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CPRIT awards $41.6 million to University of Texas institutions

Thursday, May 21, 2015

UT System Administration

AUSTIN – The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Wednesday announced that six institutions of The University of Texas System have been awarded $41.6 million in grants to help make advancements in the prevention and treatment of cancer.  

Regents approve tuition rates for UTRGV

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Board of Regents Actions, Board of Regents Meetings, UT Rio Grande Valley, Tuition & Financial Aid

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved a tuition plan for UT Rio Grande Valley today that eliminates traditional student fees and provides guaranteed tuition rates aimed to benefit students and their families.

The tuition plan, developed by a task force comprised of UTRGV staff and prospective students, is structured to promote student access and success, while ensuring affordability, transparency and predictability.

Regents approve $5 million to continue funding project to transform health care for diabetes patients

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Board of Regents Actions, Board of Regents Meetings, Health & Medical Education

AUSTIN—The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved today $5 million to continue funding a project that leverages technology and big data to improve health outcomes for diabetes patients in Texas and beyond.

Sealy & Smith Foundation honored for altruism with Board of Regents’ Santa Rita Award

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Board of Regents Actions, Board of Regents Meetings, UT Medical Branch at Galveston

AUSTIN – Through its financial and strategic support of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the Sealy & Smith Foundation has ensured residents of Galveston have access to first-class health care for the past 125 years.

The UT System Board of Regents announced Thursday that the foundation will receive the Santa Rita Award for its continued and deep commitment to UTMB and the Galveston community. The Santa Rita Award is the highest honor bestowed by the UT System Board of Regents.

UT System launches free online database to connect industry with thousands of world-class researchers

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Board of Regents Meetings, Institutions, Research

Influuent.utsystem.edu or influuent.org

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System launched a cutting-edge web portal today that allows private sector and government agencies to quickly find thousands of renowned researchers and facilities at the System's campuses and health institutions.

Admissions committee presents briefing; McRaven to present proposed admissions policy to Regents in August

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Board of Regents Meetings, Chancellor

AUSTIN – Chancellor William H. McRaven publicly thanked distinguished committee members on Thursday for serving on a panel to review and make recommendations on admissions practices at academic institutions across The University of Texas System.

McRaven formed the committee in February, saying his goal is to determine the degree of appropriate discretion at the institution level, while ensuring a fair and transparent process for applicants.

Revised policies establish enhanced procedures for responding to sexual misconduct

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Board of Regents Actions, Board of Regents Meetings, Institutions

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System has issued explicit and comprehensive policies to better protect staff and students when cases of sexual misconduct, violence and harassment occur.

UT System Board of Regents appoints three regents to serve on UTIMCO Board

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Board of Regents Actions, Board of Regents Meetings, UTIMCO

AUSTIN—The University of Texas System Board of Regents today appointed Regent David J. Beck to the Board of Directors of The University of Texas Investment Management Co. (UTIMCO) and reappointed Vice Chairman R.

Regents honor students in arts and humanities

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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

AUSTIN – In recognition of their exceptional work in the musical arts, five University of Texas at Austin students have been selected to receive the Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities.

The students were honored at The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ meeting on Thursday, for demonstrating musical excellence and commitment to the arts through participation in university and community activities.

UT System hires new associate vice chancellor to head leadership and veterans’ programs

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Education, UT System Administration

AUSTIN – Tony Cucolo, a recently retired U.S. Army major general, has joined The University of Texas System’s Office of Academic Affairs as associate vice chancellor for leadership development and veterans’ affairs.

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