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Published on Jul 11, 2013

IT'S Friday, JULY 12, 2013.
HELLO, I'M VERONIQUE MASTERSON.
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO.
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"DIVERSE: ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION" MAGAZINE HAS NAMED UTEP A TOP DEGREE PRODUCER!
THE UNIVERSITY RANKED NUMBER ONE IN AWARDING DEGREES TO HISPANIC STUDENTS IN EDUCATION, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.
UTEP RANKED NUMBER TWO IN AWARDING EDUCATION DEGREES TO ALL MINORITIES AND IN AWARDING DEGREES IN BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES, AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES TO HISPANIC STUDENTS.
THIS IS THE FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW THAT THE MAGAZINE HAS RANKED UTEP IN A TOP SPOT.
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A GROUP OF UTEP RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND MOBILE TECHNOLOGY CAN HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION!
OSCAR PEREZ IS THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR OF A THREE-YEAR STUDY INTO THE EFFECT OF IPADS ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AT UTEP.
THE FINDINGS SHOWED THAT STUDENTS WHO USE AN IPAD IMPROVED THEIR GRADES BY AS MUCH AS 10 PERCENT.
AT THE END OF JUNE, PEREZ AND HIS TEAM SHARED THEIR FINDINGS WITH INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS AT THE 120TH AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION CONFERENCE IN ATLANTA.
THE RESEARCH EARNED A 2012 WOODY EVERETT AWARD FOR BEST PAPER IN THE ORGANIZATION'S COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION DIVISION.
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JOURNALISM IN JULY WAS A GREAT SUCCESS THIS WEEK!
THE EIGHT-DAY SUMMER WORKSHOP WAS FOR LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN STUDYING JOURNALISM.
EACH SPRING, 20 STUDENTS ARE RECRUITED AND TRAINED ON THE BASICS OF JOURNALISM AND USING DIGITAL TOOLS TO TELL STORIES ON THE WEB.
STUDENTS ALSO TOURED LOCAL PRINT AND TELEVISION NEWSROOMS.
AT THE END OF THE WEEK PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE HAD TO PRODUCE A BILINGUAL, MULTIMEDIA STUDENT WEB MAGAZINE FILLED WITH NEWS AND ENTERPRISE STORIES, FEATURING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO.
THE PROGRAM IS SPONSORED BY THE DOW JONES NEWSPAPER FUND AND UTEP'S MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM INCUBATOR "BORDERZINE."
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DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE ALUMNI PICK-NIC THIS Saturday, JULY 13 FROM 3 TO 7 P.M. AT MEMORIAL PARK.
IF YOU DON'T LIVE HERE, GO TO UTEP.EDU/ALUMNI TO SEE IF THERE IS ONE ALREADY ORGANIZED NEAR YOU.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE AND OTHER STORIES, CHECK OUT UTEPNEWS.COM.
I'M VERONIQUE MASTERSON.
WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT Friday.
GO MINERS!
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