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Architect selected for UT System headquarters

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

UT System Administration

AUSTIN – An Austin firm has been selected as project architect for the construction of a high-efficiency headquarters building that will consolidate UT System operations in one downtown facility.

UTRGV to be home to NCAA Division I athletic program

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

UT Brownsville, General, UT Pan American, UT Rio Grande Valley

Officials from The University of Texas System today announced plans regarding the future of UT Brownsville’s athletic program as the campus and UT Pan American begin transitioning to the new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, opening in fall 2015.

Sale of University Oil and Gas Leases Totals $39 Million

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

West Texas Lands

MIDLAND – The latest lease sale of University Lands has netted slightly more than $39 million for public higher education from the Permanent University Fund (PUF).

 The $39,062,817.88 was garnered from the 125th sealed bid lease sale on March 19, 2014.  The latest lease sale follows several previous sales in which record amounts, reflecting the renewed drilling activity on state lands, were made for the PUF, the public endowment at The University of Texas System and the Texas A&M University System.

Chancellor Cigarroa to visit South Texas Wednesday

Friday, March 21, 2014

Chancellor, General, Health & Medical Education, Institutions, UT Rio Grande Valley

UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, M.D., will visit the South Texas High School for Health Professions (Med High) in Mercedes on March 26 to continue the ongoing conversation about the establishment of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

The event will start at 10 a.m. at Med High, 700 Med High Drive in Mercedes. Because of construction on the campus, please park in the parking lot across from the Bibliotecha Las Americas building. Enter the school through the north entrance, near the pavilion. Members of the media and others must check in once entering the school.

UT System seeks proposals for UTRGV administrative headquarters

Friday, March 14, 2014

Education, UT Rio Grande Valley

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System today posted a request for proposals (RFP) to seek offers for the most suitable site for the administrative headquarters for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

UT System Board Chairman announces search firm, invites public to offer nominations for new chancellor

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Board of Regents Actions, Chancellor, UT System Administration

AUSTIN – A contract with an executive search firm that will assist in identifying the next University of Texas System Chancellor has been signed, Board of Regents Chairman Paul L. Foster announced.

Wheless Partners, a national executive search firm, has been selected to assist a regents’ search committee to find a successor to Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D. Mike “J.R.” Wheless, president of Wheless Partners’ Texas operation, will lead the search.

Board of Regents to interview candidates for UTRGV presidency

Friday, March 7, 2014

Board of Regents Actions, Board of Regents Meetings, UT Rio Grande Valley

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents will soon interview five candidates for the position of president for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

During a special meeting today, Regents received an update on the progress of the presidential search committee and approved a motion to interview candidates at a future board meeting.

The search process is being conducted according to the same rules and guidelines as other UT System presidential searches.

UT Austin to become partner in construction of world’s largest telescope

Friday, March 7, 2014

Board of Regents Actions, Board of Regents Meetings, UT Austin

The University of Texas System Board of Regents Friday authorized UT Austin to spend $50 million in research reserves to participate in building the Giant Magellan Telescope, which will be the world’s largest telescope when it’s completed in 2020. The project will give students, researchers and faculty the opportunity to make groundbreaking discoveries in astronomy.

UT System Regents to meet March 7

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Board of Regents Meetings

The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold a special meeting by telephone conference call on Friday, March 7, in Austin.

The agenda book for the meeting is available online .

SXSW Sixth Street Showcase shines tech spotlight on Texas higher education

Monday, March 3, 2014

General, UT System Administration

UT, meet SXSW.

In association with the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, The University of Texas System will give a sneak peek to cutting-edge technologies that students and faculty members at the state’s higher education institutions are developing.

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