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UT institutions rise to No. 3 in world for most patents granted

University of Texas institutions are among the most innovative in the world.

UT institutions collectively are ranked No. 3 in the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents for 2019, released today by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association. That’s up two spots from the 2018 ranking, in which the UT System ranked No. 5. 

Statement from Chancellor Milliken on racial injustice

One week ago, George Floyd was killed by those sworn to protect him. This senseless act of inhumanity was an ugly moment in American history – but to our great shame as a nation, one that has been all too common. The persistence of hateful bigotry and racial injustice in America is evidence that our nation’s institutions are not serving us as they should. 

Texas universities launch psychiatry network to provide on-demand support for providers working with children with mental health issues

The Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) – a collaboration of all 13 of the state’s public health-related institutions – is now available to support primary care providers working with children and adolescents with mental health issues.

After a simple enrollment process, Texas primary care providers can call the toll-free CPAN number (888-901-CPAN) to be connected with a psychiatric consultant within 30 minutes. Providers will be matched with a specialist at one of the participating health institutions in their region.

UT System virtual workshop helps academic advisors use “design thinking” to support student success

Academic advising is critical to helping students succeed in college – and especially challenging now that a pandemic has dramatically impacted teaching and learning and limited in-person meetings. To help overcome these barriers, The University of Texas System’s Office of Academic Affairs hosted a two-day virtual workshop called “Reimagining Advising in the Digital Age” that was delivered through UT Austin’s School of Design and Creative Technologies Extension.

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