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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.

Cockrell School of Engineering Introduces Thousands of Girls to Engineering

Feb. 19, 2015

Cockrell School of Engineering Introduces Thousands of Girls to Engineering

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin will host more than 4,000 girls from across the state for its 14th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, a daylong event of activities meant to spark creativity, inspire future careers and show how engineers can change the world. Girl Day has grown to become the largest of its kind in Texas and the country.

Huston-Tillotson University and Dell Medical School Partnership Will Expand Health Services in East Austin

Feb. 17, 2015

Huston-Tillotson University and Dell Medical School Partnership Will Expand Health Services in East Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — Huston-Tillotson University, a historically black university in Austin, and the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin announced a landmark partnership Tuesday dedicated to helping underserved residents of Austin get, and stay, healthy.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Texas Advanced Computing Center Building Groundbreaking on Feb. 18

Feb. 17, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: Texas Advanced Computing Center Building Groundbreaking on Feb. 18

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin will break ground on an innovative office building at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus. The groundbreaking event will feature Juan Sanchez, the university’s vice president for research, and Dan Stanzione, the TACC executive director.

Many Pregnant Teens Use Alcohol and Drugs, Study Finds

Feb. 17, 2015

Many Pregnant Teens Use Alcohol and Drugs, Study Finds

New research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests that many teenagers, especially younger teens, may not be getting the message about the risks of using alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy — but that having involved parents and being engaged academically can help.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Partnership between Huston-Tillotson University and Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin

Feb. 16, 2015

Huston-Tillotson University and Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin officials will announce a partnership to address mental health challenges in Austin, particularly among underserved populations.