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Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk Gets $1.5 Million to Create Algebra Readiness Curriculum

Oct. 31, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — 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 University of Texas at Austin to Partner with National Student Clearinghouse on Electronic Student Records Initiative

Oct. 31, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin will partner with the nonprofit National Student Clearinghouse to provide expanded and secure electronic student record exchange services for academic institutions and employers nationwide.

New Black Studies Doctoral Program a First for Texas, Region

Oct. 30, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved a new doctoral program in Black Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, marking a first for the university, the state of Texas, and the American South and Southwest. The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) in the College of Liberal Arts will administer the new degree program.

Cruz, Romney Hold Strong Leads in Latest UT/Texas Tribune Poll

Oct. 30, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — In the 2012 general election for U.S. senator from Texas, Republican Ted Cruz leads Democrat Paul Sadler by 15 percentage points, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll. Fifty-four percent of likely voters in the poll said they preferred Cruz, with 39 percent naming Sadler. Forty-nine percent of likely voters have a…   » Continue Reading

New Study Shows Effects of Prehistoric Nocturnal Life on Mammalian Vision

Oct. 29, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — Since the age of dinosaurs, most species of day-active mammals have retained the imprint of nocturnal life in their eye structures. Humans and other anthropoid primates, such as monkeys and apes, are the only groups that deviate from this pattern, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin and Midwestern University.

Sen. John Kerry to discuss ‘The Rule of Law in World Affairs’

Oct. 29, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. Sen. John Kerry will present a talk titled “The Rule of Law in World Affairs.” Kerry will discuss promoting the rule of law in the Middle East at a time of transition, Iran and the utility of multilateral sanctions, and the role of treaties (New START and Law of the Sea) in keeping Americans safe and America secure.

EPA Appoints David Allen to Lead Science Advisory Board

Oct. 29, 2012

EPA Appoints David Allen to Lead Science Advisory Board

AUSTIN, Texas — David Allen, an engineer and internationally recognized expert in air quality at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named chair of the Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board (SAB) for a two-year term. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced Allen's appointment Oct. 15. Jackson said his expertise in environmental engineering is a great asset to the board.

Powers Elected Vice Chair of Association of American Universities

Oct. 26, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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.


Belo Center for New Media Dedication Ceremony and Tours Take Place Nov. 1

Oct. 25, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication will host Belo Center for New Media tours and a building dedication ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 300 W. Dean Keeton St.

Policy Brief Calls for Mandatory HIV Tests in State Prisons

Oct. 25, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — Routine testing for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among state prison populations will help reduce the spread of AIDS among the general public, according to a policy brief recently released by the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin.