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The University of Texas System is the largest university system in the state. The system includes nine academic campuses and six medical campuses.

The flagship campus of the UT System is the University of Texas at Austin. Other academic campuses are at the University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Brownsville, University of Texas at Dallas, Univeresity of ...

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Chairman Gene Powell gavels in the meeting April 10, 2013 where the UT Board of Regents voted to turn over records to lawmakers regarding the Law School Foundation.
Chairman Gene Powell gavels in the meeting April 10, 2013 where the UT Board of Regents voted to turn over records to lawmakers regarding the Law School Foundation.

UT System Approves $196 Million for South Texas Campus

The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Thursday approved $196 million from the Permanent University Fund for a new university in South Texas.

Regent Paul Foster at the University of Texas System Board of Regents meeting Aug. 22, 2013.
Regent Paul Foster at the University of Texas System Board of Regents meeting Aug. 22, 2013.

UT System Seeks AG Opinion on Attorney-Client Privilege

The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Monday voted to seek an opinion from the attorney general regarding the system's ability to assert attorney client privilege to restrict public testimony in legislative hearings regarding one of their members.

UT System Releases Proposed Names for New Campus

The University of Texas System released five potential name and logo combinations for its new university in the Rio Grande Valley on Monday and invited the public to weigh in.

The proposed names are: The University of Texas for the Americas; The University of Texas Las Americas; The University of Texas International; The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; and The University of Texas South.

The board of regents will make the final decision, but the public is invited to contribute their feeback — and even submit other suggestions — until Dec. 6. The new university, which will merge the University of Texas-Pan American, the University of Texas-Brownsville, and a new medical school, is expected to enroll its first class in 2015.

The logo and school colors will be chosen by the new university president, who has not yet been selected, with input from students and the community. According to system rules, one of the colors must be a shade of orange.

 

State Rep. Dan Flynn (right), R-Van, talks to state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, on Oct. 23, 2013. Van is co-chair of the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations, whose members include Fischer.
State Rep. Dan Flynn (right), R-Van, talks to state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, on Oct. 23, 2013. Van is co-chair of the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations, whose members include Fischer.

Lawmaker Eyes Access to UT Regents' Computers

State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer believes that the investigation into whether a University of Texas System regent should be impeached could require a look at UT regents' personal computers, iPads and smartphones.

Gov. Rick Perry holds his Texas driver's license and his wallet as he heads to a west Austin early voting site on October 30, 2013.
Gov. Rick Perry holds his Texas driver's license and his wallet as he heads to a west Austin early voting site on October 30, 2013.

Perry Blasts Impeachment Probe of Wallace Hall

Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday called the ongoing impeachment investigation into University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall “extraordinary political theater,” and said his appointee’s quest for voluminous records from the University of Texas at Austin was justified. 

Michael Stutz, a sculptor from San Diego, California, assists members of his team in installing his new creation, Four Faces, at Texas Tech University's Talkington Hall.
Michael Stutz, a sculptor from San Diego, California, assists members of his team in installing his new creation, Four Faces, at Texas Tech University's Talkington Hall.

Percent-for-Art Programs Gaining Steam on Campuses

Percent-for-art policies are becoming increasingly common at Texas public universities, and campus leaders say they contribute to the vibrancy of their institutions. The art provides more than just aesthetic beauty to the campus, leaders say. It also helps faculty and students understand art history.

State Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, testifies at the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Operations regarding UT Regent Wallace Hall on October 22, 2013.
State Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, testifies at the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Operations regarding UT Regent Wallace Hall on October 22, 2013.

Pitts: Enough Evidence to Impeach UT Regent Hall

UPDATED: In testimony before a legislative committee on Tuesday, state Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, made his case for why he believes University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall should be impeached.

UT-Austin Announces Gift to College of Communication

The University of Texas at Austin announced on Monday a $50 million gift from the Moody Foundation to its College of Communication, which will be renamed the Moody College of Communication. A press release called it the "the largest endowment for the study of communication of any public university in the nation."

Ronald DePinho, president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, visiting labs on the south campus in Houston Monday Sept 30, 2013.
Ronald DePinho, president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, visiting labs on the south campus in Houston Monday Sept 30, 2013.

MD Anderson Enlists IBM Supercomputer to Fight Cancer

Representatives from the MD Anderson Cancer Center and IBM on Friday announced their collaboration on a project that uses a supercomputer to cull big data to help physicians recommend treatments for cancer patients.

UT System Chancellor to Address Fundraising Reporting

UPDATED: The University of Texas System chancellor plans to send letters to leaders at the system’s 15 institutions to address how they report alumni membership dues in their fundraising totals. Some people have been counted as donors to UT-Austin simply for paying their membership dues to the alumni association, and a UT regent has challenged that calculation.

State Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, talks about HB 1 to a colleague on April 3, 2013.
State Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, talks about HB 1 to a colleague on April 3, 2013.

Pitts Says He Wrote Recommendation Letter for Son

State Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, acknowledged writing a law school recommendation for his son but strongly denied attempting to exert any undue influence over the admission process. “Did I ever call for my son — or the over one hundred people I’ve recommended over the years — and ask for special treatment?" he asked. "No, I did not.”

Regent Paul Foster at the University of Texas System Board of Regents meeting Aug. 22, 2013.
Regent Paul Foster at the University of Texas System Board of Regents meeting Aug. 22, 2013.

New UT Regents Chairman Determined to Avoid Drama

After one week on the job as chairman of the embattled University of Texas System Board of Regents, Paul Foster, a self-made billionaire and noted philanthropist from El Paso, says he hopes to build consensus and avoid being "dragged into the fray."

Dallas businessman Wallace Hall, Jr. takes notes at the University of Texas Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 14, 2013 in Austin.
Dallas businessman Wallace Hall, Jr. takes notes at the University of Texas Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 14, 2013 in Austin.

Wallace Hall's Lawyer: "Not a Basis for Impeachment"

In a letter obtained by the Tribune late Thursday, a lawyer for embattled University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall clarifies some of the motivations behind Hall's ongoing investigation into the system's flagship university.

UT President Bill Powers does the "Hook-em 'Horns" with student Lariza Uribe at the Texas Capitol on Mar. 5, 2013.
UT President Bill Powers does the "Hook-em 'Horns" with student Lariza Uribe at the Texas Capitol on Mar. 5, 2013.

Amid Tension, UT-Austin Touts Fundraising Numbers

As tensions remain between the University of Texas at Austin leadership and the University of Texas System, the university focused on the positive Thursday when it announced that it had broken its single-year fundraising record.

Gov. Rick Perry, r, with Presidents Dr. Juliet Garcia and Dr. Robert Nelsen at the ceremony at the former UT-Pan Am in Edinburg, TX on July 16, 2013.
Gov. Rick Perry, r, with Presidents Dr. Juliet Garcia and Dr. Robert Nelsen at the ceremony at the former UT-Pan Am in Edinburg, TX on July 16, 2013.

In the Valley, Perry Signs South Texas University Bill

In two emotional events Tuesday, Gov. Rick Perry ceremonially signed a bill that will  create a new university in the Rio Grande Valley. He also addressed demands to add bonds for campus construction to the call.

University of Texas at Brownsville President Juliet Garcia and University of Texas-Pan American President Robert Nelsen look on as University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and lawmakers discuss the creation of a new university in the Rio Grande Valley.
University of Texas at Brownsville President Juliet Garcia and University of Texas-Pan American President Robert Nelsen look on as University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and lawmakers discuss the creation of a new university in the Rio Grande Valley.

UT Regents Approve Land Deal for New University

UPDATED: The University of Texas System's Board of Regents approved a nearly $50 million land deal for the new school's Brownsville campus.

The Main Building of The University of Texas at Austin.
The Main Building of The University of Texas at Austin.

Supreme Court Remands Fisher Case to Lower Court

Eight months after hearing oral arguments, and amid much anticipation, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sent a case regarding whether or not the University of Texas at Austin can use race as a factor in some admissions decisions back to the Fifth Circuit court.