KTEP - El Paso, Texas

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.

  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.

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.

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. 

    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.


   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.

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.

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.

  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.

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.

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.



   Host Keith Pannell inaugurates the Centennial celebratory series, "100 at 100: Research for Our Next Century," which highlights research on the UTEP campus.  Dr. Diana Natalicio talks about UTEP's role as an emerging leading research institution.  http://centennial.utep.edu/Diana-Natalicio-Leader.html

Aired Jan. 2, 2014.