University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo

The University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo (UPRA or UPR Arecibo) is a public college in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. It is part of the University of Puerto Rico. UPR-Arecibo was previously the Colegio Regional de Arecibo (CRA, 'Arecibo Regional College') and Colegio Universitario Tecnológico de Arecibo (CUTA, 'Arecibo Technological University College').

University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo
Universidad de Puerto Rico en Arecibo
UPR at Arecibo Seal.svg
Latin: Universitatis Portoricensis
Other name
UPRA
Former names
Colegio Regional de Arecibo (CRA)
Colegio Universitario Tecnológico de Arecibo (CUTA)
TypePublic
Established1967 (1967)
PresidentLuis A. Ferrao
RectorDr. Carlos A. Andújar Rojas
Academic staff
257
Students3,693
Location,
18°28′8″N 66°44′29″W / 18.46889°N 66.74139°W / 18.46889; -66.74139Coordinates: 18°28′8″N 66°44′29″W / 18.46889°N 66.74139°W / 18.46889; -66.74139
CampusUrban
ColorsYellow, White and Black
     
NicknameWolves
Sporting affiliations
LAI
MascotsThe Wolves (male and female)
Websitewww.upra.edu Edit this at Wikidata

The college is located in the north of the island, next to the largest pharmaceutical and biotechnology complex in the Caribbean, agricultural areas of intense commercial activity and near the site of the Arecibo Observatory. It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

HistoryEdit

The campus was founded in 1967 and after thirteen years became known as Colegio Universitario Tecnológico de Arecibo (CUTA). The campus gained autonomy in 1998 based on the UPR board's Law 16 of June 16,1993.[1]

In 2010 the campus went on strike as part of the 2010–2011 University of Puerto Rico strikes. These events resulted in the firing of the university's rector and subsequently the resignation of all the deans.[2] In 2017 in response to budget cuts to the University system by the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico the campus students voted to join the University of Puerto Rico strikes, 2017.[3]

AcademicsEdit

UPRA offers Associate and Baccalaureate Degrees. Unique programs on this campus of the University of Puerto Rico include:

UPRA is the alma mater of many communications professionals currently working in local and international media and independent producers who graduated from the Bachelor of Communication program ("Tele-Radial").

Greek lifeEdit

The University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo has two fraternities, members of the Inter-Fraternity Council of Puerto Rico.[4]

Notable alumniEdit

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Recuento Histórico" [Historic timeline]. Universidad de Puerto Rico en Arecibo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-06-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Renuncian todos los decanos de la UPR en Arecibo en solidaridad con la Rectora" [All of the deans of the UPR in Arecibo resign in solidarity with the rector]. Primera Hora (Puerto Rico) (in Spanish). 2010-05-21. Retrieved 2021-05-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Finaliza la huelga en UPR de Arecibo" [Strike at UPR of Arecibo ends]. El Vocero (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-05-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Asociaciones - UPRA.edu
  5. ^ "Egresados-Confiesan-Upra". Noticias.universia.pr. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
  6. ^ "Univision | Shows, Entretenimiento, Noticias, Deportes y Novelas".
  7. ^ "Bad Bunny estudiaba en la Universidad de Arecibo (VIDEO) | Música | Radio Onda Cero".

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