on Friday, January 18, 2013
Describing his exposure to a liberal arts curriculum during his college years as “transformative,” Chancellor Cigarroa addressed colleagues in the American Academy Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences during a Jan. 12 conference in Chicago. Read excerpts from his speech:
I was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and educated in public schools. When I was growing up, Laredo was ranked as the poorest city in the nation. In my wildest dreams as a child, I never imagined I would attend an Ivy League university or serve on prominent national commissions.
on Thursday, January 17, 2013
The University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business has been named one of the top entrepreneurship programs in the world, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
on Monday, January 14, 2013
Two executive police officers from The University of Texas System are among16 nationwide finalists for the 2012 Director of the Year award, a prestigious recognition sponsored by Campus Safety magazine.
on Tuesday, January 8, 2013
In a recent interview with The Dallas Morning News, Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D., founder and chief director of the Center for Brain Health at The University of Texas at Dallas and author of the new book "Make Your Brain Smarter," discusses research she and her colleagues are conducting into how the brain develops. Based on their findings, Chapman’s team has identified strategies to train students how to better process information.
on Thursday, January 3, 2013
Scientists at The University of Texas at Arlington have teamed with colleagues at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, the Dallas Autism Treatment Center, Texas Instruments, and Hanson Robotics in Plano to create lifelike robots to diagnose and treat children suffering from autism spectrum disorders.
on Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Kevin Powers, a 2012 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin's Michener Center for Writers , has written one of the best books of 2012, according to The New York Times and The Guardian . Powers' debut novel, "The Yellow Birds," is about the connected but diverging fates of two young soldiers in the Iraq War.
on Monday, December 17, 2012
Thursday, December 6, was a historic day for The University of Texas System. The Board of Regents granted me the authority to work with the Texas Legislature to create a new university in the Rio Grande Valley.
on Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Early in November, I attended the memorial service for Coach Darrell Royal at UT Austin’s Frank Erwin Center. A thousand friends and fans were there to pay tribute to the legendary football coach. Among many wonderful accomplishments, he will be remembered for his three national championships and the innovative wishbone offense. We also honor him because he was the first football coach in the country to hire an academic counselor and provide academic support services for student-athletes.
on Friday, November 16, 2012
The University of Texas System Board of Regents discussed and took action on several agenda items on November 14 and 15. Highlights of the meeting include:
on Thursday, November 8, 2012
A new UT medical school is on its way! On Tuesday night, voters in Travis County gave an emphatic endorsement for a medical school at The University of Texas at Austin by approving Proposition 1, signaling their support for both a UT Austin school of medicine and creating an essential healthcare safety net in the Austin community.