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.
The Education Foundation Advisory Council for The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education has contributed $500,000 to create the $1.4 million Manuel J. Justiz Endowed Chair in Math, Science and Technology in Teacher Education. With fundraising ongoing, the endowment totals $1.4 million in gifts and pledges from 139 donors, making it one of… » Continue Reading
A $1 million gift from Austin community leaders and art philanthropists Teresa Lozano Long and Joe R. Long has created the Joe R. and Teresa Long Endowed Chair in Piano in the Butler School of Music in the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.
Philanthropists and long-time Texas education supporters John H. and Elizabeth "Libba" Shatto Massey have donated $1.5 million to The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education to create the Elizabeth Shatto Massey Endowed Chair in Education. Funds from the permanent endowment will be used to engage a nationally prominent scholar whose research and instruction… » Continue Reading