AUSTIN – Brilliant minds, pioneering research and innovative technology will be on display March 14 at University of Texas System Future Finders, an official South by Southwest Interactive event.
The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting on Wednesday, March 4, in Austin. The meeting will be held on the ninth floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th St.
The agenda book for the meeting is available online.
The Board will convene in open session at 8:30 a.m. and immediately recess to executive session to discuss legal and personnel matters, including discussion and appropriate action related to the UT Austin presidential search.
To keep you informed about the construction of our new UT System Replacement Office Building, the OFPC project team will be posting periodic updates, including the one below, here on the OneUTSystem website.
The University of Texas System Chancellor William H. McRaven announced today that he is forming a committee to study the recommendations offered by Kroll Associates in the review of admissions practices at UT Austin.
A review of the admissions process at The University of Texas at Austin is complete and has been examined by the UT Board of Regents. Kroll Associates, an international corporate investigations and risk consulting firm, conducted more than 60 interviews of UT System and UT Austin representatives in the course of the inquiry, and also reviewed thousands of emails and performed extensive data research and analysis. Regents discussed the investigation’s outcome with Chancellor Bill McRaven in closed session during their meeting on Thursday.
The League of United Latin American Citizens will honor Juliet V. Garcia, Ph.D., with the prestigious National Leadership Award at its 18th annual LULAC National Legislative Conference and Awards Gala on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents will meet Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 11-12, 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 available online. Parking for news media is available at the guard kiosk on Colorado Street between 6th and 7th streets.
Below are some highlights from the Board agenda (all times approximate):
Chancellor Bill McRaven has sent a letter to Governor Greg Abbott regarding legislation relating to the presence of concealed handguns on university campuses. The letter was also delivered to Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus.
The letter outlines Chancellor McRaven’s concerns about the presence of concealed handguns on campuses of institutions of higher education and reiterates issues former Chancellor Cigarroa shared in letters to former Governor Rick Perry in 2011 and 2013 when the matter was also before the Texas Legislature.
The Board of Regents appreciates the hard work and attention of the Office of the Attorney General in its review of the issues related to the relationship between the UT Austin Law School and the Law School Foundation. The report identifies areas for improvement related to transparency, alignment of university and foundation missions, and compliance with records production. The problems highlighted in the Attorney General’s report have been or will be addressed.
This week I traveled to Brownsville, Edinburg and Harlingen for a series of very enlightening meetings with administrative, faculty, staff and student leaders of the new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, including its medical school. I was awestruck by the exceptional quality, speed and extraordinary diligence and detail with which the institution is taking shape, as well as the cohesiveness and determination of all involved to open the doors of what may be the nation’s second largest Hispanic-serving institution, only sev