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Suggestions invited via survey for UTRGV mascot, colors

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

General, UT Rio Grande Valley

Guy Bailey, president of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, announced today the development of a new institutional wordmark for use in the university’s academic and administrative print and digital publications, many of which need to be produced now to reach new, prospective students for the 2015 entering class.

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Statement from Chancellor Cigarroa regarding Fisher v. The University of Texas

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

UT Austin, Chancellor

Please see the following statement from The University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., regarding today’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case of Fisher v. The University of Texas. The case relates to the use of race and ethnicity as one of many factors in determining college admissions. The Supreme Court issued its opinion in 2013, sending the case back to the lower court to take a closer look at UT Austin’s admissions policy to ensure it followed the standards laid out in Grutter v.

U.S. Army and UT System announce research collaboration

Monday, July 14, 2014

Research

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and The University of Texas System, in consultation with its 15 institutions, have established a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to support research at all 15 UT campuses.

The CRADA serves as a unifying framework for multiple research projects between the Army Research Laboratory, other partners and the UT System. It is designed to significantly advance collaboration in high-impact basic and applied research in a broad array of scientific and technical areas to enhance the U.S. Army’s technological superiority.

Regents adopt Chancellor’s recommendations on admissions best practices

Friday, July 11, 2014

Board of Regents Actions, Chancellor

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents adopted new recommendations on best practices in admissions requirements at a Thursday meeting of the board.

The recommendations are the result of a report commissioned by Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., after an inquiry into the admissions process at UT Austin earlier this year.

Board of Regents approve medical school partnership to provide better health care for Travis County residents

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Board of Regents Actions, UT Austin, Health & Medical Education

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents Thursday unanimously approved an affiliation agreement between UT Austin, Central Health and the Community Care Collaborative that establishes an innovative model for improving the delivery and quality of health care in Travis County.

Regents approve admissions standards for UTRGV

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Board of Regents Actions, UT Rio Grande Valley

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents Thursday approved admissions criteria for first-time students, transfer students and graduate students at UT Rio Grande Valley, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015.

Regents approve medical degree program for UTRGV

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Board of Regents Actions, Health & Medical Education, UT Rio Grande Valley

AUSTIN – In another historic step in the march to higher education opportunities for the Rio Grande Valley, The University of Texas System Board of Regents Thursday unanimously approved the establishment of a doctor of medicine degree at UT Rio Grande Valley.

UT institutions seek legislative assistance for capital projects

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Board of Regents Actions

AUSTIN – University of Texas System academic and health institutions in the upcoming legislative session will seek statutory authorization and state funding for approximately $1.9 billion for new buildings and significant renovation projects following action Thursday by the UT System Board of Regents.

Members appointed to University Lands Advisory Board

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Board of Regents Actions, West Texas Lands

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents Thursday named members to a newly-created advisory body to advise the Board on the operations and management of the University Lands Office. The office oversees activities on the 2.1 million acres of Permanent University Fund (PUF) lands, also known as University Lands, that serve as an extraordinary resource for the UT and Texas A&M system institutions.

Statement from Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D. regarding UT Austin President Bill Powers

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

UT Austin, Chancellor

Today UT Austin President Bill Powers submitted a letter of resignation, effective June 2, 2015, and I have accepted it.

President Powers, who has led great advancements for the University, has expressed a desire to remain in his position long enough to complete several important initiatives, lead the University through the upcoming legislative session, and allow for a smooth transition to new leadership. I honor his commitment to UT Austin and agree that this is the best course forward.

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