12/06/2012 -The Alcalde | By Andrew Roush
Every year, The University of Texas at Austin makes scientific breakthroughs—like discovering the largest known black hole—as well as personal ones, like helping an immigrant student attend a world class university. UT-Austin is excelling among its Tier One peers in many areas of undergraduate education, according to a report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education.Read more
12/03/2012 -President Powers recently announced Michael Scott as a recipient of the 2012-13 President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award. This award recognizes Mike's consistent levels of excellence in teaching undergraduates.Read more
06/24/2012 -The Daily Texan | By Bobby Blanchard
The Department of Computer Science will decrease the number of required classes needed to obtain a degree from the department, a move some faculty hope will allow students to specialize in their interests and experience more while attending school.Read more
Majors matter as graduates seek jobs.
As this year's class enters the strongest job market for graduates since 2008, students with backgrounds in computer science, engineering and accounting are in high demand, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
While the group's latest survey shows a 10.2 percent increase in hiring plans from 2011, the improvement isn't benefiting all majors the same way, as in pre-recession years, said Edwin Koc, who heads research at Bethlehem, Pa.-based NACE.Read more
04/23/2012 -UT News
Event: 1 Semester Startup's "Demo Day" featuring James Truchard, president and CEO of National Instruments
When: Thursday, April 26, 5-9 p.m., open to the public
Where: LBJ Auditorium at the LBJ Museum and Library, 2313 Red River St., University of Texas at AustinRead more
01/17/2012 -AUSTIN, Texas-The College of Natural Sciences is teaming up with two other colleges at the university to launch undergraduate students into an interdisciplinary game development program.Read more
12/16/2011 - In the Red McCombs End Zone Club, undergrad students, many dressed in suits, are clustered together hovering over laptops with a sense of urgency and nervous energy. Outside the window the club’s occupants can see the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium’s video board. But this time, it’s not sports on the screen, it’s the 1 Semester Startup logo— entrepreneurial athletes.Read more