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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Bill Powers, president of The University of Texas at Austin, has been named recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Citizen Award by the Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. he award recognizes Powers for having taken on leadership roles in education and civic service that resulted in expanding opportunity and understanding.
Voters in the Central Health district tonight approved Proposition 1, which will raise revenue to support health care services. The vote will allow The University of Texas at Austin to establish a medical school.
The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is partnering with oral history nonprofit organization StoryCorps to archive its immense collection of audio interviews with Latino subjects. The Benson Collection — part of the University of Texas Libraries at The University of Texas at Austin — will serve as the research repository for more than 2,000 audio recordings that capture the experiences of Latinos in the United States as part of the StoryCorps Historias initiative.
The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) at The University of Texas at Austin was recently awarded a federal Economic Development Administration grant to develop a public-private partnership to support an Austin-area wet laboratory incubator. The project is a result of an earlier ATI feasibility study that quantitated demand for a wet laboratory space in the Austin vicinity.
Psychology Department Chair James Pennebaker this week was named the Grand Prize winner of the University Co-op Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards for his work, “The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us.” The Hamilton Award is one of the highest honors of literary achievement given to published authors at The University of Texas at Austin. This year’s winners were announced Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Four Seasons Hotel.