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Health Insurance and Graduate Education Task Force Updates

May 21, 2021

We wanted to provide additional information on health insurance changes for graduate student academic employees (TAs and AIs) and steps the Graduate School is taking to ensure salaries for these positions are raised in accordance with the Graduate Education Task Force recommendations. Starting in the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters, academic employees in many areas where salaries have been lower will see increases.

Graduate School Announces 2021 Award Winners

May 3, 2021

The Graduate School has announced the 2021 winners of its professional and student awards. The awards recognize excellence in graduate academics, teaching and professional services.

The winners represent a diverse community of students, scholars, teachers and administrators at the university. 

New Graduate Student Health Insurance for Academic Employees in Fall 2021

April 2, 2021

Now more than ever, it is vital that graduate students at UT Austin have access to continuous, affordable health coverage. A lack of health insurance can have great impact on students’ health, finances and wellbeing and on their academic and career success.

With this in mind, we are writing to announce health insurance changes for benefits-eligible graduate student academic employees (TAs, AIs and GRAs).

UT Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

March 31, 2021

The Graduate School stands in solidarity with the Asian community and vehemently denounces the anti-Asian violence that has occurred recently. UT Austin President Hartzell issued the following statement:

Neuroscience Ph.D. Student Wins Three Minute Thesis Competition

Nov. 13, 2020

On Nov. 13, 2020, the Graduate School held the finals of its Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition virtually, with neuroscience Ph.D. student Cherish Taylor winning first prize for her presentation “SLC30A10 Protein: The Key to Discovering Treatments for Manganese-Induced Parkinsonism.”

Evening Transportation Options for Grad Students

Oct. 14, 2020

We know that many of you spend long hours on campus working in labs and studios, studying in libraries, and teaching and taking evening classes. Should you find yourself on campus at night, Parking and Transportation Services provides assistance to help you get home safely.

Enrollment of Diverse Graduate Students Grows at UT Austin

Sept. 29, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin enrolled a greater number of Asian American, Black and Hispanic students to graduate programs during the 2020-21 spring and fall semesters. Additionally, the university received a greater number of applications and admitted a greater number of these students.

Overall graduate enrollment declined this year by 5.1 percent, led by a smaller number of international students enrolling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three Grad Students Win Fulbright-Hays Fellowships

Sept. 25, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas – Three UT Austin graduate students have been selected to receive fellowships through the Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program for the 2020-21 academic year. Additionally, one UT student has been selected as an alternate for possible funding.

Mental Health Resources for Graduate Students

Sept. 14, 2020

It is more important than ever that we exercise self-care and maintain our mental health and wellbeing. Toward this end, I would like to share the new Graduate Student Mental Health Resource Guide.

Graduate Education Task Force Updates

Aug. 25, 2020

I am writing to share two updates regarding the Graduate Education Task Force leading up to the fall semester: the increase of the Tuition Reduction Benefit (TRB) and the launch of the Graduate Education Transformation Tracker, a website tracking the progress of implementing task force recommendations and improving graduate education.