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UT System Regents to meet Monday

Friday, June 24, 2016

Board of Regents Meetings

AUSTIN—The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold a special meeting via telephone conference call at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 27 on the ninth floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th Street.

Chancellor McRaven's response to Supreme Court decision on Fisher case

Thursday, June 23, 2016

UT Austin, Chancellor

"As many of you have heard, the Supreme Court today issued a decision in the Fisher case, ruling in favor of the University of Texas at Austin. UT Austin President Greg Fenves released the following statement in response to the ruling:

UT Zika research leading global efforts

Friday, June 17, 2016

UT Austin, UT El Paso, Health & Medical Education, UT Rio Grande Valley, UT Southwestern Medical Center, UT Medical Branch at Galveston, UT Health Science Center at Houston

As the Zika virus continues to spread around the world, Latin American countries most affected by the mosquito-borne disease are employing the expertise of researchers at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston to fight the deadly epidemic.

McRaven named to Defense Innovation Advisory Board by U.S. Secretary of Defense

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Chancellor, UT System Administration

AUSTIN—United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has named University of Texas System Chancellor William H. McRaven as one of the first appointees to the newly formed Defense Innovation Advisory Board, advising the Pentagon on strategies to cultivate a culture of innovation in national defense.

Task Force studying UT System presence in Houston to give update

Thursday, June 9, 2016

UT System Administration, UT System Administration

HOUSTON—The co-chairs of The University of Texas System’s Houston Advisory Task Force, Carin Barth and Paul Hobby, will be available for questions from news media at 10 a.m. Monday (June 13) and will provide an update on the processes of the task force to date.

New position will drive UT System effort to provide improved, more efficient health care

Monday, June 6, 2016

Health & Medical Education, UT System Administration, UT System Administration

AUSTIN—Zain Kazmi joined The University of Texas System in the newly-created position of assistant vice chancellor for health analytics and chief analytics officer today.

UT System’s Goonewardene to judge new $100 million MacArthur Foundation competition

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

General

Julie GoonewardeneJulie GoonewardeneAUSTIN – Julie Goonewardene, Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Strategic Investment for The University of Texas System, will serve as an evaluating judge for a new competition launched today that will award a $100 million grant to a single proposal designed to help solve a critical problem affecting people, places or the planet.

Nation’s capital serves as classroom for UT Archer fellows

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

UT Rio Grande Valley, UT System Administration, UT System Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bill Archer, the former Texas congressman and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, wanted to do two things when he retired from Congress in 2001: educate the leaders of tomorrow, and use the nation’s capital as a living classroom to transform the way young people view the world.

UT System in consortium bidding for Sandia National Laboratories contract

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

UT System Administration, UT System Administration

Albuquerque — Battelle, the world’s largest independent nonprofit research and development organization, and The Boeing Company, the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems, have signed a formal agreement to bid jointly to manage Sandia National Laboratories.

UT System institutions fighting stroke with new tools and technology

Monday, May 23, 2016

UT Austin, UT Dallas, General, UT Southwestern Medical Center, UT Health Science Center at Houston, UT System Administration, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, UT System Administration

AUSTIN — About 800,000 strokes occur in America each year; that’s about one every 40 seconds. Houston resident Joe Carrabba experienced one of them.

Carrabba was having a massive stroke last year when UTHealth’s Mobile Stroke Unit assessed him, performed a CT scan and administered drugs to dissolve blood clots. The Unit is a modified ambulance that has the specialized training and equipment — which first responders do not — to diagnose and treat stroke patients en route to the hospital.

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