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NCAA Releases Report on Student-athlete Academic Progress at The University of Texas at Austin

Athletic programs at The University of Texas at Austin once again have their annual set of data to prove the Longhorns are advancing toward their ultimate goal — to graduate all student-athletes.

Nine University of Texas at Austin Teams Earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards for High Academic Marks

A total of nine athletic teams at The University of Texas at Austin will receive public recognition awards for their latest multi-year NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR), the NCAA announced Tuesday (May 17). These teams include baseball, men's basketball, men's golf, men's tennis, women's golf, women's indoor track and field, women's outdoor track…   » Continue Reading

Researcher Wins $1.4 Million Grant to Help Students Improve Motivation for Academic Achievement

Matthew McGlone, associate professor of communication studies at The University of Texas at Austin, and a team of researchers has been awarded $1.4 million from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, to help eighth and ninth grade students improve their motivation for academic achievement via novel and engaging…   » Continue Reading

Honors Day Recognizes Academic Achievement at The University of Texas at Austin Saturday, April 4

The 61st Annual Honors Day celebration at The University of Texas at Austin on Saturday, April 4, will honor the academic accomplishments of 6,590 students during two ceremonies in the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Concert Hall.

Honors Day to Cite Academic Achievement at The University of Texas at Austin

The 60th Annual Honors Day celebration at The University of Texas at Austin on April 12 will honor the academic accomplishments of 6,410 students during two ceremonies in Gregory Gymnasium. Of the 2008 honorees, 4,997 students will be given the honorary title of College Scholar and 1,413 will be recognized as Distinguished College Scholars.

Researcher develops tools to remedy race, gender gaps in standardized test performance

Researcher develops tools to remedy race, gender gaps in standardized test performance

After finishing a lecture about using euphemisms to discuss embarrassing or upsetting topics—death, bodily functions, sex—Dr. Matthew McGlone, assistant professor of communication studies, was approached by an African American woman in the audience whose daughter was about to enter kindergarten. "Do you have any suggestions on how I can talk to my daughter about African…   » Continue Reading