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New Book Aims to Train Urban Educators

Teachers and administrators at The University of Texas Elementary School have completed a new book titled "Teaching to the Spirit of Every Child: Lessons Learned in Urban Education," and are ready to disseminate it widely to educators across Texas.

Thousands of Students Expected to Spruce up Austin Neighborhood

More than 1,500 University of Texas at Austin student volunteers are expected to participate in Project 2011, one of the largest one-day student- and community-run service events in the nation, on Saturday, Feb. 26. The event begins at Lanier High School at 8:30 a.m. with a welcome program that includes Representative Lloyd Doggett and Student…   » Continue Reading

Heman Sweatt Symposium Events Held January-May at The University of Texas at Austin

The 25th anniversary of the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights at The University of Texas at Austin will be celebrated with a four-part speaker series that includes an evening with the Sweatt family and a special ceremony that honors the first admitted African American students as integration pioneers.

Austin’s Community Leaders Receive University of Texas at Austin Leadership Awards

Austin’s Community Leaders Receive University of Texas at Austin Leadership Awards

The University of Texas at Austin honored seven outstanding men and women and three organizations on Dec. 9 with the Community Leadership Awards.

UT Elementary School Introduces New Program to Promote Student Wellness

The WellNest, added in September to the Healthy Families Initiative at The University of Texas Elementary School, is enlisting the help of coaches and a seasoned chef to help promote health and wellness among its student population.

Regents Approve New Name for University Residence Hall and Park

Acting on the recommendation of University of Texas at Austin President William Powers Jr., The University of Texas System Board of Regents today (Thursday) unanimously approved the new name of a residence hall and park on the university's campus.

University of Texas at Austin President Will Propose Removal of Simkins Name from Residence Hall

William Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin, will propose to the University of Texas System Board of Regents the removal of the name from the university's Simkins Residence Hall, endorsing a recommendation by a 21-member advisory group, it was announced today (July 9).

15th Annual Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition Winners Announced

Cameron Smith, a senior at Smith Academy Home School in Fort Worth, has won first place in the 15th annual Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition for his essay, "A Woman's Place is in the Dome: The Story of Lorraine Miller."

UT Elementary School Announces New Executive Director and Principal

The management board for the University of Texas Elementary School (UTES) has selected Melissa Chavez and Mary Ledbetter to become the new executive director and principal, respectively, for the school.

UT Elementary School CEO to Take Position with Austin Independent School District

Dr. Ramona Treviño, the chief executive officer and founding principal of the UT Elementary School, has been named chief academic officer for the Austin Independent School District (AISD). Treviño will begin her new job on March 29.