Katherine Noble, a graduating senior in the Department of English at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the $50,000 Keene Prize for Literature for her collection of poems, “Like Electrical Fire Across the Silence.”
Chemistry professor and department chairman Brent Iverson has been appointed dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) by Executive Vice President and Provost Steven Leslie.
President Obama’s trip to Austin Thursday will include a visit to Manor New Technology High School. The high-tech high school is a field site for The University of Texas at Austin’s UTeach program, which actively trains the next generation of STEM educators and is a model for other programs around the country. Also, the STEM… » Continue Reading
Three undergraduates at The University of Texas at Austin have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships, the premier undergraduate award of its type in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. The one- and two-year scholarships, awarded annually to outstanding second- and third-year college students, will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a… » Continue Reading
Forty high school migrant students from across Texas were recognized today at the 26th Annual Migrant Student Recognition Ceremony at The University of Texas at Austin. College scholarships were awarded to five of these students, including the two Exemplary Migrant Students of the Year: Armando Garza of Donna High School in Donna and Xavier Zamora… » Continue Reading
Jordan Metoyer, a Liberal Arts Honors junior majoring in urban studies and economics at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Metoyer was one of 62 scholars from among 629 candidates nominated by 293 colleges and universities. Recipients must have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills, be… » Continue Reading
Jeff D. Treichel has assumed the role of executive director, ad interim, for the Division of Continuing and Innovative Education (CIE) at The University of Texas at Austin. In this position, effective March 1, Treichel provides leadership to all CIE units and departments, in addition to his ongoing role as CIE’s chief business officer and… » Continue Reading
Amid insider talk of a potential 2014 Republican primary race between Gov. Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott, a large share of Republican primary voters view the governor favorably, while Abbott remains popular but still a comparatively less familiar figure among state Republicans, according to a new University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.
The Butler School of Music in the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has appointed Bion Tsang, an associate professor of cello, as the initial Fellow to the Long Chair in Cello.
Executive Vice President and Provost Steven Leslie announced this week that he plans to step down from his administrative duties effective Aug. 31 to return to research and teaching. He has served as provost since January 2007, before which he was dean of the College of Pharmacy.