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 May 15, 2014

100 @ 100: Hideaki Tsutsui

Hideaki Tsutsui

  The research of Hideaki Tsutsui, lighting designer and assistant professor at the Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Texas at El Paso.  Hideaki has implemented "green" technology in the lighting design of several productions at UTEP.  http://www.hideakitsutsui.com/

Aired May 15, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Tue May 13, 2014

100 @ 100: Arvind Singhal

Arvind Singhal with former President Bill Clinton
Credit utminers.utep.edu

  The research of Dr. Arvind Singhal, the Samuel Shirley & Edna Holt Marston Endowed Professor of Communication at UTEP, the Director of the Social Justice Initiative, and the William J. Clinton Distinguished Fellow at the Clinton School of Public Service.  Arvind's research focuses on using communication methods to improve the health of society and individuals.  He has worked on global polio eradication, and is involved in heightening awareness of women's issues in India via a soap opera.  http://utminers.utep.edu/asinghal/

Aired May 13, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Thu May 8, 2014

100 @ 100: Andrea Shaheen

Andrea Shaheen

  The research of Andrea Shaheen, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Texas at El Paso's Department of Music.  Andrea researches contemporary performance practices of musicians in Syria, with a focus on the oboe and related instruments.  http://faculty.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=faculty.utep.edu/alshaheen

Aired May 8, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Tue May 6, 2014

100 at 100: Elizabeth Walsh

Elizabeth Walsh

  The research of Dr. Elizabeth Walsh.  Liz studies the ecology & evolution of fresh water invertebrates, namely rotifers, the smallest multi-celled animal on the planet.  These fresh water creatures are found across the El Paso region.  http://orspprofile.utep.edu/profilesystem/editprofile.php?pid=1028&onlyview=1

Aired May 6, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Thu May 1, 2014

100 AT 100: Gaspare Genna

Gaspare Genna

  The research of Gaspare Genna, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at UTEP.  Gaspare is interested in researching regional integration among countries wishing to create political & economic ties.  Gaspare has found that similarities within countries' institutions and a system of fairness can build trust between them.  http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=32681

Aired May 1, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Tue April 29, 2014

100 at 100: Katja Michael

Katja Michael

  The research of Katja Michael, Associate Professor in the UTEP Department of Chemistry.  Katja is researching photochemical methodology development, research which could lead to improvements in drug delivery to diseased cells.  http://orspprofile.utep.edu/profilesystem/editprofile.php?pid=1110

Aired April 29, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Thu April 24, 2014

100 @ 100: Maceo Dailey

Maceo Crenshaw Dailey

  The research of Dr. Maceo Crenshaw Dailey from the Department of History, and Director of the UTEP African American Studies Program.  Dr. Dailey talks about El Paso's special place in history for being ahead of its time during and before the Civil Rights movement.  https://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=24311, African American Studies Program http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=academics.utep.edu/aasp

Aired April 24, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:04 am
Tue April 22, 2014

100 @ 100: Tom Fullerton

Tom Fullerton

  The research of Tom Fullerton, Professor of Economics & Finance at UTEP's College of Business Administration.  Fullerton studies the border economy and is researching how to predict when business cycle downturns will occur.  http://business.utep.edu/faculty/profiles/fullerton/

Aired April 22, 2014.

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: Stacey Sowards

Stacey Sowards

  The research of Dr. Stacey 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.