State of the University strong thanks to focus on mission

Yesterday afternoon, I had the privilege of delivering my ninth and final State of the University Address to the University of Texas community. In the address, I said:

Thirty-seven years ago I fell in love with UT. A lot went into that, but nothing more than our people. Our amazing students. Our unbelievably talented faculty. Our innovative and hard- working staff. Our astonishing alumni and friends. I know all too well what all of you have done for me! Thank you!

You may read the entire address here:

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Also, you might be interested in this new infographic about the University’s accomplishments:


Thank you for all you have done to make the state of the University of Texas at Austin strong.

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Saying Goodbye to Vince DiNino

Vincent DiNino

  Former Longhorn Band Director Vince DiNino, a fixture at Royal-Memorial Stadium for decades, died September 9 at the age of 95. Arriving on the 40 Acres in 1955, DiNino is credited with transforming a loosely organized collection of students into the now-celebrated Showband of the Southwest. Mr. D, as many alumni remember him, was […]

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TribFest brings policy leaders to UT Austin

Texas Tribune Festival

Next weekend, Sept. 19-21, The Texas Tribune and The University of Texas at Austin will partner for the fourth time in presenting The Texas Tribune Festival — a gathering on the UT campus of some of the biggest names in politics and public policy to examine some of the most pressing issues affecting our state. […]

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Campaign for Texas a historic success

On October 17, 2008, I stood before a meeting of UT Austin’s Development Board and made an audacious proposal, a proposal to raise $3 billion through philanthropy in order to achieve the vision of excellence established by the Commission of 125. “That’s the cost of recruiting exceptional people and building excellence in our most strategic […]

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Welcome to the Forty Acres

This is the first week of the fall semester of 2014, and our campus is buzzing with activity. It’s especially exciting to feel the energy of new students as they begin this life-changing experience. Tuesday night, we gathered on the Main Mall to celebrate this new chapter with a freshman convocation we call Gone to […]

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UT Austin ranked a top university for Hispanic graduate students

Each year, ranks university graduate programs in four areas: business, engineering, law, and medicine. This year, UT Austin was one of just three universities ranked high in three of the four areas. The University ranked No. 2 in engineering, No. 3 in business, and No. 6 in law. The criteria included percentages of Hispanic […]

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