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Black Student-Athlete Conference to Feature ex-Longhorns Ricky Williams, Roosevelt Leaks

Dec. 19, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and two of its units will host the Black Student-Athlete Conference at The University of Texas at Austin on Jan. 7-9.

UT Austin Ranks 14th in Kiplinger’s List of 100 Best-Value Public Colleges

Dec. 18, 2014

UT Austin Ranks 14th in Kiplinger’s List of 100 Best-Value Public Colleges

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin has risen to 14th place in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of 100 best values in public colleges for 2015.

New Director Named at Center for Politics and Governance

Dec. 18, 2014

New Director Named at Center for Politics and Governance

AUSTIN, Texas — Ryan Streeter, a long-serving government official at the state and federal levels, has been named director of the Center for Politics and Governance at The University of Texas at Austin.

Character Development of Young Athletes Will Be Focus of Groundbreaking UT Austin Effort

Dec. 15, 2014

Character Development of Young Athletes Will Be Focus of Groundbreaking UT Austin Effort

AUSTIN, Texas — Recognizing the need for college and professional athletes to serve as leaders and role models, The University of Texas at Austin is launching a new center that will help young male and female athletes succeed on and off the field as responsible citizens.

McCombs Scholarship Provides Money and Expertise to Student Entrepreneurs

Dec. 12, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) will award two scholarships valued at $50,000 each during a shark-tank style pitch competition Feb. 20, 2015, as part of their third annual TVL Scholarship Competition for student entrepreneurs who pursue their MBA degrees at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.

UT Austin Named to 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Dec. 12, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Computer Scientists at UT Austin Crack Code for Redrawing Bird Family Tree

Dec. 11, 2014

Computer Scientists at UT Austin Crack Code for Redrawing Bird Family Tree

AUSTIN, Texas — A new computational technique developed at The University of Texas at Austin has enabled an international consortium to produce an avian tree of life that points to the origins of various bird species.

UT Austin Establishes 3-Year Law and Public Affairs Integrated Dual Degrees

Dec. 11, 2014

UT Austin Establishes 3-Year Law and Public Affairs Integrated Dual Degrees

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin has established two unique, integrated three-year dual degree programs blending the study of public policy and law.

New Study Measures Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Production and Offers Insights into Two Large Sources

Dec. 9, 2014

New Study Measures Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Production and Offers Insights into Two Large Sources

Researchers find a small percentage of wells accounts for the majority of emissions.

Trail of Lights Dedicates Special Night to UT Austin on Dec. 16

Dec. 8, 2014

Trail of Lights Dedicates Special Night to UT Austin on Dec. 16

AUSTIN, Texas — For the first time, The University of Texas at Austin presents UT Night at the Trail of Lights, featuring the trail’s iconic globe display revamped in brilliantly glowing burnt orange and showcasing student talent on the evening of Dec.16 at Zilker Park.