on Monday, June 24, 2013
Brent Iverson, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, has been elected president of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. He was one of twelve outstanding educators inducted into the Academy's inaugural class on April 23.
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on Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Taking technology commercialization to the next level was the topic for discussion when University of Texas System leaders met June 13 in Austin to review an assessment of needs at UT System institutions, including the potential establishment of a new entrepreneurial academy with the working title “StartUT.”
Currently, UT System receives a U.S. patent every two days, signs a commercialization agreement every three days and starts a new company every nine days.
on Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Seton Healthcare Family has announced that its parent company, Ascension Health, has approved construction of a teaching hospital for The University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School.
The hospital, which will replace University Medical Center Brackenridge, will become the primary training facility for the Dell Medical School, which will accept its first class in 2016. Construction of the new hospital is expected to begin in 2014 and be completed in 2017, according to a news release from Seton.
on Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The search is on for a new dean to lead the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. On UT Austin’s wish list for the medical school’s new leader are “entrepreneurial style” and “visionary leadership.”
According to the job description, the dean will have an unparalleled opportunity to lead the programmatic and physical construction of a new medical school that deploys state-of-the art facilities for basic and translational research, advanced technologies and the most advanced teaching and learning methods for a contemporary curriculum. In addition, the individual will have a unique opportunity to establish a strong entrepreneurial and innovation-culture in one of the most economically dynamic regions of the country.
on Friday, June 7, 2013
On June 4, more than a hundred key Texas leaders from education, business and research gathered at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas to discuss how to revitalize the partnership among higher education, government, philanthropy and business to keep research universities strong and viable.
Speakers included former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Bank of America Chairman Chad Holliday and Texas Instruments CEO Rich Templeton.
on Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The University of Texas at San Antonio and the School of Medicine at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio are among a growing group of UT institutions that are addressing the region's physician shortage through TIME (Transformation in Medical Education) pilot programs.
on Thursday, May 23, 2013
Following a significant enrollment growth and rising academic and research achievements, The University of Texas at Arlington has been named a "Next Generation University" by the New American Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on public policy issues.
on Friday, May 17, 2013
Ashley M. Purgason is a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington and is currently a doctoral student at UTMB Galveston . She conducts research at both UTMB and NASA on the dangers of the space radiation environment and its effect on the health of astronauts in long duration missions beyond low Earth orbit. Purgason has served as a Student Regent since June 2012. As her service on the UT System Board of Regents comes to a close at the end of May, she graciously agreed to answer some questions about her experience this past year.
on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Chris Slaughter, a University of Texas at Austin graduate research assistant and student entrepreneur, has had quite a week.
First, he made a presentation to the UT System Board of Regents about his company, Lynx Laboratories, which is supported by the Longhorn Startup Program at UT Austin.
Then, Slaughter met with President Obama to talk about his company, which develops software for 3-D photography.
on Thursday, May 9, 2013
Barry McBee, vice chancellor and chief governmental relations officer at The University of Texas System, gave an update to the Board of Regents on UT System’s priorities for the 83rd Legislative Session on May 9.
McBee said that significant progress has been made on numerous initiatives. However, he cautioned that with less than three weeks left in the session, many issues are still in play and in flux, so there is still much work to do.