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UTRGV School of Medicine advancing access to health education and care in the Valley

Friday, February 10, 2017

AUSTIN—The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine is embracing the University’s commitment by becoming a leader in community outreach, academic and clinical programs, and improving the health of people in the Rio Grande Valley.   

UT System’s Office of Innovation and Strategic Investment making the connection from lab to marketplace

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

AUSTIN—Every day across The University of Texas System, students, faculty and researchers are puzzling out new ideas, inventions and innovations that have the potential to improve life, change society and cure the incurable.

But how can these fresh new approaches and discoveries make it from the incubator of the university campus to the marketplace and, ultimately, to the people who need them?

UT System partners with Texas Association of Community Colleges on statewide dual credit task force

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

AUSTIN—The University of Texas System and the Texas Association of Community Colleges have partnered to form the Texas Dual Credit Task Force—a first-of-its-kind collaboration to study programs that allow students to earn both high school and college credit for one course.

The task force will convene its first meeting Friday (February 10) in Austin.

UT System Regents to meet Feb. 8-9

Friday, February 3, 2017

AUSTIN — The University of Texas System Board of Regents will meet Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 8-9, in Austin. The meeting will be held on the ninth floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th St.

The agenda book and links to the live webcast for the meeting are posted online. Parking for news media is available through the guard kiosk on Colorado Street between 6th and 7th streets.

New UT System Health Biobank to advance scientific discovery

Friday, February 3, 2017

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System is developing a biobank so that multiple UT institutions can more efficiently share data and biological samples used for medical research.

The UT System Health Biobank (UTSHB) will join the professional expertise and resources of seven large academic research and clinical institutions in the UT System: UTHealth in Houston, UT Health San Antonio, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Medical Branch, UT Southwestern, UT Health Northeast and UT Rio Grande Valley.

Redevelopment of UT System downtown property will generate millions in revenue for city

Thursday, February 2, 2017

AUSTIN—Plans to consolidate The University of Texas System’s administrative offices will generate significant revenue for the City of Austin, the state and several other local public entities over the coming decades. 

The System’s downtown Austin headquarters, which historically has been housed in five antiquated, costly-to-maintain buildings, will move in late summer to a new, efficient building currently under construction on property that already was owned by the UT System on 7th Street between Lavaca and Colorado streets. 

Statement from Chancellor William H. McRaven on Presidential Executive Order

Monday, January 30, 2017

AUSTIN — I believe that the talent, energy, and ideas flowing into the United States of America – and to UT System institutions – from countries around the world are among our greatest strengths. The men and women who show up at our shores and our doors – ready to study, work, and participate – make us stronger, smarter, more competitive, and more attuned to the rest of the globe. 

UT System Regents to meet Wednesday

Monday, January 9, 2017

AUSTIN — The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting via telephone conference call at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, on the ninth floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th St. in Austin.

The Board will meet in executive session for discussion regarding legal matters, gifts and individual personnel matters.

UT System Regents to meet Thursday

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

AUSTIN — The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting via telephone conference call at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, on the ninth floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th St. in Austin.

The Board will meet in executive session for possible discussion regarding real property, legal matters, gifts and individual personnel matters, including discussion related to the Brackenridge Tract and legal issues concerning purchasing and procurement.  

UT in DC to showcase brain health, national security initiatives

Thursday, December 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.—All 14 UT institutions were represented in Washington, D.C. this week for the UT System Office of Federal Relations’ Research and Policy Conference, held annually to help institutions understand the political landscape and better position themselves for federal funding opportunities.

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