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UTRGV Physics team in the spotlight since discovery

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy played an integral role in an historic scientific discoveryannounced just last month.

Nominations Sought for 30 Under 30 Program

First ever competition designed to recognize rising stars of Brownsville

Port of Brownsville posts another record year

The port handled 10.1 million tons of cargo for FY 2015

Port of Brownsville to export oil after U.S. lifts ban on crude oil exports

Centurion Terminals LLC broke ground on its Port of Brownsville terminal project in September anticipating that a 40-year U.S. ban on crude oil exports was about to be lifted.

Local UTRGV scientists help detect gravitational waves, proving Einstein was right

WASHINGTON, D.C. / RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – FEB. 11, 2016 – For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe.

BEDC's Exec. VP Gilberto Salinas to serve on Texas' Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee

Governor Abbott appointed Sharon Denny, Amy Gowder, Cathy Kilmain, J.Ross Lacy, Robert Mitchell and Terry Stevens to the Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee for terms to expire September 1, 2017. He has also appointed John Elbon, Robert Harless, Janine Iannarelli and Gilberto Salinas for terms to expire September 1, 2019. The Governor additionally named Janine Iannarelli as presiding officer. The Committee assists in the state’s economic development efforts to recruit and retain aerospace and aviation jobs and investments in Texas.

New York investment firm agrees to back Texas LNG project

Houston-based Texas LNG, one of four firm that have announced plans to build Liquefied Natural Gas export terminals at the Port of Brownsville, announced Dec. 4 that Third Point LLC, a New York investment fund with $17 billion in assets, had signed on to provide development capital

Brownsville, the safest metro in Texas

The Brownsville Metropolitan Statistical Area has been recognized as the safest metro in the state of Texas, according to FBI data released in January.

Brownsville airport breaks record for passenger enplanements; adds new carrier and flights

An increase in passenger activity has helped the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport expand its commercial services, picking up another airline carrier and adding new flights to the schedule.

New University of Texas Americas Institute to have global reach

The University of Texas Americas Institute will work toward the goal of bridging the countries in the global south and tackle important issues in the region.


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