MEDIA ADVISORY: UT Austin President to Welcome Incoming Students at Rio Grande Valley Send-Off in Brownsville
EVENT: The 2014 Student Send-Off will honor 105 new students from the lower Rio Grande Valley who are about to attend The University of Texas at Austin. This year marks the 21st anniversary of this event, which will feature Bill Powers, president of the university.
Chicano Literature Professor Rolando Hinojosa-Smith Wins National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award
The National Book Critics Circle has honored Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, an author and professor in the departments of English and Spanish and Portuguese at The University of Texas at Austin, with the 2013 Ivan Landrof Lifetime Achievement Award. He will receive the award during a ceremony March 13 in New York City.
University of Texas School of Law students, faculty members and alumni will spend part of their winter break in the Rio Grande Valley volunteering on projects that will assist low-income property owners, immigration detainees and undocumented high school students among other populations in need of free legal services.
University of Texas at Austin law students and faculty members will spend part of their winter break as volunteers in the Rio Grande Valley Jan. 7-10, working on projects including free clinics for undocumented high school and college students who may qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
William Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin, will speak at the April 22 grand opening of the university's Valley Admissions Center, a valuable new resource for students making decisions about education beyond high school.