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The University of Texas System Board of Regents will meet Wednesday and Thursday, May 5-6, via video conference.

Research expenditures across the University of Texas System hit a record $3.4 billion in fiscal year 2020, indicating the significant role UT institutions have in improving Texans’ quality of life, advancing treatments for deadly and debilitating diseases, and attracting new industry and jobs to the Lone Star State.

Preliminary data shows overall enrollment at University of Texas institutions are up this semester compared to last year’s spring semester, bucking a national trend of declining enrollment associated with COVID-19.

In 2012, top educators from the eight UT academic institutions convened to set simple but important goals: ensure recognition of outstanding teachers and foster continuous classroom innovation and student success.

Texas’ top community college students recently were honored at the 2021 All-Texas Academic Team Virtual Medallion Ceremony, hosted by The University of Texas System and the Texas Association of Community Colleges.

Numerous studies indicate an increasing number of young adults are experiencing mental health issues that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control, three out of four Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 reported poor mental health related to the uncertainty and isolation the past year has caused.

U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2021 listing of the best online college programs. This ranking focuses on degree programs that were designed to be administered online, not on classes offered online temporarily during the pandemic.

The pandemic may have postponed commencement ceremonies and mandated virtual celebrations, but it did not stop more than 22,000 students from completing their degrees and graduating from the eight University of Texas academic institutions in December.