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University Names New Executive Director for University Unions

University Names New Executive Director for University Unions

AUSTIN, Texas — After a national search, the Division of Student Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin has selected Mulugeta Ferede as the new executive director of the University Unions.

Acclaimed Teacher and Researcher Appointed Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Acclaimed Teacher and Researcher Appointed Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Chemistry professor and department chairman Brent Iverson has been appointed dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) by Executive Vice President and Provost Steven Leslie.

Suicide Prevention Week to Showcase Social Media as a Life-Saving Tool

Suicide Prevention Week to Showcase Social Media as a Life-Saving Tool

The Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) is engaging the campus community via social media and other interactive tools during its fourth annual Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 24-28). The goal is to highlight awareness and resources available to students, faculty members and staffers at The University of Texas at Austin.

Astronomy Student Wins $20,000 Mitchell Student Grand Prize Award for Academic Excellence

Astronomy Student Wins $20,000 Mitchell Student Grand Prize Award for Academic Excellence

George Miller, astronomy senior and Dean’s Scholar in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the $20,000 grand prize in the University Co-operative Society’s George H. Mitchell Awards for Academic Excellence. Winners of the 13th annual undergraduate student awards were announced May 2. The awards celebrate University of…   » Continue Reading

TPAC Proposes 2.6 Percent Increases for In-State Undergraduates for Each of Next Two Academic Years

The Tuition Policy Advisory Committee (TPAC) at The University of Texas at Austin has recommended raising in-state student tuition by 2.6 percent for each of the next two years, a move supporting a priority by The University of Texas System Board of Regents to improve four-year graduation rates.

$3 Million Gift from Holland Family Will Complete Jackson School Student Center

$3 Million Gift from Holland Family Will Complete Jackson School Student Center

A $3 million gift from David Scott “Scotty” Holland and Jacque Nell Holland of Houston will allow The University of Texas at Austin’s Jackson School of Geosciences to complete a new student center.

University of Texas at Austin, Espacio de Vinculación Conduct Jornadas Fronterizas/Border Workshop: Youth Innovating for Bi-National Development

Event: The Jornadas Fronterizas/Border Workshop: Youth Innovating for Bi-National Development where university students from Mexico and the United States will discuss novel opportunities for border-region development. When: Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12 at the Student Activity Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Background: The workshop's goal is to inspire students to engage in…   » Continue Reading

Overall Hispanic Enrollment Rises at The University of Texas at Austin

Continuing a 10-year trend, total enrollment of Hispanic students at The University of Texas at Austin increased slightly this fall to a record high of 8,975, or 17.5 percent of the student population, according to a preliminary report issued by the university.

Powers Calls for Collaboration in Solving Higher Ed Crisis; Cites UT’s Mission in Bettering Society

Powers Calls for Collaboration in Solving Higher Ed Crisis; Cites UT’s Mission in Bettering Society

Editor's note: The President's State of the University Address will air again on the Longhorn Network Sunday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Challenging both critics and supporters to “heal our divided house,” University of Texas at Austin President William Powers Jr. today reaffirmed the power of higher education to educate citizens, discover new knowledge and…   » Continue Reading

University of Texas System Regents Approve Funding of Engineering Building at University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas System Board of Regents today approved $105 million in funding for a new building, the Engineering Education and Research Center, on The University of Texas at Austin campus.