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UT System Regents to meet Tuesday

Friday, March 24, 2017

AUSTIN — The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, on the ninth floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th St. in Austin.

The Board will meet in open session and immediately recess into executive session to interview candidates for the UT Permian Basin presidency.

The Board will reconvene in open session at approximately 1:50 p.m. to consider action, if any, on executive session agenda items. The meeting is expected to adjourn by 2 p.m.

University of Texas System announces results of student survey on sexual assault and misconduct

Friday, March 24, 2017

AUSTIN—In an ongoing effort to enhance the safest learning environment possible for students, The University of Texas System on Friday announced results of an unprecedented student survey that looks at the prevalence, perceptions and experiences around a range of acts of sexual assault and misconduct that affect UT students.

UT System Regents to meet Friday

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

AUSTIN — The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting via telephone conference call at 2 p.m. Friday, March 24, on the ninth floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th St. in Austin.

The Board will meet in executive session for discussions regarding individual personnel matters relating to the searches for a president for UT Permian Basin and for a president for UT San Antonio, including discussion of candidates to be invited to interview with the Board of Regents.

Marshall E. Hicks named interim president of UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Friday, March 17, 2017

AUSTIN— University of Texas System Chancellor William H. McRaven announced today the appointment of Marshall E. Hicks, M.D., as interim president of UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.  The appointment will become effective March 21, 2017, following Dr. Ronald A. DePinho’s retirement as president on March 20, 2017.

UT institutions shine in national ranking of top graduate and professional programs

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

UT institutions continue to offer the top graduate and professional programs in the nation, according to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Graduate Schools ranking, released Tuesday.

Seven UT institutions were listed among those offering the top 100 graduate programs in one or more areas, which include law, business, engineering, education, medical and nursing schools.  (Please see below for a complete list of these rankings.)

Chancellor McRaven on President DePinho’s resignation as president of UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

“When Dr. Ron DePinho was named president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center by the Board of Regents in 2011,  it was his vision and passion for ending cancer, with new ideas and innovations, that set him apart from other top candidates.

Gov. Abbott lauds GURI grant recipients

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Chancellor McRaven thanks Gov. Abbott for his vision in creating the Governor’s University Research Initiative.Chancellor McRaven thanks Gov. Abbott for his vision in creating the Governor’s University Research Initiative.AUSTIN—Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott hosted several researchers – including Dr. Joan Brennecke, who will soon be joining the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin -- at the Governor’s Mansion on Monday to congratulate them for being selected as the first recipients of grants through the Governor’s University Research Initiative.

UT System takes lead in becoming tobacco free

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

AUSTIN— All 14 institutions of The University of Texas System will be tobacco free by the end of this academic year, making it the first public university system in Texas to become fully tobacco free. It will also become the largest single employer in Texas to prohibit tobacco use in the workplace.

Tobacco free policies vary somewhat by campus, but every policy prohibits all forms of tobacco use on the grounds and in the buildings of every facility affiliated with the university. Every campus is also providing prevention and cessation services to students and staff.

Chancellor McRaven ends plan for UT project in Houston

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

AUSTIN – University of Texas System Chancellor William H. McRaven announced today that he is ceasing any additional efforts to launch a UT project on land it purchased in Houston last year. McRaven’s decision was based on his concerns that the project was overshadowing the extraordinary work under way on the 14 campuses of the UT System and he did not wish to do anything that could detract from the advancement of UT institutions and their presidents’ visions.

UT MD Anderson leveraging data to push the frontiers of research and improve patient care

Friday, February 10, 2017

AUSTIN—UT MD Anderson Cancer Center is likely the first institution in the nation to develop a platform that captures clinical data on every single patient it treats – so that more effective treatments for devastating diseases can be found faster.

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