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WATCH: MockUp Workstation Video Tour

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Welcome to the video tour for the Mock-Up Space! This space has been set up to give you the opportunity to see how feedback received from the Lavaca Plaza Prototype Tours, which took place in January, have been included into final workstation plans. Please contact Sarah Pekar at (512) 499-4422 or if you have any questions.

There are 3 mockup workstations in the tour:

Construction Update: May 19, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Well – there is no better way to make it rain than to dig a big hole!

East side of construction site – note at the bottom of the photo, the assembly of the rebar for the piers.  The big hole in the middle of the site is for a pier cap. The east edge of the Basement Foundation can be seen on the left side of the photo at the bottom of the pit wall.

Why are panel heights lower in new workstations?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

UT System Administration leadership believes that all our staff deserve equal access to natural light and exterior views, so in accordance with the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) guidelines on Indoor Environmental Quality, we have added clear glass panels beginning at 42” and extending to a maximum overall panel height of 58” for all workstations within our building.  LEED is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices and UT System Administration seeks to achieve the Silver Certification level.  Fo

UT System Regents to meet May 13-14

Monday, May 11, 2015

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents will meet Wednesday and Thursday, May 13-14, in Austin. The meeting will be held on the ninth floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th St.

The agenda book and links to the live webcast for the meeting are posted online. Parking for news media is available at the guard kiosk on Colorado Street between 6th and 7th streets.

Below are some highlights from the Board agenda (all times approximate):


UT System’s Lakey receives Distinguished Service Award

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

David Lakey, M.D.David Lakey, M.D.AUSTIN—A University of Texas System health care leader received the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG) Distinguished Service Award today for his leadership in improving birth outcomes in Texas.

McRaven taps two top scholar administrators to help lead UT System

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

AUSTIN – Chancellor William H. McRaven today announced the hiring of two respected leaders to fill pivotal roles for The University of Texas System. McRaven said these new team members will be critically important in his mission to make the UT System and the state of Texas the world’s center of excellence in higher education.

UT System submits brief to Attorney General’s Office

Monday, May 4, 2015

AUSTIN—The University of Texas Board of Regents voted 8-0 today to submit a brief to the Texas Attorney General’s Office in response to a request for an opinion submitted by private counsel on behalf of Regent Wallace Hall. Regent Hall abstained from the vote.  

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UT System Regents to meet Monday

Friday, May 1, 2015

The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting by telephone conference call on Monday, May 4, in Austin.

The agenda book for the meeting is available online.

The Board will convene in open session at 8 a.m. and immediately recess to executive session to discuss legal and personnel matters. The Board will reconvene in open session at approximately 8:45 a.m. to consider action, if any, on executive session agenda items.


UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers inducts four new members

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Four outstanding educators were inducted into The UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers Wednesday night.

Created to recognize exceptional educators at UT’s nine academic institutions, the Academy serves as a System-level advocacy group dedicated to enhancing teaching, fostering innovation in the classroom, and promoting interdisciplinary perspectives on education.

Construction Update: April 21, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Quite a bit of progress has been since the last update. The temporary soil retention system (to prevent the edges of the pit from collapsing) and mass excavation (major removal of the dirt and rock) are complete which means that the construction pit is as low as it will go.

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