Provost Among Four UT Austin Engineers Elected to National Academy, the Highest Number of Members Elected Among U.S. Universities in 2014
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced today that Gregory L. Fenves, executive vice president and provost of The University of Texas at Austin, is one of four professors from the Cockrell School of Engineering to be elected to the prestigious academy this year.
The University of Texas at Austin has cleared a major hurdle in its effort to build the new Engineering Education and Research Center, with the UT System Board of Regents today approving a $310 million funding plan for the building.
The University of Texas at Austin has been recognized as both the 26th best university in the world and one of the "best buys" in higher education by a pair of prestigious organizations that track higher education internationally.
Chevron Corp. has made a donation of $800,000 to The University of Texas at Austin. The gift represents the company’s investment in the university for the coming academic year. Among the things the gift will support are undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships, student organizations and activities, and laboratory renovations.
As the 83rd Texas Legislature convenes, experts from The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss and analyze a range of topics to be addressed this legislative session.
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.
Psychology Department Chair James Pennebaker this week was named the Grand Prize winner of the University Co-op Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards for his work, “The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us.” The Hamilton Award is one of the highest honors of literary achievement given to published authors at The University of Texas at Austin. This year’s winners were announced Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Four Seasons Hotel.
The University of Texas at Austin is opening a laboratory that fills a critical gap in the process of developing new drugs and biotechnology products.
The University of Texas at Austin vaulted into the top 25 of the world's elite universities in the 2012-13 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, considered one of the most authoritative assessments of universities.
Just as the November elections are heating up, The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism organization based in Austin, is bringing its second annual Texas Tribune Festival to The University of Texas at Austin.