on Tuesday, March 12, 2013
For the third year in a row, The University of Texas-Pan American won first place at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Mariachi Invitational, defeating six professional mariachi groups from Texas that were invited to compete.The Mariachi Aztlán received a trophy and $7,500 in prize money on March 9. More than 75,000 audience members were in attendance.
on Friday, March 8, 2013
Eric Olson, Ph.D., chairman of molecular biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, is the 2013 recipient of the March of Dimes Prize in Development Biology. He has identified key genetic pathways in the formation of the heart and other muscles, which can lead to treatments for heart disease and muscle dysfunction. Several drugs based on his research are under study.
on Thursday, March 7, 2013
Next week, 88 University of Texas at Dallas students will spend their spring break participating in one of 10 projects that range from building homes in Mississippi for Habitat for Humanity to helping international refugee children transition into the U.S. education system in Georgia.
on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The University of Texas at Austin has been ranked 25 out of 400 of the world's top universities in the 2013 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
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on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
On March 6, the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex (GDC) and Dell Computer Science Hall officially opened at UT Austin. The 140,000-square-foot GDC is located on Speedway and consists of two buildings and a connecting glass atrium. The north building is the Dell Computer Science Hall and connects with the O’Donnell ACES Building.
on Tuesday, March 5, 2013
UTEP President Diana Natalicio (center).
(Photo: Tim Trumble/American Council on Education)
For remarkable leadership and dedication in higher education, University of Texas at El Paso President Diana Natalicio received the 2013 Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in Washington, D.C., on Monday during the American Council on Education's annual meeting.
on Friday, March 1, 2013
The University of Texas at Arlington is reporting a 35 percent spike in its enrollment this semester with 33,806 students. Part of this increase is attributed to a large number of students in the College of Nursing, which is a good sign since a recent UT System nursing workforce report shows a looming shortage of nurses on the national horizon.
on Wednesday, February 27, 2013
At least a 100 state House members have signed on as co-sponsors of a bill to create a new university and school of medicine in South Texas since the first committee hearing last week. Twenty state Senators have joined as co-authors or co-sponsors.
In a recent article from The Monitor, University of Texas at Brownsville President Juliet Garcia said it was "extraordinary" that so many House members have already agreed to co-sponsor the legislation.
on Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A research team at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center has developed a new class of tools to fight infectious bacteria that may not respond to traditional antiobiotics.
on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Four University of Texas at San Antonio engineering students and one faculty mentor recently spent 12 days in Peru, as part of UTSA's chapter of Engineers without Borders, to facilitate community health and rebuilding efforts in the earthquake-stricken town Viña Vieja.