Business and Economy

University of Texas at Austin faces projected deficit; proposes $230 increase in student fees

Jan. 11, 2002

The University of Texas at Austin must raise $150.7 million in new annual recurring funding over the next five years to offset projected budget deficits rooted in declining state financial support, President Larry R. Faulkner said.

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Charles A. Dana Center receives $40,000 Ventures in Leadership Grant

Jan. 8, 2002

The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $40,000 grant to help Texas school districts with improvement programs that support the implementation of the state’s curricular standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.

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Mitte Foundation gift helps create 115 scholarships at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business

Dec. 10, 2001

Thanks to a $10 million gift from the Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Foundation, 100 undergraduate scholarships and 15 graduate fellowships will be available in 2003 to students of the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Austin entrepreneur teams with University of Texas at Austin professors to found startup technology company; university to receive royalties from sale of its products

Oct. 1, 2001

A dynamic Austin scientist/entrepreneur has brought together two professors at The University of Texas at Austin to found a startup company to produce semiconductor and opto-electronic devices faster and cheaper than ever.

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$390,000 Toyota USA grant doubles science training for K-12 teachers in education outreach program at The University of Texas at Austin

Sept. 19, 2001

Toyota USA Foundation has awarded a $390,000 grant to The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science Teaching, more than doubling mentoring initiatives for kindergarten through 12th grade science teachers statewide.

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