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Race is On for Best Solar Car of 2014

Race is On for Best Solar Car of 2014

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin will host the nation’s two biggest collegiate solar car races — the Formula Sun Grand Prix and the American Solar Challenge. Student solar car teams from universities around the world, including UT Austin, will be in Austin to compete in the two back-to-back competitions.

40 Hours for the Forty Acres Sets Fundraising Challenge for Alumni and Students

The University of Texas at Austin is launching 40 Hours for the Forty Acres, an online giving campaign on April 3-4 designed to involve students and alumni in supporting the university.

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.

Engineering Education and Research Center Moves Closer to Reality

Engineering Education and Research Center Moves Closer to Reality

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.

New Rankings put UT Austin Among Top World Universities, Best Buys in Higher Ed

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. Invests $800,000 in The University of Texas at Austin

Chevron Corp. Invests $800,000 in The University of Texas at Austin

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. 

UT Austin Experts for Issues in the 83rd Texas Legislative Session

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.

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.

Hamilton Book Awards Winners at UT Austin Announced

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.

UT Austin Opens Lab Crucial to Drug Development Process

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.