Tribpedia: University Of Texas System

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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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Updated: Panel Discusses UT System Records Request

State Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas,l, and State Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, shake hands upon convening the Joint Committee on Higher Education Oversight on March 19, 2013.
State Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas,l, and State Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, shake hands upon convening the Joint Committee on Higher Education Oversight on March 19, 2013.

Sen. Kel Seliger, who co-chairs the Legislature's joint higher education oversight committee, said UT regents should have access to the information they have requested, but the committee wants to make sure it is being gathered and used appropriately.

UT System Chancellor Dr. Francisco Cigarroa at the Board of Regents meeting for The University of Texas System on Feb. 14, 2013.
UT System Chancellor Dr. Francisco Cigarroa at the Board of Regents meeting for The University of Texas System on Feb. 14, 2013.

Cigarroa: "Less Safe" Environment With Campus Carry

As lawmakers prepare to discuss allowing concealed handguns in college and university buildings on Thursday, the chancellor of the state's largest university system continues to express his concerns with such proposals.

 

UT Regents Face Allegations of Meddling

Lawmakers are preparing to examine whether or not the University of Texas System regents are micromanaging their flagship university, while trying to prevent the session from being overwhelmed by controversies reminiscent of 2011. Meanwhile, regents balk at the notion that their actions warrant the use of the "m" word.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 2/18/13

Grissom begins a gripping series on mental health and criminal justice, Hamilton and White on the Senate’s defense of UT-Austin, Murphy’s interactive look at public school test scores, Ramshaw finds the governor digging in on the Medicaid expansion, Rocha and Dehn visit a weapons maker with Ted Cruz, M. Smith explores another angle on unpopular standardized testing, Batheja on a car that drives right past state laws, Aguilar reports on the other immigration problem, Aaronson on a break in the race for a cancer cure: The best of our best for the week of February 18-22, 2012.

Students cross a bridge over a resaca on the University of Texas Brownsville and Texas Southmost College campuses on Monday.
Students cross a bridge over a resaca on the University of Texas Brownsville and Texas Southmost College campuses on Monday.

Plan for Rio Grande Valley University Praised at Hearing

Legislators from the Rio Grande Valley presented the House Higher Education Committee with a bill to create a new regional University of Texas System school in the region. The new university would combine the resources of UT-Brownsville, UT-Pan American and the regional medical center.

UT Board of Regents Chairman Gene Powell asks the Board to support Chancellor Dr. Franciso Cigarroa at their Austin meeting on May 12, 2011.
UT Board of Regents Chairman Gene Powell asks the Board to support Chancellor Dr. Franciso Cigarroa at their Austin meeting on May 12, 2011.

Tuition Freezes and Foundations on UT Regents' Agenda

The relationship between the University of Texas School of Law and an affiliated foundation is among the topics on the minds of University of Texas System regents as they convene a two-day meeting that starts Wednesday.

July 17th, 2012: President Obama speaks to crowd at the Austin Music Hall
July 17th, 2012: President Obama speaks to crowd at the Austin Music Hall

The Polling Center: Obama's Job Approval in Texas

Heading into President Obama’s fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, we thought it would be worth rehashing his approval numbers here in Texas. 

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.

South Texas Delegation Files Bills for New University

The South Texas delegations of the House and the Senate announced the filing of bills to create a new university, which will include a medical school. The institution would be comprised of new facilities and what is now the University of Texas at Brownsville, the University of Texas-Pan American, and the Regional Academic Health Center.

Dr. Juliet García, president of the University of Texas at Brownsville, Dr. Robert Nelsen, president of the University of Texas-Pan American
Dr. Juliet García, president of the University of Texas at Brownsville, Dr. Robert Nelsen, president of the University of Texas-Pan American

Will the New Year Bring a New University to the Valley?

There is a significant amount of excitement in the Rio Grande Valley about a proposal to combine the University of Texas at Brownsville and the University of Texas-Pan American to create a new university that would include a medical school. But to become a reality, the plan must be approved by two-thirds of the Legislature.

The Missing Link: Performance and Job Security

Mack Brown has been a successful football coach for the University of Texas at Austin, but he's facing some heat after three disappointing seasons. Imagine what it would be like if officials overseeing major state government programs were subject to the same level of interest and publicity.

Resident physician Derly Hinojosa talks to Valley Baptist Medical Center patient Norma Linda Garcia during his group's rounds.
Resident physician Derly Hinojosa talks to Valley Baptist Medical Center patient Norma Linda Garcia during his group's rounds.

For South Texas, No Easy Road to Medical School

South Texas health leaders say they've waited long enough to establish a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley. But to get from blueprints to bricks and mortar, they must persuade hospitals to finance 120 residency slots, get local voters in the impoverished region to sign off on a taxing district and persuade the Legislature to provide an additional $20 million a year.

First year resident Karthik Mekala, MD, watches Chief Maryam Ayaz, MD, check on a patient at UMC Brackenridge.
First year resident Karthik Mekala, MD, watches Chief Maryam Ayaz, MD, check on a patient at UMC Brackenridge.

UT-Austin Med School Plans Proceed After Election

With affirmation from voters, little stands between the University of Texas at Austin and its desired medical school except hard work and collaboration. It could open as early as 2015, though leaders say 2016 is probably more realistic.

UT/TT Poll: Texans Are Leery of Government

News flash: Texans aren't big fans of the state government in Austin, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. But if you really want to get their dander up, ask about the government in Washington. The least trusted branch of the federal government? Congress, by a mile.

UT/TT Poll: Economy, Immigration Top Texas Issues

Economic issues top the list of most important problems facing the country, and immigration and border security top the list of state issues in the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. The state's voters are permissive when it comes to same-sex unions, strict when it comes to voting rights, and have complicated views on immigration, education and state spending.

UT/TT Poll: Romney, Cruz Comfortably Ahead in Texas

Republican Mitt Romney remains comfortably ahead of Democrat Barack Obama in the presidential race in Texas, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll. Republicans in other statewide races are in similar shape, including U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz in his race with Paul Sadler, illustrating the GOP's continuing domination of Texas politics.

Supreme Court Set to Hear Arguments in UT-Austin Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear oral arguments in Fisher v. the University of Texas at Austin, a lawsuit related to the use of race in university admissions policies. The justices will consider Abigail Fisher’s argument that UT-Austin’s admissions policy violates the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause.

Opposition Forms to Potential Hire of Mexican President

Mexican President Felipe Calderón completes his term in December. Experts put the death toll of his drug war in Mexcio between 50,000 to 100,000, and some students and community organizations in Austin object to the possibility that he might teach at the University of Texas.