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.
The University of Texas of Austin is No. 35 in the world, according to the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.