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Construction begins on first new building for UTRGV medical school

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

General, UT Rio Grande Valley

EDINBURG – Medical, academic and community leaders from throughout South Texas gathered Tuesday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Medical Academic Building, the first new construction for the UTRGV School of Medicine.

UT Regents fund new initiative to help UT institutions recruit and retain philanthropy professionals

Monday, August 25, 2014

Board of Regents Actions, Board of Regents Meetings, General

AUSTIN – University of Texas institutions may gain an advantage in recruiting and training professionals in the critical field of philanthropy thanks to an investment by the UT System Board of Regents.

Regents approved allocating $800,000 to offer more to UT institutions through the UT System’s Center for Enhancing Philanthropy, which is part of the System’s Office of External Relations.

Ground breaking for building to support UTRGV medical education will be held Tuesday

Friday, August 22, 2014

General, Health & Medical Education, UT Rio Grande Valley

Medical, academic and community leaders from The University of Texas System and across South Texas will gather at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new UT Rio Grande Valley Medical Academic Building.

The groundbreaking ceremony will be held in the Music Building on the UT Pan American campus at 1201 West University Drive in Edinburg.

Regents approve plan to provide more support to campus presidents and keep student tuition flat

Friday, August 22, 2014

Board of Regents Actions, Board of Regents Meetings, Budget, Institutions, Tuition & Financial Aid

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously approved an unprecedented plan that will provide even more support to academic campuses than they would have received through requested tuition increases for in-state students.

Regents fund crisis intervention programs; after-hours hotline

Friday, August 22, 2014

Board of Regents Actions, Board of Regents Meetings, UT Austin, Institutions

AUSTIN – In a move to address the paramount need to protect students, faculty and staff from potential on-campus crises, The University of Texas System Regents on Thursday (Aug. 21) unanimously voted to allocate more than $2.5 million to fund a bystander intervention program and a suicide prevention initiative that includes a System-wide, after-hours crisis intervention hotline.

Regents approve $15.6 billion operating budget for UT System

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Board of Regents Actions, Board of Regents Meetings, Budget

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents today (Aug. 21) approved a $15.6 billion operating budget for the 2015 fiscal year, which begins Sept. 1. The new budget represents a 7 percent increase, or $1 billion, over the previous fiscal year.

McRaven appointed as next chancellor of The University of Texas System

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Board of Regents Actions

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously approved the appointment of Admiral William H. McRaven, currently commander of the United States Special Operations Command, as chancellor of The University of Texas System, effective Jan. 5, 2015.

Adm. McRaven remarks from the Aug. 21 Board of Regents meeting

Thursday, August 21, 2014

General

Admiral William H. McRaven was named the next chancellor of The University of Texas System by the Board of Regents on Aug. 21, 2014. Here are Adm. McRaven's remarks immediately following his appointment:

Thank you very much Chairman Foster. I have to tell you I am very excited about the opportunity to serve the University of Texas System.

UT Regents Approve Academic Structure of UTRGV

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Board of Regents Actions, UT Rio Grande Valley

The University of Texas Board of Regents Thursday approved the academic structure of the new UT Rio Grande Valley, taking an essential step forward in making the new university and medical school a reality. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has also approved the structure.

UTRGV President Guy Bailey proposed the 11 colleges and schools that will form the academic foundation for the new institution, including an Honors College and a Graduate College that will offer advanced degrees and create more opportunities for research.

LeMaistre and Mark Named Chancellors Emeritus

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Board of Regents Actions

Former Chancellors Charles LeMaistre and Hans Mark were given the honorific title Chancellors Emeritus by the University of Texas System Board of Regents Thursday.

Only two other chancellors, Harry Huntt Ransom (1961-71) and E. Don Walker (1978-84), have been named Chancellor Emeritus.

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