Business and Economy

University of Texas at Austin selects dean for McCombs School of Business

May 24, 2002

George W. Gau, an accomplished department chairman credited with developing innovative collaborations with industry, has been named dean of the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, President Larry R. Faulkner and Provost Sheldon Ekland-Olson announced today (May 24).

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Finance major invests in what matters most— Catherine Wright learns lessons of a lifetime in Houston floods

May 13, 2002

Catherine Wright describes helping rescue dozens of bed-bound patients, some in comas, during last summer's killer floods in Houston as "doing what anybody else would do in the same situation."

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New study shows factors other than major affect lifetime earnings of graduates

May 10, 2002

A new study shows that hours worked, gender and an advanced degree, as well as choice of major, are the primary influences on lifetime earnings for graduates of The University of Texas at Austin.

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AT&T grant supports border economic development initiatives

May 10, 2002

The Cross-Border Institute for Regional Development (CBIRD), sponsored in part by the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, has received a $150,000 gift from the ATandT Foundation to promote the use of telecommunications and Web-based technologies in training workers along the Texas-Mexico border.

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Special cash awards to recognize “exemplary records and uncommon contributions” by graduating seniors at The University of Texas at Austin

April 1, 2002

A graduating senior from The University of Texas at Austin who has an exemplary record and has made an "uncommon contribution" in her field of study will be recognized Sunday (April 7) with the University Co-op/George H. Mitchell Award valued at $20,000.

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