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NEWS: Laredo College chooses lone finalist from TAMIU
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NEWS: Laredo College chooses lone finalist from TAMIU

NEWS: Laredo College chooses lone finalist from TAMIU By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Sunday, May 15, 2022 TAMIU’s own Vice President of Student Success Maria Minerva Ramirez becomes Laredo College’s lone finalist during the late evening of April 28 during LC’s search for a new president. “We congratulate our longtime colleague and friend, Dr. Minita Ramírez, on her selection as sole finalist for the position of president of Laredo College,” TAMIU President Pablo Arenaz offered the following morning in an email. Rolando Santos | TAMIU Public RelationsVice President for Student Success Maria Minerva Ramirez Arenaz continued about her lengthy career on campus and how much of an impression she left on it. “The arc of her 21-year career here at TAMIU has been trul...
RESEARCH: Improved intergenerational communication key to preventing misinformation, local study shows
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RESEARCH: Improved intergenerational communication key to preventing misinformation, local study shows

RESEARCH: Improved intergenerational communication key to preventing misinformation, local study shows By Mireilly Gonzalez Bridge Staff InternPublished Thursday, May 5, 2022 Two TAMIU professors discovered a possible key to battle local misinformation. Texas A&M International University Assistant Professor of communication Arthur Soto-Vásquez and Assistant Professor of social sciences Wanzhu Shi worked together on a research article on COVID-19 misinformation. “We found a lot of interesting stuff,” Soto-Vásquez recalled of their joint research. Karla De Leon | Bridge Assistant Professor of communication Arthur Soto-Vásquez looks at the computer screen in his office in the Academic Innovation Center on Apr. 27. One of their key findings revolves around the idea ...
NEWS: TAMIU receives recognition for helping students climb economic ladder
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NEWS: TAMIU receives recognition for helping students climb economic ladder

NEWS: TAMIU receives recognition for helping students climb economic ladder By Glenys MaldonadoSports EditorPublished Monday, April 11, 2022 Adding to its list of accomplishments and notoriety, TAMIU received a third-place national ranking in economic mobility. The movement from low-income to higher-income levels for individuals and their families is an important aspect regarding economic mobility.  “It's not all about money, it is … choice, opportunity, to live wherever you would like to,” Texas A&M International University Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Projects John C. Kilburn said. “It is the freedom to choose rather than be told what to do.” Samantha Gonzalez | Bridge Photo IllustrationEarning a degree from TAMIU can help raise the economi...
SCIENCE: Lecture examines asteroid impact on dinosaurs
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SCIENCE: Lecture examines asteroid impact on dinosaurs

SCIENCE: Lecture examines asteroid impact on dinosaurs From Staff ReportsPublished Tuesday, March 29, 2022Updated Monday, April 11, 2022, with photos from the event Tomorrow's special lecture proposes a look at the asteroid that scientists say ended the last era of dinosaurs about 65 million years ago. Image credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechThis NASA artist's concept shows a broken asteroid. Scientists believe a giant asteroid, which may have originated in the Main Asteroid Belt of the Sol System, made its way to Earth and possibly brought about the end of the dinosaurs. NASA's WISE mission ruled out the leading suspect, a member of the Baptistina family of asteroids. Scheduled for 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Texas A&M International University Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Rec...
HUMANITIES: First-Year Writing Program holds write-in
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HUMANITIES: First-Year Writing Program holds write-in

HUMANITIES: First-Year Writing Program holds write-in By Gabriel RodriguezBridge Staff WriterPublished Friday, March 18, 2022 A group of students gathered in the Academic Innovations Center computer lab to improve their writing for assignments. The First-Year Writing Program held its first write-in of the semester on Saturday morning, Feb. 19. Samantha Gonzalez | Bridge TAMIU students get writing help through a write-in workshop, sponsored by the First-Year Writing Program on Feb. 26 in the AIC. Moving back and forth between the computer lab and an area situated nearby with snacks and various compositional resources to aid the participants, Director of the First-Year Writing Program and Associate Professional of English Charlene Summers, Visiting Instructors Teresa Scott an...
NURSING: HESI Exam rumors shut down
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NURSING: HESI Exam rumors shut down

NURSING: HESI Exam rumors shut down By Delilah RamosBridge Contributing WriterPublished Wednesday, March 2, 2022(Originally published in the February print edition, 2022) Rumors began circulating in Fall 2021 about the raising of the HESI A2 minimum passing grade for the TAMIU nursing program. But rumors are all they were, said the program’s dean. The TAMIU College of Nursing and Health Sciences requires an exam to be taken, known as the HESI A2, in order to be considered for the nursing program. These rumors went around that the minimum passing grade for this exam would be higher than the current one, which is at 75%. Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Marivic Torregosa said “Policies do not change from one day to the next.” As of now, the minimum grade for...
Chasing the education path
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Chasing the education path

Chasing the education path By Ana OrtizBridge contributing writerPublished Wednesday, March 2, 2022(Originally published in the February print edition, 2022) When choosing one’s College of Education path, sometimes the choices are not always so easy or clear. Students sometimes find they went down the wrong path to get where they are going–or have they? Texas A&M International University senior education major Maricarmen Ayala said she took a wrong turn and thought about getting out of the program but believes that ship set sail. David Peralta | Bridge Photo IllustrationStudents struggle to follow the education path and are undecided which one to take in the College of Education. “I wished I [would] have taken the alternative route,” Ayala said. “Don’t get me wrong, the...
Department of Education grants $3 million
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Department of Education grants $3 million

Department of Education grants $3 million By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Wednesday, March 2, 2022(Originally published in the February print edition, 2022) Another substantial grant, valued at $3 million, reaches TAMIU through “rigorous application process,” the program manager said. The U.S. Department of Education funded the Texas A&M International University AIRES Project for services and career-readiness training to upper-level undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics students for Spring 2022. Leonard Gonzalez | BridgeTAMIU senior Rosalinda Pescina codes for a technology project on Feb. 7 at the Academic Innovation Center. “[The] grant was funded in October of 2020 through a rigorous application process,” AIRES program manager Andre...
New professor’s microbiology research focuses on microorganism, fungal disease
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New professor’s microbiology research focuses on microorganism, fungal disease

New professor's microbiology research focuses on microorganism, fungal disease By Brenda AlvarezBridge contributing writerPublished Wednesday, March 2, 2022(Originally published in the February print edition, 2022) Hailing from a small town near the Indian Ocean, one new faculty member now strives to find a solution for pathogens. Texas A&M International University Assistant Professor of microbiology Ruvini Pathirana, of Sri Lanka, discovered a curiosity about the quality of mass-produced food. This drove her to work toward a master’s in food science and technology from her hometown. After applying around the world to pursue her doctorate, she ended up earning it from a university in Nebraska. Karla de Leon | BridgeAssistant Professor of microbiology Ruvini Pathirana using...
Faculty awards presented at Convocation
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Faculty awards presented at Convocation

Faculty awards presented at Convocation By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 Each year, TAMIU names an elite list of faculty recognized for excellence in teaching and research. This year’s announcement came as part of the University’s Fall Convocation. One assistant professional, plus two assistant and two associate professors received the fall semester’s coveted awards. These honors spotlight Texas A&M International University faculty who hone their field of expertise and create a unique way of learning in their classroom and community. Phoebe Chavez | Special to The BridgeDistinguished Teacher of the Year Fei Lou and Outstanding Teacher of the Year Hailey Kazen Among the winners were Assistant Professor Jared R. Dmello for the Instructio...
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