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Powers Honors Five UT Alumni, Academics with Presidential Citations

University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers will recognize five leaders from business, academia, law, public service and philanthropy with Presidential Citations this week.

Mary Ellen Poole Appointed Director of the Butler School of Music

Mary Ellen Poole, dean of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, has been appointed director of the Butler School of Music and holder of the Florence Thelma Hall Centennial Chair in Music at The University of Texas at Austin, effective Sept. 1.

Former CDC Marketing Director to Lead New Center for Health Communication

Former CDC Marketing Director to Lead New Center for Health Communication

Jay M. Bernhardt, former director of the National Center for Health Marketing at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been named founding director of The University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication's new Center for Health Communication.

Primary Election 2014 Expert Guide

During Tuesday’s joint primary elections, voters across the state will cast ballots for the high profile positions of governor, attorney general, railroad commissioner and others. Candidates have been addressing pressing public issues such as religious freedom, taxes and Obamacare. Experts at The University of Texas at Austin who are engaged in the state’s political and…   » Continue Reading

President Obama to Deliver Keynote at Civil Rights Summit on UT Austin Campus

Today, the White House announced that President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address at a Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library on The University of Texas at Austin campus Thursday, April 10, 2014. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend the summit with the president.

Houston Family Donates $5 Million Toward Construction of Graduate Business School

Houston Family Donates $5 Million Toward Construction of Graduate Business School

Bob and Marcie Zlotnik, founders of Houston energy company StarTex Power and alumni of The University of Texas at Austin, have pledged $5 million toward the construction of Robert B. Rowling Hall, the new graduate education building at the McCombs School of Business.

UT Austin Graduate Awarded 2014 British Marshall Scholarship

UT Austin Graduate Awarded 2014 British Marshall Scholarship

John Russell Beaumont, a Plan II Honors Program and architecture graduate from The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship, one of the most coveted study abroad scholarships available.

Music Professor to Lead Development of Digital Arts Course in College of Fine Arts

Bruce Pennycook has been appointed director of digital arts for the College of Fine Arts. Pennycook, a music professor in the Butler School of Music, will facilitate the creation of digital arts courses across the college’s academic departments, including Art and Art History, Theatre and Dance and the Butler School of Music.

UT Austin’s Tinsley Oden Awarded Prestigious Honda Prize for Ecotechnology Work

UT Austin’s Tinsley Oden Awarded Prestigious Honda Prize for Ecotechnology Work

The Honda Foundation of Japan has awarded this year's Honda Prize to J. Tinsley Oden, director of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin, for his role in establishing the field of computational mechanics, which enabled the development of computer simulation technology used broadly throughout industry and…   » Continue Reading

National Conference to Address Racial Health Disparities and New Curriculum for Medical Schools

Event: Medical professionals, researchers and scholars from across the country will meet at The University of Texas at Austin for a national conference titled “Addressing Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities: Best Practices for Clinical Care and Medical Education in the 21st Century.”