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African-American Students May Improve Grades if Teachers Convey High Standards, Study Shows

African-American students who need to improve their academic performance may do better in school and feel less stereotyped as underachievers if teachers convey high standards and their belief that students can meet them, according to new psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin.

Six UT Austin Faculty Members Named to UT System’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers

AUSTIN, Texas – Six University of Texas at Austin professors have been named members of The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Along with six educators from other UT System institutions, they are members of the academy's first class. The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers was created to recognize outstanding…   » Continue Reading

Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Fund National Expansion of UTeach

The National Math and Science Initiative announced that a $22.5 million, five-year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), one of America’s premier medical research organizations, will support the expansion of The University of Texas at Austin's highly successful UTeach program to 10 research universities.

McCombs School of Business Launches Free ‘Ethics Unwrapped’ Series of Teaching Videos

“Ethics Unwrapped,” a series of free ethics teaching videos, is being launched today by the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. The series is a project of the relatively new Business, Government & Society department at McCombs, formed as part of a renewed commitment to teaching business ethics at the university.

Baker Hughes Donates $1.7 Million For Drilling and Completions Labs at The University of Texas

Baker Hughes, a leading oilfield service company, is donating $1.7 million to help establish The University of Texas at Austin as the global epicenter of creating technology for drilling oil and gas wells.

Biomedical Engineer Elected to Spain’s Prestigious Royal Academy

Biomedical Engineer Elected to Spain’s Prestigious Royal Academy

Nicholas A. Peppas, chair of The University of Texas at Austin’s Biomedical Engineering Department, has been elected a Corresponding Member of the Real Academia Nacional de Farmacia (Royal Academy of Pharmacy) of Spain.

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.

Outstanding Teaching in University of Texas System Institutions Recognized by the Board of Regents

The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System has recognized 72 faculty members from institutions within the system for outstanding teaching, including 34 faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin.

TAMEST Holds Forum on The Research Mission of Universities

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) will hold a Forum on The Research Mission of Universities today (May 19) from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Avaya Auditorium in the ACES Building at The University of Texas at Austin.