U.S. Surgeon General Visits UT Austin

Campus Story | October 24, 2018

The 20th Surgeon General of the United States, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, joined staff, faculty and invited guests, in the Stark Library of the UT tower on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. In his remarks, (VADM) Dr. Adams asked stakeholders in public health to join him in creating a culture of health through non-traditional community partnerships. He has pledged to lead us with science, and UT Austin is humbled to take part in that growth.


Tobacco-Free Signage

Campus Story | Summer-Fall 2018

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is working with the UT Center for Health Communication to develop new Tobacco-Free signage across the campus. In 2004, UT Health Science Center at Tyler was the first hospital in the region to become a tobacco-free campus. Since then the policy has been adapted to include prohibiting the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems, but the signs had not been updated. After the third annual Eliminate Tobacco Use Summit, the tobacco task force voted to revamp the campus signage. The signs are expected to be posted in time for the opening of the new School of Community and Rural Health building currently under construction.


Cigarette Clean Up at UTEP

Campus Story | Spring 2018

In 2013, The University of Texas at El Paso became a tobacco-free campus. To demonstrate the impact cigarettes have on our environment, students, faculty and staff were invited to participate in a cigarette butt clean-up in the spring of 2018. Information on how tobacco affects our environment in a negative way was posted around campus. This event helps promotes the value of respect toward our environment and the focus on health and wellness among our community.

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