2022 Messages & Speeches

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2022 State of the University Address

An idea can change the world. The University of Texas began as an idea enshrined in the Texas Constitution. From that idea, our university has grown to more than 20,000 faculty and staff members, 52,000 students and 550,000 living alumni. We have evolved from a university of the first class to a university that is world-class, and today, we’re a recognized leader on the global frontier of higher education.

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Reimagining East Mall to Honor Precursors

During the past two years, we have worked together to launch an exciting, shared vision for our university’s future...

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A Strong Finish to a Memorable Year

Another school year comes to an end today – a year when we were so grateful for the return to our full campus and the experiences it brings that make being a Longhorn so special.

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Updates on Merit and Strategic Planning for Talent Management

Today, I wanted to update you on how university leadership is working to acknowledge and reward our talented people who enable our university’s success, as well as the university’s work on the broader faculty and staff talent management aspects of our strategic plan.

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Rich Reddick Appointed Senior Vice Provost for Curriculum and Enrollment and Dean of Undergraduate Studies

We write to inform you that Dr. Richard J. Reddick has been appointed Senior Vice Provost for Curriculum and Enrollment and Dean of The School of Undergraduate Studies.

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Promotion and Tenure

On Friday, we released the faculty promotion and tenure decisions for final approval. This is a big day for the faculty members who will be promoted and/or receive tenure, and well-deserved recognition for their years of hard work and excellence in teaching, research and service.

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Campus to Remain Closed Until 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5.

Due to the ongoing severe winter weather conditions, the university will remain closed on Friday, February 4, 2022. All classes and events will be canceled, and UT shuttle buses will not run. We will resume normal campus operations at 8 am Saturday, February 5. 

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Campus to Close at Midnight, Remain Closed Until Further Notice

...Due to the high probability of severe winter weather arriving overnight, our campus will close at midnight tonight. We will reopen when conditions are determined to be safe.

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Resuming In-Person Classes and Full Campus Operations

Let me start with a thank you for your role in our community’s response to the surge of the coronavirus omicron variant and the resulting changes to the start of our spring semester.

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First Day of Semester: Welcome Back

Welcome to the spring 2022 semester! Today, we launch another semester, working together to fulfill the mission of this great university as we seek to have the greatest impact possible on our city, state, nation and world. Thank you for your contributions — as researchers, teachers, writers, project managers, administrators, counselors, custodial workers, technicians and in a plethora of other roles, we all play a role in this important effort. 

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First Day of Class: Welcome Back

It’s great to welcome you all back to the Forty Acres for the spring 2022 semester! I hope that you enjoyed the winter break and were able to spend time recharging and reconnecting with friends and family after a busy fall. 

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