UT Austin’s Geosciences, Engineering, Education, Law, Business Schools in Top 15 in New US News Rankings
The University of Texas at Austin’s graduate schools in business, education, engineering, geosciences and law are all ranked among the Top 15 in the nation and the university’s accounting program is No. 1 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 edition of “Best Graduate Schools,” released this morning. In all, approximately 30… » Continue Reading
AUSTIN, Texas — A University of Texas at Austin education professor has received a $2.9 million grant to help elementary school math teachers use the latest research on how children think about math to improve student learning outcomes.
The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE) has released a report that shares 12 high-impact educational practices that community colleges can employ to increase student engagement and success.
A new University of Texas at Austin study reveals that teens for whom puberty begins early and who have rapid pubertal development are at greater risk for experimenting with cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana.
Health Behavior and Health Education Professors Receive Grant for Tobacco Use and Marketing Research
AUSTIN, Texas — Two University of Texas at Austin College of Education professors are among several scholars nationwide to receive funding from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study trends in young people’s tobacco use and the extent to which targeted marketing is contributing to an increase… » Continue Reading
AUSTIN, Texas — The Kresge Foundation and the Greater Texas Foundation have awarded The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE) two grants totaling $437,000 to develop strategies for improving Latino student engagement and college completion rates. The CCCSE is partnering with the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) at Indiana… » Continue Reading
A first-of-its-kind study from researchers in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin shows that, in addition to being isolated by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, English language learners in Texas schools also are separated by language, suffering what has been termed “triple segregation.” Education professors Julian Vasquez Heilig and Jennifer Jellison… » Continue Reading
The College of Education has received a $418,305 federal grant to provide specialized training to 15 educational psychology doctoral students who will be working with integrated health care teams to deliver behavioral health services to underserved populations.
Secretary of State John Kerry attended an event hosted by the U.S. Embassy that included University of Texas at Austin faculty members and students earlier today at Casa Herrera, an extension of UT Austin’s Mesoamerica Center.
A new report issued today by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and developed by two University of Texas at Austin professors, says schools should play a key role in ensuring all students have the opportunity to engage in at least 60 minutes of vigorous or moderate-intensity physical activity each day. Harold W. Kohl III, a… » Continue Reading