UT Child Care Center offers care for children during Longhorn home football games
For the second year in a row, the University of Texas Child Care Center is expanding its regular day-care program to include child care for families attending UT home football games this season. Child care for children ages 3 to 12 will be available beginning Sept. 1 for all home games. Remaining dates for University of Texas home games this year are Sept. 8 and 29, Oct. 20 and Nov. 10. The center, on the south side of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, will open an hour and a half before the game and remain open for an hour and a half after the game. Snacks and activities will be provided. Parents should pack a lunch or dinner. The cost of this service is $45 for the first child and $25 for each sibling.
Families can contact the child care center at (512) 471-7040, or by e-mail at: <firstname.lastname@example.org> for more information. Space will be limited, so early registration is encouraged.
DuPont donates $110,000 to UT Austin
DuPont has donated $110,000 to UT Austin in support of the university’s College of Natural Sciences and the College of Engineering’s departments of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Receiving the DuPont grants were the UTeach Program in the College of Natural Sciences; the Women in Engineering Program; the Equal Opportunity in Engineering Tutoring program; Professor Brian Korgel, Department of Engineering; Professor S. Joseph Qin, Department of Chemical Engineering; and Professor Angela Belcher, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. “DuPont places a great deal of emphasis on maintaining and strengthening our university relationships to broaden our capabilities and leverage the knowledge and people at select universities,” said Hector Rivero of DuPont’s governmental affairs division in Austin. “With this grant, we are pleased to continue our traditional commitment to programs relevant to DuPont business needs, such as funding of promising students and faculty, support of systemic reform in how science, math, engineering and technology are taught and support of underrepresented minorities to obtain degrees in science and engineering,” said Tony Eichstadt, plant manager at DuPont’s Corpus Christi plant and member of the UT Chemical Engineering Visiting Team.
DuPont has donated more than $300,000 to Texas universities in 2001. In addition to UT, Lamar University, Prairie View AandM University, Rice University and Texas AandM also received grants.