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Adm. McRaven Urges Graduates to Find Courage to Change the World

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$(function(){$("#flickr_gallery_72157645015476941").galleryView({panel_width: 500, panel_height:333, enable_overlays: true, panel_scale: 'fit'});$(document).bind("keydown", function(e){if((e.keyCode || e.which) == 37){$(".gv_navPrev").click();}else if ((e.keyCode || e.which) == 39){$(".gv_navNext").click();}else if ((e.keyCode || e.which) == 73){$(".gv_showOverlay").click();}else if ((e.keyCode || e.which) == 80){if($(".gv_navPlay").is(":visible")){$(".gv_navPlay").click();}else{$(".gv_navPause").click();}}});});keyboard shortcuts The following are the remarks by Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, at the University-wide Commencement at The University of…   » Continue Reading

Cockrell School of Engineering Ranks 3rd in National Graduation Rates for Minorities

The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering ranks third in the nation and first in Texas in graduating minority students, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s annual list.

College of Education Awarded Grants to Boost College Engagement and Graduation Rates of Latinos

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

Convocations and Commencement Mark Graduation for Thousands of UT Austin Students

Faculty members, state legislators, business executives and current and retired government officials will be among those addressing graduates at University of Texas at Austin convocations May 17 and 18.

Olympian and UT Ex Sanya Richards-Ross will be Spring Commencement Speaker

Gold medal Olympic sprinter, humanitarian and Texas Ex Sanya Richards-Ross will deliver the commencement address during the 130th Spring Commencement at The University of Texas at Austin.

College of Fine Arts Announces Barbara Smith Conrad as Spring 2012 Commencement Speaker and Performer

Mezzo-soprano Barbara Smith Conrad will be the speaker for the College of Fine Arts spring commencement ceremony at The University of Texas at Austin on May 18 at 3 p.m. in Bass Concert Hall.

Charter Schools No Cure-All for Black Students, Says Study

Despite being promoted as a viable alternative to traditional public schools, privately owned charter schools in Texas have higher attrition rates for black students than comparable urban public schools, says a University of Texas at Austin study.

Speakers Scheduled for Convocation Ceremonies at The University of Texas at Austin, May 20, 21

A renowned attorney/philanthropist, a member of the United States House of Representatives, a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, the prime minister of the Palestinian National Authority, the Texas commissioner of education, the university's head football coach and several corporate executives and outstanding academic leaders will be among the speakers for convocation ceremonies…   » Continue Reading

UT Elementary Completion Ceremony to be Held May 26

The University of Texas Elementary School's fifth graders will attend their completion ceremony and banquet on Wednesday, May 26 at 6 p.m., at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd. Several of these fifth graders have attended the school since Pre-Kindergarten. Dr. Gregory J. Vincent, vice president for diversity and community engagement and the…   » Continue Reading

Prominent Figures Among Convocation Speakers at The University of Texas at Austin May 20-22

The nation's deputy secretary of state, several corporate executives, a nationally recognized political strategist and a Texas entrepreneur/philanthropist are among the speakers scheduled for convocation ceremonies at The University of Texas at Austin May 20-22.