Speeches and Commentary

2013-2014

October 23, 2013
Higher Ed Needs Investment 
Op Ed for the Houston Chronicle

September 11, 2013
State of The University Address
Iden B. Payne Theater
The University of Texas at Austin

2012-2013

August 13, 2013
A Report on Technology-Enhanced Education
The University of Texas at Austin

January 29, 2013
Smarter Systems for a Greater UT
AVAYA Auditorium
The University of Texas at Austin

September 27, 2012
State of The University Address
Iden B. Payne Theater
The University of Texas at Austin 

2011-2012

Spring 2012
President's Newsletter (PDF)

December 15, 2011
Tuition Policy Recommendations (2012-13, 2013-14) (PDF)

September 14, 2011
State of The University Address
Iden B. Payne Theater
The University of Texas at Austin

September 2011
A Message from the President 

2010-2011

July 2011
A Message from the President

June 8, 2011
UT Austin Among Nation's Most Productive Universities
Op-Ed for The Austin American-Statesman and The Dallas Morning News

May 9, 2011
The Public Research University of the Future
The University of Texas at Austin

April 2011
A Message from the President

April 6, 2011
Research Enhances Teaching
Op-Ed for The Houston Chronicle

February 2011
A Message from the President

September 15, 2010
State of The University Address
Iden B. Payne Theater
The University of Texas at Austin

2009-2010 

September 16, 2009
State of The University Address (PDF)
Iden B. Payne Theater
The University of Texas at Austin

2008-2009

June 2009
Report of the Window Policy Review Committee (PDF)
The University of Texas at Austin

April 24, 2009
Barbara Jordan Statue Dedication (PDF)
The University of Texas at Austin

April 2009
A Report on Tutition and Funding 2009 Update (PDF)
The University of Texas at Austin

February 13, 2009
Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting (PDF)
The University of Texas at Austin

December 2008
A Report on the Top 10% Law (PDF)
The University of Texas at Austin

December 1, 2008
Dolph Briscoe Naming Announcement (PDF)
Main 212
The University of Texas at Austin

November 20, 2008
Harry Ransom's 100th Anniversary
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
The University of Texas at Austin

September 17, 2008
State of The University Address
B. Iden Payne Theater
The University of Texas at Austin

2007-2008

May 12, 2008
Jamail Gift Announcement (PDF)
The University of Texas at Austin

April 12, 2008
Signing Ceremony for Memorandium of Understanding with Aga Kahn University (PDF)
Texas State Capitol
Austin, Texas

April 11, 2008
The Giant Magellan Telescope Luncheon (PDF)
Houston Club
Houston, Texas

April 2008
A Report on Tuition (PDF)
The University of Texas at Austin

March 20, 2008
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (PDF)
Reliant Center, Tejas Room
Houston, Texas

March 18, 2008
Sarah and Ernest Butler Gift Announcement (PDF)
Main Building 212
The University of Texas at Austin

January 21, 2008
Martin Luther King Community March and Festival (PDF)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Statue
The University of Texas at Austin

October 25, 2007
Kilgore Award Dinner (PDF)
Four Seasons Hotel
Austin, Texas

October 12, 2007
Texas Exes African American Alumni Reunion Dinner (PDF)
Alumni Center
The University of Texas at Austin

October 9, 2007
Cesar Chavez Statue Unveiling (PDF)
Main Mall
The University of Texas at Austin

September 24, 2007
Strauss Center Press Conference (PDF)
LBJ Library
The University of Texas at Austin 

2006-2007

June 22, 2007
Norman Hackerman Memorial Service (PDF)
University Methodist Church

June 12, 2007
AT&T Education Center Announcement (PDF)
Adjacent to Facility Site
The University of Texas at Austin

May 19, 2007
Graduate School Convocation (PDF)
Bass Concert Hall
The University of Texas at Austin

May 18, 2007
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony (PDF)
Bates Recital Hall
The University of Texas at Austin

May 3, 2007
Staff Recognition Program (PDF)
Texas Union Ballroom
The University of Texas at Austin

April 27, 2007
Ransom Center 50th Anniversary Gala (PDF)
Main Mall
The University of Texas at Austin

April 23, 2007
Virginia Tech Candlelight Vigil (PDF)
Main Mall
The University of Texas at Austin

January 25, 2007
Mexico City Reception (PDF)
U.S. Ambassador's Residence
Mexico City, Mexico

October 19, 2006
Lonestar Dedication Ceremony at TACC (PDF)
Pickle Research Campus
The University of Texas at Austin

October 13, 2006
LBJ Plaza Renovation Press Conference (PDF)
The University of Texas at Austin

September 29, 2006
State of the University Address(PDF)
Bass Concert Hall
The University of Texas at Austin

September 28, 2006
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Transfer to UT (PDF)
The University of Texas at Austin

September 6, 2006
AVOICE Press Conference (PDF)
Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

2005-2006

May 15 , 2006
Michael and Susan Dell Foundation Grant Announcement (PDF)
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

February 28, 2006
Walter Cronkite Presentation (PDF)
KLRU Studies
Austin, TX

February 20, 2006
Explore UT Op-Ed (PDF)
The University of Texas at Austin