. Milne’s "Winnie the Pooh." Besides that, she signed the inside with this: “For Colin, Who knows the way. Love, Mom.”
Not sure she had that right, but it still gets me through the days when I get close to saying, “Oh, bother.”
And it still teaches me how to just be in a world that is constantly pushing you to be something other. Here’s to imaginary friends and to moms who know when and how to say the right thing.
(Dr. Colin Charlton, Professor, Writing & Language Studies)
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Dr. Cathryn Merla-Watson - "Beloved"
One of my favorite books is renowned African American author Toni Morrison's novel "Beloved" (1987), which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The book is loosely based on the life of an escaped slave Margaret Garner. Not only is this novel exquisitely written, but also an education on the enduring legacies or ghosts of slavery and racism--that which refuses to be forgotten and clamors for reckoning.
(Dr. Cathryn Merla-Watson, Assistant Professor, Literatures and Cultural Studies)
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Rigoberto Gonzalez - “Seiobo There Below”
My current favorite book is “Seiobo There Below” by Laszlo Krasznahorkai.
It is a deeply engaging book in the historical fiction genre. Laszlo takes us on an aesthetic journey around the globe showing us the inner workings of artists studios from different time periods as they create masterpieces that are timeless and eternal. From Perugino’s studio in Renaissance Italy to the workshop of a Japanese Noh mask carver.
(Rigoberto Gonzalez, Lecturer I, Art)

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Jose Calderon, a UTRGV Early Care and Early Child Studies major, wants to become a teacher so he can help change lives. "Being a teacher gives me the opportunity to shape the paths and minds of the future men and women in the world," he said. #utrgvpie
UTRGV signs an MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) with institutions from Ghana on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Edinburg, Texas. This exchange will allow the UTRGV International Programs & Partnerships office, in collaboration with the UTRGV Office of Global Engagement, to cooperate with three affiliated institutions in Ghana, and promote opportunities for students, faculty and staff between institutions to work together through academic and research exchanges. 
UTRGV Photo by Silver Salas
National Cheesecake Day @utrgvunion
National Cheesecake Day @utrgvunion
Roberto De La Garza, a biomedical sciences major, said coming from an area that was medically underrepresented influenced his pursuit of his degree.
"I chose biomedical sciences to tackle issues with diversity, inclusion and health disparities in my community," he said. 
Robert is this week's Profile in Excellence. #utrgvpie
There is a growing interest for careers in the hospitality and tourism industry. #UTRGV @vackarcobe recently launched the new program Hospitality and Tourism Management to teach students about the field. Read more about it: utrgv.news/BeOurGuest 📸: Paul Chouy
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#utrgv #highered #business #hospitality #tourism
Parachute drops and rocket launches! Children in the @utrgvcstem summer camp had a busy day in #Brownsville. #SummerCamp