UT System Chancellor McRaven receives prestigious CIA award

Friday, April 15, 2016

McLEAN, VA. — University of Texas System Chancellor William H. McRaven, a retired four-star Navy admiral who planned and orchestrated the operation that led to the death of Osama Bin Laden, received a top award from the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation Thursday for his service to the agency and the nation.

UT System Chancellor William H. McRaven (left) and CIA Director John O. Brennan (right). McRaven was named the 2016 Richard M. Helms Award recipient.UT System Chancellor William H. McRaven (left) and CIA Director John O. Brennan (right). McRaven was named the 2016 Richard M. Helms Award recipient.

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

UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers inducts three new members

Thursday, April 14, 2016

AUSTIN—Three remarkable educators will be inducted into The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers on Tuesday, April 19.

Created to recognize exceptional educators at UT’s eight academic institutions, the Academy serves as a System-level advocacy group dedicated to enhancing teaching, fostering innovation in the classroom, and promoting interdisciplinary perspectives on education.

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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)  

Statement from Chancellor William H. McRaven on UT Austin tragedy

Thursday, April 7, 2016

AUSTIN—The entire UT System is saddened by the tragic death of UT Austin freshman Haruka Weiser. Haruka was an incredibly gifted student and the loss of her precious life deeply affects the entire UT family.  As chancellor and as a parent, I offer my deepest sympathies to Haruka’s parents, family and friends, as well as to her classmates and faculty in the College of Fine Arts.

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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)
Ken Ma: kma@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4778 (direct) • 954-621-7961 (cell)
Melanie Thompson: mthompson@utsystem.edu • 512-499-4487 (direct) • 832-724-1024 (cell)  

UT System convenes national experts to explore ways to better align higher education and the workforce

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

AUSTIN—The University of Texas System is bringing together academic and business leaders from across the country to discuss the dynamic between higher education and the workforce at the first-ever Vertex Conference April 18-19 in Austin.

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

Cybersecurity and Big Data are featured at UT System Texas FreshAIR conference

Monday, March 28, 2016

SAN ANTONIO — Breakthroughs in cybersecurity and Big Data technologies will be highlighted this week during the Texas FreshAIR (Academic Industry Roundtable) conference.

Texas FreshAIR is a world-class UT System conference designed to showcase faculty research at the System’s 14 academic and health institutions. It brings academic and industry talent together to foster collaborations that accelerate the commercialization of academic research.

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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 announces new Chief Marketing Officer

Friday, March 18, 2016

AUSTIN—Teri Lucie Thompson will join The University of Texas System in the newly-created position of associate vice chancellor for marketing and communications and chief marketing officer next month.

Thompson is currently senior vice president of university relations and chief marketing officer for the University of Arizona.

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Jenny LaCoste-Caputo: jcaputo@utsystem.edu  • 512-499-4361(direct) • 512-574-5777 (cell) 
Office of Public Affairs: 512-499-4363

Juliet Garcia to join UT System as advisor on community, national and global engagement

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

AUSTIN—Former UT Brownsville President Juliet Garcia will join The University of Texas System as senior advisor to the Chancellor for community, national and global engagement, Chancellor William H. McRaven announced today.

In this new position, Garcia will work as an ambassador, participating with leaders and organizations throughout Texas, the nation and internationally to convey, clarify and advocate for the UT System and the Chancellor’s priorities.  

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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)  

Leadership meets innovation at UT System SXSW event

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

AUSTIN — In order for innovation to succeed, it must be fueled by effective leadership.

In partnership with the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, The University of Texas System’s Office of Technology Commercialization will host a panel discussion on Saturday, March 12 about “Leadership, Innovation and Impact in a Startup World”.

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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 institutions begin working toward a tobacco-free culture at inaugural “Eliminate Tobacco Use Summit”

Friday, March 4, 2016

HOUSTON — Representatives from each of The University of Texas System’s 14 institutions met last week at the “Eliminate Tobacco Use Summit” to discuss creating a system-wide tobacco-free culture.

Recognizing the significant public health benefits of eliminating tobacco use, David Lakey, M.D., UT System chief medical officer and associate vice chancellor for population health, convened all member institutions to share policies and resources for tobacco cessation, prevention and control.

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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 researchers and campus police collaborate to develop groundbreaking blueprint for sexual assault response

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

AUSTIN — A unique collaboration between The University of Texas System Police and UT Austin researchers has produced a science-based, victim-centered blueprint for law enforcement to respond to sexual assault cases at all 14 UT institutions.

It likely is the first time a university system police department has implemented sexual assault response training and protocols based on scientific research by a major university. 

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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)  

 

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