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Former Education Secretary William Bennett to Discuss Education Policy at UT Austin

William Bennett will discuss “Education Policy and the American Future” at a public lecture sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. When: 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4 Where: Julius Glickman Conference Center, room 1.302B, in the College of Liberal…   » Continue Reading

Nationally Recognized Researcher, Administrator to Help Develop School of Medicine

Dr. Robert O. Messing, a nationally recognized addiction science researcher, will join The University of Texas at Austin as vice provost for biomedical sciences to help develop the new medical school. His appointment is effective Jan. 16.

‘PBS NewsHour’ Selects UT Austin Journalism Students, Senior Lecturer to Cover Inauguration

Instead of merely watching the Inauguration on Jan. 21, two graduate students and a senior lecturer from the School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin will be running through Washington, D.C., covering the event for "PBS NewsHour." They will participate in a "PBS NewsHour" multimedia short course, which will take place Jan. 18-22 in Washington, D.C.

Former Atlanta Mayor Joins the LBJ School as Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor

Former Atlanta Mayor Joins the LBJ School as Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor

Shirley Franklin, who served two terms as mayor of Atlanta, has joined the LBJ School of Public Affairs as the Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor in Ethics and Political Values. The LBJ School’s dean, Robert Hutchings, announced the appointment today.

UT Austin Experts for Issues in the 83rd Texas Legislative Session

As the 83rd Texas Legislature convenes, experts from The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss and analyze a range of topics to be addressed this legislative session.

UT Austin Names Director for Commercialization Efforts

UT Austin Names Director for Commercialization Efforts

The University of Texas at Austin has appointed Dan Sharp, a veteran intellectual property and technology lawyer, to be the director of the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) and associate vice president for research. Sharp’s appointment, effective Jan. 1, comes after an extensive search of candidates and a review of leading technology commercialization offices across the country.

Two Professors to Receive National Medal of Science

Allen Bard, in the College of Natural Sciences, and John Goodenough, in the Cockrell School of Engineering, are two of 12 eminent researchers who will receive the National Medal of Science this year, bringing the university’s overall total to five since 1962.

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.

iSchool Dean Will Lead National Organization for Information Science & Technology

iSchool Dean Will Lead National Organization for Information Science & Technology

Andrew Dillon, dean of the School of Information (iSchool) at The University of Texas at Austin, was inducted as president of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) during the organization’s annual meeting in Baltimore on Oct. 31.

Darrell Royal Passes Away

Legendary Longhorns Football Coach and College Football Hall of Famer Darrell Royal has passed away in Austin, The University confirmed today. He was 88 years old.