Policy and Law

UT Austin professor finds welfare reform policies improve school performance

Jan. 23, 2001

Children in families in the welfare-to-work programs that provide financial and other support for parents are demonstrating improvements in their school performance, according to Dr. Aletha C. Huston, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin who is co-author of a study examining the effects of 11 welfare reform programs.

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Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Relations gives high award to two UT Austin scholars

Jan. 18, 2001

The "Ohtli" Medal, the highest award granted the Mexican government outside of that country, has been awarded jointly to Professors Victoria Rodríguez and Peter Ward of The University of Texas at Austin. The award was presented to the professors Wednesday (Jan. 17) by Mexican Consul General Rogelio Gasca Neri.

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LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin to host international leadership conference

Jan. 17, 2001

Preparing society's future leaders will be the focus of an international conference at The University of Texas at Austin's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs from Sunday through Wednesday (Jan. 21-24).

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Ten UT Austin undergraduate students selected for inaugural semester of "UT in D.C. Fellowship" program at Bill Archer Center in Washington, D.C.

Jan. 11, 2001

Ten undergraduate students from The University of Texas at Austin will be among the first class of fellows to study and intern in Washington, D.C. as part of the Bill Archer Fellows Program. The students will begin their course work on Saturday (Jan. 13).

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UT Austin files petition for rehearing en banc in Hopwood case

Jan. 5, 2001

The University of Texas at Austin today (Jan. 5) announced that it has filed a petition for a rehearing en banc with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case of Cheryl J. Hopwood vs. the State of Texas, asking the full 14-member court to review the case.

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