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UT System Regents to meet Wednesday

Friday, February 27, 2015

Board of Regents Meetings

The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting on Wednesday, March 4, in Austin. The meeting will be held on the ninth floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th St.

The agenda book for the meeting is available online

The Board will convene in open session at 8:30 a.m. and immediately recess to executive session to discuss legal and personnel matters, including discussion and appropriate action related to the UT Austin presidential search.

UT System initiative on the path to “jump-start” brain research

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Research

The UT System Neuroscience and Neurotechnology Institute, created just six months ago with $20 million in funding from the Board of Regents, is now accepting applications for $100,000 seed grants.

Up to $5 million will be awarded to jump-start research that will dramatically advance research of the human brain and help UT researchers compete for federal and private grants.

McRaven forms committee of distinguished former UT leaders to study admissions

Monday, February 16, 2015

UT Austin, Chancellor

The University of Texas System Chancellor William H. McRaven announced today that he is forming a committee to study the recommendations offered by Kroll Associates in the review of admissions practices at UT Austin.

Task force on intellectual property issues recommendations

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Board of Regents Actions, Board of Regents Meetings

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System will work to foster academic-industry partnerships and establish a culture of entrepreneurship and creativity while also advancing and protecting intellectual property rights.

The Task Force on Intellectual Property Issues presented several recommendations to the Board of Regents Wednesday to ensure that UT institutions continue to play a leading role in discovery and innovation in the state, nation and world.

Admissions review draws to a close

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Board of Regents Meetings

A review of the admissions process at The University of Texas at Austin is complete and has been examined by the UT Board of Regents. Kroll Associates, an international corporate investigations and risk consulting firm, conducted more than 60 interviews of UT System and UT Austin representatives in the course of  the inquiry,  and also reviewed thousands of emails and performed extensive data research and analysis. Regents discussed the investigation’s outcome with Chancellor Bill McRaven in closed session during their meeting on Thursday.

Regents fund initiative to improve health of Texans

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Board of Regents Actions, Board of Regents Meetings, Health & Medical Education, UT Health Science Center at Tyler

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents Thursday approved $5 million in funding to develop a strategic plan to address Texas’ most critical public health needs.

Regents position UT System to serve as national model for alcohol prevention and education programs

Thursday, February 12, 2015

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

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System is continuing to set the national standard for student wellness and safety programs. On Thursday, the UT System Board of Regents authorized $2.4 million to continue funding and expanding alcohol prevention, education and recovery programs at all UT academic campuses.

McRaven delivers remarks at first Board of Regents meeting as chancellor

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Chancellor

Chancellor Bill McRaven delivered remarks to the UT System Board of Regents on Thursday morning. The board’s two-day meeting, which wraps up this afternoon, is McRaven’s first as chancellor. He shared with the board what he’s learned during his first few weeks on the job and how his vision for the UT System is taking shape.

Watch McRaven’s remarks:

Philanthropy to UT institutions sets record for second year in a row

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

UT Austin, Institutions

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System’s 15 institutions raised $1.7 billion in philanthropic contributions last year, shattering the system’s previous record set in 2013 by about $500 million.

And, UT Austin ranked No. 1 in the nation among public universities and seventh in the nation for cash received. The System’s flagship institution recently completed an eight-year, $3 billion capital campaign that last year alone raised $529 million in cash and $856 million overall, including new pledges and testamentary commitments.

Board of Regents hires CEO for University Lands office

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

West Texas Lands

Mark Houser, CEO University Lands

AUSTIN – As part of a long-term plan to better manage and protect University Lands – a precious resource that provides funding for University of Texas and Texas A&M institutions – the UT System Board of Regents authorized the hiring of the first chief executive officer of University Lands.

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