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UT Austin President Powers Meets with Congressional Leaders on Sequestration

University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers and other higher education officials will meet today with congressional leaders to discuss federal sequestration’s damaging effect on university research and possible solutions as Congress negotiates spending levels for 2014. 

Statement from President Bill Powers Regarding 5th Circuit Appeals Court Hearing in Fisher v. Texas

The following is a statement from University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers regarding today’s Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals hearing in the case of Fisher versus University of Texas at Austin.

Media Advisory: President Powers to Introduce New Athletic Director

AUSTIN, Texas — President Bill Powers will welcome Steve Patterson, recently named men’s athletic director, to The University of Texas at Austin community during a news conference on Nov. 7 at 11 a.m.

Moody College of Communication to Celebrate Landmark Gift

In recognition of the Moody Foundation's historic endowment, The University of Texas and the Moody College of Communication will host a public reception and ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. on the Walter Cronkite Plaza.

Texas Union Ballroom Renamed to Honor Pioneering University Alumnus and Administrator

The University of Texas at Austin honored Shirley Bird Perry and her rich history with the Texas Union by naming the Texas Union Ballroom in her honor during a dedication ceremony Thursday, Oct. 24.

UT President Powers Elected to Chair Association of American Universities

University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers has been elected as chair of the Association of American Universities, adding to his role as a national leader in addressing the key challenges facing higher education.

Moody Foundation Invests $50 Million in UT Austin College of Communication

The Moody Foundation has announced a $50 million commitment to establish the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin, resulting in the largest endowment for the study of communication of any public university in the nation.

UT Austin Receives Gift of Magnum Photos Collection from Dell, Fuhrman, Phelan Families

UT Austin Receives Gift of Magnum Photos Collection from Dell, Fuhrman, Phelan Families

AUSTIN, Texas – The Magnum Photos collection, which contains nearly 200,000 press prints of images taken by world-renowned Magnum photographers, has been donated to the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The gift was made by Michael and Susan Dell, Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman and John and Amy Phelan.

President Powers to Deliver State of the University Address on Sept. 11

EVENT: Bill Powers, president of The University of Texas at Austin, will deliver his eighth State of the University Address, presenting a public assessment on the progress of the institution. It will include a report on ongoing and new initiatives of the university's administration. The event is open to the public. WHEN: 4 p.m. Wednesday,…   » Continue Reading

Embrey Family Foundation Grant to Establish Women’s & Gender Studies Professorship

AUSTIN, Texas — A $680,890 grant from the Embrey Family Foundation will bolster teaching, research and outreach efforts in the Center for Women's & Gender Studies (CWGS) at The University of Texas at Austin, and will include funding for a new Women’s & Gender Studies professorship focusing on critical human rights.