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
Happy New Year! We’re excited to share our new prototype space with you and gather your feedback on furniture and workspace configurations. Please join us for a tour next week.
Formal tours begin every 30 minutes and include:
Over the holiday break, our facilities team will deconstruct a portion of office space located in Lavaca Plaza and begin constructing a prototype space designed to illustrate what a section of our new building might look like. From workspace configuration to furniture design options, this is an opportunity for you to help us create a fresh, mordern work enviroment for our new headquarters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.