University of Texas at Austin President William Powers Jr. to Deliver Speech on May 9

May 5, 2011

Event: Address by William Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin, on the university's progress on undergraduate curriculum reform, teaching effectiveness, operational efficiency and research.

When: Monday, May 9, at 11 a.m.

Where: Auditorium of the new Student Activity Center at 2201 Speedway

Background: The President's Office has received many inquiries from alumni, friends, faculty and other members of the university community regarding the event topics. The address will provide an update on these and other issues and provide an opportunity for the president to share his vision for the future of The University of Texas at Austin. These issues affect the recommendations of the Commission of 125, whose initiatives have been funded by the university's development efforts, and budget and curriculum questions that involve faculty and students.

The president's address will be to members of the university's Commission of 125, Development Board, Advisory Council chairs/vice-chairs and Austin area members as well as the Faculty Council, student leadership bodies and the Staff Council Executive Committee.

For more information, contact: Robert D. Meckel, Office of the President, 512 475 7847.

1 Comment to "University of Texas at Austin President William Powers Jr. to Deliver Speech on May 9"

1.  henry r. baker said on May 11, 2011

I'm writing to urge you as an out of state graduate to take whatever power you have to ban any guns on campus. The campus, during my studies, was a hallowed ground free from cynicism, free from offense, that was a free place to learn. This freedom does not in any way condone gun possession, and it makes it much less safe in lieu of pending legislation. I paid my way through school, and you are seriously scaring and jeopardizing the lives of other students, and your enrollment rate from out of state by letting this law pass, and its completely unacceptable to the longhorn I am. Please do all that is in your power to stop this.
Henry Baker proud Ex '07