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$10 Million Campaign Establishes Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations at UT Austin

Aug. 29, 2014

$10 Million Campaign Establishes Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations at UT Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin has announced the completion of a $10 million fundraising campaign to establish the Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, named in honor of Stan Richards, founder of Dallas-based advertising agency The Richards Group, the largest independent agency in America.

App Makes ID of Harmful Plants, Insects in Texas a Snap

Aug. 28, 2014

App Makes ID of Harmful Plants, Insects in Texas a Snap

AUSTIN, Texas — A free mobile app called TX Invasives is now available from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin for identifying harmful non-native plant, insect and other invasive species statewide.

Two UT Austin Professors Win Prestigious PEN Literary Awards

Aug. 28, 2014

Two UT Austin Professors Win Prestigious PEN Literary Awards

AUSTIN, Texas — Two professors from The University of Texas at Austin — Wayne Rebhorn of the Department of English and Bill Minutaglio of the School of Journalism — have been selected to receive PEN Awards from the PEN USA Center, a human rights and literary organization devoted to defending free expression.

Blanton Museum Receives Major Gift of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art

Aug. 28, 2014

Blanton Museum Receives Major Gift of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art

AUSTIN, Texas — The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin has been gifted approximately 120 modern and contemporary Latin American artworks from UT alumni Judy and Charles Tate of Houston. In addition, the Tates have made a major contribution toward the endowment that supports the museum’s Latin American curatorship.

Moody College of Communication Dean Roderick P. Hart to Step Down in August 2015

Aug. 27, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — After 11 years as dean of The University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication, Dean Roderick P. Hart has announced he will step down effective Aug. 31, 2015.

UT, A&M, Rice Form NSF Hub to Move Ideas to Marketplace

Aug. 26, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin, Rice University and Texas A&M University have received a three-year, $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to become a regional innovation hub that translates academic research into useful technologies with commercial applications.

Houston-area Organizations Receive $10 Million in Grants for Transition-Age Youths and Their Families

Aug. 26, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin has awarded eight grants totaling $10 million to service providers in the Houston/Harris County area. The four-year grants are the latest milestone in an ongoing initiative to identify and address the mental health needs of transition-age youths and their families.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Acclaimed Writer Ian McEwan to Read from New Novel “The Children Act”

Aug. 25, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: Acclaimed Writer Ian McEwan to Read from New Novel “The Children Act”

The Harry Ransom Center and the Michener Center for Writers present novelist Ian McEwan to mark the Ransom Center’s acquisition of McEwan’s archive. McEwan’s first American reading from his new novel “The Children Act” will be followed by a reception and book signing.

MEDIA ADVISORY: ‘Gone To Texas’ Celebration to Welcome New Students to Campus

Aug. 21, 2014

New students arriving at The University of Texas at Austin will gather in front of the Tower to celebrate “Gone To Texas,” the university’s official welcome for incoming students including freshmen and transfer, graduate and law students. The celebration introduces the newest Longhorns to the traditions of the institution and its core purpose, values and…   » Continue Reading

MEDIA ADVISORY: 400 Volunteers to Help 7,300+ Students “Mooov-In” at UT Austin

Aug. 20, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin will welcome more than 7,300 students from 42 states, 35 countries and five continents as they “Mooov-In” to 14 on-campus residence halls. Nearly 400 faculty members, staffers and student volunteers will be on hand to help the newest generation of Longhorns and their families “Mooov-In.” Mooov-In is organized by…   » Continue Reading