What really happens at the Super Bowl of investment competitions? Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship students Robert Lyngman and Gustav Borgefalk chronicled their experiences at the 2011 Global Venture Labs Investment Competition (formerly Moot Corp) — the highs, heartache, and everything in between. read more
Fueled by new resources, startups spring to life at UT By Tom Gerrow Long hours, low pay and only a small chance of success—welcome to the world of startups. But the potential to make it big, to grow something from scratch, often proves irresistible. read more
A new study released this week by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) shows something impressive: even though—shockingly—a mere 20% of the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin teaches 57% of student course load, that same 20% still brings in 18% of external research funding. These are, clearly, superteachers—men and women cap […]
I’ve talked before about new educational approaches needing to help students (1) master 21st century skills and (2) develop demonstrable proof of what they’ve learned. Take this Stanford class as a case study in both. Known as the “Facebook Class”—in reference to the Facebook “apps” they designed, deployed, and monetized—this group of 75 enterprising student […]
“All eyes up here.” “Turn to chapter six of your textbook.” “Repeat after me.”Tactics even the greenest teacher knows. But is this the way we want to teach our children? A few serious problems: It’s focused on the teacher, not the student. It’s about regurgitating the “right” information rather than learning how to learn and solving real-world problems throu […]
Jack Balagia, ’76, vice president and general counsel of Exxon Mobil Corporation, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Texas School of Law’s Sunflower Ceremony graduation ceremony on May 21, 2011.
Six graduating students at the University of Texas School of Law have been honored by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law for their extraordinary commitment during Law School to using the law to serve others.
Pledge cards are a shady holdover from a bygone era of insider dominance in Texas politics. In the past, Representatives backed the guy who could give them campaign money and got on the good side of the likely next speaker. Then, the speaker race was opened to the public. This past speaker race was the [...]
There’s a lot of hand wringing about the role of watchdogs in the 82nd Legislature, and the shock of legislators having been forced to come close to keeping campaign promises. It’s simple. For a long time there’s been an unfilled market for connecting voters with what really happens in Austin. To do it well requires [...]
The Taxpayer Savings Grants, the newest name for school choice, looks poised to fail, for now. It’s a shame because this session could have been the perfect environment for passage of school choice. Our government has, backwardly, chosen to make itself the director of our education funds instead of us, leading to the wildly expensive, [...]
Are you ready to apply to the Acton MBA? Susie’s here to answer your questions! This is the fourth installment in a video series about the Acton Admissions program. Each week, Susie Hall, Director of Outreach and Enrollment, will answer your questions and provide updates on everything Acton. She will also be guiding [...]
Are you ready to apply to the Acton MBA? Susie’s here to answer your questions! This is the third installment in a video series about the Acton Admissions program. Each week, Susie Hall, Director of Outreach and Enrollment, will answer your questions and provide updates on everything Acton. She will also be guiding [...]