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UT Austin Can Cut Costs and Generate Revenue to Support Education

The University of Texas at Austin could generate as much as $490 million in savings and new revenue over a decade while enhancing its excellence in teaching and research, according to a report submitted by private sector experts who have reviewed university operations.

Austin Community College Partnership to Allow Transfer Students to Earn Associates Degree

“Reverse transfer” allows transfer students to earn highly marketable associate degree

Annual MLK Day Celebration to Begin with Rally on Campus

The 20th annual community march celebrating the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will begin with a rally at the Martin Luther King Jr. Statue on the East Mall at The University of Texas at Austin at 9 a.m. on Jan. 21.

Alternative Diploma Option Offers Chance for High-Achieving Texas Students to Graduate Early

High-achieving Texas high school students will have the opportunity to graduate up to a year ahead of schedule under a first of its kind program being piloted by The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University. The Early Readiness High School Graduation Option, established by the Texas Legislature in 2009, allows participating school districts to grant diplomas to students who are certified as “college ready” by the state’s flagship research institutions, even if the students have not completed all of the credits typically required for high school graduation.

University Hosts Sixth Annual Community Leadership Awards at the Carver

The University of Texas at Austin will honor one organization and three individuals for outstanding public service and work on civil rights at the Sixth Annual Community Leadership Awards Ceremony at the Carver Museum and Cultural Center on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

UT Elementary Awarded $100,000 State Farm Grant to Launch Community Garden

The University of Texas Elementary School (UTES) has received a $100,000 grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board (YAB) to plant a community garden that will serve the surrounding East Austin neighborhood.

University Launches New Tools to Help Answer ‘What’s Your Major?’ for Prospective Students

As part of the university’s initiative to improve four-year graduation rates, The University of Texas at Austin has launched a set of interactive tools to help prospective students evaluate their readiness for college-level instruction and select a major.

Project MALES Receives Grant to Focus on Male Student Success

Project MALES Receives Grant to Focus on Male Student Success

The Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) has awarded Project MALES a grant for $335,314 to support Hispanic and African American male student success in college enrollment and degree attainment. Project MALES is an initiative within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.

McCombs School of Business Launches Free ‘Ethics Unwrapped’ Series of Teaching Videos

“Ethics Unwrapped,” a series of free ethics teaching videos, is being launched today by the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. The series is a project of the relatively new Business, Government & Society department at McCombs, formed as part of a renewed commitment to teaching business ethics at the university.

Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards Profiled in New Book

Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards Profiled in New Book

A new biography from The University of Texas Press, “Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards,” presents a nuanced portrait of one of the most fascinating women in American political history, former Texas Gov. Ann Richards.