Kenneth M. Jastrow, II and Susan Thomas Jastrow, longtime supporters of Texas higher education and The University of Texas at Austin, have been named recipients of the Santa Rita Award, the highest honor bestowed by the UT System Board of Regents.
Authorization for the Health Science Center at UT Tyler to allocate its resources to attain accreditation of a doctor of medicine program—a step needed to create a new medical school—has passed through the Texas Legislature and will soon be on its way to Governor Abbott’s desk for signature.
On May 19, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) announced it had awarded 20 academic research grants and five prevention grants totaling over $69 million—including more than $31 million awarded to four University of Texas institution
Research expenditures across the University of Texas System hit a record $3.4 billion in fiscal year 2020, indicating the significant role UT institutions have in improving Texans’ quality of life, advancing treatments for deadly and debilitating diseases, and attracting new industry and jobs to the Lone Star State.
Preliminary data shows overall enrollment at University of Texas institutions are up this semester compared to last year’s spring semester, bucking a national trend of declining enrollment associated with COVID-19.
In 2012, top educators from the eight UT academic institutions convened to set simple but important goals: ensure recognition of outstanding teachers and foster continuous classroom innovation and student success.