The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released letters to college presidents warning that certain E-readers being adopted by colleges and universities may be in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Out of e-readers produced by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, and Apple, only the Apple i-Pad is accessible… read more
Archives for June 2010
The second public forum about the possible renaming of Simkins Residence Hall brought in about 50 students, faculty, staff, and community members on Monday afternoon. Dr. Lanesse Aggrey, a staff member at the Volunteer Service Learning Center was one of those in favor of changing the name of Simkins Hall.… read more
The Supreme Court has ruled today that public colleges and universities may require religious organizations seeking recognition or funds as campus groups to comply with anti-bias rules. Read more in Inside Higher Education.
The second of two public forums regarding UT’s Simkins Residence Hall name will be held Monday June 28 in the San Jacinto Residence Hall Multipurpose Room from noon until 2:00 p.m. The forum is sponsored by Student Government and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. All of those wishing… read more
University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere endorses The University of Texas at Austin’s Intellectual Entrepreneurship initiative, encouraging the investigation of intellectual entrepreneurship by other universities. Watch the video here.
Congratulations to Dr. Walter Bumphus, chair of the Department of Educational Administration. Dr. Bumphus has been named president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges. As CEO of AACC, he will have the opportunity to work with community colleges across the country. Read more in Community College Times.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is accepting proposals for the Hogg Mental Health Policy Academy. The academy will provide training and support for up to five mental health policy fellows, their mentors and others as appropriate. For more information visit the Hogg Foundation website. The deadline for proposals is… read more
By Joanna Dela Cruz, AmeriCorps Vista As Little Longhorns, students at The University of Texas Elementary School (UTES) desire nothing more than to mirror students at The University of Texas at Austin, where service learning is a dynamic component to the curriculum and allows students to have an impact on… read more