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On Sunday, July 17, the following op-ed – written by UT System Chancellor James B. Milliken – appeared in the Dallas Morning News

Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, former longtime president of The University of Texas at Brownsville, will be presented with the nation’s highest civilian honor, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, on Thursday, July 7, in Washington D.C.

The University of Texas System Board of Regents reaffirmed its long-standing commitment to prioritize student mental health and safety today in a special called meeting, approving the allocation of $16.5 million over the next five years to expand and enhance student mental health, student safety and alcohol education resources at all 13 UT academic and health institutions.

As Texas continues to grow in size and diversity, University of Texas institutions continue to innovate and invest in the future by creating new opportunities and pathways for populations whose talents and contributions are essential to our nation’s vitality and health.

The University of Texas System and the United States Army Futures Command (AFC) have formed an official educational and cooperative research partnership to advance medical science and technology to save lives both on and off the battlefield.

Dr. David Lakey, M.D., The University of Texas System’s chief medical officer and vice chancellor for health affairs, has been appointed to a new non-partisan commission charged with reimagining a stronger health care system at every level of government.

The UT System Board of Regents and Chancellor James B. Milliken today announced the creation of a $300 million endowment to help undergraduate students at UT institutions pay for college.

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) announced Feb. 16 it had awarded grants totaling over $73 million to six University of Texas institutions to advance cancer research and prevention efforts.