On March 5 KONY 2012, a film made by global organization Invisible Children, went viral after its initial upload to YouTube. The video is part of an international campaign initiated by Invisible Children to showcase the offenses committed by war criminal Joseph Kony, leader of the rebel group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). A local Valley organization, Kony 2012 RGV Army, has already made plans to recruit citizens for a worldwide event, Cover the Night. It will take place April 20, from midnight to 3 a.m.; people will blanket the streets with Kony posters and paraphernalia to raise awareness for this cause.
Bioethics: Health Care and Treatment in Education and Practice is the topic for the Fourth Annual Pan American Collaboration for Ethics in the Professions (PACE) Ethics Conference that will be held from March 20-23. It is a free event that aims to engage UTPA students and faculty, local health care practitioners and the RGV community in a discussion of ethics, education, health care and the practice of medicine. Various events and speakers will take place in the University Ballroom, the Bronc Room and the Visitors Center. More information can be found at utpa.edu/pace.
The results of Super Tuesday put Mitt Romney in the lead for the Republican Presidential Primaries, after he won Alabama, Idaho, Massachusetts, Ohio, Virginia, and Vermont. Rick Santorum won in North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, while Newt Gingrich was victorious in Georgia. Up to this point Ron Paul has yet to win in any state. The 155 delegates Texas has to offer will be a late prize in the GOP race; the primary is scheduled for April 3.