President Barack Obama spoke to a packed audience in Gregory Gym yesterday about the economy, higher education and, of course, Longhorn football. Campus is usually pretty quiet during the summer, but yesterday the atmosphere was buzzing as thousands braved the August heat and worse-than-usual traffic to hear the president speak.
Alejandra Salinas, a McCombs School of Business junior, has been named by Politics Daily’s The Cram as one of Five Rising Stars Age 25 and Under. Salinas is running unopposed for the presidency of the College Democrats of America (CDA) and will become the first Hispanic president in the organization’s history. She currently serves as the chairwoman of CDA’s Hispanic caucus.
Continue your active learning relationship with the University through McCombs Knowledge To Go, a webinar series held the second Tuesday of every month. Join alumni from across the world on Tuesday, August 10 as Tony Rogers, BBA ’90, MBA ’97, discusses Walmart’s successes and challenges with marketing sustainability.
The McCombs School lost a treasured friend last month when Tim Ruefli, the Daniel B. Stuart Centennial Professor in the Applications of Computers to Business, passed away June 19.
Health care is in serious need of innovation, but what barriers keep that innovation from happening? Payment reform, physician training and rethinking the philsophy of the health care system overall were just a few of the solutions discussed at "The Elephant in the Room: Barriers to Innovation in Health Care," a symposium hosted by the McCombs School in April.
Texas Venture Labs at The University of Texas at Austin announced the hiring of Randall Crowder as the first Texas Venture Labs Fellow.
I write these brief remarks from Beijing, where we are recording video interviews in preparation for some new online teaching materials that will be used for students in international business, language and culture. Why is study abroad important for students?
Red McCombs was the guest of honor at a gala held May 13 to mark the 10th anniversary of his $50 million gift to the school. More than 340 alumni and friends gathered to pay tribute to his vision and share stories about the legendary Texas businessman.