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UT Austin Benefits from Permanent IRA Rollover

Friday, December 18, 2015

Since 2006, Individual Retirement Account (IRA) rollovers have accounted for more than $15 million in philanthropy to UT Austin. For 2014, 191 individuals made a total of 842 gifts through this mechanism, setting the record for participation. The record for the total amount raised through rollovers was set in 2011, when alumni and friends gave […]

The Chinese Cowboy

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

UT gave this alumnus a nickname, launched a career, and sparked a lifetime of giving back. By Angela Curtis Texas has always been a good fit for Shanghai-born Julian Suez, BS ’61. His older cousin, working toward a 1958 degree in mechanical engineering, suggested that Suez become a Longhorn, too. “To me that was an […]

A Hand Up

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

He had earned a Combat Infantry Badge, two Purple Hearts, and a Bronze Star. But could he still earn his degree? By Avrel Seale A manual typewriter could be a formidable device to operate, even with fully functioning hands. But in 1945, business senior Don Houseman had an extra degree of difficulty: In order to […]

Health Revolution: UT Rethinks Everything about Health Care

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Can you imagine a world in which we all lead healthier lives, and only the sickest of the sick are treated in hospitals? That scenario may arrive sooner than you think. The university’s Dell Medical School is still under construction, but faculty members there and throughout UT are focused on interdisciplinary approaches that promise to […]

Forty Acres Building Boom

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Though a hot topic throughout the community, UT’s new medical school isn’t the only construction zone on campus. Cranes and scaffolds dot the Forty Acres, with brand-new buildings on the way for Engineering and Business. Meanwhile, an 86-year-old Natural Sciences building is undergoing extensive renovations to enhance learning and the student research experience. Each project showcases […]

Brownsville Student Receives Rio Grande Valley Scholarship

Monday, September 14, 2015

Stephen “Michael” Garcia, a 2015 Homer Hanna High School graduate, began his Longhorn education at The University of Texas at Austin this year. Named the newest recipient of the Rio Grande Valley Scholarship, Garcia will receive full tuition to the university for four years. A well-rounded and active student, Garcia, a National Honor Society member, […]

Leading Longhorns: The University Leadership Network

Monday, August 17, 2015

Every year, many students arrive at UT uncertain that they’ve made the right choice. They may be the first in their families to go to college, or come from under-resourced backgrounds. They probably attended underperforming high schools. The transition to college can be daunting for them, even overwhelming. But these students have the determination and […]

One Gift Can Strengthen the Entire University

Monday, August 17, 2015

Since 1972, the President’s Associates program has provided flexible funds to support UT presidents’ top priorities across campus. While alumni and friends often support specific areas of campus according to their interests, many also join President’s Associates to help advance the overall mission of the university. Several levels of membership are available based on age […]

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