UTEP Headlines Newscast 09.11.15

UTEP Headlines Newscast 09.11.15


It’s Friday, September 11, 2015. Hello, I’m Elizabeth Ashby. Here’s what you
need to know about what’s happening at The University of Texas at El Paso. ### Recent UTEP research has found a high rate
of Texas bugs carrying Chagas disease. The finding suggests that the risk of Texans
contracting the disease may be higher than previously thought. The parasite Trypasanoma cruzi, or T. cruzi,
is a parasite that causes Chagas disease and is carried by blood-sucking insects known
as kissing bugs. Of the kissing bugs that were collected at
UTEP’s Indio Mountains Research Station, 61 percent were found to carry T. cruzi. The recent study was led by Dr. Rosa Maldonado,
an associate professor of biological sciences and published in the journal Acta Tropica. ### The first Centennial Lecture of the fall semester
was delivered last night by Bank of Mexico Vice Governor Manuel Sanchez Gonzalez. His lecture was titled “Outlook for the
Mexican Economy.” The Centennial Lecture series will continue
next week with a lecture delivered by Philip F. Mangano, President and CEO of the American
Round Table to Abolish Homelessness. It will be held Thursday, September 17, at
5 p.m. in the Undergraduate Learning Center Room 106. The Centennial Lecture Series invites noteworthy
speakers to share their perspectives on a broad range of issues that impact society. ### And football season is in full swing, and
the UTEP Miners are ready to face the NMSU Aggies on Saturday, September 19. But you don’t have to save your competitive
spirit for the game. Once again, UTEP and NMSU are teaming up with
United Blood Services for the annual I-10 Blood Coalition. United Blood Services Bloodmobiles will be
located on the UTEP campus at the Undergraduate Learning Center, the UTEP Union parking lot,
the Peter and Margaret DeWetter Center, and the Union University Suites. The I-10 Blood Coalition was launched in 2004
to collect pints of blood for the El Paso/Las Cruces region. ### For more on these and other stories, visit
utepnews.com. Go Miners!

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