University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers is being awarded for his work in tort law with one of the field’s most prestigious prizes. Powers is the 2012 co-recipient of the John G. Fleming Memorial Prize for Torts Scholarship.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has announced Sharon Mosher, dean of The University of Texas at Austin's Jackson School of Geosciences, as its 2013 president. Mosher will be inducted at the Friends of AGI Reception held during the Geological Society of America annual meeting in Charlotte, N.C. on Nov. 5.
Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk Gets $1.5 Million to Create Algebra Readiness Curriculum
The Institute of Education Sciences has awarded University of Texas at Austin professor Diane Pedrotty Bryant a $1.5 million grant to develop mathematics modules designed to improve low-performing students’ algebra readiness.
The Association of American Universities (AAU) elected University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers vice chair at its semiannual meeting this week. Scott S. Cowen, president of Tulane University, was elected association chair.
Barbara Mink, a clinical professor in The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education, has been named director of the nationally top-rated Community College Leadership Program (CCLP). The CCLP is a concentration in the Department of Educational Administration’s Higher Education Leadership graduate program. It has prepared and graduated more community college leaders than any other similar program in the nation.
Lawrence G. Miller, a long-time educator with extensive experience in community college administration, has been named director of The University of Texas at Austin’s National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). NISOD is an outreach arm of the College of Education’s Higher Education Administration Program and Community College Leadership Program (CCLP).
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have received a $6.2 million grant over a five-year period to develop computer software to design and discover materials for low-cost energy applications. Potential uses include economical battery materials to capture solar energy and materials that convert water to hydrogen using sunlight.
Internationally renowned engineer and mathematician Francois Baccelli and philosopher Galen Strawson have been appointed to two new endowed chairs at The University of Texas at Austin, effective Sept. 1. The appointments make for a total of seven endowed academic chairs funded by earnings from the Longhorn Network.
A student-driven initiative has come one big step closer to fruition with the hire of a new leader. Her first task? To begin plans for a premier facility where employers will interview and recruit The University of Texas at Austin’s best and brightest.
Dr. James L. Hill, senior vice president of The University of Texas at Austin and life-long educator, who helped the university make significant progress in the recruitment of students from underrepresented communities and build strong relationships with the East Austin community, died Sunday. He was 84.