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    Two UT System institutions receive 2015 Community Engagement Classification

    Posted by UT System

    on Thursday, January 8, 2015

    For investing substantial efforts in important aspects of institutional mission, identity and commitments to serve the local community, UT Austin and UT San Antonio have received 2015 Community Engagement Classification from The Carnegie Foundation. They join past recipients UTA, UTB and UTEP.

    Learn more about: UT Austin, UT San Antonio

    UTEP’s first graduate is remembered

    Posted by UT System

    on Thursday, January 8, 2015

    A newspaper advertisement enticed the son of a Kansas chicken farmer to enroll in a new mining school in far West Texas. He became one of its first employees before being the first graduate of the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy, now The University of Texas at El Paso.

    Learn more about: UT El Paso

    Code Red Task Force recommends plan to increase Texans’ access to health insurance

    Posted by UT System

    on Wednesday, January 7, 2015

    HOUSTON – A Texas-sized prescription is needed to expand health insurance coverage for residents of the Lone Star state and to prevent the loss of billions of dollars in federal assistance for the state, says a report released Jan. 7 by the Code Red Task Force.

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    Time magazine spotlights UTMB's Tom Geisbert

    Posted by UT System

    on Friday, December 19, 2014

    Time magazine's 2014 Person of the Year is not one but many -- the Ebola fighters. Among those spotlighted is Thomas Geisbert, professor of microbiology and immunology at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who is currently testing potential vaccines and treatments at the Galveston National Laboratory.

    Learn more about: UT Medical Branch at Galveston

    H-E-B donates $1 million to UTRGV South Texas Diabetes & Obesity Institute

    Posted by UT System

    on Thursday, December 18, 2014

    HARLINGEN, TEXAS, DECEMBER 18, 2014 -- Christmas came early to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley with a $1 million gift from H-E-B.

    H-E-B’s generous gift will assist UT Rio Grande Valley in establishing an endowed Chair benefitting the South Texas Diabetes & Obesity Institute (STDOI). With this gift, UTRGV gained an ally in the fight against diabetes and obesity and the promotion of health.

    Learn more about: UT Rio Grande Valley

    Five individuals from UT Arlington, UT Austin and UT Dallas named NAI Fellows

    Posted by UT System

    on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Five individuals from UT Arlington, UT Austin and UT Dallas are among 170 distinguished innovators recently named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

    Learn more about: UT Arlington, UT Austin, UT Dallas

    UT System joins AMA in reshaping medical education nationwide

    Posted by UT System

    on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    MEDIA CONTACT:  Kelly Jakubek, AMA (312) 464-4443, Cell: (312) 320-3789

    Updated Dec.15 by UT System

    Austin, Texas – As the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas (UT) at Austin takes shape, the American Medical Association (AMA) convened leaders from top medical schools and leading health care technology companies at UT Austin last week to share emerging technologies aimed at shaping the future of medical education.

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    Eighteen individuals from UT System institutions named as AAAS Fellows

    Posted by UT System

    on Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    Eighteen individuals from University of Texas System institutions were recently named Fellows in The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Fellowship in AAAS recognizes  members for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

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    UT Arlington to lead $1.6 million research project focused on digital learning

    Posted by UT System

    on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    The Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge (LINK) Lab at The University of Texas at Arlington has been chosen to lead a $1.6 million initiative to connect and support researchers across the country as they examine digital learning’s effect on higher education today and in the future. 

    Learn more about: UT Arlington

    UT System Board of Regents honors Chancellor Cigarroa for his leadership and service

    Posted by UT System

    on Thursday, November 6, 2014

    UT System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., was honored Nov. 6 by the Board of Regents for his leadership over the last six years.

    At the November meeting of the Board of Regents, Chairman Paul Foster presented a certificate of appreciation from the UT System.  Cigarroa will step down as chancellor at the end of the year and return to the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he served as president for nearly a decade, to head the institution’s pediatric transplant program.

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