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Cigarroa: Powers to resign effective June 2

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa issued a statement on Wednesday announcing that UT-Austin President Bill Powers will resign effective June 2, 2015.

Ysleta ISD names new director, new principal for Hillcrest Middle

The Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) announced new administrators to its team on Tuesday morning.

Unique Doctor of Economic Development program at NMSU looks to expand its reach

A doctoral program at New Mexico State University that is unique in the nation is looking to increase its visibility and expand its pool of qualified applicants.

NMSU sustainability project receives regional and national recognition

A group of New Mexico State University researchers received regional and national recognition for a sustainability project that aims to conserve water.

YISD studies reveal some campuses 'under capacity'

Ysleta Independent School District leaders received a mixed bag of good and bad news at a special board of trustees meeting Monday night.

YISD looks to population study amid enrollment decline

The Ysleta Independent School District is preparing to examine the results of a population study it commissioned amid declining enrollment.

NMSU Corona research center to host field day July 19

Ranchers will have an opportunity to learn about the research being conducted at New Mexico State University’s Corona Range and Livestock Research Center during a field day on Saturday, July 19.

Cigarroa tells Powers to resign or be fired

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa has asked University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers to resign ahead of the Board of Regents’ July 10 meeting or be fired at it, multiple s

NMSU biology professor helps students discover their potential

After 22 years at New Mexico State University, Regents Professor Elba Serrano’s philosophy about student success remains rooted in the beliefs that have nurtured her own career.

UTEP is top producer of women earning Ph.D.s in engineering

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).

NMSU computer science department head named interim associate dean

Enrico Pontelli, computer science professor and department head, will take the position of interim associate dean in New Mexico State University’s College of Arts and Sciences as of July 1.

UTEP School of Nursing receives grant for nursing scholarships through RWJF New Careers in Nursing Program

For the fourth time, the School of Nursing at The University of Texas at El Paso has been awarded a grant from the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Scholarship Program.

Gallegos announces grants for UTEP

U.S. Representative Pete P. Gallego (D-Alpine) announced a $475,000 federal grant for migrant workers and family members of seasonal farmworkers to help them earn a GED.

EPISD to consider leasing Jefferson land for research facility

The El Paso Independent School District will consider leasing or selling land at Jefferson High School to the Medical Center of Americas (MCA) for construction of a new private biomedical engineering facility.

UTEP History Department to offer digital humanities workshops

The University of Texas at El Paso History Department and Humanities Texas invite area high school teachers to attend the one-day workshop, Teaching History and Geography for the 21st Century through Digital Maps, on June 28 or July 12.