UT Regents present highest honor to The Sealy & Smith Foundation

Friday, February 12, 2016

GALVESTON—The University of Texas System Board of Regents Wednesday night presented the Santa Rita Award to The Sealy & Smith Foundation for its longtime and deep commitment to The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Regents approve additional $5 million to boost UT System’s emerging research institutions

Thursday, February 11, 2016

GALVESTON—The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved $5 million in additional funding for the UT System Research Incentive Program known as UTRIP.

With today’s allocation of funds, Regents have invested a total of $45 million in UTRIP to promote research and faculty recruitment at the UT System’s four emerging research institutions: UT Arlington, UT Dallas, UT El Paso and UT San Antonio.

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Karen Adler: kadler@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4360 (direct) • 210-912-8055 (cell)
Ken Ma: kma@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4778 (direct) • 954-621-7961 (cell)
Melanie Thompson: mthompson@utsystem.edu • 512-499-4487 (direct) • 832-724-1024 (cell)  

UT System invests $30M to recruit nation’s top faculty to “Win the Talent War”

Thursday, February 11, 2016

GALVESTON — Putting $5 million from an innovative University of Texas System program into the recruitment pot helped successfully recruit Bruce Beutler, M.D., from the prestigious Scripps Research Institute in California to join UT Southwestern’s faculty.

Not long after making the move, Beutler won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, an honor he shared with two other scientists for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity. He’s also brought UT Southwestern tens of millions in external research funding.

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UT institutions present plans to raise tuition to improve student success, remain competitive among national peers

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

GALVESTON—After years of holding the line on tuition costs, The University of Texas System Board of Regents will consider increasing tuition and fees for the UT System’s academic institutions to ensure campuses can provide the best possible academic experience for their students.

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Karen Adler: kadler@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4360 (direct) • 210-912-8055 (cell)
Ken Ma: kma@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4778 (direct) • 954-621-7961 (cell)
Melanie Thompson: mthompson@utsystem.edu • 512-499-4487 (direct) • 832-724-1024 (cell)  

University of Texas System Chancellor Announces Houston Advisory Task Force Executive Committee

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

As the University of Texas System carefully explores an expanded presence in Houston, Chancellor William H. McRaven announced Tuesday appointments to the Executive Committee of the Houston Advisory Task Force.  The Executive Committee will convene additional education, business and civic leaders, students, faculty, and elected officials of a broader advisory group as it carries out its work in the months ahead. 

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UT System Regents to meet Feb. 10-11

Friday, February 5, 2016

GALVESTON — The University of Texas System Board of Regents will meet Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 10-11, in Galveston. The meeting will be held at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston’s Research Building 6 at Market and 9th Street, room 1.206.

The agenda book and links to the live webcast for the meeting are posted online. Parking for news media is available in the Plaza parking garage at Mechanic Street and 6th Street.

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Karen Adler: kadler@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4360 (direct) • 210-912-8055 (cell)
Ken Ma: kma@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4778 (direct) • 954-621-7961 (cell)
Melanie Thompson: mthompson@utsystem.edu • 512-499-4487 (direct) • 832-724-1024 (cell)  

UT System develops innovative summer internship program to explore careers in philanthropy

Friday, February 5, 2016

AUSTIN — Philanthropic gifts and engaged donors are valuable resources in advancing the mission and institutional priorities of colleges and universities. But the national shortage of development officers to boost institutional fundraising makes competition fierce for such talent.

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Ken Ma: kma@utsystem.edu   • 512-499-4778 (direct) • 954-621-7961 (cell) 
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UT Arlington and UT Dallas achieve Carnegie “tier one” classification

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

AUSTIN—The University of Texas at Arlington and The University of Texas at Dallas have both been named top research institutions by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

The elite classification – R-1: Doctoral Universities-Highest Research Activity – is often referred to as “tier one” status. Only 115 institutions in the nation are listed in that category.

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UT System creates its own “Rooney Rule” to promote diversity in senior leadership positions

Thursday, January 28, 2016

AUSTIN—University of Texas System institutions must now include a candidate from an underrepresented group in the final round of interviews for all senior administrative positions, effective immediately.

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Richard Benson named finalist for president of The University of Texas at Dallas

Monday, January 25, 2016

AUSTIN — The University of Texas System Board of Regents named Richard Benson, Ph.D., currently the dean of Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, as the sole finalist for the presidency of The University of Texas at Dallas.

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