on Tuesday, April 9, 2013
UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa delivering the 2013 Tomás Rivera Lecture. (Image courtesy: Ornelas Photography)
UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, M.D., delivered the Tomás Rivera Lecture during the national conference of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, March 28-30, in San Antonio. The lecture is presented every year by a national leader or distinguished scholar to honor the late Dr. Tomás Rivera—a professor, scholar, poet and former chancellor of the University of California, Riverside.
UT San Antonio President Ricardo Romo introduced the Chancellor, describing him as “a man of vision and innovation,” an individual who is “keen on implementation.”
on Monday, April 8, 2013
Cristian Chirila, Valentin Yotov, Julio Sadorra, Salvijus Bercys, Milos Pavlovic and Conrad Holt competed against three teams from The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, The University of Illinois and Webster University, which took first place.
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on Wednesday, April 3, 2013
In 2012, The University of Texas at El Paso's College of Engineering graduated 10 doctoral, 102 master's and 230 undergraduate Hispanic-American engineering students, making UTEP the top producer of graduate-level Hispanic engineers in the nation and second in the nation for undergraduate Hispanic engineers.
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on Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Ronald DePinho, M.D., president of UT MD Anderson Cancer Center was recently selected for the prestigious Agilent Thought Leader Award, which recognizes researchers whose discoveries represent fundamental advances in the life sciences. DePinho is one of only three awardees in 2012 and was selected for his research into pancreatic cancer metabolomics.
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on Thursday, March 28, 2013
On the athletic field, Texas A&M and The University of Texas have a long history of fierce rivalry, but recently, the two systems have been presenting a united front.
UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp shared the stage at two events this week: Texas Monthly’s “Broadening the Pathway to Higher Education in Texas” in San Antonio Tuesday night and the Texas Tribune’s “A Conversation with Cigarroa and Sharp” in Austin Thursday morning.
At both events, Chancellor Cigarroa and Chancellor Sharp talked about their systems’ efforts to do more with fewer financial resources, focus on faculty retention, lower student debt and implement innovative measures to improve learning.
on Thursday, March 21, 2013
Dallas businessman Robert B. Rowling and his wife, Terry, have pledged $25 million toward a $116.5 million building project at UT Austin's Red McCombs School of Business.
on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The University of Texas at Dallas will begin accepting students to a master’s degree program in actuarial science in September. The program is the first of its kind to be offered in Texas.
According to a UT Dallas article, college graduates who major in actuarial science can expect to be in demand in today's workforce. Starting salaries range from $44,000 to $60,000 and the average pay is $87,650.
on Tuesday, March 19, 2013
For extraordinary contributions to the advancement of higher education, University of Texas at San Antonio President Ricardo Romo has received the 2013 Clark Kerr Award for Distinguished Leadership in Higher Education from the University of California, Berkeley.
on Tuesday, March 12, 2013
For the third year in a row, The University of Texas-Pan American won first place at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Mariachi Invitational, defeating six professional mariachi groups from Texas that were invited to compete.The Mariachi Aztlán received a trophy and $7,500 in prize money on March 9. More than 75,000 audience members were in attendance.
on Friday, March 8, 2013
Eric Olson, Ph.D., chairman of molecular biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, is the 2013 recipient of the March of Dimes Prize in Development Biology. He has identified key genetic pathways in the formation of the heart and other muscles, which can lead to treatments for heart disease and muscle dysfunction. Several drugs based on his research are under study.