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Universities awarded $800,000 grant for cyber research

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Three universities will share an $800-thousand dollar grant from FEMA. The money will be used to help the U.S. better prepare for cyber attacks. The three-year grant was awarded to the University of Memphis Center for Information Assurance, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Texas at San Antonio. According to the University of Texas, part of the award ... Read More »

Universities beef up cybersecurity, identity theft research

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The University of Texas at Austin will open a center to offer research, programs and workshops to help the public better understand the threats of identity theft, fraud and privacy.  The university said its outreach would initially involve groups most at risk to the threats: senior citizens, children and small business operators. The resources would be funded with a $5 ... Read More »

Enrollment up this spring at area universities

University of Texas at San Antonio

Enrollment at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin hit a record high this spring, with 5,043 students representing a 21.4 percent increase of students and a 20.4 percent increase in credit hours. Graduate studies, engineering, nursing and dual credit were the highest contributors to the enrollment increase, according to a news release sent out on Wednesday. “Our goal ... Read More »

State’s new ‘fixed-tuition’ plans good for students and universities

University of Texas at San Antonio

Rising tuition costs at state universities and increasing indebtedness for college students are pricing many young people out of higher education. Or, if they somehow are able to attend college and graduate, they incur such a financial burden that they spend years trying to pay off loans. The average college-related debt for 2013 graduates was $35,200, with the bulk of ... Read More »

UT Arlington touted as a national model for public universities

The University of Texas at Arlington could hardly have written the news release in more glowing terms. “As the nation struggles to find new ways to increase college access and completion rates while lowering costs, a handful of ‘Next Generation Universities’ are embracing key strategies that make them models for national reform,” the New America Foundation said in releasing a ... Read More »

Universities might have to limit monitoring, set social media policies in stone under proposal

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In an age when voluntarily sharing one’s intimate information on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites is common, a proposal to limit what content universities have access to seems out of step. But state Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, said there should be a limit to the power university administrators have over students in Texas, where there is no law ... Read More »

2013 Belofsky Fellowships, University of Texas, USA

University of Texas at Dallas

University of Texas at Dallas offers Belofsky PhD Fellowships at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies of the School of Arts and Humanities in USA. Both international and American citizens can apply for this fellowship. Fellows will receive 12-month stipends of $20,000 along with complete remission of all UT Dallas tuition and fees annually for up to 5 years.  The fellowship is ... Read More »

University of Texas at Austin Ranked No. 35 Among World Universities

The University of Texas of Austin is No. 35 in the world, according to the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In broad subject categories The University of Texas at Austin was No. 5 in engineering, technology and computer science. It joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ... Read More »

Texas universities considering tuition increases

Students at most campuses in the University of Texas and Texas A&M University systems would pay more in tuition next fall under proposals scheduled to be voted on by their governing boards this week. A plan to raise tuition at the University of Texas at Austin by an average 2.6 percent for resident undergraduates and up to 3.6 percent for ... Read More »

Questionable graduation rates among Texas universities

Top rated colleges across the state and here in the Panhandle are turning up what some may call ‘questionable’ graduation rates. Ask most college students and they’ll tell you their major and career goals. The degree isn’t the problem. It’s the time it takes for students to earn it that’s raising concerns. “With the struggling economy, our students have to ... Read More »

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