Education and Leadership

Expert on youth violence to speak at conference hosted by Texas Head Start-State Collaboration Office

Jan. 5, 2000

An early childhood educator's conference hosted by The Texas Head Start-State Collaboration Office at The University of Texas at Austin's Charles A. Dana Center will feature a nationally known expert on youth violence. Guest speaker Robin Karr-Morse will speak on issues involving violence and young Americans at 12:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 7) at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd.

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Meadows Foundation awards nearly $400,000 to enhance UT's teacher preparation as state battles hiring shortage

Dec. 1, 1999

With the state of Texas expected to search for 40,000 new teachers next year, the Meadows Foundation of Dallas has awarded almost $400,000 to a pioneering UT College of Education proposal that not only strengthens teacher preparation, but also focuses on retaining new teachers in their critical first year.

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University officials to honor 400 top academic students in the Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday

Nov. 16, 1999

President Larry R. Faulkner of The University of Texas at Austin and UT System Chancellor William H. Cunningham on Wednesday (Nov. 17) will attend the 1999 Valley Honors Banquet in Roma honoring the academic excellence of about 400 star students from Hidalgo, Starr and Jim Hogg counties.

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UT Austin president will visit San Antonio high schools Wednesday

Nov. 16, 1999

President Larry R. Faulkner of The University of Texas at Austin and two teams of administrators will visit six San Antonio high schools on Wednesday (Nov. 17) encouraging top academic seniors to pursue a college education and to apply for Longhorn Opportunity Scholarships (LOS) designated for their schools.

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College Costs and Opportunities

Nov. 15, 1999

As president of a large public university, I am aware of the concerns of parents and students about the cost of a college education. To be sure, earning a college degree requires a major investment of time, money and effort. However, while the benefits of higher education are invaluable, its cost often is overstated in the media -- especially the cost of attending a state university. This leads to a public perception that, for many people, college is out of reach.

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