Dedman Distinguished Scholars Endowment Increases to $20 Million to Support UT Liberal Arts Scholarships
The College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin now has a unique recruiting advantage — full scholarships covering tuition, books, room and board, study abroad and internship opportunities.
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 key to raising four-year graduation rates at The University of Texas at Austin is enhancing freshman orientation and the first-year experience to better emphasize academics and improving advising and student tracking, according to a newly released task force report. The Task Force on Undergraduate Graduation Rates was formed last year to develop strategies to… » Continue Reading
The Benson Latin American Collection (BLAC) and the Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies (LLILAS) are joining efforts in an inventive approach to achieving common goals.
International History Scholar Gets First Mack Brown Chair and LBJ School and History Joint Appointment
Jeremi Suri, an acclaimed scholar of international history, has been named the first holder of the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and has received a joint appointment at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the Department of… » Continue Reading
Sandra Black, a renowned labor economist whose research examines how family background and early childhood experiences affect people's lives, has joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin.
Nora Boxer, a graduate of the Creative Writing Program in the English Department at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the $50,000 Keene Prize for Literature for her story "It's the song of the nomads, baby; or, Pioneer."
The University of Texas at Austin has created a new academic department devoted to studying the experiences of African Americans, indigenous Africans and people of African descent around the world and an affiliated institute that will focus on urban policy.
The Jody Conradt Endowed Excellence Fund has been established at The University of Texas of Austin to inspire and instruct students on the importance of leadership and equity and to promote faculty research in that area.
A new, first-of-its-kind language center will help develop standards and benchmarks for teaching foreign languages at The University of Texas at Austin and serve as a resource for faculty and departments.