To me, UT is a hub of creativity and cutting edge research within a state known for down to earth businesspeople. This combination of strengths drew me back to Texas after living in California for nine years. Last summer when the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference brand unveiled a new format—TEDx, where x stands for “independently organized,” I immediately applied for and received the license to host TEDxUT.
Alumni and friends of the school gathered at Southwest Airlines headquarters in Dallas for an exclusive conversation between Dean Tom Gilligan and Southwest Airlines executives Herb Kelleher, Founder and Chairman Emeritus; Gary Kelly, BBA ’77, Executive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO; Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus; and Bill Cunningham, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and Professor James L. Bayless Chair for Free Enterprise at the McCombs School.
The recent attention given to entrepreneurship initiatives at the university might give an outsider the impression we've just leaped onto the stage, but the real story of innovation and business creation at UT Austin is one of legacy, perseverance, and unseen toil.
It will take one to two years for the national commercial real estate market to return to more normal operations after hitting a 20-year low. That's the view of Jay Hartzell, executive director of the Real Estate and Investment Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Are recent graduates of medical schools more patient-oriented than their predecessors? Some might say yes, given the changes in medical education over past decades.
Insurance coverage has taken center stage in health care reform conversations, but another big change is also a hot topic in the industry: electronic medical records. The recent stimulus bill earmarked $20 billion for health care IT. Many argue it's key to improving health care, but others are hesistant to start using new technologies.
From the Daily Texan The University will receive more than $1 million in donations from Exxon Mobil Corp. in May, as part of a grant from the annual ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2009 Educational Matching Gift Program, in which employees and retirees donate money to higher educational institutions across the nation.
Is there a more challenging industry for data management than health care? After more than 20 years experience analyzing medical care management and outcomes, Kristie Loescher thinks not.
Starting immediately, McCombs alumni will be able to market themselves to thousands of potential employers in a new way and at no cost. McCombs has partnered with MBA Focus, a firm that connects elite global MBA students and alumni with the world's leading corporations.