UT System and Mexican technology council form partnership

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SAN ANTONIO — The University of Texas System took yet another important step in establishing and enhancing ties with Mexico today as UT System and Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology formed a partnership to develop new academic and research programs.

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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 System launches first all-digital, no-paper textbook degree program at UT Rio Grande Valley

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

AUSTIN— Entering freshmen enrolled in the new biomedical sciences degree program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will never have to buy a traditional textbook.

Instead, their course materials will be delivered to them on iPads, which they’ll receive at orientation on Aug. 26. And that’s just the first indication that this degree program will not be business – or in this case – higher education as usual. 

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Ken Ma:  kma@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4778 (direct) • 954-621-7961 (cell)
Jenny LaCoste-Caputo:  jcaputo@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4361(direct) • 512-574-5777 (cell)  

Student entrepreneurs launch nonprofit to provide telepsychiatry for the homeless

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

AUSTIN— Kavina Patel and Farhan Ahmad are passionate about two things: helping the homeless and practicing philanthropic medicine.

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Ken Ma:   kma@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4778 (direct) • 954-621-7961 (cell) 
Jenny LaCoste-Caputo:  jcaputo@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4361(direct) • 512-574-5777 (cell)  

UT Dallas Presidential Search Advisory Committee named

Thursday, August 20, 2015

AUSTIN — A committee to advise The University of Texas System Board of Regents on the selection of a president for UT Dallas was announced today (Aug. 20) by Regents’ Chairman Paul L. Foster.

The UT Dallas presidential search advisory committee will make recommendations on possible successors to David E. Daniel, who assumed a new leadership position as the UT System’s deputy chancellor and chief operating officer this summer.

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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)

Regents approve $16.9 billion operating budget for UT System

Thursday, August 20, 2015

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents today approved a $16.9 billion operating budget for the 2016 fiscal year to fund operations at UT’s 14 academic and health institutions around the state.

The new budget represents an 8.1 percent increase, or $1.3 billion, over the previous fiscal year, including an additional $530 million for instruction and academic support activities; $412 million more for hospitals and clinics; and a $161 million increased investment in research.

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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)

Innovative diabetes project gets $15 million from Board of Regents

Thursday, August 20, 2015

AUSTIN — The University of Texas System is building an ecosystem to fight diabetes with technology to provide better medical care and change lifestyles.

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Ken Ma:  kma@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4778 (direct) • 954-621-7961 (cell)
Jenny LaCoste-Caputo:  jcaputo@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4361(direct) • 512-574-5777 (cell) 
 

UT System Board of Regents approve admissions policy for academic institutions

Thursday, August 20, 2015

AUSTIN – Presidents and admissions officers at The University of Texas System’s academic institutions will now have a clear set of system-wide guidelines and processes to follow when making undergraduate admissions decisions.

The UT System Board of Regents approved an admissions policy designed to ensure fairness, transparency and integrity in the admissions process. It goes into effect immediately.

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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 System seeks strategic guidance from health care experts

Thursday, August 20, 2015

AUSTIN – As health care delivery, organization and financing rapidly evolve, UT System leaders are reaching out to experts in the field to provide strategic guidance.

The UT System Board of Regents Thursday approved the creation of a Health Care Advisory Committee whose members will have expertise in health care and health care operations, including clinical and business operations, finance, reimbursement, law, policy and quality of care.

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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 System Regents to meet Aug. 19-20

Friday, August 14, 2015

AUSTIN — The University of Texas System Board of Regents will meet Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 19-20, 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.

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News Contact Info: 

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 System files second suit to protect student applicant information

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Today The University of Texas System is filing a second lawsuit against the Texas Attorney General related to an additional request for documents produced as a result of the Kroll investigation into admissions. A suit is necessary because the Attorney General ruled that the System should release information that we believe should be protected.

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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)

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