UT System in consortium bidding for Sandia National Laboratories contract

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Albuquerque — Battelle, the world’s largest independent nonprofit research and development organization, and The Boeing Company, the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems, have signed a formal agreement to bid jointly to manage Sandia National Laboratories.

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UT System institutions fighting stroke with new tools and technology

Monday, May 23, 2016

AUSTIN — About 800,000 strokes occur in America each year; that’s about one every 40 seconds. Houston resident Joe Carrabba experienced one of them.

Carrabba was having a massive stroke last year when UTHealth’s Mobile Stroke Unit assessed him, performed a CT scan and administered drugs to dissolve blood clots. The Unit is a modified ambulance that has the specialized training and equipment — which first responders do not — to diagnose and treat stroke patients en route to the hospital.

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UT Horizon Fund company unveils cutting-edge data platform for health care

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

HOUSTON — Decisio Health, one of 17 startups funded by the UT Horizon Fund, announced today it has launched the Decisio Health Clinical Intelligence Platform.

The UT Horizon Fund is a formative-stage venture fund that provides capital and support to companies with tangible ties to one of UT System’s 14 academic and health institutions. Decisio Health’s new platform is based on technology developed at UTHealth in Houston.

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Varun Joseph appointed as new student regent

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

AUSTIN—Varun Pokkamthanam Joseph has been appointed as the new student regent on The University of Texas System Board.

Joseph, of McKinney, Texas, is currently pursuing a doctorate of dental surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is also a graduate of Baylor University, where he received a master’s and bachelor’s degree in biology. Upon receiving his D.D.S., Joseph plans to pursue his master of business administration at The University of Texas at Arlington, where he has previously taken coursework. 

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UT System Chancellor William H. McRaven’s statement on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 60X30TX plan

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Board of Regents and I agree wholeheartedly with the tenets of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 60x30TX plan and The University of Texas System stands shoulder-to-shoulder with our partners in public higher education to accomplish the goals of this ambitious — and necessary — mission to increase the number of Texans with college degrees and post-secondary credentials.

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UT System institutions present campus carry policies

Thursday, May 12, 2016

AUSTIN — The University of Texas System Board of Regents today reviewed rules and regulations for UT institutions that will govern the implementation of Senate Bill 11, also known as the campus carry law, and ultimately took no action. Board Chairman Paul Foster said the board will consider the issue again at its next meeting.

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Regents approve funding for research and academic partnership with Mexico

Thursday, May 12, 2016

AUSTIN — The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Thursday approved allocating $5 million to help support a partnership with Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology. The goal of the partnership is to establish and enhance ties with Mexico and work together to create new academic and research programs.

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New UT System Clinical Data Network to advance patient care, best practices

Thursday, May 12, 2016

AUSTIN—The University of Texas System is launching a Clinical Data Network to better leverage its size and expertise to drive more efficient and improved health care delivery.  

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Regents appoint and reappoint members to University Lands Advisory Board

Thursday, May 12, 2016

AUSTIN — The University of Texas System Board of Regents today appointed and reappointed three members to serve on the University Lands Advisory Board.

The Board reappointed Regent Alex M. Cranberg to serve a three-year term and Vice Chairman Jeffrey D. Hildebrand to serve a two-year term and appointed Stephen A. Holditch, Texas A&M University professor emeritus, to serve a three-year term as the Texas A&M System representative.

Holditch will succeed University Lands Advisory Board Member and Texas A&M System Regent Morris E. Foster. 

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UT System Board of Regents appoints Nixon, reappoints Bass to serve on UTIMCO Board

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Texas A&M Regents also name appointment

AUSTIN — The University of Texas System Board of Regents Thursday appointed J. Ray Nixon Jr. to the Board of Directors of The University of Texas Investment Management Co. (UTIMCO) and reappointed businessman J. Kyle Bass to serve on the UTIMCO Board.

The UT System Board also appointed R. Steven Hicks, vice chairman of the Board of Regents, to serve on UTIMCO’s Audit and Ethics Committee. Hicks is currently a UTIMCO board member who chairs the Policy Committee.

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