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Public invited to offer input, nominations for UT Austin president

Monday, November 17, 2014

UT Austin, General, Presidents

AUSTIN – Members of the public may submit nominations for the next president of the University of Texas at Austin via a UT System website launched today, Board of Regents Chairman Paul L. Foster announced.

The website also provides a tentative timeline for the search process and gives the public the opportunity to offer comments about the successor to UT Austin President Bill Powers, who announced he will step down June 5, 2015.

Statement from Chairman Paul Foster, Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Pedro Reyes

Friday, November 14, 2014

UT Brownsville, General, UT Pan American, UT Rio Grande Valley

The University of Texas System Board of Regents and the UT System administration fully support President Guy Bailey in his recommendation to make the “Vaqueros” the athletic nickname for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

UT System Board of Regents approves “Vaqueros” as athletic nickname for new university

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Board of Regents Actions, Board of Regents Meetings, UT Rio Grande Valley

A vaquero is depicted as part of the Tejano Monument at the Texas Capitol in Austin. Photo by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-StatesmanA vaquero is depicted as part of the Tejano Monument at the Texas Capitol in Austin. Photo by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-StatesmanEL PASO – The University of Texas System Board of Regents officially and unanimously approved “Vaqueros” as the athletic nickname for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley at its meeting Thursday. The board also gave the nod to using blue, green and orange as the colors for the new university, set to open in fall 2015.

UT System will leverage technology to improve care for diabetic patients

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Board of Regents Actions, Board of Regents Meetings, Health & Medical Education

EL PASO – The University of Texas System is committed to leading the nation in developing technology aimed at transforming the way health care is delivered to diabetes patients.

The UT System Board of Regents voted today to allocate $5 million to fund the first phase of Project DOC, which stands for Diabetes Obesity Control. The goal of Project DOC is to use big data and technology – whether social, mobile or cloud – to improve the health of diabetes patients by enhancing access to care, empowering better self-management and promoting healthier living.

UTIMCO reports strong performance for 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Board of Regents Meetings, UTIMCO

EL PASO – Endowments benefiting institutions in The University of Texas System and Texas A&M University System posted a 15.1 percent return for the fiscal year ending Aug. 31, keeping on trend with a decade of positive performance by The University of Texas Investment Management Company, the entity that manages endowments for the two largest public higher education systems in the state.

UT System institutions provide range of services to student veterans

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

UT Arlington, Board of Regents Meetings, UT Austin, Education, UT El Paso, Institutions, Presidents, UT San Antonio

EL PASO – University of Texas System institutions are dedicated to providing a variety of unique services and resources to veterans and active duty service members, said the presidents of four UT institutions that serve high numbers of students affiliated with the military.

Garcia to address higher education challenges at National Press Club

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

General

Juliet V. García, Ph.D., executive director of the University of Texas Institute of the Americas, will weigh in Thursday at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on a new report produced by the National Commission on Colleges and University Boards.

UTRGV President recommends “Vaqueros” as athletic nickname for new university

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Board of Regents Actions, Board of Regents Meetings, UT Rio Grande Valley

EL PASO – After months of soliciting input from thousands of stakeholders, President Guy Bailey has made a much-anticipated recommendation on the colors and athletic nickname to represent The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Citing the importance of honoring the heritage, culture and traditions of the Rio Grande Valley, Bailey recommended the “Vaqueros” to represent UTRGV’s athletic teams. For colors, he suggested maintaining the green of UT Pan American, the blue of UT Brownsville, with orange as an accent color.

UTRGV poised to be the nation’s top producer of Hispanic graduates

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Education, General, UT Pan American, UT Rio Grande Valley

AUSTIN – For the second year in a row, The University of Texas-Pan American ranks No. 4 in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics nationwide according to an annual report published in October by Diverse Issues in Higher Education. UTPA also ranked No. 6 in the number of graduate degrees across all disciplines awarded to Hispanics.     

Number of UT students using Blackboard's MyEdu solution on the rise

Monday, November 3, 2014

General

AUSTIN – MyEdu, the technology platform that helps University of Texas students create an academic roadmap and connect with jobs and internships, has seen a steady increase in users since its January acquisition by Blackboard, a global leader in education-related technology and solutions.

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