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UT System joins Texas Library Coalition to improve access to scientific journals

The University of Texas System has joined the Texas Library Coalition for United Action (TLCUA) to rethink how university libraries collectively can improve access to faculty research and to push for changes to the costly subscription models offered by publishers of academic journals.

A total of 41 institutions in Texas have now joined the Coalition – including the 14 UT institutions – making it the largest and most diverse consortia of its kind and giving it significant negotiating power.

University of Texas institutions playing key role in state’s response to the pandemic

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring, the 14 University of Texas institutions have responded with urgency and ingenuity, administering hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 tests, caring for affected patients, and developing promising treatments and vaccines.

UT Austin presidential committee announced

University of Texas System Board of Regents Chairman Kevin P. Eltife has announced members of a committee that will provide input on Jay Hartzell, the sole finalist being considered to be the next president of The University of Texas at Austin. The committee will offer comment and assessment on Hartzell’s academic, administrative and business experiences and abilities in preparation for the permanent role.

Texas universities launch statewide programs to support child and adolescent mental health

The Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium has launched two initiatives to support the mental health of children and adolescents in Texas: The Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) and the Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) program.

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