The cadets in this year’s UT System Police Academy class got an extra lesson in perseverance. They faced a global pandemic that postponed their start date two times and also had to grapple with many Americans questioning the role of police officers.
Kenneth M. Jastrow, II and Susan Thomas Jastrow, longtime supporters of Texas higher education and The University of Texas at Austin, have been named recipients of the Santa Rita Award, the highest honor bestowed by the UT System Board of Regents.
Authorization for the Health Science Center at UT Tyler to allocate its resources to attain accreditation of a doctor of medicine program—a step needed to create a new medical school—has passed through the Texas Legislature and will soon be on its way to Governor Abbott’s desk for signature.
On May 19, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) announced it had awarded 20 academic research grants and five prevention grants totaling over $69 million—including more than $31 million awarded to four University of Texas institution
Research expenditures across the University of Texas System hit a record $3.4 billion in fiscal year 2020, indicating the significant role UT institutions have in improving Texans’ quality of life, advancing treatments for deadly and debilitating diseases, and attracting new industry and jobs to the Lone Star State.