EDINBURG – Medical, academic and community leaders from throughout South Texas gathered Tuesday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Medical Academic Building, the first new construction for the UTRGV School of Medicine.
AUSTIN – University of Texas institutions may gain an advantage in recruiting and training professionals in the critical field of philanthropy thanks to an investment by the UT System Board of Regents.
Regents approved allocating $800,000 to offer more to UT institutions through the UT System’s Center for Enhancing Philanthropy, which is part of the System’s Office of External Relations.
Medical, academic and community leaders from The University of Texas System and across South Texas will gather at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new UT Rio Grande Valley Medical Academic Building.
The groundbreaking ceremony will be held in the Music Building on the UT Pan American campus at 1201 West University Drive in Edinburg.
AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously approved the appointment of Admiral William H. McRaven, currently commander of the United States Special Operations Command, as chancellor of The University of Texas System, effective Jan. 5, 2015.
The University of Texas Board of Regents Thursday approved the academic structure of the new UT Rio Grande Valley, taking an essential step forward in making the new university and medical school a reality. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has also approved the structure.
UTRGV President Guy Bailey proposed the 11 colleges and schools that will form the academic foundation for the new institution, including an Honors College and a Graduate College that will offer advanced degrees and create more opportunities for research.
Former Chancellors Charles LeMaistre and Hans Mark were given the honorific title Chancellors Emeritus by the University of Texas System Board of Regents Thursday.
Only two other chancellors, Harry Huntt Ransom (1961-71) and E. Don Walker (1978-84), have been named Chancellor Emeritus.
AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents today launched the first phase of a monumental initiative that will address the state’s critical need for more engineers and computer scientists.
The Texas Workforce Commission has projected that Texas will need 88,000 more engineers and computer scientists over the next decade to continue to attract new businesses and new jobs that will keep the state’s economy healthy.
AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents voted Thursday to revise Regents’ Rules and Regulations to clearly define what constitutes sexual harassment and misconduct and to outline procedures to review complaints.
AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Regents today approved the creation of a virtual institute to help UT neuroscientists compete for federal and private grants and dramatically advance research of the human brain.
AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents will meet Wednesday and Thursday, August 20-21, 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 at the guard kiosk on Colorado Street between 6th and 7th streets.
Below are some highlights from the Board agenda (all times approximate):