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UT/Texas Tribune Poll Shows Strong Support for ‘Rainy Day’ Funding of Water Projects

Sixty-eight percent of registered Texas voters support spending $2 billion from the state’s "Rainy Day Fund" on water infrastructure projects across the state, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.

Alternative Diploma Option Offers Chance for High-Achieving Texas Students to Graduate Early

High-achieving Texas high school students will have the opportunity to graduate up to a year ahead of schedule under a first of its kind program being piloted by The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University. The Early Readiness High School Graduation Option, established by the Texas Legislature in 2009, allows participating school districts to grant diplomas to students who are certified as “college ready” by the state’s flagship research institutions, even if the students have not completed all of the credits typically required for high school graduation.

Texas Voters’ Top Concerns Remain Economy, Border Security, Immigration, Poll Says

Texas voters believe the most pressing issues facing the country are economic, while the most important problems facing Texas are border security and immigration, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll released this week.

University of Texas at Austin Students Host Legislative Day

Hundreds of University of Texas at Austin students are expected to descend upon the State Capitol Tuesday, March 22 to kick off the Invest in Texas Legislative Day 2011. Students dressed in "Invest in Texas" T-shirts will walk from the Student Activity Center (SAC 2.302) to the Capitol's south steps to hold a press conference…   » Continue Reading

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing To Provide Cholesterol Screening at Texas State Capitol Health Fair

Students, faculty and alumni from The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing will perform cholesterol screening for Texas legislators, Legislative Council members and staff at a Feb. 16 State Capitol health fair.

Hogg Foundation Publishes Report on Mental Health Bills from 81st Session

Hogg Foundation Publishes Report on Mental Health Bills from 81st Session

The 2009 Legislative Update is the latest in a series of reports published by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to inform stakeholders about mental health-related laws considered by the Texas Legislature.

The University of Texas at Austin to Automatically Admit Top 8 Percent of High School Graduates for 2011

The University of Texas at Austin will automatically admit all eligible 2011 summer/fall freshman applicants who rank within the top 8 percent of their high school graduating classes, with remaining spaces to be filled through holistic review.

Admissions Director Bruce Walker Accepts New Position as Vice Provost for Special Projects at The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Bruce Walker, vice provost and director of admissions at The University of Texas at Austin, will leave that position July 15 to become the university's vice provost for special projects, focusing on a range of assignments while concluding a national leadership role developing training materials for admissions officers through his work with the College…   » Continue Reading

Building Exceptional Science and Math Teachers the Focus of Education Conference

Building Exceptional Science and Math Teachers the Focus of Education Conference

Event: The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching (TRC) is holding its 14th Annual Meeting, titled "From Legislation to Implementation: Achieving Excellence in STEM Education." The keynote address will be delivered by state Rep. Donna Howard, a member of the House's Higher Education Committee.