100 @ 100: Research for Our Next Century

Tuesday and Thursday at 8:59am

As part of the celebration of the 100th year birthday of the University of Texas at El Paso, Dr. Keith Pannell will take a look at 100 individuals on the UTEP campus who represent a broad selection of the top research faculty members.  

The series will cover the entire UTEP campus, from Chemistry to Theatre Arts, with stops in the College of Business, the College of Health Sciences, the School of Nursing, and more.  The series demonstrates the wonderful variety of active minds and imaginations of the faculty on the UTEP campus.



KTEP Local
9:04 am
Thu April 17, 2014

100 @ 100: Craig Tweedy

Craig Tweedy
Credit Systems Ecology Laboratory

  The research of Craig Tweedy of the Systems Ecology Laboratory with the UTEP Department of Biological Sciences.  Tweedy studies how ecosystems function and interface with the atmosphere.  He talks about the gradual transformation of the Paso del Norte region from grasslands to shrublands over the past few centuries.  http://faculty.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=faculty.utep.edu/ctweedie

Aired April 17, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Tue April 15, 2014

100 @ 100: Nigel Ward

Nigel Ward

  The research of Nigel Ward, professor of Computer Science at UTEP.  Nigel has been studying prosody - the inflections, stresses, and intonations of speech - and he is looking on how to make the human voice "searchable" on the web.  http://www.cs.utep.edu/nigel/

Aired April 15, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Thu April 10, 2014

100 @ 100: Rosa Fitzgerald

Rosa Fitzgerald

  The research of Rosa Fitzgerald, Associate Professor of Physics at UTEP. Rosa has been studying aerosols and how they affect and exist in the atmosphere.  http://orspprofile.utep.edu/profilesystem/editprofile.php?pid=1156&onlyview=1

Aired April 10, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Tue April 8, 2014

100 @ 100: Jorge Gardea-Torresdey

Jorge Gardea-Torresdey
Credit admin.utep.edu

  The research of Jorge Gardea-Torresdey, Dudley Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science and Engineering at UTEP.  He discusses the impact of nanoparticles in the environment and how phytoremediation and phytomining are removing harmful heavy metals from the soil.  http://www.ssslogic.com/gardea/

Aired April 8, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Thu April 3, 2014

100 @ 100: Vladik Kreinovich

Vladik Kreinovich

  The research of Vladik Kreinovich, Professor of Computer Science at UTEP.  Vladik specializes in the calculation of uncertainty and predicting the accuracy of data. 

Aired April 3, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Tue April 1, 2014

100 @ 100: Charles Martin

Charles Martin
Credit news.southtexascollege.edu

  The research of Charles Martin, UTEP Department of History.  Martin has been researching race & ethnicity in the history of American sports, in particular, the integration of college sports.  http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=54916

Aired April 1, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Thu March 27, 2014

100 @ 100: Eli Greenbaum

Eli Greenbaum with a water cobra
Credit Eli Greenbaum

  The research of Eli Greenbaum, Associate Professor of Evolutionary Genetics in the Department of Biological Sciences at UTEP.  Eli has been studying how African frog species are related to each other and where the species boundaries lie.  http://eligreenbaum.iss.utep.edu

Aired March 27, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Tue March 25, 2014

100 @ 100: Tony Stafford

Tony Stafford
Credit academics.utep.edu

  The research of Tony Stafford, UTEP Department of English.  Dr. Stafford has looked into the consumption of wine by the characters in Macbeth, and why these lines are disputed by some Shakespearean scholars as NOT having been written by Shakespeare.  He also talks about the fascination of libraries and gardens in the writings of George Bernard Shaw.

Aired March 25, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Thu March 20, 2014

100 @ 100: Stephen Crites

Stephen Crites

  The research of Stephen Crites of the UTEP Psychology Department.  Stephen studies brain function and how we activate "stereotypes" in the brain.  Why do some of those stereotypes process incorrectly in some individuals?  http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=6915

Aired March 20, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Tue March 18, 2014

100 @ 100: Louie Saenz

Louie Saenz
Credit Facebook

  The research of Louie Saenz, KTEP's News Director and lecturer at the University of Texas at El Paso.  Louie talks about the research behind his upcoming Summer course, "It was 50 Years Ago Today: How the Beatles Changed Media Image and American Pop Culture."

Aired March 18, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Thu March 13, 2014

100 @ 100: Wen-Yee Lee

Wen-Yee Lee


  The research of Dr. Wen-Yee Lee, Associate Professor of Chemistry at UTEP.  Dr. Lee, who is an analytical chemist, talks about compounds of emerging concern, or endocrine disrupters that are more and more commonly found in our drinking and waste water supplies.  https://orspprofile.utep.edu/profilesystem/editprofile.php?pid=1119&onlyview=1

Aired March 13, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Tue March 11, 2014

100 @ 100: Kathryn Smith-McGlynn

Kathryn Smith-McGlynn

  The research of Kathryn Smith-McGlynn.  Kathryn is a visiting professor in the UTEP Department of Theatre & Dance, and she talks about UTEP's collaboration with the Frontera Rep Theatre Co. in researching & presenting "Highway 47," a one-woman show by New York City writer, KJ Sanchez.  http://www.fronterarep.org/

Aired March 11, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Thu March 6, 2014

100 @ 100: Edward Castañeda

Eddie Castañeda

  The research of Edward  Castañeda, professor in the Department of Psychology at UTEP.  Eddie talks about the plasticity of the brain, the way dopamine levels affect drug addiction and Parkinson's Disease, and how the brain changes when we learn.  http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=45897

Aired March 6, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Tue March 4, 2014

100 @ 100: Matthew Desing

Matthew Desing

  The research of Matthew Desing, Assistant Professor of Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature in the Department Languages & Linguistics at UTEP.  Matthew's interest lies in 13th century Spanish literature and how extraordinary women were portrayed in those works.  http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=67500

Aired March 4, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Thu February 27, 2014

100 @ 100: Soheil Nazarian

Soheil Nazarian

  The research of Soheil Nazarian, Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at UTEP, and Director of the Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems.  Soheil explains how UTEP has been instrumental in developing ultrasonics to find defects in bridges and roads before they are even detectable.  He also is researching & developing "intelligent construction" for the federal government.  http://ce.utep.edu/facultynazarian.htmhttp://ctis.utep.edu/

Aired Feb. 27, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Tue February 25, 2014

100 @ 100: Renato Aguilera

Renato Aguilera

  The research of Renato Aguilera, Professor of Biological Sciences at UTEP.  Renato is looking for enzymes that can kill specific cancer cells.  He is also trying to determine whether there are specific cancer cell lines for Hispanics.  http://orspprofile.utep.edu/profilesystem/editprofile.php?pid=1031&onlyview=1

Aired Feb. 25, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Thu February 20, 2014

100 @ 100: Luciana Garbayo

Luciana Garbayo
Credit Constraint Research and Reading Group


   The research of Luciana Garbayo, Assistant Professor of Philosphy at UTEP.  Luciana is an MD and PhD, and she studies the philosophy of science...more specifically, the philosophy of network medicine.  This allows for new approaches to understanding disease from a network-based perspective. 

Aired Feb. 20, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Tue February 18, 2014

100 @ 100: Aurolyn Luykx

Aurolyn Luykx

  The research of Aurolyn Luykx of the UTEP Department of Sociology & Anthropology.  Luykx is researching endangered languages, specifically the language of the southern Tigua.  http://faculty.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=faculty.utep.edu/aluykx

Aired Feb. 18, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Thu February 13, 2014

100 @ 100: Stacy Sowards

Stacy Sowards

  The research of Dr. Stacy Sowards, Chair of the UTEP Department of Communication.  Dr. Sowards has been involved in conservation and environmental campaigns in Indonesia.  http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=67102

Aired Feb. 13, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Tue February 11, 2014

100 @ 100: Oralia Loza

Oralia Loza
Credit UTEP College of Health Sciences e-newsletter

  The research of Oralia Loza, Assistant Professor in the UTEP Department of Public Health Sciences.  Oralia is currently working on the health needs of  the transgender community, in particular, transgender women.

Aired Feb. 11, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Thu February 6, 2014

100 @ 100: Aaron Velasco

  The research of Aaron Velasco of the UTEP Department of Geological Sciences.  Velasco is studying dynamic triggering of earthquakes.  It's known that large quakes can trigger smaller quakes, but can large quakes trigger another large quake felt halfway around the world?   http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=24735

Aired Feb. 6, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Tue February 4, 2014

100 @ 100: Timothy Roth

Tim Roth
Credit UTEP Dept of Economics & Finance

  Keith Pannell welcomes Timothy Roth, A.B. Templeton Professor of Financial Management & Banking, and Chair of the Department of Economics & Finance at UTEP.  Roth discusses his research into the interface between economics and moral & political philosophy. http://business.utep.edu/faculty/profiles/roth/

Aired Feb. 4, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Thu January 30, 2014

100 @ 100: David Zubia

David Zubia
Credit UTEP Office of Research & Sponsored Projects

  Keith Pannell talks with David Zubia, Associate Professor of the UTEP Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.  Zubia talks about improving the efficiency of solar cells, and how nanopatterning can make crystals smaller, reduce defects, and increase efficiency.   http://ee.utep.edu/facultyzubia.htm

Aired Jan. 30, 2014. 

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Tue January 28, 2014

100 @ 100: Russ Chianelli

    Keith talks with Dr. Russell Chianelli, UTEP Chemistry Professor and materials scientist.  Chianelli is director of the Materials Research & Technology Institute.  He talks about the catalysts used in refineries around the world, and about innovative ways to recycle methane waste into usable sources of energy.  http://research.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=10642

Aired Jan. 28, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Thu January 23, 2014

100 @ 100: Dena Kay Jones


   Keith talks with Dena Kay Jones, the Keyboard Division Coordinator for the UTEP Department of Music.  Dena talks about her research into the little-known piano music of Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo.  http://www.denakayjones.com/

Aired Jan. 23, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Tue January 21, 2014

100 @ 100: Josiah Heyman

Josiah Heyman
Credit UTEP Department of Sociology & Anthropology

    Keith talks with Josiah Heyman, chair of the UTEP Department of Sociology & Anthropology, and Endowed Professor of Border Trade Issues.  Heyman talks about the concept of "place-based" research and why his studies on the U.S./Mexico border can easily correlate with other border nations around the world.  http://faculty.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=faculty.utep.edu/jmheyman

Aired Jan. 21, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Thu January 16, 2014

100 @ 100: Lawrence Cohn

Larry Cohn
Credit UTEP Department of Psychology


   Keith talks with Lawrence Cohn, Professor of Psychology at UTEP.  Cohn talks about his research into how people weigh evidence when making decisions.  Why do people lean one way or the other when presented with anectodal information versus scientific or statistical information?  http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=7329

Aired Jan. 16, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Tue January 14, 2014

100 @ 100: Charles Ambler

Charles Ambler

  Keith talks with Charles Ambler, Professor of History at UTEP.  Ambler's focus of research is 19th & 20th century Africa.  He talks about the history of radio in Africa, from its start in the 1920s & `30s, to its growth as a medium of propaganda.  http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=54924

Aired Jan. 14, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Thu January 9, 2014

100 @ 100: Ricardo Bernal

Ricardo Bernal (left)
Credit UTEP Newsletter


   Keith talks with Ricardo Bernal of the UTEP Department of Chemistry.  Bernal talks about his research into protein malfunction and his efforts to better understand chaperonins, proteins found in every cell in our bodies.  http://science.utep.edu/chemistry/rbernal/

Aired Jan. 9, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:08 am
Tue January 7, 2014

100 @ 100: Keith Erekson

Keith Erekson
Credit UTEP Department of History


   Keith talks with Keith Erekson, Associate Professor of History at the UTEP.  Erekson talks about his research into commemorations, and his role as Executive Director of the Centennial Celebration at UTEP.  http://www.keitherekson.com/

Aired Jan. 7, 2014.