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Press Release on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Amicus Brief

On November 2, 2015, an amicus brief of 823 leading social scientists in support of respondents in the Fisher vs. University of Texas at Austin (No. 14-981) was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court.  Dr. Catherine Horn and associates (2003; 2012; 2015) and other scholars were cited in this brief, which provided a rigorous review of the literature on the Texas top ten percent policy.  The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case on December 9, 2015. “It is a privilege to have our research cited in this brief, "notes Catherine Horn, associate professor and director IEPRE. "In line with the Institute’s mission, producing meaningful work that is useful in critical decisions such as this one is our primary purpose.”

2015 PACE System Dissemination Meeting

Date: November 20, 2015 | Time: 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, 4140 Governor’s Row Austin, TX 78744
Our partner, CREATE, is hosting the Performance Analysis for Colleges of Education (PACE) dissemination meeting for deans of colleges of education, institutional researchers, and faculty from education and/or the arts & sciences.  See CREATE Events for further information. 

New Report

IEPRE is excited to announce the release of the Best Practices in Out-of-School Programming, a recent report that details research conducted by the IEPRE and collaborating staff in the fall of 2014 with six Harris County out-of-school programs. The report identified and described best practice strategies and program practices to enhance student and community impact.  Among the findings were the engaging curriculum development that led to safe and organized environments for students, as well as the positive relationships and program climate that was established through diverse staff.  To read more about the sites, findings, and conclusions, please read the report, Best Practices in Out-of-School Programming.


Dr. Catherine Horn was named the inaugural Energy Fellow  for the University of Houston.  Selected from nine colleges across campus, the Fellows will work in collaboration with UH Energy and the Energy Advisory Board to shape the conversation on energy at UH and beyond. Congratulations!