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Ford Foundation’s Darren Walker to Speak at UT Austin Spring Commencement

March 6, 2015

Ford Foundation’s Darren Walker to Speak at UT Austin Spring Commencement

AUSTIN, Texas — Darren Walker, a Texas Ex and president of the Ford Foundation, will deliver the keynote address during the 2015 spring commencement ceremony at The University of Texas at Austin on May 23. As the highest-ranking officer at the Ford Foundation, Walker currently oversees more than $12 billion in assets,$500 million in grants and…   » Continue Reading

U.S.-Born Children of Undocumented Parents Report Anxiety and Depression Symptoms

March 5, 2015

U.S.-Born Children of Undocumented Parents Report Anxiety and Depression Symptoms

U.S.-born children of undocumented parents experience elevated levels of anxiety, and if their parents were detained or deported, those children are more likely to report depressive symptoms, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

New Protein Booster May Lead to Better DNA Vaccines and Gene Therapy

March 5, 2015

New Protein Booster May Lead to Better DNA Vaccines and Gene Therapy

Scientists have discovered a new way to manipulate how cells function, a finding that might help advance an experimental approach to improving public health: DNA vaccines, which could be more efficient, less expensive and easier to store than traditional vaccines.

UT Austin Delays Opening Due to Winter Weather

March 4, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas — Due to potential winter weather, The University of Texas at Austin will officially close at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, and delay opening until 1 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015. Classes will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday. Shuttle buses will begin operating at 12:45 p.m. Those classes that are scheduled to already be under way…   » Continue Reading

Lebermann Foundation Creates UT Endowments for Medical School, Liberal Arts

Feb. 27, 2015

Lebermann Foundation Creates UT Endowments for Medical School, Liberal Arts

AUSTIN, Texas — The Lebermann Foundation of Austin has committed $1.5 million to create two endowments at The University of Texas at Austin honoring the parents of former Austin civic leader Lowell Lebermann.

Explore UT Offers Art, Culture, Engineering and Science to Texans of All Ages

Feb. 25, 2015

Explore UT Offers Art, Culture, Engineering and Science to Texans of All Ages

The University of Texas at Austin will host more than 50,000 visitors — from young children to parents of college-bound students — for Explore UT, an annual event featuring more than 400 free activities on the university’s main campus. This year’s event will be held March 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

UT Austin Humanities Institute Awards Grants to Local Nonprofit Professionals

Feb. 24, 2015

UT Austin Humanities Institute Awards Grants to Local Nonprofit Professionals

AUSTIN, Texas — The Humanities Institute at The University of Texas at Austin has awarded three 2015 Community Sabbatical Research Grants, which provide paid flexible leave time, faculty consultants and access to the university libraries to three staff members of nonprofit organizations based in Central Texas.

Media Advisory: Cockrell School to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Engineering Education and Research Center

Feb. 24, 2015

Media Advisory: Cockrell School to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Engineering Education and Research Center

AUSTIN, Texas — The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin will celebrate the groundbreaking of the Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC), a 430,000-square-foot facility that will serve as a meeting and learning space for more than 7,700 Texas Engineering students and 80 student organizations.

UT Austin Delays Opening Due to Potential Winter Weather

Feb. 23, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas — Due to the potential of winter weather, The University of Texas at Austin will delay opening until 10 a.m., with classes beginning at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Those classes that are scheduled to already be under way at 11 a.m. will be cancelled or have a delayed start time.  Students should follow faculty…   » Continue Reading

New UT/Texas Tribune Poll Finds Cruz and Walker Neck and Neck

Feb. 23, 2015

New UT/Texas Tribune Poll Finds Cruz and Walker Neck and Neck

AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas holds a narrow lead over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker among potential Republican primary voters in Texas, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.