ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Athens State University has filled its top leadership post.
The News Courier reports the university's Board of Trustees on Friday named Dr. Philip K. Way as its next...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Artwork created by teenage immigrants who were held in a now-dismantled tent city in West Texas portrays their longing for freedom and comforting places, a curator...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A curator says artwork created by teenage immigrants who were held in a now-dismantled West Texas tent city portrays their longing for freedom and comfort.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — NASA has chosen Purdue University as the site of a new research institute that will design deep space habitats for humans.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas System on Tuesday formally appointed U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson as president of the University of Texas at El Paso despite opposition from...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas has suspended its spirit team for six years after an investigation found that a student death could have been avoided if a team retreat marked by...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — El Paso-area lawmakers are urging U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson to reach out to concerned students ahead of the final vote on her nomination as the next president at...
HELSINKI (AP) — An American professor has become the first woman to be awarded the Abel Prize, one of the world's most prestigious international mathematics awards.
Former UT President Bill Powers dies at 72
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Bill Powers, president of the University of Texas at Austin from 2006 to 2015 and a member of the law school faculty for more than 40 years, has died. He was 72.
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson is resigning
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, once seen as a candidate to succeed Jim Mattis as defense secretary, said Friday she is resigning to become president of the University of...
Ex-US Rep. Heather Wilson named president of UTEP
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Air Force Secretary and former Congresswoman Heather Wilson has been named the next president of the University of Texas at El Paso.
Man gets prison for cyberstalking Georgetown Law interviewer
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for cyberstalking a Georgetown Law School interviewer who didn't recommend him for admission.
Rule could limit college response to off-campus sex assaults
WASHINGTON (AP) — At some of the nation's largest universities, the vast majority of sexual assaults take place not in dorm rooms or anywhere else on school property but in the neighborhoods beyond campus boundaries, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.
2 universities to miss South Padre Island spring break party
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — The college student invasion on South Padre Island for one of the largest spring break parties in the country could look different this year after two large Texas universities opted to set their breaks for a different week.
University investments fare well in 2018, but worries linger
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of U.S. universities made strong returns on their financial investments last year, but experts worry the gains could be jeopardized by increased spending at many schools.
A survey of more than 800 colleges and universities found that their endowments returned an average of 8.2 percent in fiscal year 2018, down from the previous year's average of 12.2 percent but a major improvement over two sluggish years before that.
6-story garage imploded in Austin, student housing planned
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A six-story parking garage in Austin has been imploded to make way for a student housing project near the University of Texas.
The Austin Fire Department tweeted that demolition crews on Sunday morning brought down the parking garage in a matter of minutes.
Report: Texas senator denies sexting, but won’t say who did
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas state senator accused of sending sexually explicit texts to a graduate student won't identify the person he says is actually responsible for the messages, which were sent through an app called Hushed, according to findings released by the university Tuesday.
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The Latest: Lawmaker denies sending texts to grad student
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on allegations that a Texas state senator sent inappropriate text messages to a university graduate student: (all times local):
A Texas state senator accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to a graduate student says he doesn't "condone sexual misconduct of any kind" following an investigation launched by the University of Texas.
Ex-Baylor student can graduate from Dallas-area university
DALLAS (AP) — A former Baylor fraternity president accused of rape will be able to earn a degree from a Dallas-area university if he meets all the degree requirements.
Insanity defense accepted in Texas campus stabbing attack
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge on Tuesday found a former University of Texas student not guilty by reason of insanity in a random stabbing attack last year that killed one student dead and wounded three others.
State District Judge Tamara Needles found 22-year-old Kendrex White not guilty by reason of insanity after prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed on the plea.
Experts to study respiratory health of Harvey residents
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Medical experts are seeking people in Texas displaced by Hurricane Harvey for a study on possible respiratory problems since the 2017 storm.
The Galveston County Daily News reports the study by the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston involves indoor air quality of hurricane victims' homes.
Bird scooters arrive in El Paso; city orders confiscation
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Electric scooters have arrived in El Paso, and city officials aren't happy about it.
University of Texas board chairwoman stepping down in 2019
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A spokeswoman says the chairwoman of the University of Texas System regents is resigning two years before her term is set to expire.
Sara Martinez Tucker was appointed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in 2015 and became chair of the nine-member board two years later. UT system spokeswoman Karen Adler on Tuesday confirmed Tucker would step down in January but would not disclose a reason.
Discoveries that revolutionized cancer care win Nobel Prize
Two researchers from the U.S. and Japan won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries that have revolutionized cancer care, turning the body's immune system loose to fight tumors in an approach credited with saving an untold number of lives.
James Allison of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University learned how cancer can put the brakes on the immune system — and how to release those brakes.
TX doctor shares Nobel for cancer breakthrough
University of Michigan-led effort explores ‘active learning’
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Boosting student engagement in science, technology, engineering and math classrooms is the aim of a federal grant going to the University of Michigan and other schools.
The Ann Arbor university says it's the lead institution on the project fueled by a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Researchers aim to launch and spread what's called "active learning," which gets students talking to each other and working together to solve a particular problem.
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Texas lawmaker denies sending explicit texts to grad student
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a Texas state senator said Wednesday that he didn't send "any inappropriate texts" following a report that the University of Texas is investigating allegations made by a graduate student.
1 dead, homes damaged as heavy rain continues to lash Texas
DALLAS (AP) — At least one person has died and emergency personnel have conducted numerous high-water rescues as rain continues to lash parts of Texas, causing damage to homes and instances of flash flooding.
Authorities say a 23-year-old man drowned near the University of Texas at Arlington when floodwaters swept him away as he crossed a bridge. His body was recovered early Saturday.
Milliken named chancellor of University of Texas System
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas System formally appointed James B. Milliken as chancellor of its 14 academic and health campuses and institutions.
Milliken was named sole finalist for the position on Aug. 4 and the system Board of Regents officially appointed him on Monday.
Milliken was previously chancellor of the City University of New York system. He also previously was president of the University of Nebraska.
Professors challenge to Texas ‘Campus Carry’ law rejected
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three University of Texas professors have lost another legal round in their challenge to a Texas law allowing people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on public university campuses.
The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday refused to revive their lawsuit, which had been dismissed last year by a federal judge in Texas.
3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapy
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tumors once considered untreatable have disappeared and people previously given months to live are surviving for decades thanks to new therapies emerging from the work of three scientists chosen to receive a $500,000 medical prize.
The recipients of the annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, announced Wednesday, are being recognized for their studies of the immune system that have led to innovative treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases.
Regents name sole finalist for UT System chancellor
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas System regents have chosen the former chancellor of the City University of New York as the sole finalist to be the next chancellor of the 14-campus system in Texas.
During a meeting Saturday in Austin, regents voted to name James B. Milliken as their choice.
By state law, regents will have to wait 21 days before they can formally appoint Milliken.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Teresa A. Sullivan's books are still on their shelves at her Madison Hall office at the University of Virginia. She hasn't yet taken down teaching awards or decided which papers will stay in Charlottesville and which will go with her on a yearlong sabbatical to the University of Texas.
Number of typhus cases growing in Galveston County
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston say the number of typhus cases in Galveston County already has equaled the total for all of 2017.
The bacterial infection, likely spread by fleas on rats and opossums, once was thought eradicated in Galveston County. While rarely fatal, people can become extremely sick with pain and fever.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A jury on Friday convicted a 20-year-old man in the 2016 slaying of a University of Texas freshman on campus.
Meechaiel Criner was found guilty of capital murder in the death of 18-year-old Haruka Weiser. Criner, a foster care runaway at the time of the killing, received an automatic life sentence. Because he was 17 at the time of the incident, he was ineligible for the death penalty.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The jury has ended its first day of deliberations in the capital murder trial of a 20-year-old man accused in the slaying of a University of Texas student on campus in 2016.
The jury began deliberations Thursday in the trial of Meechaiel Criner, who was a 17-year-old foster care runaway at the time of the killing. He faces a sentence of life in prison if convicted.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 20-year-old man on trial in the slaying of a University of Texas freshman on campus in 2016 has taken the stand and denied killing her.
Defense attorney Ariel Payan on Wednesday asked Meechaiel Criner: "Mick, did you kill Haruka Weiser?" Criner replied: "No, sir."
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Eyeglasses found near the body of a University of Texas freshman in 2016 match an unusual prescription belonging to the 20-year-old man accused in her death, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys for three University of Texas professors asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to revive their challenge of a law allowing people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on public university campuses.
Two of the professors, Lisa Moore and Mia Carter, were on the front row as a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans heard the arguments.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit by three University of Texas professors challenging a law allowing the carrying of concealed weapons on university campuses (all times local):
Lawyers for three University of Texas professors have asked a federal appeals court to revive their lawsuit challenging a law allowing concealed handguns on university campuses.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 20-year-old man accused of strangling and sexually assaulting a University of Texas freshman on campus in April 2016 is facing trial.
Jury selection began Monday in the capital murder trial of Meechaiel Criner, who is accused in the death of Haruka Weiser.
Criner is not eligible for the death penalty because he was 17 at the time of the killing. If convicted, the foster care runaway faces a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole.
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Police say a suspect has been arrested after a Texas college student reported being kidnapped and sexually assaulted at gunpoint.
Arlington police say 20-year-old Joel Engobo Mambe was arrested Thursday in Fort Worth. Police say he's accused of attacking a University of Texas at Arlington student early Wednesday.
HOUSTON (AP) — Federal health officials have ordered the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to pay a $4.3 million fine for failing to secure health records stemming from data breaches.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas Tech University student participating in a University of Texas study program in Russia has died in a fall.
University of Texas officials say Elmer Arrieta, a graduate student at Texas Tech's College of Architecture, has been killed while hiking on Olkhon Island in Eastern Siberia.
The 27-year-old Arrieta, an El Paso native, was one of 20 students involved in the hike Saturday on the island about 3,400 miles (5,471 kilometers) east of Moscow and north of Mongolia.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When students return to the University of South Carolina this fall, they'll find the school has added a full-time staff member who coordinates support programs for recovering addicts.
The State newspaper in Columbia reports the school has hired Larkin Cummings, who previously worked at the University of Texas-Austin in that university's recovery program.
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a Texas high school (all times local):
A Santa Fe high school baseball team member who was wounded in the shooting attended the school's playoff game Saturday.
Team member Rome Shubert had a bandage on his neck and was still wearing his hospital bracelet at the game. He was dressed in a team jersey but in shorts rather than a uniform.