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Public invited to offer input, nominations for UT Austin president

Public invited to offer input, nominations for UT Austin president

Monday, November 17, 2014

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AUSTIN – Members of the public may submit nominations for the next president of the University of Texas at Austin via a UT System website launched today, Board of Regents Chairman Paul L. Foster announced.

The website also provides a tentative timeline for the search process and gives the public the opportunity to offer comments about the successor to UT Austin President Bill Powers, who announced he will step down June 5, 2015.

Statement from Chairman Paul Foster, Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Pedro Reyes

Statement from Chairman Paul Foster, Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Pedro Reyes

Friday, November 14, 2014

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The University of Texas System Board of Regents and the UT System administration fully support President Guy Bailey in his recommendation to make the “Vaqueros” the athletic nickname for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

UTIMCO reports strong performance for 2014

UTIMCO reports strong performance for 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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EL PASO – Endowments benefiting institutions in The University of Texas System and Texas A&M University System posted a 15.1 percent return for the fiscal year ending Aug. 31, keeping on trend with a decade of positive performance by The University of Texas Investment Management Company, the entity that manages endowments for the two largest public higher education systems in the state.

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UTRGV poised to be the nation’s top producer of Hispanic graduates

UTRGV poised to be the nation’s top producer of Hispanic graduates

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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UT Pan American has been recognized for awarding more degrees to Hispanics than nearly any other university in the U.S.

AUSTIN – For the second year in a row, The University of Texas-Pan American ranks No. 4 in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics nationwide according to an annual report published in October by Diverse Issues in Higher Education. UTPA also ranked No. 6 in the number of graduate degrees across all disciplines awarded to Hispanics.     

Number of UT students using Blackboard's MyEdu solution on the rise

Number of UT students using Blackboard's MyEdu solution on the rise

Monday, November 3, 2014

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AUSTIN – MyEdu, the technology platform that helps University of Texas students create an academic roadmap and connect with jobs and internships, has seen a steady increase in users since its January acquisition by Blackboard, a global leader in education-related technology and solutions.

Decision on UTRGV colors and team nickname to happen next week

Decision on UTRGV colors and team nickname to happen next week

Friday, October 31, 2014

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After months of anticipation, future students of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will soon finally know who they’re rooting for.

UTRGV President Guy Bailey, Ph.D., plans to make a recommendation to the UT System Board of Regents next week on athletics colors, nickname and mascot. The regents must approve the recommendation to make it official.

Thousands of stakeholders have participated in online surveys to voice their opinions and suggestions and hundreds more were engaged through public forums and focus groups during the last several months.

UT System Regents to meet Nov. 5-6

UT System Regents to meet Nov. 5-6

Friday, October 31, 2014

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The University of Texas System Board of Regents will meet Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 5-6, in El Paso on The University of Texas at El Paso campus in conjunction with UTEP’s centennial celebration. The meeting will be held on the third floor of Union Building East, 500 W. University Ave.

The agenda book and link to a live webcast of the meeting are available online.

Below are some highlights from the Board agenda (all times approximate and in Mountain Standard Time):

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Wellness Center Survey Results

Wellness Center Survey Results

Monday, October 20, 2014

What time should the wellness center open/close? Would you play Wii or use a ping pong table in the common employee break area? Should cardio equipment have built-in TV monitors?

UT System Board of Regents statement regarding Ebola preparedness

UT System Board of Regents statement regarding Ebola preparedness

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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The following statement was made by Vice Chairman Gene Powell at a special called meeting of the University of Texas System Board of Regents tonight:

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Looking back at the "First Bite"

Looking back at the "First Bite"

Monday, October 13, 2014

This past week, UT System staff had the opportunity to watch live as demolition crews took the “first bite” out of the Lavaca building in preparation for construction of the new replacement office building.

Check out a few images from the watch party and don’t forget to keep track of the daily progress via our live web cam: http://ow.ly/CGsGL

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