UT System rises to No. 4 on Reuters’ list of most innovative universities

Thursday, September 29, 2016

AUSTIN—The University of Texas System rose from No. 7 to No. 4 on Reuters’ ranking of the world’s most innovative universities for its efforts to advance science, invent new technologies and help drive the global economy.

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UT System hosts summit to improve student success

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DALLAS—Leaders from The University of Texas System and its eight academic institutions gathered in Dallas Sept. 22-23 to officially launch the Student Success Quantum Leap.

Ivette Savina, assistant vice president for outreach and student success, talks about UT El Paso’s regional and community-based approach to student success.Ivette Savina, assistant vice president for outreach and student success, talks about UT El Paso’s regional and community-based approach to student success.

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Jenny LaCoste-Caputo: jcaputo@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4361(direct) • 512-574-5777 (cell) 
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UT System partners with tech industry leader to develop next-generation learning platform

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

AUSTIN—The University of Texas System is developing a revolutionary technology learning platform — which includes an online marketplace of courses and credentials, real-time feedback and personalized support services  — bringing the benefits of a UT education to potential students across Texas and around the world.

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Jenny LaCoste-Caputo: jcaputo@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4361(direct) • 512-574-5777 (cell) 
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UT System partners with U.S. Census Bureau to provide salary and jobs data of UT graduates across the nation

Thursday, September 22, 2016

AUSTIN—In the first collaboration of its kind, The University of Texas System and the United States Census Bureau have signed a 10-year partnership agreement that will provide both organizations a more comprehensive picture of degree attainment and how it impacts labor market outcomes.

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UT System Regents to meet Friday

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

AUSTIN — The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold a special meeting via telephone conference call at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, on the ninth floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th St.

The Board will meet in executive session to consider recommendations from the search advisory committee tasked with assisting the Board in the selection of a President for UT Tyler and may take action in open session to invite individuals to interview with the Board.

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Jenny LaCoste-Caputo: jcaputo@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4361(direct) • 512-574-5777 (cell) 
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Department of Defense chooses Austin for Defense Innovation Unit Experimental

Thursday, September 15, 2016

AUSTIN—U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter joined University of Texas System Chancellor William H. McRaven Wednesday at Capital Factory incubator to announce that Austin will be the third location of the department’s in-house tech startup, the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx.

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UT Horizon Fund invests $150K to fund medical device that repairs blood vessels

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

AUSTIN—The UT Horizon Fund recently invested $150,000 to fund Cardiovate, a San Antonio-based startup that is using technology from two University of Texas System institutions to commercialize a medical device to treat vascular diseases by repairing blood vessels.

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Jenny LaCoste-Caputo: jcaputo@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4361(direct) • 512-574-5777 (cell) 
Karen Adler: kadler@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4360 (direct) • 210-912-8055 (cell)

UT diabetes project receives $3 million from health foundation to expand in Rio Grande Valley

Thursday, September 8, 2016

AUSTIN—The University of Texas System’s Project Diabetes and Obesity Control (DOC) recently received $3 million from the Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation to expand its innovative diabetes management programs in the lower Rio Grande Valley.

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Jenny LaCoste-Caputo: jcaputo@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4361(direct) • 512-574-5777 (cell) 
Karen Adler: kadler@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4360 (direct) • 210-912-8055 (cell)

UT Permian Basin football program kicks off with first game Saturday

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Students are back in classes, fall is just around the corner and — finally — it’s time for college football! Teams from across The University of Texas System are gearing up for a great season.

This weekend will be historic for The University of Texas Permian Basin as its newly established football team takes to the turf for its first game.

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Jenny LaCoste-Caputo: jcaputo@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4361(direct) • 512-574-5777 (cell) 
Melanie Thompson: mthompson@utsystem.edu • 512-499-4487 (direct) • 832-724-1024 (cell)  

ConTex Office created to aid research, academic partnership with Mexico

Thursday, September 1, 2016

AUSTIN—The University of Texas System has established the ConTex office at UT San Antonio to administer, coordinate and foster efforts on behalf of UT institutions under the partnership formed with Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology.

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Jenny LaCoste-Caputo: jcaputo@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4361(direct) • 512-574-5777 (cell) 
Melanie Thompson: mthompson@utsystem.edu • 512-499-4487 (direct) • 832-724-1024 (cell)  

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