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New Director’s Excellence Fund Will Support Blanton Reinstallation Initiative

Dell Medical School Establishes Faculty Chair to Honor Beloved Austin Doctor

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A Dedicated Day to Say Thanks

UT Thanks Day is an opportunity each November for students to thank all UT donors, including those who helped the university raise $3.12 billion during the Campaign for Texas. We asked students how philanthropy has helped them and the university. Watch the video now to see their responses. Join us in celebrating our donors. #UTTHANKSDAY [...]

Pro Bono Program at Texas Law Named for Benefactors Richard and Ginni Mithoff

The Pro Bono Program at UT’s School of Law has made a name for itself  by providing an invaluable public service. Now the program has a new name, and it’s fitting that it recognizes the generosity of two individuals who have supported the program since its creation. The naming of the Richard and Ginni Mithoff [...]

A World of Opportunities to Change the World

How significant was the Campaign for Texas to students? Ask the current and future recipients of 846 new student support endowments. Just how significant was the Campaign for Texas to students? In addition to helping transform the undergraduate experience through a revamped core curriculum, first-year interest groups, and signature courses, alumni and friends established 846 [...]

Every Penny Counts: Little Longhorn Donates to UT Elementary

  By Courtney Sevener Little Longhorn makes a gift  to UT Elementary. To many, pennies have lost any and all value. Most people pass them by without bothering to pick them up. Not third-grader Liesl Geiger. She believes every coin in her piggy bank counts, especially when it can be donated to a good cause. [...]

Gift Creates Stuttering Institute, Provides Free Treatments

LIVESTRONG Gift Pushes UT Past $3 Billion Goal

Chevron Adds to UT Investment with $800,000 Gift

Los Fresnos Graduate Receives Rio Grande Valley Scholarship

Gift to Support Religious Studies Initiatives

Grant Expands Freshman Research Initiative

ConocoPhillips Contribution Supports Student Programs, New Project Laboratory

McCombs School Advances Plans for Rowling Hall

Ransom Center Hosts 80 Scholars in Fellowship Program’s 25th Year

Willie Nelson Donates Collection to Briscoe Center

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Opens Donor-funded Family Garden

ExxonMobil Donates Nearly $1.5 Million in 3:1 Match of Employee and Retiree Gifts

University Launches Construction of Dell Medical School; First Students in Fall 2016

Phillips 66 Presents $500,000 Check; Gift Benefits Students Pursuing Energy Careers

Tillerson Family Commits $5 Million to Engineering Education and Research Center

Dell Medical School’s Clay Johnston: How Do You Reinvent Health Care?

40 Hours for the Forty Acres Sets Fundraising Challenge for Alumni and Students

University Celebrates 35 Prestigious New Scholarships and Fellowships

Several UT Graduate Schools in US News & World Report Top 15

Legacy of Austin’s Creekmore and Adele Fath Endures through their UT Philanthropy

Recent charitable gifts to The University of Texas at Austin continue the long record of giving by Creekmore and Adele Fath, who were two of Austin’s leading citizens in the latter half of the 20th century. Creekmore Fath, known to his intimates as Creek, was a friend and colleague to Texas political standouts such as [...]

Houston Family Donates $5 Million toward Construction of Graduate Business School

Mulva Family Donates $60 Million to Business and Engineering Schools

UT Rises to 21st among Kiplinger’s 100 Best-Value Public Colleges

Students Express Gratitude at Annual Thanks Day Celebration

$9.3 Million O’Donnell Foundation Gift to Support Students, Teaching, Faculty

Blanton Museum Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Train Future Curators

Moody Foundation Invests $50 Million in College of Communication

Death Row Exoneree Endows Law Scholarship to Honor Alum Who Secured Freedom

McDonald Observatory Celebrates 75 Years of Discovery

Renowned Magnum Photos Collection Donated to Ransom Center

KUT Interview: Bill Powers on Funding, Philanthropy & UT’s New Med School

Engineering Education and Research Center Moves Closer to Reality

Gift Supports Study of Plaques that Cause Most Heart Attacks

“Conan the Barbarian” Author’s Materials Donated to Ransom Center

University Breaks Single-Year Fundraising Record

Scholarship Honors Mayor of 63 Years from Fort Bend County

New Law School Center Named for Kay Bailey Hutchison

UT Ranked Among Top Universities, Best Buys

Early Innovation: The Freshman Research Initiative

Started in 2005 in the College of Natural Sciences, FRI is turning students like Moorhead into innovators by putting them in advanced research labs at the beginning of their educational experience rather than at the end.

Plan II Alumnus Donates 1769 George Washington Letter

ExxonMobil Foundation Makes Largest Matching Donation

The ExxonMobil Foundation has given a record $1.31 million to The University of Texas at Austin as a match of 353 unique gifts made by the company’s employees and retirees during the past calendar year.

Biotechnology Company Wins UT Venture Competition

The grand-prize winner, industrial biotechnology company Visolis, beat out 39 other teams from top graduate programs around the world to receive a prize package worth $75,000.

Philanthropic Partners Help Launch New Gaming Academy

Another Dimension to UT

Spaceships hurtling toward you. Touchdown receptions an arm’s length away. Front-row seats at big concerts. These experiences—or at least the illusion of them—are increasingly common in movie theaters and living rooms thanks to 3-D technology. And now UT radio-television-film students will have access to the nation’s first comprehensive 3-D production curriculum.

Circuit of the Americas Sponsors Solar Car Team

Co-op Boot Sales Raise Thousands for Student Scholarship

$6.6 Million Gift Will Support History Graduate Students

A $6.6 million gift from the estate of Gardner Marston, BA ’53, of La Jolla, Calif., will boost graduate student recruitment and support in UT’s Department of History. “This is a tremendous example of what planned giving can do for the future of the university,” says Randy Diehl, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “Our college [...]

Endowment Helps INSPIRE Undergraduates Develop Skills in Chosen Fields

Donations Matched Up to Total of $25,000 UT alumna Dr. Mary Braunagel-Brown is committed to the establishment of an endowment supporting women undergraduates selected for INSPIRE Leadership, a three-year revolving program serving sophomores to seniors that helps women develop the skills they need to achieve the highest levels within their chosen academic fields. Dr. Braunagel-Brown is matching [...]

Rowling Family Pledges $25 Million for McCombs Graduate Business Building

Dedman Endowment Increases to $20 Million to Support Liberal Arts Scholarships

Gates Opens Computer Science Complex

Bill Gates made an appearance on campus for the March 6 opening of the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall, a 140,000-square-foot, $120 million complex for the university’s top-10 ranked Department of Computer Science. The computer science complex received $30 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for [...]

Bion Tsang Appointed to New Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Chair in Cello

New Liberal Arts Building Opens

A new home for Liberal Arts The new 200,000-square-foot glass and limestone College of Liberal Arts Building opened just in time for the spring semester, giving more than 10,000 liberal arts students a new home for the first time in decades. Of the $87 million in projected costs, donors contributed $20 million, the College of [...]

Gift Helps Establish Clements Center for History, Strategy, and Statecraft

Gala Celebrates Half a Century of Art at the Blanton

Welcoming 126,000 visitors each year, the Blanton Museum of Art inspires people of all ages and interests. And now the museum is marking a major milestone. On February 16, 2013, it will kick off celebrations of the 50th year since its founding with a grand gala and special anniversary exhibition. A cultural haven on the [...]

National Instruments CEO Donates $10M for Engineering Education and Research Center

iSchool Receives $1.2 Million Estate Gift to Expand Offerings

Philanthropy Course Students Select Five Charities to Share $100,000

World’s Most Advanced Mirror for Giant Telescope Completed

College of Communication Dedicates Belo Center for New Media

LBJ Library Receives $2 Million from Butler, Hobby Families

UT Elementary Works with Dell to Enhance Tech Learning

The University of Texas Elementary School has received a 2012 Dell Powering the Possible grant to support the expansion and enhancement of the school’s science and technology curriculum. The grant is for $80,000. Now in its 10th year of operation, UT Elementary is firmly established as a research-based demonstration school in the heart of East [...]

Football’s Cory Redding Gives Back to UT

Giving back to UT is better than gridiron glory for this NFL star.

Dell Supports UT’s Mission, On Campus and Beyond

Big things happen when companies invest in The University of Texas at Austin. For proof just look at Dell, Inc., which is working with UT to change lives in Central Texas and in the far corners of the world. Through the years, Dell, Inc., has given almost $22 million to the university. That’s not including [...]

Prize Recipients Share Winnings with the University

By Jamey Smith Anyone seeking confirmation that The University of Texas transforms lives need look no further than two recent donations. Each represents a big thank you for a positive UT experience. You may have seen Zach Anner on television as host of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Rollin’ with Zach.” After besting the competition in [...]

Lebermann Foundation Gives $2.5 Million to Plan II

Ransom Center Awards 2012-13 Fellowships

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has awarded more than 50 research fellowships for 2012–13. The fellowships, funded by individual donors and organizations, support research projects in the humanities that require substantial on-site use of the center’s collections of manuscripts, rare books, film, photography, art and performing [...]

ExxonMobil Foundation Makes Record Matching Donation

The ExxonMobil Foundation has given a record $1.19 million to The University of Texas at Austin as a match of gifts made by the company’s employees and retirees during the past calendar year. The donation is the largest matching gift the university has ever received and the largest the foundation gave to any institution for 2011. [...]

Gift Will Fund Expansion of Texas Venture Labs

Co-op’s Mitchell Awards Recognize Academic Excellence

In what has become a spring tradition, the University Co-operative Society and The University of Texas at Austin awarded the University Co-op George H. Mitchell Student Awards for Academic Excellence on May 2. Each year the awards acknowledge undergraduate students nominated by their professors for recognition of their hard work and extraordinary contributions to their fields [...]

Baker Hughes Donates $1.7 Million to Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering

Statoil Selects UT Students for New Fellowship

Longhorn Network Earnings Create Fine Arts Chair

Professor Andrea Giunta has been appointed to the newly established Endowed Chair in Latin American Art History and Criticism in the College of Fine Arts’ Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. The chair is the first initiative paid for with earnings from the Longhorn Network. President Bill Powers [...]

$1 Million Gift to Create Family Garden at Wildflower Center

Expanding Opportunity at Home: A Brownsville Family Continues Its Giving Tradition

By Jamey Smith For Brownsville’s Nick and Viveca Serafy, giving to the University is about more than improving its programs. It’s also about making those programs more accessible to area students who would not otherwise be able to take advantage of them. That’s why they support the Rio Grande Valley Scholars Program. “We hope our [...]

New Chair Honors Education Dean Manuel J. Justiz

$1.5 Million Gift Will Create Chair in Undergraduate Studies

Supercomputing Center Receives $10 Million from O’Donnell Foundation

Shell Oil Company Invests Nearly $4 Million in the University

Shell Oil Company executives recently visited the University to present a check in the amount of $3,963,250, representing the company’s investment in UT for the year. About $3.5 million of the total is designated for sponsored research. Shell has active research partnerships with the University’s Cockrell School of Engineering and Jackson School of Geosciences. Those partnerships [...]

Publisher, Author, Artist Fleur Cowles’ Archive Comes to UT

As a humanities research library and museum housing some of the world’s finest cultural collections, UT’s Harry Ransom Center has always had a certain flair. Now it has the complete Flair, following the donation of the personal archive of Fleur Cowles (1908–2009). Cowles published Flair, a magazine celebrated for its provocative design, enlightened articles, and [...]

Software Donations Help Train Tomorrow’s Energy Workforce

Take America’s largest geosciences school —the Jackson School of Geosciences — and its top university petroleum and geosystems engineering program — at the Cockrell School of Engineering — connect them with some of the world’s leading geotechnology software companies, and the synergy that results is no small wonder. Landmark Graphics Corporation (a subsidiary of Halliburton [...]

Alumnus Zach Anner Donates $33,000 to Texas Student Television

Harrington Fellows Program Enters Second Decade

By Jamey Smith If the names Donald and Sybil Harrington are familiar, it could be because they built a hugely successful independent Texas oil and gas operation — or because they chose to share their good fortune to aid worthy causes. The Amarillo couple married in 1935 and later created the Don and Sybil Harrington [...]

Dominick Dunne’s Papers Donated to the Briscoe Center for American History

‘The More You Give, the More You Get Back’: One Couple’s Story

By Angela Curtis Mary Virginia Jacobs could tell Trina Sommerlatte was special from the moment the young nurse walked into her husband’s hospital room. She just had no idea how special. It was Thanksgiving weekend 2009. From the moment the two women met they shared an important interest: the health of Claud Jacobs, who was [...]

Prominent Alumni Drive Clark Field Renovation

UT and St. David’s Foundation: Working Toward a Healthier Texas

Impact. Community. Health. Those are the three central tenets of Austin’s St. David’s Foundation, and by investing in programs at UT, the organization supports all three. From its beginning in 1924, St. David’s HealthCare has grown to comprise seven hospitals, four surgery centers, and four urgent care clinics reaching from Georgetown to Kyle. In August [...]

Accenture Awards $600,000 to Equip Graduate Students with Skills to Launch a Business

Publisher, Author, Artist Fleur Cowles’ Archive Donated to Ransom Center

The Campaign for Texas: Looking Back, Pushing Forward

The Campaign for Texas is a major undertaking, a campuswide effort to increase UT’s quality, competitiveness, and impact across the board. Gifts to the campaign are targeted at attracting and keeping first-rate faculty, creating new opportunities for talented students, boosting research and academic programs across all disciplines, and enhancing facilities on the University’s beautiful campus. [...]

How to Double your Donation to Texas Performing Arts’ Student Ticket Fund

Luce Scholar Improves Lives of Kids with Prosthetics

By Laura Messer For most people, the ability to move their body is a natural, automatic aspect of daily life. But for children with a disability that requires a prosthetic device, the act of moving can be a significant daily challenge. Christopher J. Stanfill, MS ’10, a master’s-turned-doctoral student in kinesiology, hopes to help those [...]

Coca-Cola Foundation to Send Dozens of Students to China

UT students who yearn to experience Chinese culture firsthand may be pleased to learn that The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded $150,000 to the Study Abroad Office. The grant will provide approximately 45 scholarships for first-generation college students at the University to study in China over the next four years. President Barack Obama’s 100,000 Strong Initiative is [...]

New Director’s Excellence Fund Will Support Blanton Reinstallation Initiative

Monday, November 10, 2014

Dell Medical School Establishes Faculty Chair to Honor Beloved Austin Doctor

Monday, November 10, 2014

Texas-Size Gratitude

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A Dedicated Day to Say Thanks

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Pro Bono Program at Texas Law Named for Benefactors Richard and Ginni Mithoff

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