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UT Austin Advances Connections with Mexico through Agreement with National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

UT Austin Advances Connections with Mexico through Agreement with National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

The University of Texas at Austin has greatly enhanced its academic ties with Latin America, signing three agreements with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). These agreements, focused on student exchanges and collaborative research, strengthen a long-standing strategic relationship between UT Austin and Mexico.

UT’s Dell Medical School and Seton Teaching Hospital Lay Foundation for Working Relationship in Affiliation Agreement

A landmark agreement between The University of Texas at Austin and Seton Healthcare Family sets a legal foundation for a new medical school, a new teaching hospital, a health care district in downtown Austin and greater access to health services in Travis County.

Lorraine Haricombe Named Vice Provost and Director of Libraries at UT Austin

Lorraine Haricombe Named Vice Provost and Director of Libraries at UT Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — Lorraine J. Haricombe has been selected as the new vice provost and director of libraries at The University of Texas at Austin. Haricombe currently serves as the dean of libraries at the University of Kansas. She begins her new position Feb. 1, 2015.

UT Engineer Named Dean of Cockrell School

UT Engineer Named Dean of Cockrell School

AUSTIN, Texas —  Sharon L. Wood has been named the ninth dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. A professor of structural engineering and an expert on the earthquake response of concrete structures, Wood has served as interim dean since October 2013 and will assume the post permanently…   » Continue Reading

Six Faculty Members Named to Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Austin

Six faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been named to the university's respected Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2014, said Gregory L. Fenves, executive vice president and provost.

Energy Secretary Moniz Commends UT Austin for Fostering Energy Research and Spurring Commercialization

Energy Secretary Moniz Commends UT Austin for Fostering Energy Research and Spurring Commercialization

Academic institutions such as The University of Texas at Austin serve an essential role in furthering scientific research that can help drive the commercialization of transformative products and services, said U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz during a visit to Austin on Thursday.

Provost Among Four UT Austin Engineers Elected to National Academy, the Highest Number of Members Elected Among U.S. Universities in 2014

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced today that Gregory L. Fenves, executive vice president and provost of The University of Texas at Austin, is one of four professors from the Cockrell School of Engineering to be elected to the prestigious academy this year.

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.

Earthquake Researcher, Engineering Administrator Appointed Interim Dean of Cockrell School

Earthquake Researcher, Engineering Administrator Appointed Interim Dean of Cockrell School

AUSTIN, Texas — Sharon L. Wood has been appointed interim dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering. Wood, a structural engineer and chair of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, will assume her new role Oct. 1. She replaces Gregory L. Fenves, who will become the university’s new executive vice president and provost…   » Continue Reading

Professor Credited for Development of the Lithium-Ion Battery Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Professor Credited for Development of the Lithium-Ion Battery Elected to National Academy of Sciences

John Goodenough, a mechanical engineering professor at The University of Texas at Austin who is widely credited for the scientific discovery and development of the lithium-ion rechargeable battery, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Goodenough was among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15 countries elected into the academy for…   » Continue Reading